The Hindu Vocabulary 10 March 2023

2023-03-10

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 10 March 2023 is from the Editorial titled ‘Free of opposition: On politics in Nagaland after the election.’

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Scramble

Noun

A struggle for possession.

(संघर्ष)

Tussle, Melee, Rush, Struggle

Peace, Order, Organization

We were going through a scramble for the choice of restaurant to go to for the party.

Verb

To mix together confusingly.

(मिला देना)

Clamber, Jostle, Climb, Contend, Crawl

Retreat, Stay, Rest

He scrambled all dishes’ names and appearances.

Continuation

Noun

The act of continuing.

Extension to a further point.

(विस्तार/ नित्य संबंध/ विस्तार/ पुनरारंभ) 

Continuance, Continuity, Extension, Perpetuation 

Stoppage, Cessation, End, Finish

His continuation as a minister has surprised all.

Progressive

Adjective

Favouring progress.

Making progress.

(प्रगतिशील/ उन्नतिशील)

Forward-looking, Forward-thinking, Left, Leftist

Conservative, Moderate, Orthodox, Traditional

Shilpa has taken a progressive decision.

Predicate

Verb

To proclaim.

To affirm.

To make an assertion.

To assert to be a quality.

(विधेय/ विशेषण)

Affirm, Declare, Imply, Mean

Deny

He has predicated his remarks on recent events.

Coalition

Noun

A temporary alliance for combined action, especially of political parties forming a government.

(गठबंधन)

Alliance, Federation, Consortium, Merger, Union, Partnership

Severance, Dispensation, Disbursement, Allotment, Apportionment

BJP goes for a coalition with the local parties.

Scandalous

Adjective

Disgraceful or shameful.

Defamatory writing. (लज्जाजनक/ परिवादात्मक)

Defamatory, Disgraceful, Heinous, Outrageous

Good, Magnificent, Respectable, Wonderful

He denied all the allegations by terming them scandalous.

Accountability

Noun

The fact or condition of being accountable; responsibility.

(जवाबदेही)

Responsibility, Liability, Answerability, Reporting, Obedience

-

The accountability should be predefined.

Separatist

Noun

Someone who favours separatism.

An advocate of independence of a part of a nation.

(संप्रदायवादी/ स्वपक्षत्यागी/ पृथक होनेवाला/ विमुख)

Dissident, Heretic, Protestor, Rebel

Adherent, Loyalist

The government is trying to talk to the separatists.

Resolve

Verb

To reach a firm decision.

To make up one’s mind.

(समाधान करना)

Agree, Answer, Conclude, Fathom

Cowardice, Fear, Weakness, Question

Both parties are unwilling to resolve the matter.

Noun

Fixity of a purpose or determination.

Purpose of intent.

(संकल्प)

Boldness, Courage, Firmness, Will

Hesitation, Irresolution, Vacillation, Indecision

Surendra has come to a resolve that he will learn piano and open his music school later on.

Defection

Noun

Conscious abandonment of duty or allegiance to a person or party.

(दलबदल)

Desertion, Divorce, Failure, Rejection, Revolt

Faithfulness, Harmony, Loyalty, Plenty

The defection of opposition MLAs is becoming quite common these days.

Remarkable

Adjective

Worthy of attention

(उत्कृष्ट)

Exceptional, Important, Impressive, Miraculous, Momentous, Notable

Average, Bad, Common, Familiar, Normal, Ordinary

Our product is remarkable.

Betray

Verb

Expose (one's country, a group, or a person) to danger by treacherously giving information to an enemy.

(धोखा देना)

Abandon, Deceive, Forsake, Mislead, Bluff

Be loyal, Assist, Help, Ais, Stay

He was betrayed by his family members.

 

Unintentionally reveal

(प्रकट करना)

 

Reveal, Evince, Disclose, Manifest, Show, Inform

Conceal, Cover, Hide, Withhold

He betrayed her secret while he was drunk.

Attribute

Verb

Regard something as being caused by.

(जिम्मेदार ठहराया)

Ascribe, Assign, Accredit, Credit, Allot, Impute, Allocate

Withdraw, Take, Remove, Extract, Take out, Discontinue

The growth of the company is attributed to its workforce’s hard work.

Elusive

Adjective

Difficult to find.

Hard to define.

(मायावी)

Ambiguous, Fleeting, Illusory

Definite, Honest, Intelligible, Stable

The police are searching for elusive criminals everywhere.

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