The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary
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- Lynch (verb) — बिना मुकदमे मार डालना
Definition: to kill (someone) for an alleged offence without a legal trial, especially by hanging.
Synonyms: hang, hang by the neck; execute, put to death, kill, murder
Antonyms: create, bear, tolerate
Usage: Six policemen were lynched by angry crowds.
- Vigilante (noun) – सतर्कता
Definition: a member of a self-appointed group of citizens who undertake law enforcement in their community without legal authority, typically because the legal agencies are thought to be inadequate
Synonyms: avenger, castigator, chastiser, nemesis, punisher
Antonyms: ransomer, redeemer, vindicator.
Usage: He was a moral vigilante and wanted to bring justice to those who erred.
- Disquiet (noun) – परेशानी या बेचैनी
Definition: a feeling of worry or unease.
Synonyms: unease, uneasiness, worry, anxiety, anxiousness, distress, concern
Antonyms: calm, at ease, peaceful
Usage: There was public disquiet about the animal testing.
- Indictment (noun/verb) – अभियोग
Definition: a formal charge or accusation of a serious crime.
Synonyms: charge, accusation, arraignment, citation, summons
Antonyms: acquittal, released, cleared (of charges)
Usage: They were indicted for conspiracy.
- Preponderance (noun) – प्रमुखता
Defiition: to outweigh in importance, to overburden
Synonyms: predominance, prevalence, overburden, important, special
Antonyms: ordinary, common, equal, unimportant
Usage: There is an implicit indictment of the preponderant mood of the times when it says that “hate crimes as a product of intolerance, ideological dominance and prejudice ought not to be tolerated”.
- Onus (noun) – जिम्मेदारी
Definition: something that is one’s duty or responsibility.
Synonyms: burden, responsibility, liability, obligation, duty, weight, load, charge, mantle, encumbrance
Antonyms: blamelessness, unaccountable, irresponsibility
Usage: The onus is on you to show that you have suffered loss
- Credible (adjective) — विश्वसनीय
Definition: able to be believed; convincing
Synonyms: acceptable, trustworthy, reliable, dependable, sure, good, valid
Antonyms: unacceptable, untrustworthy, unreliable, invalid
Usage: People found his story credible and decided to support him.
- Institutionalise (verb) – संस्थागत करना
Definition: establish (something, typically a practice or activity) as a convention or norm in an organization or culture.
Synonyms: regulate, order, systemize, make official, norm
Antonyms: disorder, disorganized, unusual, out of ordinary
Usage: He institutionalized the practice of collaborative research on a grand scale
- Stifle (verb) — रोकना
Definition: to suffocate or restrain (an emotion)
Synonyms: suppress, smother, restrain, keep back, hold back, hold in, fight back, choke back, gulp back, withhold
Antonyms: let out, release, emit, disclose, give away
Usage: Those in the streets during the attacks were stifled by the fumes.
- Profess (verb) – दावा करना
Definition: claim or affirm one’s faith or feeling
Synonyms: declare, announce, proclaim, assert, state, affirm, avow, maintain, protest, aver, vow
Antonyms: conceal, deny, disavow, hide, renounce
Usage: The people of the town professed christianity.