The Hindu Editorial (Beyond criticism?) Vocab – 10 Nov, 2018

Bullying film-makers into shelving projects or effecting cuts is not new in India. However, it is not often that a State government or the ruling party resorts to threat and intimidation against a commercial film. 

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Below is today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Beyond criticism?: on ‘Sarkar’ controversy) – Nov 10, 2018.

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Today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Beyond criticism?: on ‘Sarkar’ controversy) – Nov 10, 2018


  • Uproar (noun) – कोलाहल, कुहराम 
    Meaning – A loud and impassioned noise or disturbance.
    Synonyms – disorder, outcry, protest; commotion, disturbance.
    Sentence – The room was in an uproar.
  • Streak (noun) लकीर, रेखा
    Meaning – A long, thin line or mark of a different substance or colour from its surroundings.
    Synonyms – element, vein, trace.
    Sentence – They have a thin streak of white scales that extends above their anterior eyes.
  • Intolerance (noun) – असहिष्णुता, न सहने योग्यता
    Meaning – Unwillingness to accept views, beliefs, or behaviour that differ from one’s own.
    Synonyms – bigotry, narrow-mindedness, illiberality/dogmatism.
    Sentence – He can be sure that when he does, someone will accuse him of intolerance.
  • Bully (verb) – धौंसिया, भयभीत करना 
    Meaning – A person who habitually seeks to harm or intimidate those whom they perceive as vulnerable.
    Synonyms – coerce, intimidate, pressurize.
    Sentence – He is a ranting, domineering bully.
  • Resort to (Phras) 
    Meaning – use, utilize, turn to.
    Sentence – I don’t have to resort to such underhand tricks.
  • Ostensibly (adverb) – प्रत्यक्ष तौर पर 
    Meaning – apparently or purportedly
    Synonyms – apparently, seemingly, on the face of it.
  • Rampage (noun) – हिसात्मक आचरण 
    Synonyms – wild, violent, running amok, berserk.
  • Chorus (noun) सहगान, गाने वालों का समूह
    Meaning – at the same time
    Synonyms – in unison, together, simultaneously.
    Sentence – They sang the chorus again.
  • Decry (verb) – दोष देना, निंदा करना
    Meaning – Publicly denounce.
    Synonyms – denounce, condemn, criticize.
    Sentence – They decried human rights abuses.
  • Populist (adjective) लोकलुभावन 
    Meaning – relating to the politicians who claim that they are representing the common/ordinary people.
    Synonyms – elected, representative, parliamentary.
    Sentence – Apopulist opposition leader.
  • Tacit (adjective) – मतलब रखा हुआ, अल्पभाषी, निहित
    Meaning – Understood or implied without being stated.
    Synonyms – implicit, indirect, hinted.
    Sentence – Your silence may be taken to mean tacit agreement.
  • Endorsement (noun) – समर्थन, पुष्टि
    Meaning – The action of endorsing someone or something.
    Synonyms – support, backing, approval.
    Sentence – It should be in the hands of the people and require their endorsement.
  • Blowback (noun) 
    Meaning – the unexpected (bad & harmful) outcomes of a political situation.
  • Dispensation (noun) – व्यवस्था
    Meaning – Exemption from a rule or usual requirement.
    Synonyms – system, arrangement, organization.
    Sentence – Industries now have to lobby and politicise to get dispensation.
  • Renowned (adjective) प्रसिद्ध
    Meaning – Known or talked about by many people; famous.
    Synonyms – well known, famous, much publicized.
    Sentence – The classes he took became renowned for their excellence.
  • Veiled (adjective) – ढंकना 
    Meaning – A piece of fine material worn by women to protect or conceal the face.
    Synonyms – hidden, concealed, disguised/camouflaged.
    Sentence – Traditionally, the bride wears a white gown and a veil.
  • Snip (verb)धज्जी, छाँटना, कैंची से कतरना 
    Meaning – Cut (something) with scissors or shears, typically with small quick strokes.
    Synonyms – cut off, remove, trim/take off.
    Sentence – The dress is really rough but I have been chopping and snipping it all day.
  • Wilfully (adverb) – जान-बूझकर
    Meaning – With the intention of causing harm; deliberately.
    Synonyms – deliberately, purposefully.
    Sentence – She denies four charges of wilfully neglecting a patient.
  • Curtail (verb) – घटाना, संक्षिप्त करना
    Meaning – Reduce in extent or quantity; impose a restriction on.
    Synonyms – reduce, decrease, lessen.
    Sentence – In short, Mosley wants to curtail the scope and cost of development.
  • Protagonist (noun) –   नायक, समर्थक, तरफ़दार
    Meaning – The leading character or one of the major characters in a play, film, novel, etc.
    Synonyms – main character, mainstay, hero.
    Sentence – She also wrote several novels with mixed-race protagonists.
  • Nurture (verb) – पालन – पोषण करना
    Meaning – Care for and protect (someone or something) while they are growing.
    Synonyms – encourage, promote, develop, foster.
    Sentence – You can say something that will either nurture the relationship or tear it down.
  • Ire (noun) – क्रोध
    Meaning – Anger
    Synonyms – anger, rage, fury, wrath.
    Sentence – The plans provoked the ire of conservationists.
  • Irony (noun) व्यंग्य,  ताना 
    Meaning – The expression of one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.
    Synonyms – paradox, incongruity, peculiarity.
    Sentence – Expressing yourself through irony is the way to go these days..
  • Nuance (noun) अति सूक्ष्म अंतर 
    Meaning – A subtle difference in or shade of meaning, expression, or sound.
    Synonyms – variation, subtle difference, fine distinction.
    Sentence – You can savor delicate musical nuances without disturbing others.
  • Orchestrate (verb) 
    Meaning – Arrange or score (music) for orchestral performance.
    Synonyms – mobilize, mastermind, choreograph/engineer.
    Sentence – The situation has been orchestrated by a tiny minority.
  • Celluloid (noun) 
    Meaning – A transparent flammable plastic made in sheets from camphor and nitrocellulose, formerly used for cinematographic film.
    Synonyms – cinema, motion pictures, films.
  • Stifle (verb) दबाना, गला घोंटना, मारना
    Meaning – Restrain (a reaction) or stop oneself acting on (an emotion)
    Synonyms – constrain, oppress, prevent/impede.
    Sentence – High taxes were stifling private enterprise.


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