The Hindu Vocabulary 12 May 2023

2023-05-12

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 12 May 2023 is from the Editorial titled Morality and majority: on the Supreme Court verdict on the political imbroglio in Maharashtra”.

 

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Imbroglio

Noun

An extremely confusing, complicated, or embarrassing situation.

(गुत्थी)

Complication, Complexity, Difficulty, Problem, Trouble, Confusion, Muddle

Agreement, Ease, Harmony, Peace, Simplicity  

The expenditure imbroglio is creating a very serious situation.

Indictment

Noun

A formal charge or accusation of a serious crime.

(अभियोग)

Charge, Accusation, Prosecute, Incriminate, Blame, Impeach, Charge, Sue

Acquit, Vindicate, Exonerate, Absolve

Sheetal was facing the charges of indictment against her.

Extraneous

 Adjective

Irrelevant or unrelated to the subject being dealt with.

(असंगत)

Irrelevant, Immaterial, Unconnected, Unrelated, Incidental, Pointless, Inappropriate

Necessary, Basic, Interior, Essential

Extraneous noises in my area are causing a lot of problems.

Quash

Verb

Reject as invalid, especially by legal procedure.

(मिटा देना)

Cancel, Reverse, Rescind, Repel, Revoke, Silence, Withdraw, Annul, Nullify

Help, Assist, Support, Aid, Back

The government quashed our project proposal.

Defection

Noun

The desertion of one's country or cause in favour of an opposing one.

(दल-बदल)

Desertion, Abandonment, Dumping, Dereliction, Discard

Retention, Retrieval, Reclamation, Retrieval, Repossession

Large scale defection in any party is not healthy.

Ample

Adjective

Enough or more than enough, Plentiful

(प्रचुर)

Plentiful, Generous, Sufficient, Abundant, Enough, Adequate

Minimal, Scant, Insufficient, Spare

They have ample resources to feed them.

Topple

Verb

Overbalance or cause to overbalance and fall.

(गिर पड़ना)

Falling, Stumbling, Tripping, Slipping, Tumbling, Collapsing, Sliding

Rising, Standing, Uprising, Getting up

She tried to balance her toppling family life.

Splitting

 

Noun

The action of dividing or being divided into parts.

(चीरना)

Divide, Separate, Disconnect, Sever, Resolve, Divorce, Pull

Join, Unite, Combine, Unify, Link, Mix,

The splitting of nucleus causes heat in any atom.

Adjective

Causing a piercing sensation

(गर्जनापूर्ण)

Rapid, Galloping, Quick, Fast, Brisk, Rattling, Flying, Blistering

 Dragging, Slow, Crawling, Lingering,

She complained of a splitting headache.

Adjudicate

Verb

Make a formal judgement on a disputed matter

(निर्णय करना)

Judge, Decide, Settle, Determine, Arbitrate, Judge, Adjudge, Resolve

Hedge, Equivocate, Skirt

Someone needs to adjudicate the fight.

Incur

Verb

Become subject to (something unwelcome or unpleasant) as a result of one's own behaviour or actions.

(झेलना)

Suffer, Sustain, Experience, Invite, Provoke, Cause, Draw

Avoid, Void, Evade, Escape, Shun, Shake

I am ready to pay any expenses incurred.

Frivolous 

Adjective

Not having any serious purpose or value.

(तुच्छ)

Flippant, Waggish, Joking, Senseless, Thought-less, Minor,

Serious, practical, Important, necessary, Major

Your behaviour is not acceptable as it is frivolous.

 

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