The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary: 13th August 2020


1IMPOSE (VERB): (थोपना) force (an unwelcome decision or ruling) on someone.

Synonyms: inflict, foist

Antonyms: remove

Example Sentence:

The decision was theirs and was not imposed on them by others.


2FORTHRIGHT (ADJ.): (निष्कपट) (of a person or their manner or speech) direct and outspoken.

Synonyms: frank, dishonest

Antonyms: dishonest

Example Sentence:

They are being very forthright in their comments and very accurate.


3KOWTOW  (VERB): (नमस्कार) act in an excessively subservient manner.

Synonyms: greeting, salutation

Antonyms: ignore

Example Sentence:

she didn't have to kowtow to a boss.


4ALIENATE (VERB): (अलगाना) make (someone) feel isolated or estranged.

Synonyms: separate, disunite

Antonyms: unite

Example Sentence:

An urban environment which would alienate its inhabitants.


5JEOPARDY (NOUN): (ख़तरा) danger of loss, harm, or failure.

Synonyms: peril, insecurity

Antonyms: safety

Example Sentence:

The whole peace process is in jeopardy.


6EXPLICIT (ADJ.): (स्पष्ट) stated clearly and in detail

Synonyms: exact, obvious

Antonyms: vague

Example Sentence:

The arrangement had not been made explicit.


7CONCOMITANT (ADJ.): (सहगामी) naturally accompanying or associated

Synonyms: connected, linked

Antonyms: unrelated

Example Sentence:

She loved travel, with all its concomitant worries.


8SHUN (VERB): (छोड़ना) persistently avoid, ignore, or reject (someone or something) through antipathy or caution

Synonyms: refuse, evade

Antonyms: accept

Example Sentence:

He shunned fashionable society.


9COMPEL (VERB): (मजबूर) force or oblige (someone) to do something.

Synonyms: impel, urge

Antonyms: convince

Example Sentence:

A sense of duty compelled Harry to answer her questions.


10ACCOMPLISH (VERB): (पूरा करना) achieve or complete successfully.

Synonyms: fulfil, attain

Antonyms: give up

Example Sentence:

If we work as a team, I'm confident we will accomplish our goal.

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