The Hindu Vocabulary 28 September 2023

2023-09-28

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 28 September 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Dramatic shift: On the AIADMK snapping ties with the BJP".

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Belligerence

 Noun

Hostile or aggressive behavior.

(युद्धरत)

Aggressiveness, Hostility, Antagonism, Combativeness, Pugnacity, Bellicosity, Truculence, Militancy, Quarrelsomeness, Contentiousness

Pacifism, Peacefulness, Friendliness, Nonaggression, Conciliation, Amicability, Harmony, Compromise, Reconciliation, Cooperation

His belligerence often led to conflicts with his colleagues at work.

Reliance

 Noun

Dependence on someone or something for support or trust.

(भरोसा)

Dependence, Trust, Confidence, Relying, Faith, Assurance, Reliance upon, Counting on, Trustworthiness, Reliability

Distrust, Mistrust, Doubt, Skepticism, Uncertainty, Disbelief, Misgiving, Unreliability, Insecurity, Hesitation

Her success was built on the strong reliance she had on her team.

Snap

 Verb

Making a sudden, sharp sound or breaking quickly.

(तेज़ आवाज़ को निकालना)

Cracking, Popping, Clicking, Bursting, Crumbling, Fracturing, Breaking, Exploding, Splitting, Rupturing

Silencing, Quieting, Muffling, Suppressing, Calming, Soothing, Softening, Stillness, Peace, Hushing

The twig snapping underfoot startled the hiker in the quiet forest.

Bonhomie

 Noun

A feeling of friendliness and goodwill among people.

(दोस्ताना)

Friendliness, Amicability, Affability, Cordiality, Comradeship, Geniality, Warmth, Camaraderie, Sociability, Hospitality

Hostility, Animosity, Enmity, Aloofness, Antagonism, Dislike, Coldness, Unfriendliness, Reserve, Unkindness

The bonhomie at the family gathering made everyone feel welcome.

Rapprochement

 Noun

The reestablishment of cordial relations, especially between countries or groups.

(मित्रता)

Reconciliation, Reunion, Reestablishment, Harmony, Understanding, Amity, Reconnection, Rapport, Reconciliation, Detente

Estrangement, Discord, Hostility, Alienation, Disunity, Conflict, Division, Enmity, Disagreement, Feud

The rapprochement between the two neighboring nations brought hope for peace in the region.

Alliance

 Noun

A partnership or association between individuals or groups.

 (संघटना)

Partnership, Union, Coalition, Collaboration, Federation, Association, Affiliation, Cooperation, Confederation, Pact

Rivalry, Opposition, Hostility, Conflict, Discord, Enmity, Disagreement, Separation, Dissociation, Alienation

The alliance between the two companies resulted in a successful merger and increased market share.

Crucial

 Adjective

Extremely important or essential.

 (महत्वपूर्ण)

Vital, Critical, Pivotal, Essential, Significant, Indispensable, Key, Paramount, Imperative, Decisive

Insignificant, Trivial, Unimportant, Irrelevant, Minor, Nonessential, Inconsequential, Negligible, Dispensable, Optional

The crucial decision to invest in research and development led to the company's innovative breakthrough.

Dilution

 Noun

The act of making something weaker, less concentrated, or diluted.

 (पतला)

Thinning, Weakening, Reduction, Diluting, Attenuation, Decrease, Diminution, Softening, Debilitation, Dispersal

Concentration, Strength, Intensification, Augmentation, Enrichment, Fortification, Increase, Enhancement, Reinforcement, Accumulation

The dilution of the solution resulted in a less potent mixture, affecting the experiment's outcome.

Reiterate

 Verb

To repeat or say something again, often for emphasis or clarity.

 (पुनरावृत्ति करना)

Repeat, Recapitulate, Echo, Restate, Iterate, Duplicate, Reecho, Retell, Parrot, Recite

Cease, Stop, Halt, Discontinue, Abandon, Desist, Refrain, Conclude, Finish, End

The teacher asked the students to reiterate the key points of the lesson to ensure understanding.

Subservient

 Adjective

Willing to obey others and fulfill their needs or wishes, often to an excessive degree.

(उपसेवक)

Obedient, Servile, Compliant, Submissive, Docile, Conforming, Slavish, Meek, Yielding, Duteous

Independent, Assertive, Autonomous, Self-reliant, Unyielding, Defiant, Dominant, Self-sufficient, Resistant, Rebellious

Her subservient attitude made her the go-to person for completing tasks in the office.

Shed

 Verb

To discard or get rid of something, typically by casting off or letting go.

(छोड़ना)

Discard, Dispose of, Jettison, Cast off, Relinquish, Abandon, Ditch, Throw away, Unload, Scatter

Retain, Keep, Hold onto, Preserve, Maintain, Cling to, Hoard, Secure, Protect, Save

He decided to shed his old belongings and start fresh in his new home.

Reconciliation

 Noun

The act of making amends or restoring harmony and understanding after a conflict or disagreement.

(सुलह)

Settlement, Resolution, Agreement, Harmony, Accord, Compromise, Mediation, Conciliation, Peace, Understanding

Disagreement, Conflict, Discord, Hostility, Strife, Dispute, Feud, Rivalry, Alienation, Separation

The reconciliation between the two nations led to a lasting peace treaty.

Belittled

 Verb

To make someone or something seem unimportant or less valuable.

(छोटा दिखाना)

Minimized, Diminished, Underestimated, Disparaged, Downplayed, Derided, Ridiculed, Depreciated, Trivialized, Undervalued

Magnified, Exalted, Praised, Acknowledged, Valued, Celebrated, Applauded, Esteemed, Respected, Honored

She belittled his achievements by calling them insignificant, which hurt his self-esteem.

 

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