The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary- Something Rotten | 11 September

The Hindu Editorial Article of 11 September 2020 – Something Rotten.

Entrenched (adjective) आरोपित
Meaning:- (of an attitude, habit, or belief) firmly established and difficult or unlikely to change; ingrained.
Synonyms:- rooted, firm
Antonyms:- changeable, indefinite
Example:- Turn a perfectly sound, entrenched business into a blue-sky factory?

Regressive (adjective) लौटनेवाला
Meaning:- proceeding from effect to cause or from particular to universal.
Synonyms:-rightist, rigid
Antonyms:- liberal, progressive
Example:- Whether in regressive or progressive series, each to-day presents a case of arrested development.

Misogyny (noun) स्री जाति से द्वेष
Meaning:- hatred of, aversion to, or prejudice against women
Synonyms:- sexism, discrimination
Antonyms:- misandry, philogyny
Example:- Compulsory asceticism has bred misogyny, and misogyny scruples.

Voyeuristic (adjective) दर्शनरति
Meaning:- deriving or relating to enjoyment from seeing the pain or distress of others.
Synonyms:- nosing, curious, inquisitive

Glee (noun) उल्लास
Meaning:- great delight, especially from one’s own good fortune or another’s misfortune.
Synonyms:- delight, elation
Antonyms:- depression, discouragement
Example:- The old lady turned back into the house, and her face was alive with glee.

Pounced (verb) छेड़ना
Meaning:- notice and take swift advantage of a mistake or sign of weakness.
Synonyms:- ambush, attack
Antonyms:- aid, ascend
Example:- The cat was about to pounce down on the eggs when the Pope laid hold of it.

Estranged (adjective) पराया
Meaning:- (of a person) no longer close or affectionate to someone; alienated.
Synonyms:- alienate, divorce
Antonyms:- agree, combine, come
Example:- Found all changed and estranged, and, he fancied, more wonder than welcome.

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Prejudices (noun) पक्षपात
Meaning:- preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience.
Synonyms:- bias, distort, harm
Antonyms:- aid, assist, help
Example:- He had a dislike to that country, and I grew up in his prejudices.

Demonisation (noun) मान
Meaning:- the action of naming or classifying something.

Empathising (verb) समानुभूति होना
Meaning:- understand and share the feelings of another.
Synonyms:- sympathize, comprehend
Antonyms:- misinterpret, mistake
Example:- They empathize—that is, see through our eyes, feel with our fingertips—so that they perceive what we do.

Erupt (verb) फूटना
Meaning:- break out suddenly and dramatically.
Synonyms:- appear, blow up
Antonyms:- be quiet
Example:- At the same moment, the earth began to erupt fire and smoke and steel.

Vague (adjective) अस्पष्ट
Meaning:- of uncertain, indefinite, or unclear character or meaning.
Synonyms:- ambiguous, dubious
Antonyms:- apparent, certain, clear
Example:- He had got a dangerous game to play, and his plans were vague and shadowy.

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