The Hindu Vocabulary 16 September 2023

2023-09-16

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 16 September 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Misplaced mystery: On the special session of Parliament, the politics".

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Mystery

 Noun

Something that is difficult to understand, explain, or solve.

(रहस्य)

Enigma, Puzzle, Secret, Riddle, Conundrum, Puzzle, Anomaly, Obscurity, Question, Problem

Clarity, Explanation, Knowledge, Comprehension, Solution, Transparency, Revelation, Certainty, Familiarity, Simplicity

The disappearance of the ancient artifact remains a mystery to archaeologists.

Enigma

 Noun

A mysterious or puzzling person, thing, or situation.

(पहेली)

Mystery, Puzzle, Riddle, Conundrum, Mystery, Puzzle, Paradox, Secret, Enigma, Problem

Clarity, Explanation, Understanding, Solution, Simplicity, Transparency, Openness, Certainty, Familiarity, Comprehension

The identity of the masked vigilante was an enigma to the citizens of the city.

Excessive

 Adjective

More than what is considered reasonable or appropriate.

(अत्यधिक)

Overly, Immoderate, Unreasonable, Inordinate, Extravagant, Extreme, Exorbitant, Unbridled, Uncontrolled, Unrestrained

Moderate, Reasonable, Balanced, Sensible, Controlled, Measured, Proportionate, Adequate, Appropriate, Sufficient

His excessive spending on luxury items left him in financial trouble.

Intriguing

 Adjective

Arousing curiosity or interest; fascinating.

(रोचक)

Fascinating, Captivating, Enchanting, Compelling, Absorbing, Alluring, Engaging, Gripping, Spellbinding, Interesting

Uninteresting, Boring, Dull, Tedious, Repellent, Unattractive, Mundane, Monotonous, Tiresome, Unexciting

The mystery novel had an intriguing plot that kept readers guessing until the end.

Imperial

 Adjective

Relating to an empire or an emperor; majestic or grand.

(सम्राटीय)

Royal, Regal, Majestic, Sovereign, Monarchial, Noble, Grand, Magnificent, Stately, Kingly

Common, Ordinary, Humble, Modest, Simple, Unimposing, Lowly, Democratic, Republic, Undistinguished

The imperial palace was a symbol of the kingdom's grandeur and power.

Forthcoming

 Adjective

About to happen or appear; willing to share information.

(आगामी)

Upcoming, Approaching, Imminent, Future, Pending, Expected, Eager, Open, Accessible, Transparent

Past, Previous, Finished, Concealed, Hidden, Secretive, Withheld, Reserved, Unwilling, Reticent

The forthcoming election has generated a lot of interest among the citizens.

Permanence

 Noun

The quality of lasting or remaining unchanged for a long time.

(स्थायिता)

Durability, Stability, Continuity, Longevity, Immortality, Fixedness, Persistence, Endurance, Reliability, Constancy

Transience, Ephemeral, Temporariness, Fleetingness, Impermanence, Instability, Changeability, Short-lived, Temporary, Evanescent

The architect aimed to design buildings with a sense of permanence that would withstand the test of time.

Sympathetic

 Adjective

Showing compassion or understanding; expressing sympathy.

(सहानुभूति)

Compassionate, Understanding, Empathetic, Caring, Supportive, Kind, Considerate, Tender, Merciful, Benevolent

Unsympathetic, Indifferent, Cold, Unfeeling, Apathetic, Callous, Heartless, Inconsiderate, Harsh, Cruel

The sympathetic nurse comforted the patient during their recovery.

Stall

 Verb

To stop or delay progress; a small space or booth for selling goods.

(ठहराव)

Halt, Delay, Obstruct, Block, Impede, Pause, Postpone, Stymie, Hinder, Interrupt

Proceed, Continue, Advance, Accelerate, Expedite, Facilitate, Promote, Foster, Aid, Assist

The food stall at the fair sold delicious snacks to hungry visitors.

Priority

 Noun

The condition or fact of being more important than others.

(प्राथमिकता)

Precedence, Primacy, Preeminence, Superiority, Preference, Supremacy, Importance, Urgency, Preference, Dominance

Secondary, Inferiority, Subordination, Negligence, Triviality, Insignificance, Unimportance, Irrelevance, Indifference, Equality

Safety is a top priority when it comes to aviation.

Insist

 Verb

To assert or demand firmly and persistently.

(ज़िद करना)

Assert, Demand, Urge, Emphasize, Plead, Persist, Maintain, Stand firm, Hold out, Pressure

Yield, Give in, Surrender, Relent, Concede, Acquiesce, Submit, Abandon, Release, Withdraw

She would insist on punctuality for all meetings, no matter how small.

Convene

 Verb

To assemble or gather for a meeting or discussion.

(बुलाया)

Assemble, Gather, Summon, Call, Convoke, Rally, Muster, Collect, Organize, Mobilize

Disband, Scatter, Disperse, Adjourn, Cancel, Dismiss, Discontinue, Break up, Separate, Dissemble

The board of directors convened to discuss the company's financial performance.

Speculate

 Verb

To make guesses or theories about something without sufficient evidence.

(अनुमान लगाना)

Guess, Hypothesize, Conjecture, Postulate, Assume, Presume, Surmise, Suppose, Infer, Suggest

Confirm, Prove, Verify, Know, Establish, Demonstrate, Ascertain, Determine, Authenticate, Validate

Investors often speculate about the future performance of stocks in the market.

 

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