The Hindu Vocabulary 8 May 2023

2023-05-08

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 8 May 2023 is from the Editorial titled “More than a story: on the film, The Kerala Story, and the demand that it be banned.”

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Counter

Verb

To speak or act in opposition to someone or something.

(मुकाबला करना/ विरोध करना)

Answer, Contradict, Negate, Rebut, Repel, Repulse

Encouraged, Promoted, Advanced, Nurtured, Forwarded

The way you are countering him is simply a sign of disbelief.

Garner

Verb

To gather or collect (something, especially information or approval) (अर्जित करना/ संचित करना)

Gather, Collect, Accumulate, Assemble, Store, Reserve, Preserve

Scattered, Dispersed, Dissolved, Separated

The police need to garner more evidence.

Exaggerated

Adjective

Regarded or represented as larger, better, or worse than in reality

(अतिशयोक्तिपूर्ण)

Overstated, Overemphasized, Inflated, Magnified, Amplified

Minify, Curtail, Downgrade, Downsize, Drop, Limit, Taper

This is your habit to present your experiences in an exaggerated manner.

Notable

Adjective

Worthy of attention or notice; remarkable

(उल्लेखनीय)

Noteworthy, Remarkable, Outstanding, Important, Significant, Memorable

Insignificant, Unremarkable, Obscure

These markets are notable for their handicrafts.

Noun

A famous or important person

(प्रसिद्ध)

Celebrity, VIP, Personality, Notability, Dignitary

Nonentity, Nobody, Non-celebrity

She became a notable personality in the city.

Undisguised

Adjective

(of a feeling) not disguised or concealed; open

(आवरणरहित)

Obvious, Evident, Transparent, open, Unconcealed, Unhidden

Disguised, Hidden, Imperceptible, Incomprehensible

His undisguised admiration made her blush.

Denounce

Verb

To make a formal accusation.

To blame openly or publicly.

(आरोप लगाना/ आरोप लगा देना)

Censure, Execrate, Reprehend, Accuse, Blame, Brand, Excoriate, Rebuke

Applaud, Approve, Compliment, Exalt

The council denounced his teachings.

Stoke

Verb

To encourage or incite (a strong emotion or tendency)

(आग उकसाना/ ईधन झोंकना)

Increase, Accelerate, Expand, Boost, Augment, Raise, Extend, Multiply

Reduce, Decrease, Diminish, Lessen, Lower, 

His words stoke the fight.

Evoke

Adjective

Bring or recall (a feeling, memory, or image) to the conscious mind

(पुकारना)

Call up, Summon, Invoke, Arouse, conjure, elicit, Provoke, Recall.

 Ignores, Misses, Neglects, Disregards

This house evoked my childhood memories.

Perilous

Adjective

Full of danger or risk

(खतरनाक)

Dangerous, Hazardous, Risky, Unsafe, Vulnerable, Insecure

Safe, Secure

This trek is perilous to climb.

Prudent

Adjective 1

As in cautious

having or showing good judgment and restraint especially in conduct or speech

(विवेकी)

Cautious, Intelligent,

Judicious, Sensible, Wise, Foresighted

Imprudent, Careless, Indiscreet, Heedless

Sheetal always shows prudent behaviour in every situation.

Adjective 2

As in wise

suitable for bringing about a desired result under the circumstances

(दूरदर्शी)

Wise, Desirable Tactical, Possible, Advisable, Politic, Beneficial

 

Unwise, Imprudent, Inadvisable, Impractical, Injudicious

During Inflation, it is not prudent to ask for a raise.

Purportedly

Adverb

As appears or is stated to be true, though not necessarily so; allegedly

(कथित रूप से)

Allegedly, Supposedly, Apparently, Reportedly, Ostensibly, Reputedly, Evidently, Seemingly

Incredibly, Impossibly, Improbably

The photo purportedly shows her sister with her lover.

Grapple

Verb

To hold something.

To seize something.

(पकड़ना/ हाथापाई करना/ कुश्ती/ मुठभेड)

Rassle, Scuffle, Tussle, Wrestle

Agree, Avoid, Cancel, Disconnect

Dhruva was involved in a grapple last week.

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