The Hindu Vocabulary 26 September 2022

2022-09-26

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 26 September 2022 is from the Editorial titled ‘Violent front: On the Popular Front of India.’

 

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Violent

Adjective

Using or involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill someone or something.

(हिंसक)

Brutal, Crazy, Cruel, Fierce, Murderous, Passionate

Calm, Controlled, Gentle, Impotent, Incapable, Kind, Nice, Pleasant

The police were unable to control the violent protestors.

Invoke

Verb

Give rise to; evoke.

(आह्वान)

Elicit, Induce, Cause, Kindle, Bring out

Settle, Subdue, Conquer, Demolish, Settled

He invoked his godfather to save him from the crisis.

Rhetoric

Noun

The art or ability to use language effectively.

(भाषण कला)

Hyperbole, Oratory, Address, Bombast

Quiet, Conciseness

His words are just empty rhetoric, you should not believe him.

Raid

Verb

Conduct a raid on

(स्पष्ट)

Arrest, Assault, Break in, Capture, Incursion, Invasion, Sweep

Letting go, Release, Retreat

The income tax team conducted a raid at our office.

Camouflage

Noun

The disguising of military personnel, equipment, and installations by painting or covering them to make them blend in with their surroundings.

(छलावरण)

Cloak, Mask, Veil, Blind, Cover, Deceit

-

The house was painted green and brown for camouflage.

Verb

Hide or disguise the presence of (a person, animal, or object) by means of camouflage.

(वश में करना)

Conceal, Cover up, Disguise, Hide, Mask, Obscure

Reveal, Uncover, Open, Show

It is impossible to camouflage the facts in this case.

Cradle

Verb

To place or keep in or as if in a cradle


hold gently and protectively

(धीरे और सुरक्षात्मक रूप से पकड़ना)

Lull, Nestle, Nourish, Support, Tend

Abandon, Ignore, Neglect

I cradled the new baby in my arms.

Provocative

Adjective

Causing annoyance, anger, or another strong reaction, especially deliberately.

(उत्तेजक)

Challenging, Disturbing, Exciting, Insulting

Pleasing, Suppressive, Unexciting

My mother asked me not to wear a provocative outfit.

Unconvincingly

Adverb

In an implausible manner.

In an unbelievable manner.

(अनिश्चय से)

-

-

Suresh unconvincingly said that he does not believe me.

Foment

Verb

Instigate or stir up an undesirable or violent sentiment

(भड़काना)

Provoke, Abet, Brew, Incite

Deter, Discourage, Calm, Conclude

The leader was accused of fomenting public anger and agitation during elections.  

Prominent

Adjective

Someone who is important.

Standing out beyond the adjacent surface.

Leading or well-known.

Standing out so as to be seen easily.

Readily noticeable.

(प्रमुख/ प्रसिद्ध/ महत्त्वपूर्ण/ प्रधान)

Outstanding, Arresting, Beeting, Bulging, Embossed, Jutting, Marked, Noticeable, Obvious, Distinguished, Eminent, Great, Notable, Popular, Preeminent, Renowned, Respected

Depressed, Inconspicuous, Obscure, Sunken, Ordinary, Invisible, Inferior, Insignificant, Poor, Unimportant, Unknown

My friend is a prominent member of the rotary club.

Enforcement

Noun

The act of imposing upon some person.

(प्रवर्तन)

Administration, Application, Imposition, Prosecution

Abandon, Disregard, Forgetfulness, Neglect

The government may plan for a separate authority to take care of traffic law enforcement.

Intent

Noun

Intention or purpose

(इरादा)

Aim, Goal, Target, Objective

-

Rakesh has no intent of helping me out.

Adjective

Directed with strained or eager attention.

(तत्पर)

 

Decided, Hell-bent, Preoccupied, Resolved

Flexible, Indefinite, Unconcerned, Undecided

My wife is so intent on her work that she starts working within minutes after finishing one task.

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

The teachers alleged the principal of corruption.

Directorate

Noun

The office of a director.

A body of directors.

(प्रबंध-विभाग/ निदेशालय)

Cabinet, Committee, Administration, Authority

Individual, One

The government has decided to replace the current management of banks with the directorate of professional bankers.

Majoritarian

Adjective

Constituting majority.

(बहुमत का गठन।)

-

-

Our state is an old supporter of majoritarian politics.

Noun

A person who believes in majoritarianism.

(एक व्यक्ति जो बहुसंख्यकवाद में विश्वास करता है।)

-

-

The majoritarians are against the farm bills.

Radicalism

Noun

The beliefs or actions of people who advocate thorough or complete political or social reform.

(अतिवाद)

Extremism, Irrationality, Unreasonableness, Exorbitance

Moderateness, Temperance

I decided to part my ways with the group because of the fact that the group started working to spread radicalism.

 

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