The Hindu Vocabulary 3 August 2023

2023-08-03

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 2 August 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Supreme indictment: on Manipur crisis and the Supreme Court of India’s censure.”

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Indictment

Noun

A formal written statement framed by a prosecuting authority and found by a jury (such as a grand jury) charging a person with an offense.

(अभियोग)

Charge, Complaint, Count, Summons, Warrant

 

Praise, Absolution, Acquittal, Exoneration

The Chief Justice of India has handed down indictments against the robbers.

Lethargic

Adjective

Relating to, or characterized by laziness or lack of energy.

(सुस्त)

Dull, Inert, Sleepy, Torpid, Inactive, Sluggish

Active, Engaged, Busy, Working, Occupied

The big meal in the party made me feel lethargic and sleepy.

Douse

Verb

To make something or someone wet by throwing a lot of liquid over it, him, or her.

(पानी में गोता लगाना)

Deluge, drown, quench, saturate, splash, wet, submerge

Dehydrate, Dry

The company files were doused with petrol before being set on fire.

Unabated

Adjective

Without becoming weaker in strength or force.

(अदिनांकित)

Incessant, persistent, punishing, sustained, tenacious

Intermittent, Relenting, Surrendering, Yielding, Ending

The searching for kids continued unabated throughout the night.

Brazen

Adjective

Unrestrained by convention or propriety.

(बेशर्म)

Audacious, Blatant, Bold, Shameless, Unabashed, Forward, Barefaced

Humble, Meek, Modest, Quiet, Retiring, Timid

Raj made a brazen attempt by gambling in the game.

Denounce

Verb

To pronounce especially publicly to be blameworthy or evil.

(आरोप लगा देना)

Condemn, Criticize, Blame, Attack, Censure

Approved, Endorsed, Sanctioned, Blessed, Indorsed

After examining the call records, he was widely denounced as a traitor.

 Connivance

Noun

A secret agreement or cooperation between two parties for an illegal or dishonest purpose.

(मिलीभगत)

Conspiracy, Complicity, Collusion, Duplicity, Foul Play

Disagreement, Incompatibility, Message, Content

Sheetal stole the artifacts from the museum with the connivance of her partner.

Tedious

Adjective

Tiresome because of length or dullness.

(थकाऊ)

Annoying, Boring, Endless, Exhausting, Tiring, Laborious

Easy, Interesting, Eventful, Pleasant, Exciting, Facile, Entertaining

It is terribly tedious to work for long hours and the wages are low.

Escalation  

Noun

To increase in extent, volume, number, amount, intensity, or scope.

(वृद्धि)

Expansion, Inflation, Growth, Enlargement, Creep, Rise

Decrease, Reduction, Contracting, Lowering

There has been an escalation in the prices of tomato and ginger.

Partisanship

Noun

An attitude that always favors one way of feeling or acting, especially without considering any other possibilities.

(पक्षपात)

Bias, Prejudice, Partiality, Tendency, Favouritism

Neutrality, Objectivity, Impartiality, Indifference, Detachment

A person with an attitude of partisanship is unwilling to look at other options and expand their horizons.

Censure

Noun

An often public or formal expression of disapproval.

(निंदा)

Condemnation, Rebuke, Criticism, Reproach, Reproof

Endorsement, Commendation, Citation, Honor, Tribute

Public censure should be considered before clearing the park.

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