Welcome to “The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary,” your trusted source for enhancing your linguistic prowess. In our concise yet insightful articles, we break down the complex terminology and phrases found in “The Hindu” editorials, empowering you to understand, apply, and integrate these words into your daily communication. Today we will discuss about the The Hindu Editorial (Scapegoating: On Afghan refugees in Pakistan) of 3rd November 2023.
The Pakistan government’s order to all undocumented migrants to leave the country by October 31 has thrown the lives of hundreds of thousands of Afghan refugees in jeopardy. The interim government in Islamabad says its decision is not targeted at any particular nationality.
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Below is today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Scapegoating: On Afghan refugees in Pakistan) – November 03, 2023.
Daily Vocabulary : The Hindu Editorial (Scapegoating: On Afghan refugees in Pakistan) – November 03, 2023
- Undocumented (adjective) — गैर-दस्तावेजी
Meaning – not supported by written proof
Synonyms – hypothetical, speculative, apocryphal, theoretical, unauthentic, theoretic, fantastical, chimeric
Antonyms – true, historical, actual, real, literal, factual, documentary
Sentence – A growing problem is the undocumented asylum seeker.
- Migrant (noun) — प्रवासी
Meaning – a person that travels to a different country or place, often in order to find work
Synonyms – immigrants, settlers, refugees, emigrants
Antonyms – natives, residents, citizens, inhabitants, nonimmigrants, nationals
Sentence – The cities are full of migrants looking for work.
- Refugee (noun) — शरणार्थी
Meaning – a person who has escaped from their own country for political, religious, or economic reasons or because of a war
Synonyms – exile, fugitive, alien, expatriate
Sentence – We have been tasked with setting up camps for refugees.
- Jeopardy (noun) — ख़तरा
Meaning – in danger of being damaged or destroyed
Synonyms – danger, risk, trouble, peril
Antonyms – safety, security, salvation
Sentence – They have also put their entitlements in the home country in jeopardy.
- Evident (adjective) — प्रत्यक्ष
Meaning – easily seen or understood
Synonyms – apparent, presumed, possible, obvious
Antonyms – hidden, impossible, unlikely, inconceivable, real
Sentence – Harry’s courage during his illness was evident to everyone.
- Violence (noun) — हिंसा
Meaning – actions or words that are intended to hurt people
Synonyms – brutality, injury, assault, terror, force
Antonyms – nonviolence, pacifism
Sentence – More police were sent to help contain the violence.
- Intervention (noun) — हस्तक्षेप
Meaning – the action of becoming intentionally involved in a difficult situation, in order to improve it or prevent it from getting worse
Synonyms – interfere, intercede, mediate, intermediate
Antonyms – avoid, stand by, ignore, shun
Sentence – The government was reluctant to sanction intervention in the crisis.
- Detention (noun) — कैद
Meaning – the act or condition of being officially forced to stay in a place
Synonyms – imprisonment, incarceration, captivity, confinement
Antonyms – discharge, release, freedom, liberation
Sentence – He made the confession while under detention.
- Deportation (verb) — निर्वासन
Meaning – to force someone to leave a country
Synonyms – expulsion, displacement, migration
Antonyms – return, immigration, repatriation
Sentence – The refugees were deported back to their country of origin.
- Humanitarian (adjective) — मानवीय
Meaning – involved in or connected with improving people’s lives and reducing suffering
Synonyms – philanthropic, charitable, philanthropical, benevolent
Antonyms – selfish, self–centered, parsimonious
Sentence – The prisoner has been released for humanitarian reasons.
- Interim (adjective) — अन्तरिम
Meaning – temporary and intended to be used or accepted until something permanent exists
Synonyms – temporary, provisional, transitional, short–term
Antonyms – permanent, final, long–term, fixed
Sentence – The move is intended as an interim measure.
- Hyperinflation (noun) — बेलगाम
Meaning – a condition where the price of everything in a national economy goes out of control and increases very quickly
Sentence – In the presence of hyperinflation, currency substitution may have positive effects.
- Depreciation (verb) — मूल्यह्रास
Meaning – to (cause something to) lose value, especially over time
Synonyms – criticism, defamation, condemnation, abuse, disparagement
Antonyms – magnification, aggrandizement, glorification, exaltation, praise
Sentence – In the last year our house has depreciated in value.
- Woes (noun) — संकट
Meaning – big problems or troubles
Synonyms – pains, distresses, agonies, miseries, anguishes
Antonyms – consolations, comforts, solaces, eases
Sentence – Her face was lined and full of woe.
- Outwit (verb) — चतुरता में मात देना
Meaning – to get an advantage over someone by acting more cleverly and often by using a trick
Synonyms – outsmart, outmaneuver, thwart, deceive, overcome, outfox
Sentence – You need to know that there are ways to outwit one’s craving for crullers.
- Neglected (verb) — नजरअंदाज कर दिया
Meaning – to not give enough care or attention to people or things that are your responsibility
Synonyms – dilapidated, abandoned, miserable, tired, desolate
Antonyms – maintained, fresh, kept–up
Sentence – She’s been neglecting her studies this semester.
- Skirmishes (noun) — झड़पों
Meaning – a fight between a small number of soldiers that is usually short and not planned
Synonyms – encounters, fights, brushes
Antonyms – truces
Sentence – For days, separatists and troops had skirmished along the border.
- Porous (adjective) — झरझरा, छिद्रयुक्त
Meaning – having many small holes that allow water or air to pass through slowly
Synonyms – penetrable, permeable, absorbent, pervious
Antonyms – impermeable, impervious, impenetrable, impassable
Sentence – The boundary between politics and play could be very porous.
- Scapegoating (noun) — बलि का बकरा
Meaning – a person who is blamed for something that someone else has done
Synonyms – victim, excuse, fall guy
Sentence – The captain was made a scapegoat for the team’s failure.
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