The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 270

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1). Discretion (Noun) — विवेक

Definition: the freedom to decide what should be done in a particular situation.

Synonyms: choice, option, judgement, preference, disposition, volition

Antonyms: indiscretion, rashness

Usage: local authorities should use their discretion in setting the charges

 

2). Oppression (Noun) – ज़ुल्म,उत्पीड़न  

Definition: prolonged cruel or unjust treatment or exercise of authority.

Synonyms:  persecution, abuse, maltreatment, ill treatment, tyranny,  despotism, repression, suppression

Antonyms: freedom, democracy

Usage: a region shattered by oppression and killing

 

3). Prosecuting (Verb) — पर मुकदमा चलाना

Definition: institute or conduct legal proceedings against (a person or organization).

Synonyms: pursuit, achievement, performance, undertaking.

Antonyms: defeat, failure, neglect.

Usage: they were prosecuted for obstructing the highway

 

4). Allegation (Noun) — अभिकथन

Definition: a claim or assertion that someone has done something illegal or wrong, typically one made without proof.

Synonyms: claim, assertion, declaration, statement, proclamation, contention,

argument, affirmation, averment

Antonyms: exculpation, denial.

Usage: he made allegations of corruption against the administration

 

5). Tampering (Verb) – हस्‍तक्षेप करना

Definition: interfere with (something) in order to cause damage or make unauthorized alterations.

Synonyms:  interfere, monkey around, meddle, tinker, fiddle (about/around), fool

Antonyms: leave, separate.

Usage: someone tampered with the brakes of my car

 

6). Cavalier (Adjective) – उदासीन या अपमानजनक

Definition: showing a lack of proper concern; offhand.

Synonyms: offhand, indifferent, casual, dismissive, insouciant, uninterested,

unconcerned

Antonyms: thoughtful, considerate, attentive, caring, understanding, sympathetic,  solicitous

Usage: Anne was irritated by his cavalier attitude

 

7). Prosecutorial (Adjective) — अभियोजन

Definition: relating to the institution and conducting of legal proceedings against someone in respect of a criminal charge.

Synonyms: agent, inspector, analyst.

Antonyms: informer.

Usage: the government’s prosecutorial powers against suspected terrorists

 

8). Trumping (Verb) — तुस्र्प लगाना

Definition: surpass (something) by saying or doing something better.

Synonyms:  outshine, outclass, upstage, put in the shade, eclipse, surpass

Antonyms:  bad fortune, loss, disapproval.

Usage: if the fetus is human life, that trumps any argument about the freedom of the mother

 

9). Detrimental (Adjective) — हानिकारक

Definition: tending to cause harm.

Synonyms: harmful, damaging, injurious, hurtful, inimical, deleterious, dangerous, destructive, ruinous

Antonyms: benign, beneficial

Usage: recent policies have been detrimental to the interests of many old people

 

10). Catastrophe (Noun) – आपदा

Definition: an event causing great and usually sudden damage or suffering; a disaster.

Synonyms: disaster, calamity, cataclysm, crisis, holocaust, ruin, ruination, tragedy, blow, shock

Antonyms: salvation, godsend

Usage: an environmental catastrophe

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