The Hindu Vocabulary 2 June 2023

2023-06-02

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial June 2, 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Wrestling for justice: On the protest by the wrestlers.”

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Harassment

Noun

If someone is abusing, insulting, or otherwise harming you on a regular basis.

(परेशानी, उत्‍पीड़न)

Persecution, Harrying, Pestering, Intimidation, Molestation, Provocation, Aggravation

Cooperation, Assistance, Delight, Peace, Contentment

Sexual harassment leads to discontent among players.

 Platitude 

Noun

A statement that has been repeated so often that it is meaningless.

(पुरानी अनर्थक बातें)

Cliché, Truism, Inanity, Bromide Banality, Saying, Proverb

Profundity

“Man is a social animal” is a prevalent platitude.

Censure  

 

Verb


To tell somebody, in a strong and formal way, that he/she has done something wrong.

(अनुचित काम करने के लिए किसी की भर्त्सना करना)

Condemn, Criticize, Savage, Lambast, Attack, Abuse, Reprimand, Rebuke, Blame

Approval, Ratification, Praise, Commend

His company was censured heavily by the CBI.

Noun

The formal expression of severe disapproval.

(निंदा)

Condemnation, Criticism, Attack, Abuse, Reproof, Reproval

Approval, Commendation Praise, Laud, Endorse

It is a rare censure seen in the history of Parliament.

Probity

Noun

The quality of having strong moral principles; honesty and decency.

(ईमानदारी)

Integrity, Honesty, Morality, Rectitude, Decency, Virtue, Fairness, Justice, Equity

Evil, Immorality, Badness, Unfairness

His probity is undoubted.

Patronage

Noun

The support, especially financial, that is given to a person or an organization by a patron.

(संरक्षण, सहायता)

Sponsorship, Backing, Funding Financing, Philanthropy

 

Attack, Blockage, Disapproval Discouragement Harm, Hindrance

The patronage given by the Government has preserved the Palace till now.

Condemnation 

Noun

The act of condemning something; a statement that condemns.

(निंदा, तिरस्कार)

Censure, Criticism, Denunciation, Damnation, Disapproval

Praise, Endorsement, Tribute, Honour, Citation, Tribute

 

There was strong condemnation all around the world for the Ukraine attack.

Allegations 

Noun

The act of alleging something; a positive assertion, especially of misconduct.

(आरोप; प्रमाण रहित कथन)

Claim, Assertion, Declaration, Statement, Contention, Argument, Affirmation

Exculpation, Denial

 

He was freed by the court as the allegations against him were baseless.

Prestigious

Adjective

Very much respected and admired.

(प्रतिष्ठित, ख्‍यातिप्राप्‍त)

Reputable, Distinguished, Respected, Esteemed, Estimable, Eminent, Honoured

Obscure, minor, Humble, Disreputable

This school is among the prestigious school in the city.

Perpetrators

Noun

A person who carries out a harmful, illegal, or immoral act.

(अपराधी)

Offender, Perp, Criminal, Assassin, Felon, Bandit, Malefactor

Policeman, Law-abiding Citizen

The Perpetrators of the murder of a minor girl must be caught.

Benign

Adjective

Gentle and kindly

(सौम्य)

Harmless, Safe, Innocent, Innocuous, Healthy, White, Inoffensive

Dangerous, Harmful, Evil, Bad, Adverse

 

She is always calm and benign.

Clamor

Noun

A loud and confused noise, especially that of people shouting.

(कोलाहल)

Roar, Noise, Howl, Outcry, Hubbub, Tumult, Hullabaloo

Silence, Still, Quiet, Calm, Tranquillity

Her questions raised a clamor.

Mobilise

Verb

To organize people or things to do something.

(लोगों या वस्‍तुओं को संगठित करना)

Deploy, Muster, Rally, Summon, Assemble, Organize, Prepare

Discourage, Divide, Separate, Stop, Check, Halt, Demobilize

Mobilizing such a huge crowd was a difficult task.

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