The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  23rd December 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  23rd December 2021

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  1. Disenfranchisement (noun)

Meaning: The state of being deprived of a right or privilege, especially the right to vote. (मताधिकार)

Synonyms: disallow, forbid, proscribe

Antonyms: authorize, entitle, privilege

Sentence: The widespread disenfranchisement of minority voters.

  1. Ulterior (adj.)

Meaning: existing beyond what is obvious or admitted; intentionally hidden. (गुप्त)

Synonyms: underlying, undisclosed, undivulged

Antonyms: visible, exposed

Sentence: I want to know what is your ulterior action?

  1. Vigilantism (noun)

Meaning: law enforcement is undertaken without legal authority by a self-appointed group of people. (अतिसतर्कता)

Sentence: The message here is not to encourage vigilantism.

  1. Sacrilege (noun)

Meaning: violation or misuse of what is regarded as sacred. (अपवित्रीकरण)

Synonyms: desecration, profanity, profaneness

Antonyms: adoration, glorification, worship

Sentence: It is sacrilege to steal a crucifix from an altar.

  1. Redundant (adj.)

Meaning: not or no longer needed or useful; superfluous. (अनावश्यक)

Synonyms: unnecessary, not required, inessential

Antonyms: necessary, essential, useful

Sentence: The illustration had too much redundant detail.

  1. Perpetrated (verb)

Meaning: carry out or commit (a harmful, illegal, or immoral action). (पाप करना)

Synonyms: commit, carry out, perform

Antonyms: skimped, slighted, slurred

Sentence: A crime has been perpetrated against a sovereign state.

  1. Vaguely (adv.)

Meaning: in a way that is uncertain, indefinite, or unclear; roughly. (अनिश्च्त रूप से)

Synonyms: roughly, more or less, approximately

Antonyms: considerably, extensively, significantly

Sentence: He vaguely remembered talking to her once.

  1. Draconian (adj.)

Meaning: (of laws or their application) excessively harsh and severe. (कठोर)

Synonyms: harsh, severe, strict

Antonyms: lenient, merciful, pitying

Sentence: The Nazis destroyed the independence of the press by a series of draconian laws.

  1. Effrontery (noun)

Meaning: insolent or impertinent behavior. (गुस्ताख़ी)

Synonyms: impudence, impertinence, audacity

Antonyms: civility, courtesy, gentility

Sentence: One juror had the effrontery to challenge the coroner’s decision.

  1. Accentuate (verb)

Meaning: make more noticeable or prominent. (ध्यान आकर्षित करना)

Synonyms: focus attention on, draw attention to, highlight

Antonyms: underemphasize, understate, belittle

Sentence: The photograph seemed to accentuate his large nose.

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