The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 58

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1) Contempt (Noun) — अवमान

Definition: The feeling that a person or a thing is worthless or beneath consideration.

Synonyms: Scorn, Disdain, Disrespect

Antonyms: Respect

Usage: The contempt law must not be used, or seen to be used, to stifle dissenting views.

 

2) Scandalize (Verb) — आघात पहुँचाना

Definition: Shock or horrify (someone) by a real or imagined violation of propriety or morality.

Synonyms: Shock, Appal, Outrage, Horrify, Disgust

Antonyms: Impress

Usage: Their lack of manners scandalized their hosts

 

3) Outright (Adjective) — एकमुश्त

Definition: Absolute, Complete, Utter, Downright, Sheer, Stark,

Synonyms: total; wholly and completely.

Antonyms: Partial

Usage: There is no legal provision for an outright ban on it.

 

4) Adverse (Adjective) — विपरीत

Definition: Preventing success or development; harmful; unfavourable.

Synonyms: Unfavourable, Disadvantageous and Inauspicious

Antonyms: Favourable, Beneficial, Positive and Friendly

Usage: Taxes are having an adverse effect on production.

 

5) Tendentious (Adjective) — पूर्वाग्रह

Definition: Expressing or intending to promote a particular cause or point of view, especially a controversial one.

Synonyms: Bias, Favor, Non – objectivity, One-sidedness

Antonyms: Calm, Detachment, Dispassion

Usage: While there may be a need to curb tendentious criticism of the judiciary and self-serving comments on ongoing proceedings in mainstream and social media.

 

6) Stifle (Verb) — दम घुटना

Definition: Make (someone) unable to breathe properly; suffocate.

Synonyms: Suffocate, Choke, Asphyxiate

Antonyms: Cold, Chilly

Usage: There is a compelling case to use the contempt law sparingly, and avoid the impression that it is being used to stifle free speech or dissent.

 

7) Detached (Adjective) — अलगाया हुआ

Definition: Separate or disconnected.

Synonyms: Unfastened, Disconnected, Disengaged,

Antonyms: Connected

Usage: Lenience, not anger, ought to be the primary response of a detached judiciary.

 

8) Lenience (Noun) — उदारता

Definition: The fact or quality of being more merciful or tolerant than expected; clemency.

Synonyms: Charity, Clemency, Forbearance

Antonyms: Mercilessness, Pitilessness, Ruthlessness

Usage: A judgeʼs reputation for lenience towards first-time criminals

 

9) Sparing (Adjective)  — मितव्ययी, किफ़ायती

Definition: Moderate; Economical.

Synonyms: Thrifty, Economical and Frugal

Antonyms: Extravagant, Lavish

Usage: Physicians advised sparing use of the ointment.

 

10) Umbrage (Noun) — अपकार

Definition: The feeling of being offended or resentful after a slight or indignity

Synonyms: Dudgeon, Huff, Miff

Antonyms: Satisfaction, Appeasement

Usage: It is a moot question whether the court ought to have taken umbrage at this remark or ignored it

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