HINDU Editorial Vocabulary 17 February 2020

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HINDU Editorial Vocabulary 17 February 2020 and English Vocabulary based on The Hindu daily newspaper. Here we are listed the words used in The HINDU Editorial and providing the usage of words for easy learning. So that it will become very easy to improve vocabulary and learn new words.

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HINDU Editorial Vocabulary 17 February 2020

  1. Perverse zeal: On Kafeel Khan arrest
  2. political dissent is a blot on India’s democratic credentials
  3. betrays the perverse zeal with which the Uttar Pradesh
  4. government is hounding the suspended government doctor
  5. contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act at Aligarh Muslim University
  6. It was obvious that the flawed approach
  7. ostensibly to prevent him from acting
  8. If they were under a bona fide belief
  9. It normally indicates mala fide targeting
  10. Taking the cue from growing opinion
  11. IPC would suffice is to undermine its efficacy
  12. 50 days of dystopian conflict with the Centre
Word Meaning & Synonyms
perverse

adjective

Meaning : contrary to the accepted or expected standard or practice.

Synonyms : illogical, irrational, unreasonable

blot

verb

Meaning : damage the good character or reputation of.

Synonyms : tarnish, taint, stain

betray

verb

Meaning : expose (one’s country, a group, or a person) to danger by treacherously giving information to an enemy.

Synonyms : break one’s promise to, be disloyal to

hound

verb

Meaning : harass, persecute, or pursue relentlessly.

Synonyms : harass, persecute, harry

contentious

adjective

Meaning : causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial.

Synonyms : controversial, disputable

flawed

adjective

Meaning : having or characterized by a fundamental weakness or imperfection.

Synonyms : unsound, defective, faulty

ostensibly

adverb

Meaning : as appears or is stated to be true, though not necessarily so; apparently.

Synonyms : apparently, seemingly

bona fide

adjective

Meaning genuine; real.

Synonyms : authentic, genuine

mala fide

adjective

Meaning : in bad faith; with intent to deceive.
cue

noun

Meaning : a signal for action.
suffice

verb

Meaning : be enough or adequate.

Synonyms : be adequate, do, serve

dystopian

adjective

Meaning : relating to or denoting an imagined state or society where there is great suffering or injustice.

The Hindu Wordlist 17 February 2020

  1. Madhya Pradesh grapples with spiralling neonatal deaths
  2. Punjab police bust link in drug trail
  3. C“garh: Tiger chases tourist bus, two safari staff sacked
  4. Atletico faces a rampant Liverpool
  5. Financial rules at risk of being ‘scuppered’
  6. Gopal’s, Karthick’s efforts go in vain
  7. Trains to chug into Gajwel soon
Word Meaning & Synonyms
grapple

verb

Meaning : engage in a close fight or struggle without weapons; wrestle.

Synonyms : wrestle, struggle, tussle

bust

verb

Meaning : be caught in the act of doing something wrong.

Synonyms : arrest, apprehend

sack

verb

Meaning : dismiss from employment.

Synonyms : dismiss, give someone their notice

rampant

adjective

Meaning : (especially of something unwelcome) flourishing or spreading unchecked.

Synonyms : uncontrolled, unrestrained, unchecked

scupper

verb

Meaning : prevent from working or succeeding; thwart.

Synonyms : ruin, wreck, destroy

vain

adjective

Meaning : having or showing an excessively high opinion of one’s appearance, abilities, or worth.

Synonyms : conceited, narcissistic

chug

verb

Meaning : (of a vehicle or boat) move slowly making regular muffled explosive sounds, as of an engine running slowly.

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