The Hindu Vocabulary 8 November 2023

2023-11-08

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 8 November 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Defection business: On party-hopping as a feature of Indian politics"

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Defection

Noun

The act of abandoning a political party, cause, or group to join or support an opposing one.

(दल-बदली)

Desertion, Betrayal, Apostasy, Renunciation, Treason, Forsaking, Abandonment, Termination, Renegade, Conversion

Loyalty, Allegiance, Fidelity, Adherence, Faithfulness, Constancy, Devotion, Commitment, Dedication, Allegiance

His defection from the party surprised many of his colleagues.

Dint

Noun

Force, power, or impact that accomplishes an effect or result.

(धक्का)

Force, Impact, Power, Strength, Influence, Pressure, Impression, Mark, Effect, Punch

Weakness, Ineffectiveness, Helplessness, Impotence, Powerlessness, Inefficacy, Feebleness, Ineptitude, Futility, Inadequacy

Through sheer dint of hard work, she achieved success in her endeavors.

Patronage

Noun

Support, encouragement, or sponsorship given by a patron.

(संरक्षण)

 

Support, Sponsorship, Backing, Aid, Help, Assistance, Advocacy, Endorsement, Promotion, Funding

Opposition, Disapproval, Dissent, Objection, Boycott, Abstention, Disfavor, Refusal, Denial, Rejection

His business thrived due to the generous patronage of several influential individuals.

Conviction

Noun

A firmly held belief or the state of being found or proved guilty of an offense or crime.

(दृढ़ विश्वास)

Belief, Certainty, Faith, Assurance, Confidence, Determination, Assurance, Certitude, Firmness, Belief

Doubt, Uncertainty, Indecision, Skepticism, Disbelief, Hesitation, Ambiguity, Misgiving, Suspicion, Dubiety

The conviction that honesty is crucial to success guided his every action.

Malleability

Noun

The quality of being easily shaped, formed, or molded; capable of being influenced or adapted.

(आकार-योग्यता)

Flexibility, Adaptability, Plasticity, Pliability, Modifiability, Malleableness, Ductility, Flexibleness, Manipulability, Pliableness

Rigidity, Inflexibility, Stiffness, Immutability, Inadaptability, Inelasticity, Resistance, Unyieldingness, Solidity, Rigidness

The malleability of clay allows artists to sculpt various forms with ease.

Incumbent

Adjective

Necessary as a duty or responsibility; the current holder of an office or position.

(अधिकारी)

Obligatory, Mandatory, Required, Essential, Holder, Occupant, Officeholder, Essential, Necessary, Compulsory

Optional, Voluntary, Elective, Nonessential, Nonobligatory, Unnecessary, Discretionary, Elective, Unrequired, Voluntary

It is incumbent upon us to fulfill our duties diligently.

Elaborate

Adjective

To develop or present in detail; to add more information or complexity.

(विस्तृत)

Detailed, Intricate, Complex, Thorough, Comprehensive, Expanded, Developed, Intricate, Extensive, Explanatory

Simple, Basic, Brief, Concise, Summary, Compact, Terse, Simplified, Curt, Abridged

The architect will elaborate on the plans for the new building during the meeting.

Cater

Verb

To provide food and service, especially at social events or functions; to satisfy a particular need or demand.

(खाना परोसना)

Provide, Supply, Serve, Accommodate, Furnish, Offer, Provision, Attend, Indulge, Satisfy

Deprive, Refuse, Deny, Withhold, Lack, Want, Abstain, Resist, Avoid, Shun

The hotel will cater to the dietary preferences of its guests during the conference.

Articulate

Adjective

To express fluently or coherently; to speak or pronounce clearly.

(स्पष्ट रूप से कहना)

Expressive, Fluent, Eloquent, Coherent, Persuasive, Enunciate, Vocalize, Clarity, Clear, Spoken

Inarticulate, Mumble, Garble, Slur, Unclear, Indistinct, Incoherent, Unintelligible, Confused, Jumble, Stammer

She was able to articulate her thoughts effectively during the presentation.

Tenuous

Adjective

Thin, weak, or flimsy; having little substance or strength.

(पतला)

Fragile, Weak, Slim, Thin, Feeble, Delicate, Flimsy, Shaky, Unsubstantial, Frail

Strong, Substantial, Robust, Solid, Steady, Stable, Resilient, Firm, Sound, Substantial

The tenuous rope was unable to support the weight, posing a risk for climbers.

 

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