The Hindu Vocabulary 25 November 2023

2023-11-25

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 25 November 2023 is from the Editorial titled “End the secrecy: On the actions of Indian agencies abroad".

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Allegation

Noun

A claim or assertion that someone has done something illegal or wrong, typically without proof.

(आरोप)

Accusation, Assertion, Charge, Claim, Imputation, Indictment, Insinuation, Statement, Affirmation, Declaration

Denial, Defense, Vindication, Refutation, Rebuttal, Acquittal, Disavowal, Dissent, Disagreement, Contradiction

The politician vehemently denied the allegations of corruption.

Restore

Verb

Bring back or reinstate (a previous right, practice, or situation).

(पुनर्स्थापित करना)

Renew, Recover, Reinstate, Reestablish, Return, Revive, Regain, Retrieve, Resurrect, Rehabilitate

Ruin, Destroy, Abandon, Deplete, Deteriorate, Abolish, Demolish, Neglect, Break

The conservation project aimed to restore the historic building to its former glory.

Parity

Noun

Equality, as in amount, status, or value.

(समता)

Equality, Equivalence, Sameness, Uniformity, Balance, Similarity, Correspondence, Identity, Evenness, Equilibrium

Disparity, Inequality, Imbalance, Difference, Variability, Dissimilarity, Unlikeness, Unevenness

The company strives for pay parity among its employees.

Curtail

Verb

Reduce in extent or quantity; impose a restriction on.

(कम करना)

Limit, Reduce, Restrict, Diminish, Shorten, Cut, Decrease, Minimize, Constrict, Trim

Expand, Increase, Enlarge, Extend, Augment, Amplify, Enhance, Boost, Add, Intensify

The government decided to curtail spending to manage the budget deficit.

Incite

Verb

Encourage or stir up (violent or unlawful behavior).

(उत्तेजना)

Provoke, Encourage, Stimulate, Inflame, Instigate, Prompt, Rouse, Excite, Spur

Restrain, Deter, Discourage, Suppress, Halt, Quell, Dissuade, Curb, Abate, Calm

The inflammatory speech seemed designed to incite unrest among the protesters.

Menace

Noun

A person or thing that is likely to cause harm; a threat or danger.

(खतरा)

Threat, Danger, Peril, Hazard, Risk, Warning, Intimidation, Harbinger

Safety, Security, Protection, Shelter, Assurance, Comfort, Harmlessness, Reassurance, Safeguard, Amenity

The dark clouds on the horizon were a menace, signaling an approaching storm.

Hark

Verb

Listen; pay attention.

(ध्यान देना)

Listen, Hear, Attend, Heed, Observe, Pay attention, Mind, Mark, Notice, Perceive

Ignore, Disregard, Neglect, Overlook, Tune out, Neglect, Unheed, Dismiss, Overhear

Hark! The distant sound of a trumpet echoed through the valley.

Separatist

Adjective

A person who advocates or supports the separation of a group or region from a larger political entity.

(विभाजनवादी)

Secessionist, Dissenter, Dissident, Rebel, Secessionary, Partisan, Insurgent, Nonconformist, Separatistic

Unionist, Integrationist, Inclusionist, Unifier, Patriot, Loyalist, Harmonizer, Reconciler, Collaborator

The separatist movement sought independence for the region.

Contrast

Noun

The state of being strikingly different from something else.

(विरोध)

Comparison, Distinction, Dissimilarity,  Unlikeness, Divergence, Variation, Disparity, Discrepancy, Disagreement

Similarity, Likeness, Uniformity, Homogeneity, Resemblance, Agreement, Harmony, Concord, Compatibility, Correspondence

The contrast between the two paintings highlighted the artist's versatility.

Absurd

Adjective

Wildly unreasonable, illogical, or inappropriate.

(बेतुका)

Ridiculous, Preposterous, Nonsensical, Unreasonable, Illogical, Irrational, Foolish, Senseless, Ludicrous

Logical, Rational, Sensible, Reasonable, Coherent, Sound, Practical, Wise, Sane, Judicious

The proposal seemed absurd and impractical given the current circumstances.

Coherent

Adjective

Logical and consistent; clear and easy to understand.

(सुसंगत)

Logical, Consistent, Clear, Rational, Lucid, Unified, Systematic, Organized, Connected, Cohesive

Incoherent, Confused, Disjointed, Illogical, Inconsistent, Muddled, Chaotic, Unsystematic, Fragmented, Disorganized

His presentation was coherent, with each point logically building upon the previous one.

 

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