The Hindu Vocabulary 6 October 2023

2023-10-06

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 5 October 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Undeclared Emergency: On the arrests and actions in Newsclick case."

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Chilling

Adjective

Extremely cold or relaxing in a casual and enjoyable way.

(ठंडक)

Freezing, Icy, Frosty, Relaxing, Unwinding, Laid-back, Calming, Soothing, Refreshing, Easygoing

Warm, Hot, Boiling, Stifling, Intense, Stressed, Tense, Hectic, Anxious, Unsettling

After a long day of work, she enjoyed a chilling evening by the fireplace with a good book.

Intolerant

Adjective

Unwilling to accept or tolerate different opinions, beliefs, or behaviors.

(असहिष्णु)

Bigoted, Narrow-minded, Prejudiced, Inflexible, Dogmatic, Close-minded, Stubborn, Unaccepting, Rigid, Fanatical

Tolerant, Accepting, Open-minded, Liberal, Broad-minded, Inclusive, Flexible, Understanding, Respectful, Welcoming

His intolerant attitude towards people from different cultures made it difficult for him to build diverse relationships.

Brazen

Adjective

Bold and without shame, often in a disrespectful or defiant manner.

(निर्लज्ज)

Audacious, Shameless, Impudent, Bold, Defiant, Daring, Impertinent, Cheeky, Insolent, Cocky

Timid, Shy, Modest, Reserved, Humble, Polite, Respectful, Submissive, Meek, Bashful

Her brazen behavior during the meeting shocked her colleagues, as she openly criticized the boss's decisions.

Smack

Verb

To strike or hit something with force, or to make a sharp sound, often with the lips.

(झटका)

Hit, Strike, Slap, Whack, Punch, Clap, Snap, Crack, Pop, Thump

Caress, Pat, Stroke, Gentle, Soothe, Soft, Smooth, Cuddle, Embrace, Hug

He smacked the ball with all his strength, sending it flying over the fence.

Draconian

Adjective

Extremely harsh, severe, or strict, often referring to rules or laws.

(कठिन)

Stringent, Rigorous, Severe, Extreme, Stern, Harsh, Uncompromising, Oppressive, Inflexible, Authoritarian

Lenient, Gentle, Mild, Permissive, Tolerant, Flexible, Merciful, Compassionate, Moderate, Easygoing

The company's draconian policies made it difficult for employees to balance work and personal life.

Seize

Verb

To take hold of suddenly or forcibly; to capture or grab.

(पकड़ना)

Grab, Grasp, Capture, Snatch, Apprehend, Clutch, Secure, Acquire, Confiscate, Commandeer

Release, Let go, Relinquish, Surrender, Free, Release, Drop, Abandon, Discontinue, Yield

The police were able to seize the stolen goods from the suspect's house.

Coercive

Adjective

Using force or threats to make someone do something against their will.

(बलपूर्वक)

Forceful, Compelling, Intimidating, Persuasive, Pressuring, Constraining, Coercing, Domineering, Bullying, Repressive

Persuasive, Convincing, Gentle, Diplomatic, Respectful, Noncoercive, Respectful, Lenient, Tolerant, Supportive

The coercive tactics employed by the dictator led to widespread fear and obedience among the citizens.

Trigger

Verb

To cause something to start or happen, often suddenly or unexpectedly.

(कारण)

Activate, Initiate, Spark, Elicit, Prompt, Incite, Provoke, Set off, Stimulate, Instigate

Prevent, Halt, Stop, Inhibit, Restrain, Suppress, Deter, Curb, Discourage, Quell

His careless words could trigger a heated argument among the group.

Proximity

Noun

Nearness in space, time, or relationship; closeness.

(आस-पास)

Nearness, Closeness, Vicinity, Neighboring, Adjacency, Immediacy, Contiguity, Approximation, Propinquity, Convergence

Distance, Remoteness, Faraway, Isolation, Separation, Disconnection, Aloofness, Detachment, Divergence, Alienation

The proximity of the park to their house made it a convenient place to take their children for a walk.

Vilification

Noun

The act of making malicious statements or spreading false information to harm someone's reputation.

(बदनामी)

Defamation, Slander, Libel, Calumny, Smear, Character assassination, Denigration, Maligning, Disparagement, Slur

Praise, Commendation, Acclamation, Applause, Admiration, Eulogy, Endorsement, Flattery, Honor, Approval

The politician faced vilification in the media due to the false accusations made against him.

Solely

Adverb

Exclusively or entirely; only.

(केवल)

Only, Exclusively, Entirely, Solely, Completely, Purely, Merely, Just, Simply, Alone

Partially, Wholly, Together, Jointly, Collectively, Shared, Mutually, Inclusively, In combination, Alongside

The decision was solely his to make, and he took full responsibility for it.

Scapegoat

Noun

A person who is unfairly blamed or punished for the mistakes or wrongdoing of others.

(पाशविक)

Fall guy, Patsy, Sacrificial lamb, Dupe, Victim, Whipping boy, Target, Blame-shifter, Martyr, Lightning rod

Culprit, Wrongdoer, Perpetrator, Responsible party, Guilty party, Accomplice, Mastermind, Co-conspirator, Participant, Collaborator

John became the scapegoat for the team's failure, even though it was a collective effort.

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In which of the following months is Gokulashtami celebrated every year as per Hindu tradition? / हिंदू परंपरा के अनुसार हर साल गोकुलाष्टमी निम्नलिखित में से किस महीने में मनाई जाती है?


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