The Hindu Vocabulary 28 August 2022

2022-08-28

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 28 August 2022 is from the Editorial titled ‘Shadow over Soren: On uncertainty over Jharkhand CM continuation.’

 

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Uncertainty

Noun

Doubt, Changeableness

(अनिश्चितता)

Ambiguity, Ambivalence, Anxiety, Concern, Confusion, Distrust, Mistrust, Trouble

Assurance, Belief, Calmness, Certainty, Clarity, Composure

I accepted the offer without any hesitation or uncertainty.

Looms

Verb

Appear as a shadowy form, especially one that is large or threatening.

(अस्पष्ट देख पड़ना)

Brew, Come on, Dominate, Emerge, Hover, Mount, Threaten

Decline, Fall, Leave, Abandon, Descend, Drop, Neglect

The danger looms over the economy with rising inflation.

Brazen

Adjective

Unashamed/ made of brass

(बेशर्म/ तांबे का)

Audacious, Blatant, Impudent, Shameless

Humble, Meek, Quiet, Timid

She gifted me brazen glasses on my birthday.

Disqualified

Verb

pronounce (someone) ineligible for an office, activity, or competition because of an offense or infringement.

(अयोग्य ठहराना)

Bar, Exclude, Invalidate, Preclude, Prohibit, Rule out, Suspend, Bate

Add, Allow, Include, Permit, Aid, Assist, Help

He was disqualified from the Physical test for consuming banned drugs.

Coalition

Noun

A temporary alliance for combined action, especially of political parties forming a government.

(गठबंधन)

Alliance, Federation, Consortium, Merger, Union, Partnership

Severance, Dispensation, Disbursement, Allotment, Apportionment

The opposition parties united to form a coalition.

Breach

Noun

Violation of a law.

(उल्लंघन)

Crack, Rift, Rupture, Aperture

Noninfringement, Observance, Agreement

He was penalised for a breach of the agreement.

Verb

To break contrary to law or promise.

(उल्लंघन करना)

Break, Contravene, Fracture, Offend, Violate

Comply, Conform, Follow, Mind, Obey, Observe

He was suspended for breaching the code of conduct of the organisation.

Innocence

Noun

the state, quality, or fact of being innocent of a crime or offense.

(बेगुनाही)

Chastity, Guiltlessness, Impeccability, Incorruptibility, Purity, Probity, Virtue

Blame, Badness, Corruption, Evil, Experience, Guilt, Knowledge

The child could not prove his innocence to the Principal.

Reminiscent

Adjective

Tending to remind one of something.

(संकोची)

Evocative, Redolent, Similar, Implicative, Mnemonic, Nostalgic

Forgetful, Oblivious

The sight of children playing in the garden was reminiscent of my childhood.

Agony

Noun

Suffering

(पीड़ा)

Anguish, Misery, Passion, Torment

Contentment, Happiness, Comfort, Health

He could not bear the agony of rejection by his girlfriend.

Probe

Noun

A crucial investigation.

(तहक़ीक़ात)

Examination, Exploration, Inquest, Research

Answer, Misunderstand

The probe by CBI did not produce any evidence against the accused.

Verb

To search and explore thoroughly.

(परख करना)

Dig, Examine, Inquire, Penetrate

Ignore, Reply

The government appointed an investigation team to probe the murder case.

Allege

Verb

To assert without proof

To assert to be true, especially in a formal manner, as in court

 (महासंघ)

Testify, Affirm, Avouch, Charge, Cite

Deny, Dissent, Protest, Disagree

He alleged that the police officer asked for money to register FIR.

Quarry

Noun

A place, typically a large, deep pit, from which stone or other materials are or have been extracted.

(खदान)

-

-

We tried to get the contract for mining a limestone quarry.

Laundering

Verb

To conceal the origins of (money obtained illegally), typically by transfers involving foreign banks or legitimate businesses.

(अवैध धन को वैध बनाना)

Cheat, Deceive, Befool, Betray, Swindle, Defraud

Support, Hold up, Buttress, Brace, Help, Aid, Honest

ED identified many small companies involved in money laundering.

Anomaly

Noun

A deviation from the common rules.

(नियमहीनता)

Aberration, Exception, Oddity, Oddment, Rarity, Inconsistency

Conformity, Normality, Regularity, Sameness

There were power supply anomalies in our area.

Diminish

Verb

Make or become less.

(घटाना)

Belittle, Cry down, Decry, Denigrate, Deprecate, Minimize, Trash, Run down

Acclaim, Applaud, Exalt, Laud, Magnify, Praise

His role in the play was diminished at the last moment.

 

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