The Hindu Vocabulary 7 September 2023


The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 7 September 2023 is from the Editorial titled “India that is Bharat: On a name game".


Part of Speech/Idiom







The state of being first in importance or priority.


Supremacy, Preeminence, Dominance, Superiority, Priority, Ascendancy, Leadership, Prominence, Sovereignty, Paramountcy

Subordination, Inferiority, Secondary, Subservience, Mediocrity, Obscurity, Irrelevance, Insignificance, Triviality, Unimportance

The primacy of safety in aviation cannot be overstated.




To bring a feeling or memory to mind.

(जागरूक करना)

Summoned, Provoked, Stirred, Roused, Elicited, Called forth, Awakened, Kindled, Conjured, Incited

Suppressed, Repressed, Quelled, Stifled, Hushed, Subdued, Silenced, Calmed, Damped, Contained

The old photograph evoked fond memories of their childhood.



Relating to the context or circumstances.


Situational, Circumstantial, Related, Applicable, Relevant, Pertinent, Connected, Appropriate, Conditional, Associative

Irrelevant, Inapplicable, Unrelated, Unconnected, Unconditional, Unassociated, Disconnected, Non-contextual, General, Absolute

The decision was made based on the contextual information available at the time.



Repetition of sound caused by the reflection of sound waves.


Resonance, Reverberation, Reflection, Repetition, Duplicate, Imitation, Replication, Echoing, Recurrence, Reduplication

Silence, Quiet, Stillness, Muteness, Inaudibility, Hush, Nonexistence, Calm, Peace, Dissonance

The echoes of their laughter filled the empty canyon.



Exaggerated or promotional language used to generate excitement or interest in something.


Promotion, Advertising, Publicity, Buzz, Marketing, Histrionics, Puffery, Exaggeration, Hoopla, Hoo-ha

Understatement, Reality, Truth, Modesty, Subdued, Dullness, Simplicity, Reserve, Authenticity, Honesty

The hype surrounding the new product launch led to a massive turnout at the store.



To get rid of or throw away something no longer wanted or needed.

(छोड़ देना)

Dispose of, Get rid of, Abandon, Dump, Toss, Cast off, Reject, Scrub, Ditch, Jettison

Keep, Retain, Preserve, Save, Hoard, Maintain, Store, Cling to, Cherish, Collect

It's time to discard the old, worn-out clothes and make space for new ones.



The act of imposing something, such as a burden, task, or obligation, on someone.


Demand, Requirement, Dictation, Obligation, Tax, Levy, Exaction, Onus, Task, Exigency

Exemption, Waiver, Freedom, Liberation, Release, Relaxation, Exoneration, Pardon, Relief, Dispensation

The imposition of a heavy tax on luxury items was met with criticism from the public.



The quality of being worthy of honor, respect, or esteem; self-respect and self-worth.


Self-esteem, Honor, Respect, Self-worth, Nobility, Grandeur, Stateliness, Elegance, Grace, Poise

Shame, Disgrace, Dishonor, Indignity, Humiliation, Ignominy, Degradation, Disrespect, Insult, Contempt

Despite facing adversity, she carried herself with great dignity and grace.



Absurdly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce.


Comical, Ridiculous, Absurd, Laughable, Hilarious, Preposterous, Ludicrous, Zany, Mocking, Parodic

Serious, Sensible, Grave, Sober, Thoughtful, Earnest, Rational, Sincere, Dignified, Poignant

The play's farcical humor had the audience roaring with laughter



To disperse or scatter in various directions, often wastefully.

(बर्बाद करना)

Disperse, Scatter, Dispel, Spread, Dissolve, Sow, Sprinkle, Disseminate, Squander, Waste

Gather, Collect, Accumulate, Amass, Concentrate, Hoard, Save, Preserve, Accumulate, Conserve

The strong wind seemed to dissipate the clouds, revealing a clear blue sky.



 A word formed from the initial letters or parts of a longer name or phrase.


Abbreviation, Initialism, Shortcut, Condensation, Shortening, Clipping, Symbol, Code, Monogram, Reduction

Expansion, Elaboration, Full form, Complete name, Lengthening, Amplification, Explanation, Unabbreviated, Full expression, Spelling out

NASA, which stands for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, is an example of an acronym.



To have a strong and often melancholic desire for something.

(विशेष इच्छा)

Long, Crave, Pine, Hunger, Hanker, Covet, Lust, Thirst, Desire, Want

Satisfy, Content, Detest, Loathe, Abhor, Despise, Reject, Repudiate, Disapprove, Dislike

She yearned for the peaceful tranquility of the countryside after living in the bustling city for years.



To cease or stop doing something.

(बंद करना)

Cease, Stop, Quit, Halt, Discontinue, Abstain, Refrain, Suspend, Abandon, Forsake

Continue, Persist, Proceed, Persevere, Carry on, Maintain, Resume, Persist, Endure, Stick with

The doctor advised him to desist from smoking for the sake of his health.



The act of chasing or seeking something.

(पीछा करने का काम)

Hunt, Search, Quest, Expedition, Pursuance, Exploration, Tracking, Follow-up, Hunting

Abandonment, Apathy, Disinterest, Neglect, Surrender, Forfeit, Give up, Inactivity, Aversion, Avoidance

She embarked on a relentless pursuit of her dreams, never giving up despite the challenges.


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