The Hindu Vocabulary 10 June 2023

2023-06-10

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 10 June 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Complicated situation: On Donald Trump’s indictment and American politics.”

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Indictment

Noun

A formal charge or accusation of a serious crime

(अभियोग)

Allegation, Arraignment, Bill, Charge, Citation, Detention

Acquit, Vindicate, Exonerate, Absolve

An indictment was brought against Aman last week.

Allege

Verb

To assert without proof

To assert to be true, especially in a formal manner, as in court

 (महासंघ)

Testify, Affirm, Avouch, Charge, Cite

Deny, Dissent, Protest, Disagree

Rahim is alleged to have assaulted Harshit on the project.

Unprecedented

Adjective

Never done or known before.

(अपूर्व)

Unparalleled, Unequalled, Unmatched, Unrivalled

Normal, Common, Ordinary, Usual

Your request is the unprecedented one.

Obstructed

Verb

Block (an opening, path, road, etc.); be or get in the way of (रुकावट डालना)

Blocked, Hindered, Excluded, Stopped, Prevented, Impeded, Precluded, Refused

Permitted, Acceptable, Permissible, Allowable, Appropriate, Legitimate

The falling tress obstructed our journey.

Assail

Verb

To make a concerted or violent attack on something.

To attack vigorously.

(आक्रमण करना)

Attack, Slam, Scold, Criticize, Lambast, Excoriate, Abuse, Lambaste

Commend, Praise, Hail, Laud, Compliment, Acclaim

 

The boss was assailed by the journalists.

Embarrassing

Adjective

Causing embarrassment

(शर्मिंदा करने वाला)

Uncomfortable, Awkward, Unpleasant, Difficult, Confusing, Disturbing, Disconcerting, Humiliating

Convenient, Comfortable, Agreeable, Pleasing

His birthday proved to be an embarrassing event for me.

Hush

Verb

To make someone to be quiet or stop talking.

To become silent.

(चुप रहना)

Restfulness, Quiet, Serenity, Quietness, Sereneness, Silence, Tranquillity

Commotion, Unrest, Bustle, Turmoil

He tried his best to hush her.

Topple

Verb

Overbalance or cause to overbalance and fall

(गिर पड़ना)

Fall, Stumble, Trip, Slip, Tumble, Collapse, Plop, Slide

Rise, Stand (up), Get up, Uprise

The cyclone toppled many houses.

Counsel

Noun

Advice, especially that is given formally

(परामर्श)

Advice, Guidance, Information, input, Admonition, Assistance, Feedback

Thoughtlessness, Heedlessness, In science, Disregard, Half-knowledge

You probably need a wise counsel.

Verb

To give advice to someone.

(परामर्श देना)

Consult, Confer, Discuss, Advise, Warn, Teach

Ignorance, Carelessness, Disdain, Inadvertence

Young officer should be counselled well.

Contender

Noun

A person or group competing with others to achieve something.

(प्रतियोगी)

Candidate, Applicant, Nominee, Hopeful, Competitor, Aspirant, Campaigner, Prospect

Incumbent, Office holder, Awardee, Inductee, Honoree

He is a strong contender for the post.

Chaos

Noun

Complete disorder and confusion.

(अराजकता)

Havoc, Mess, Jumble, Confusion, Hell, Disorder, Disarray, Disorganization

Order, System, Orderliness, Plan, Method

After his arrival, it was a total chaos.

Partisan

Noun

A strong supporter of a party, cause, or person.

(हिमायती)

Adherents, Followers, Disciples, Supporters, Acolytes, Devotees, Pupils, Votaries

Leaders, Traitors, Defectors, Turncoat

He is a political partisan who supports extremism.

Adjective

Prejudiced in favour of a particular cause.

(पक्षपातपूर्ण)

Biased, One sided, Coloured, Discriminatory, Partial, Interested, unbalanced

Impartial, Unbiased

The country needs politicians to put aside the partisan politics.

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