The Hindu Vocabulary 21 June 2023

2023-06-21

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 21 June 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Embedded hate: violence and racial discrimination by the U.S. police.”

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Embedded

Adjective

(of an object) fixed firmly and deeply in a surrounding mass.

(समाहित)

Fixed, Ingrained, Installed, Planted, Encapsulated, Enclosed, Implanted, Fixed, Intrinsic, Frozen, Immutable, Ingrained

Transient, Temporary, Brief, Ephemeral, Interim, Fleeting, Momentary

The fossils embedded were discovered by ASI recently in Tamil Nadu.

Engaged

Adjective

Busy; occupied (व्यस्त)

Committed, Promised, Betrothed, Bespoken, Occupied, Immersed, Active

 

Inactive, Idle, Unoccupied, Free, Dormant, Passive

He is engaged now, call him after sometime.

Salience

Noun

The quality of being particularly noticeable or important; prominence.

(प्रमुखता)

Conspicuous, Noticeable, Outstanding, Prominent, Remarkable, Striking, Notable, impressive, Outstanding, Observable

Unimportant, Insignificant, Unimpressive, Unnoticeable, Inconspicuous

I have a question regarding the salience of these facts.

Outpouring 

Noun

Something that streams out rapidly.

(उंडेलना)

Exodus, Flow, Outpour, Outflow, Gush, Flight, Rush, Emigration

Influx, Inflow, Flux, Flood, Overflow,  Torrent

The outpouring of emotions is difficult to control.

Entrenched

Adjective

(of an attitude, habit, or belief) firmly established and difficult or unlikely to change; ingrained.

(आरोपित)

Inherent, Rooted, Intrinsic, Settled, Hard-core, Confirmed, Firm, Fixed, Fortified

Temporary, Transient, Interim, Ephemeral, Brief, Provisional

She has an entrenched dislike for Hollywood movies.

Callous

Adjective

Showing or having an insensitive and cruel disregard for others.

(कठोर)

Apathetic, Careless, Cold-blooded, Heartless, Soulless. Obdurate, Hard, Insensate 

Sympathetic, Warm, Sensitive, Compassionate, Merciful, Gentle, Kindly

You need not to be so callous, have some sympathy.

Scathing 

Adjective

Witheringly scornful; severely critical.

(हानिकारक)

Harsh, Mordant, Sarcastic, Scorching, Stinging, Truculent, Slamming, Criticizing, Abusing

Praising, Commending, Amusing, gentle, Mild

She always give scathing looks to everyone.

Nuance

Noun

A subtle difference in or shade of meaning, expression, or sound.

(अति सूक्ष्म अंतर)

Detail, Exactness, Precision, Hint, Subtlety, Gradation, Nicety, Refinement, Distinction

 

Coarse, Clear, Obvious, Rough, Evident, Apparent

He watched every nuance of change in his behavior.

Glaring

Adjective

Very noticeable especially for being incorrect or bad (अतिस्पष्ट)

Striking, Egregious, Flagrant, Noticeable, Blatant, Obvious, Gross

Conspicuous

 

Slight, Small, Inconspicuous, Imperceptible, Unobtrusive, Trivial

The glaring spelling error was being noticed by everyone.

Chokehold

Noun

A tight grip round a person's neck, used to restrain them by restricting their breathing.

(गर्दन को लपेटना)

Sway, Clutch, Control, Arm, Mastery, Hold, Takeover, Grip;

Weakness, Helplessness, Impotence, Powerlessness

The police officer put the criminal in chokehold.

Prejudice

Noun

Preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience.

(पक्षपात)

 

Bias, Partisanship, Partiality, Tendency, Tendentiousness, One-sidedness, Chauvinism

 

Neutrality, Indifference, Impartiality, Hate, Detachment, Calm, Unbiasedness

The prevalent prejudice against the workers is very bad.

Profiling

Noun

The act or process of extrapolating information about a person based on known traits or tendencies.

(रूपरेखा)

Outlining, Drawing, Picturing, Caricaturing, Cartooning, Sketching, Inking, Scribbling,

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The shopping malls must start facial profiling for security.

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