The Hindu Editorial (Leave them alone: on the Sentinelese) Vocab – 26 Nov, 2018

The death of a young American man at the hands of the inhabitants of North Sentinel Island in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands has led to dangerous lines of debate. 

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Today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Leave them alone: on the Sentinelese) – Nov 26, 2018


  • Leave someone alone (phrase)
    Meaning – Stop disturbing, Interfering with someone.
  • At the hands of (phrase)
    Meaning – (suffer, get hurt & be treated badly) as a consequence of someone’s actions. 
  • Inhabitant (noun) – निवासी
    Meaning – A person or animal that lives in or occupies a place.
    Synonyms – Native community, resident, occupant, occupier, dweller, settler.
    Sentence – He therefore proposed that the land and all wealth from it should be held communally by the inhabitants of each parish.
  • Extinction (noun) – विलुप्त होने, समाप्ति
    Meaning – The state or process of being or becoming extinct.
    Synonyms – disappearance, destruction, elimination, eradication.

    Sentence – Scientists are sharply divided over what caused the extinction.
  • Foolhardy (noun) – उजड्ड, असावधान, उतावला
    Meaning – Recklessly bold or rash.
    Synonyms – reckless, incautious, careless.
    Sentence – The signings can be described as bold or foolhardy, but which will it turn out to be?
  • Missionary (noun) – धर्म-प्रचारक
    Meaning – A person sent on a religious mission, especially one sent to promote Christianity in a foreign country.
    Synonyms – converter, evangelist, campaigner.
    Sentence – He spent the next seven years as a missionary to the Indians at Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
  • Scholar (noun) – पंडित, विद्वान
    Meaning – A specialist in a particular branch of study, especially the humanities.
    Synonyms – intellectual, academic, learned person.
    Sentence – This is a beautifully written book by a scholar of exceptional sensitivity.
  • Venture (verb)जोखिम उठाना
    Meaning – Undertake a risky or daring journey or course of action.
    Synonyms – (risky) travel, journey, wander.
    Sentence – Only the college hostel girls ventured out to buy snacks.
  • Meticulous (adjective) – सूक्ष्म, अति सावधान
    Meaning – very careful and precise.
    Synonyms – careful, diligent, scrupulous.
    Sentence – Their leader must be a very, very intelligent, meticulous and careful person.
  • Immunity (noun) – प्रतिरोध
    Meaning –Protection or exemption from something, especially an obligation or penalty.
    Synonyms – protection, resistance, non-susceptibility.
    Sentence – Politicians lost their immunity from unflattering exposure.
  • Indigenous (adjective) – स्वदेशी
    Meaning – Originating or occurring naturally in a particular place; native.
    Synonyms – native, local, original, domestic.
    Sentence – His book opened many readers’ eyes to the natural beauty of indigenous plants.
  • eyes-on and hands-off approach (phrase)
    Meaning – a type of (managerial) approach which allows the team (employees) to do their work instead of micromanaging them, but at the same time watch them carefully (by keeping an eye on the progress) through their reports.
  • Poacher (noun) – बिना आज्ञा प्रवेश करने वाला, शिकार का चोर
    Meaning – A person who hunts or catches game or fish illegally.
    Synonyms – hunter, trespasser, intruder.
    Sentence – In just one decade, poachers have hunted the species to near extinction.
  • Circumnavigation (noun) – संसार जलयात्रा
    Meaning –The action or process of sailing or otherwise travelling all the way around something, especially the world.
    Sentence – The first circumnavigation of the globe in a helicopter.
  • Buffer (noun) – प्रतिरोधी
    Meaning – Lessen or moderate the impact of (something)

    Synonyms – shield, screen, barrier, guard.
    Sentence – The massage helped to buffer the strain.
  • Reclusive (adjective) – एकांतप्रिय
    Meaning – Avoiding the company of other people; solitary.
    Synonyms – solitary, secluded, isolated, introverted.
    Sentence – He led a reclusive life.
  • Fiercely (adverb) – जमकर, प्रचंडता पूर्वक, उग्रता के साथ
    Meaning – In a savagely violent or aggressive manner.
    Synonyms – aggressively, extremely, savagely.
    Sentence – The army clashed fiercely with militants.
  • Spear (noun) – भाला, बरछी
    Meaning – a weapon with long shaft and sharp edge (javelin) made primarily to be thrown.
    Synonyms – knife, sword, spear, lance, pike, javelin, shaft, harpoon.
    Sentence – This movie is just men with swords, arrows, spears and guns.
  • Misadventure (noun) – दुर्गति
    Meaning – Death caused by a person accidentally while performing a legal act without negligence or intent to harm.
    Synonyms – mishap, misfortune, catastrophe; unfortunate event.
    Sentence – The coroner recorded a verdict of death by misadventure.
  • Call for (phrasal verb) 
    Meaning – require, make necessary, demand.
  • Anthropologist (noun) – मानवविज्ञानी
    Meaning – an expert in or student of anthropology (the study of human beings (humanity)).

    Sentence – Among anthropologists, the ratio of Democrats to Republicans is about thirty to one.
  • Ignorance (noun) अज्ञान, जड़ता
    Meaning – Lack of knowledge or information.
    Synonyms – incomprehension, unawareness, inexperience.
    Sentence – He acted in ignorance of basic procedures.
  • Orientalist (noun) – प्राच्य
    Meaning – relating to the people (Western scholars) who study Asian societies and cultures, languages, and peoples. 
  • Overpower (verb) – प्रबल, अभिभूत करना, जीत लेना
    Meaning – Defeat or overcome with superior strength.
    Synonyms – conquer, defeat, control.
    Sentence – He overpowered the two men and frogmarched them to the police station.
  • Oversight (noun) – निगरानी
    Meaning – An unintentional failure to notice or do something.
    Synonyms – inspection, supervision, control.
    Sentence – Was the mistake due to oversight?
  • Empathetically (adverb) 
    Meaning – In a way that shows an ability to understand and share the feelings of another.

    Synonyms – compassionately, sensitively, sympathetically.
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