The Hindu Vocabulary 27 May 2023

2023-05-27

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 27 May 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Mob and justice: On the Alwar lynching case verdict.”

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Lynch

Verb

To (of a group of people) kill someone for an alleged offense without a legal trial, especially by hanging.

(वध करना)

Lay, Murder, Execute, Slaughter, Destroy, Massacre, Butcher

Protect, Guard, Secure, Defend, Safeguard

Rahul was being lynched for a crime he didn’t commit.

Stern

Adjective

Firm and uncompromising.

(कठोर)

Austere, Flinty, Harsh, Ramrod

Clement, Gentle, Indulgent, Lax

Radha issued a stern warning to all the culprits.

Culpable

Adjective

Deserving blame

(अपराधिक)

Guilty, Impeachable, Liable, Reprehensible, Responsible, Amiss.

Innocence, Blamelessness, Guiltlessness, Faultlessness

The police found that both were culpable.

Homicide

Noun

The killing of one person by another

(मानव हत्या)

Murder, Blood, Slaying, Killing, Massacre, Foul play, Manslaughter

Bearing, Beginning, Birthing, Blessed event, Childbearing, Childbirth, Creation

My uncle was charged with homicide.

Acquittal

Noun

A judgment that a person is not guilty of the crime with which the person has been charged.

(दोषमुक्ति)

Absolution, Amnesty, Clearance, Discharge, Exemption, Dismissal

Hold, Retention, Blame, Hiring

The reason for happiness was his acquittal from the crime.

Semblance

Noun

Outward aspect or appearance.

An assumed appearance.

The slightest trace.

A likeness.

(दिखावा/ अनुरूपता)

Pretense, Veneer, Affinity, Air

Reality, Back, Character, Concrete

A semblance of normality has returned to our family.

Succumb

Verb

Fail to resist pressure, temptation, or some other negative force.

(अधीन होना)

Submitted, Conceded, Surrendered, Bowed, Quitted, Budged, Yielded, Capitulated

Resisted, Fought, Contended, Opposed, Confronted, Objected, Faced

He finally succumbed and let her wife move alone.

Presumably

Adverb

Used to convey that what is asserted is very likely though not known for certain

(संभाव्यतः)

Apparently, Doubtless, Probably, Seemingly, Supposedly, Surely

Incredibly, Impossibly, Improbably, Implausibly

We can not presumably afford to buy a house now.

Dismal

Adjective

Causing a mood of gloom or depression.

(निराशाजनक)

Bleak, Depressing, Dark, Somber, Depressive, Darkening, Lonely

Bright, Cheerful, Cheery, Friendly

Today was a dismal day.

Entail

Verb

To involve (something) as a necessary or inevitable part or consequence

(अपरिहार्य)

Involve, Include, Encompass, Contain, Carry, Number, Comprehend

Prevent, Exclude, Leave, Omit, Preclude, Prohibit, Refuse

A lavish birthday party entails a lot of planning.

Aggrieved

Adjective

Feeling resentment at having been unfairly treated

(पीड़ित)

Dissatisfied, Frustrated, Disgruntled, Displeased, Discontented, Disillusioned

 

Satisfied, Contented, Pleased, Happy, Glad, Joyous

The failed concert resulted in a line of aggrieved candidates for the return of the amount.

Deprecate

Verb

To express disapproval.

(बिनती करना)

Dismiss, Minimize, Diminish, Criticize, Disparage, Denigrate, Derogate

 

Applaud, Exalt, Approve, Glorify, Praise, Recommend, Laud, Endorse

Everyone deprecated the movie due to its relations with the underworld.

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