The Hindu Vocabulary 8 September 2021

2021-09-08

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 8 September 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Transition incomplete: on Libya's political climate’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Factionalism

Noun

A party or group (as within a government) that is often contentious or self-seeking

(गुटबंदी)

Animosity, Controversy, Clash, Disagreement

Accord, Agreement, Peace, Unity

Libya wants to rid the movement of factionalism.

Dictator

Noun

Absolute ruler (तानाशाह)

Autocrat, Boss, Chief, Tyrant

Follower, Worker

Hitler was a dictator.

Topple

Verb

Fall or knock over/ Overthrow

(गिर पड़ना)

Collapse, Overturn, Plunge, Upset

Hold, Increase, Ascend, Rise

The bridge may topple into the river if not fixed properly.

Accused

Adjective

Blamed

(दोषी)

Implicated, Incriminated, Indicted, Charged with

Acquitted, Clear, Discharged

The accused Rajesh was acquitted of all charges.   

Reconciliation

Noun

The process of making consistent or compatible. (सामंजस्‍य)

Accord, Compromise, Harmony, Settlement

Disagreement, Dissension

The civilians are hoping for a reconciliation between the government and separatists.  

Regime

Noun

A government in power.

(शासन)

Reign, Rule, Government, System

Chaos, Disorder, Anarchy

The citizens of Afghanistan are not in favour of the Taliban’s regime.

Renegade

Noun

A person who deserts a party or cause for another. (पाखण्डी)

Defector, Deserter, Dissident, Insurgent

Adherent, Follower

He was treated as a renegade and not allowed to be part of any party.

Rump

Noun

A small or unimportant remnant of something originally larger.

(मूल रूप से बड़ी किसी चीज का छोटा या महत्वहीन अवशेष)

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A remnant of the long parliament assembled during the anarchy and has been termed the rump.

Strife

Noun

Angry or bitter disagreement over fundamental issues

(संघर्ष)

Animosity, Controversy, Discord, Clash

Accord, Agreement, Harmony, Peace

There could be an end to long ongoing geopolitical strife in the region.

 

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