The Hindu Editorial (Saudi Whodunnit) Vocab – 13 Nov, 2018

Over a month after Jamal Khashoggi was murdered inside the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul, there remain many unanswered questions.

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Today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Saudi whodunnit: on Khashoggi’s murder) – Nov 13, 2018

  • Whodunnit (noun)जासूसी कहानी
    Meaning – A story or play about a murder in which the identity of the murderer is not revealed until the end.
    Synonyms – thriller, detective novel, detective story, murder story.
    Sentence – In some ways this film is a whodunit as well as a horror flick.
  • Shed light on (phrase) 
    Meaning – explain, elucidate, clarify.
  • The consulate (noun) – वाणिज्य दूतावास
    Meaning – The building in which a consul’s duties are carried out.
    Synonyms – diplomatic mission, mission, embassy, ministry, delegation, deputation.
    Sentence – He called at the consulate in Palestine to pick up a visa.
  • Contradict (verb) – खंडन, विरोध करना
    Meaning – Deny the truth of (a statement) by asserting the opposite.
    Synonyms – deny, disagree, give the lie to.
    Sentence – He did not contradict what he said last week.
  • Mounting (adjective)बढ़ते, ढांचा खड़ा करना
    Meaning – A backing, setting, or support for something.
    Synonyms – increasing, growing, intensifying.
    Sentence – Such mountings are frequently used to support lenses, windows, and small mirrors.
  • Rogue (adjective)दुष्ट, धूर्त
    Meaning – A dishonest or unprincipled man.
    Synonyms – unprincipled, disobedient, dishonest, troublesome.
    Sentence – He is so convincingly cocky you want to slap him for being such a rogue.
  • Extradite (verb)अपराधी देना, अपराधी को प्रत्यर्पित करना
    Meaning – Hand over (a person accused or convicted of a crime) to the jurisdiction of the foreign state in which the crime was committed.
    Synonyms – deport, hand over, repatriate, expel.
    Sentence – Brazil refused to extradite him to Britain.
  • Turn down (phrasal verb) 
    Meaning – reject, dismiss, discard, rule out.
  • Dismember (verb)टुकड़े करना, विभाजन करना
    Meaning – Cut off the limbs of (a person or animal)
    Synonyms – cut off, mutilate, disjoint.
    Sentence – He watched a doctor dismember the body.
  • Aide (noun) – सहयोगी, अंगरक्षक
    Meaning – An assistant to an important person, especially a political leader.
    Synonyms – right-hand man, deputy, assistant, confidante.
    Sentence – The president and his aides are simply saying right now they’re going to do what it takes.
  • Persuade (verb) – राज़ी करना, सहमत कराना
    Meaning – Induce (someone) to do something through reasoning or argument.
    Synonyms – convince, influence, coax, prompt.
    Sentence – He said the drivers were persuaded to move their cars before the towing company arrived.
  • Perpetrator (noun)अपराधी
    Meaning – A person who carries out a harmful, illegal, or immoral act.
    Sentence – The perpetrators of this horrific crime must be brought to justice.
  • Bring to light (phrase) 
    Meaning – reveal, disclose, expose/identify.
  • Call on (phrasal verb) 
    Meaning – demand, ask, request/appeal to.
  • Stalemated (adjective) – गतिरोध
    Meaning – Having reached a situation in which further action or progress by opposing or competing parties seems impossible.
    Synonyms – deadlocked, standstilled, checkmated.
    Sentence – The currently stalemated peace talks.
  • Get away (phrasal verb) 
    Meaning – escape, run away, flee/abscond.
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