The Hindu English Vocabulary

Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: Feb Month– Day 1


1) Lynching (Verb) — बिना मुकदमे मार डालना

Meaning: (of a group of people) kill (someone) for an alleged offence without a legal trial, especially by hanging.

Synonyms: hang, hang by the neck

Antonyms: bearing, creating

Usage: “her father had been lynched for a crime he didn’t commit”

2) Culpable (Adjective) – दोषी 

Meaning: deserving blame.

Synonyms: to blame, guilty, at fault, in the wrong

Antonyms: blameless, innocent

Usage: “mercy killings are less culpable than ‘ordinary’ murders”

3) Homicide (Noun) — मानव हत्या

Meaning: the killing of one person by another.

Synonyms: murder, killing, assassination

Antonyms: birth

Usage: “he was charged with homicide”

4) Sectarian (Adjective) — संप्रदायिक

Meaning: rigidly following the doctrines of a sect or other group.

Synonyms: factional, schismatic, cliquish

Antonyms: tolerant, liberal, broad-minded

Usage: “the sectarian Bolshevism advocated by Moscow”

5) Succumbed (Verb) – दबावप्रलोभन का विरोध करने में विफल होना

Meaning: fail to resist pressure, temptation, or some other negative force.

Synonyms: yield, give in, give way, submit

Antonyms: resist, conquer

Usage: “we cannot merely give up and succumb to despair”

6) Defiant (Adjective) — उपेक्षापूर्ण

Meaning: open resistance; bold disobedience.

Synonyms: resistant, obstinate, uncooperative

Antonyms:  apologetic, cooperative

Usage: “a defiant gesture”

7) Referendum (Noun) — जनमत संग्रह

Meaning: a general vote by the electorate on a single political question which has been referred to them for a direct decision.

Synonyms: public vote, plebiscite, popular vote

Antonyms: unilateral decision

Usage: “he called for a referendum on the death penalty”

8) Mooted (Verb) – शुरू करना या उठाना 

Meaning: raise (a question or topic) for discussion; suggest (an idea or possibility).

Synonyms: raise, bring up, broach, mention

Antonyms: knock over, lay down

Usage: “the scheme was first mooted last October”

9) Accord (Verb) – अनुदान करना 

Meaning: give or grant someone (power, status, or recognition).

Synonyms: give, grant, tender, present

Antonyms: withhold, remove

Usage: “the powers accorded to the head of state”

10) Elusive (Noun) — मायावी

Meaning: difficult to find, catch, or achieve.

Synonyms: difficult to catch/find, difficult to track down

Antonyms: attracting, confronting, definite

Usage: “success will become ever more elusive”

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