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Important Vocabulary Words – ‘The Hindu’ Editorial (2nd April 2018)

Daily vocabulary words from The Hindu

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In this post, we are going to look at some Important Vocabulary Words – ‘The Hindu’ Editorial (2nd April 2018). These are very helpful for Banking and other competitive exams.

These words have been taken from an Editorial of “The Hindu” newspaper and the name of the article is:

Exposing fault lines: the violence over Ram Navami processions”

Important Vocabulary Words – ‘The Hindu’ Editorial (2nd April 2018)

 

  1. backlash (noun) :a strong negative reaction by a large number of people, especially to a social or political development. (प्रतिक्रिया)

Synonyms: Counterblast, resentment, resistance

Antonyms: forbid

Example: Such a decision may provoke a backlash from their supporters.

 

  1. Staunch (adjective):very loyal and committed in attitude. (निष्ठावान)

Synonyms: ardent, loyal, reliable

Antonyms: untrustworthy, disloyal

Example: He has been a staunch supporter of the Liberal Party for over thirty years.

 

  1. perception (noun) :the way in which something is regarded, understood, or interpreted. (समझना)

Synonyms: Approach, attitude, consciousness

Antonyms: Ignorance, Stupidity

Example:  There is a public perception that standards in schools are falling.

 

  1. tumultuous (adjective) :making an uproar or loud, confused noise. (अंशातिप्रिय)

Synonyms: Boisterous, Fierce, raucous

Antonyms: Peaceful, mild, calm

Example: The victorious team were given a tumultuous welcome when they arrived home.

 

  1. exhortation (noun) :an address or communication emphatically urging someone to do something. (प्रोत्साहन)

Synonyms: Urging, incitement, Appeal

Example: Our teacher gives us exhortation to study hard.

 

  1. cynicism (noun) : an inclination to believe that people are motivated purely by self-interest; scepticism. (कुटिलता)

Synonyms:  Scepticism, Doubt, Suspicion

Antonyms: Belief, Trust, Faith

Example: In a world full of cynicism she was the one person I felt I could trust.

 

  1. repression (noun) :the action of subduing someone or something by force. (दमन)

Synonyms:  Oppression, suppression, tyranny

Antonyms: Freedom, liberty

Example: They were fighting against repression and injustice in their country.

 

  1. acquittal (noun) :a judgement or verdict that a person is not guilty of the crime with which they have been charged. (दोषमुक्ति)

Synonyms:  Exoneration, absolution, release, liberation

Antonyms: Conviction, blame

Example: He was released from prison following his acquittal.

 

  1. conscious (adjective) :aware of and responding to one’s surroundings. (सचेत)

Synonyms:  Attentive, Aware, cognizant

Antonyms: Careless, ignorant, heedless

Example: She became acutely conscious that someone was watching her.

 

  1. accountability (noun) :the fact or condition of being accountable; responsibility. (जवाबदेही)

Synonyms:  Answerability, Liability

Example: Lack of accountability has corroded public respect for business and political leaders.

 

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