The Hindu Vocabulary 3 November 2023

2023-11-03

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 3 November 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Malware malice: On the Apple cyberattack alert"

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Malice

Noun

The intention or desire to do evil or harm to someone.

(द्वेष)

Spite, Animosity, Hostility, Bitterness, Malevolence, Enmity, Rancor, Hatred, Grudge, Vindictiveness

Benevolence, Kindness, Compassion, Goodwill, Amity, Friendship, Harmony, Affection, Sympathy, Cordiality

Her actions were not motivated by malice but rather by a misunderstanding.

Vital

Adjective

Absolutely necessary or essential; crucial for life or success.

(महत्वपूर्ण)

Crucial, Essential, Important, Indispensable, Critical, Key, Fundamental, Pivotal, Imperative, Vital

Insignificant, Unimportant, Irrelevant, Negligible, Trivial, Dispensable, Optional, Inessential, Secondary, Nonessential

Freshwater is vital for the survival of all living organisms.

Dissidents

Noun

People who oppose or differ from the established views, especially in politics or religion.

(विरोधी)

Rebels, Opposition, Protesters, Objectors, Agitators, Dissenters, Insurgents, Revolutionaries, Contrarians, Mavericks

Loyalists, Supporters, Conformists, Adherents, Followers, Sympathizers, Allies, Collaborators, Devotees, Advocates

The dissidents organized a peaceful protest against the government's new policies.

Consortium

Noun

An association or group formed for a particular purpose, often involving several companies or individuals.

(संघ)

Alliance, Syndicate, Partnership, Coalition, Association, Union, Cartel, Federation, Collaboration, Joint venture

Disassociation, Dissolution, Disunion, Division, Separation, Disbandment, Fragmentation, Isolation, Individuality, Disconnection

The consortium of tech companies collaborated to develop a new software platform.

Surveillance

Noun

Close observation, typically of a person or group, especially for security or monitoring purposes.

(निगरानी)

Monitoring, Observation, Supervision, Watch, Vigilance, Inspection, Scrutiny, Oversight, Reconnaissance, Spying

Neglect, Ignorance, Inattention, Unawareness, Disregard, Inobservance, Indifference, Carelessness, Unwatched, Blindness

The government increased surveillance in the area to prevent any security threats during the event.

Apex

Noun

The highest point or top of something.

(शिखर)

Pinnacle, Summit, Peak, Zenith, Acme, Crest, Top, Culmination, Vertex, Apogee

Bottom, Base, Nadir, Low point, Depths, Bottommost, Trough, Base, Foot, Minimum

The mountaineers reached the apex of the mountain after a challenging climb.

Dismissive

 Adjective

Showing indifference or disregard; rejecting or ignoring something or someone.

(असभ्य)

Disregarding, Ignoring, Neglecting, Scornful, Contemptuous, Disdainful, Disregardful, Dismissive, Disparaging, Derogatory

Considerate, Attentive, Respectful, Receptive, Open-minded, Considerate, Receptive, Interested, Welcoming, Accepting

His dismissive attitude towards new ideas often stifles innovation in the company.

Lackadaisical

 Adjective

Showing a lack of enthusiasm or determination; lazy or careless.

(लापरवाह)

Indifferent, Apathetic, Listless, Slothful, Lethargic, Slack, Inattentive, Inert, Complacent, Inactive

Energetic, Enthusiastic, Diligent, Attentive, Conscientious, Keen, Industrious, Dynamic, Focused, Zealous

His lackadaisical approach to his studies resulted in poor academic performance.

Stringent

 Adjective

Having strict rules, conditions, or standards; precise and exacting.

(कठोर)

Strict, Rigorous, Severe, Stern, Precise, Exact, Rigid, Harsh, Uncompromising, Demanding

Lenient, Flexible, Lax, Easygoing, Permissive, Gentle, Relaxed, Moderate, Soft, Tolerant

The company enforces stringent quality control measures to ensure product excellence.

Disclose

 Verb

To reveal or make information known, especially that which was previously hidden or secret.

(खुलासा करना)

Reveal, Divulge, Expose, Unveil, Uncover, Share, Leak, Betray, Confess, Admit

Conceal, Hide, Suppress, Withhold, Cover, Bury, Mask, Keep secret, Camouflage, Obfuscate

The company refused to disclose the actual number of job cuts, leading to speculation among the employees.

Empowered

 Adjective

To give someone the authority, power, or ability to do something.

(सशक्त)

Authorized, Enabled, Entitled, Furnished, Licensed, Qualified

Disempowered, Hindered, Restricted, Dependent, Limited, Incapacitated, Helpless, Weak, Subjugated, Constrained

The new policies empowered employees to make decisions without seeking constant approval from their superiors.

Emulate

 Verb

To imitate or match something admired, usually with the intent of equaling or surpassing it.

(अनुकरण करना)

Imitate, Mimic, Copy, Mirror, Replicate, Simulate, Model, Echo, Match, Follow

Original, Innovate, Deviate, Dissimilar, Contradict, Differ, Discrepant, Unique, Oppose, Diverge

The young artist tried to emulate the style of the great painters from the Renaissance period.

Proscribe

 Verb

To denounce or prohibit something; to officially forbid or condemn.

(प्रतिबंधित)

Forbid, Ban, Outlaw, Bar, Interdict, Prohibit, Veto, Disallow, Censor, Exclude

Allow, Permit, Authorize, Sanction, Approve, Legalize, License, Enable, Encourage, Consent

The school's dress code proscribes wearing any form of headgear in the building.

 

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