The Hindu Vocabulary 27 June 2022


The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 27 June 2022 is from the Editorial titled ‘Keep up the pressure: On the conviction of a Mumbai attacks handler in Pakistan’


Part of Speech/Idiom







A fixed or firm belief.

The act of finding a person guilty of a crime, especially in a court proceeding

The act of convincing a person.

(दोषसिद्धि/ धारणा/ आस्था/ प्रतीति/ दृढ विश्वास/ प्रत्यय)

Confidence, Faith, Feeling, Dogma, Principle, Doubtlessness, Face, Positiveness

Doubt, Incertitude, Nonconfidence, Uncertainty

The opposition lawyers seems to have enough evidence to get a conviction for the culprit.



To search for something.

To try to discover by questioning or searching.

To try to obtain.

To make an inquiry.

To ask for.

(तलाश करना/ मांगना/ खोजना/ अनुसरण करना)

Explore, Follow, Investigate, Pursue, Chase, Comb, Dragnet, Pursue, Offer, Aim, Essay, Undertake, Request, Solicit, Petition, Beg

Ignore, Answer, Neglect, Reply, Find, Shun, Forget, Laze

We are seeking a salesman.



The procedure by which a state or nation turns over an individual to another state or nation in which the individual has been charged with a crime.

The action of extraditing a person accused or convicted of a crime.

(प्रत्यर्पण/ देना)

Deportation, Banishment, Ostracism, Expulsion

Accept, Take over, Receive, Take, Welcome

The founder of WikiLeaks has been in a legal battle against his extradition.



To condemn to punishment.

To cause to suffer something.

(फ़ैसला सुनाना / सज़ा देना / मुजरिम ठहराना / अपराधी ठहराना)

Wrecked, Lost, Bedeviled, Bewitched, Blame, Condemn, Confine, Convict

Bless, Exonerate, Free, Pardon, Praise, Release, Liberate

He has been sentenced to three-year imprisonment.



A search made for useful military information.

A preliminary survey to gain information.

(पैमाइश / जासूसी देख-भाल)

Exploration, Surveillance, Probe, Review, Scan, Investigation, Maneuvers, Scrutiny


We have two drones for reconnaissance.



A legal suit.

An allegation made by someone in support of a cause.

Something offered by way of excuse.


Appeal, Application, Entreaty, Overture, Action, Apology

Truth, Decision, Sentence, Answer, Reply

The plea for mercy has been rejected by the President.




An official order or commission to do something.


Authorization, Command, Decree, Directive

Breach, Question, Break, Denial

The public mandate is with Narendra Modi.


To officially require something.


Call, Command, Dictate, Direct

Request, Veto

The traffic police has mandated the wearing of seat belts for Car passengers and helmets for bike passengers.



By means of a computer in a virtual location.

For the most part.

Almost entirely.

(आभासी रूप से/ दर असल)

Basically, Essentially, Nearly, Practically, Guesstimate, Implicitly, Around, Almost, Appreciably, Most

Absolutely, Totally, Barely, Completely, Scarcely, Fully, Utterly, Altogether, Hardly, Thoroughly

We attended the meeting virtually.



To follow to the end.

To bring legal action against a crime.

To carry on a legal suit.

(पीछा करना/ अनुसरण करना/ निर्वाह करना/ मुक़दमा करना)

Arraign, Indict, Litigate, Sue, Summon, Try, Contest, Conduct, Engage, Execute, Pursue, Continue, Direct

Exonerate, Halt, Cease, Clear, Liberate, Pardon, Free, Ignore, Leave, Neglect, fail

Putin is prosecuting the war on Ukraine.



Follow (someone or something) in order to catch or attack them.

To chase after something.

To continue.

(अनुसरण/ पीछा करना/ पाने की कोशिश करना)

Chase, Course, Follow, Hound, Run, Shadow, Trace, Track, Trail

Guide, Lead, Pilot

He will pursue his dream until achieved.



Involving two parties, especially countries.

Involving both or two sides.



Mutual, Reciprocal, Respective, Two-sided

Multilateral, Unilateral

Ours and our partner’s company signed a bilateral agreement.



A tendency to think favourably of something in particular.

A bias in favour of something.

(लाग-लपेट/ झुकाव/ पूर्वाभिरुचि)

Fondness, Predisposition, Leaning, Penchant

Disinclination, Dislike, Hate, Fairness

He has a predilection for spicy food.



To delay the impending sentence.

To relieve temporarily from any evil.

To delay the punishment.

(दण्डविराम करना/ अवकाश देना/ फांसी स्थगित करना/ दंड निलंबित करना)

Abate, Mitigate, Pardon, Palliate, Postpone, Absolve, Allay, Alleviate, Forgive

Accuse, Aggravate, Blame, Charge, Condemn, Hold, Increase, Intensify, Forward, Magnify

His sentence has been reprieved.


A temporary relief.

An order for temporary relief from punishment.


Abatement, Absolution, Amnesty, Clemency, Pardon, Postponement, Remission, Truce, Suspension, Respite


The reprieve issued by the court has been received by the Jailor.

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