The Hindu Vocabulary 17 June 2023

2023-06-17

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial June 17, 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Mounting tensions: On the threat to social harmony in Uttarakhand.”

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Fester

Verb

To grow and spread, not in a good way. 

(सड़ना)

Decay, Smolder, Pustule, Decompose, Spoil, Deteriorate, Corrupt, Crumble, Fall

Grow, Develop, Ripen, Mature, Restore, Renew

The dead body was still festering in the place.

Flee

Verb

To run away from a place or situation of danger.

(भाग जाना)

Disappear, Vanish, Fade, Fly, Evaporate, Dissolve, Dissipate

Appear, Arrive, Emerge, Materialize, Persist, Remain, Stay

To escape the confrontation, he fled from the colony.

Clutch

Verb

 To grasp (something) tightly.

(क़ब्ज़ा करना)

Grab, Grasp, Seize, Take hold of, Grapple, Clamp, Clasp

Release, Loosen, Liberate, Abandon, Refrain, Detach

The wrestler made a clutch on his body.

Congregation

Noun

A gathering or collection of people, animals, or things.

(जनसमूह)

Audience, Crowd, Flock, Gathering, Meeting, Group, Symposium, Throng

Aloneness, Seclusion, Solitude, Division, isolation, Separation

The whole congregation was standing for the prayer meeting.

Entrap 

Verb

To come to possess or control by or as if by seizing. 

(फँसाना)

Trick, Trap, Hook, Entangle, Entice, Ensnare, Tempt, Allure

Exclude, Repulse, Liberate, Discourage, Disenchant, Lose, Free

He entrapped the thief with his arguments.

Liaisons

Noun

Communication or cooperation which facilitates a close working relationship between people or organizations.

(संपर्क)

Partnerships, Associations, Relationships, Collaborations, Affiliations, Connections, Relations, Cooperation

Dissociation, Breakup, Dissolution, Separation, Division, Partings, Split

There should be a strong liaison between parents and teachers.

Evict 

Verb

To expel (someone) from a property, especially with the support of the law.

(बेदखल करना)

Eject, Expel, Dislodge, Dismiss, Dispossess, Throw out, Chuck, Bounce, Kick Out

Take, Accept, Receive, Admit, Take in, welcome

The boy was evicted from the family.

Tenants

Noun

A person who occupies land or property rented from a landlord.

(किराएदार)

Dweller, Holder, Inhabitant, Occupant, Renter, Resident, Lodger, Roomer

Landlord, Landowner, Proprietor, Owner, Host

The tenants in my flat are refusing to leave the flat now.

Bizarre

Adjective

Very strange or unusual.

(विचित्र)

Unusual, Ridiculous, Freakish, Ludicrous, Grotesque, Fantastic, Absurd, Insane, Foolish, Unreal

Reasonable, Realistic, Normal, Typical, Usual, ordinary

He always gives bizarre excuses.

Trample

Verb

To tread on and crush.

(कुचल डालना)

Crush, Violate, Injure, Overwhelm, Squash, Override, Overwhelm, Defeat, Bruise

Aid, Assist, Cure, Heal, Help, Obey · Uncompress, Surrender, Yield

Many people were trampled to death by the cyclone.

Vaguely

Adverb

In a way that is uncertain, indefinite or unclear; roughly.

(अनिश्च्त रूप से)

Ambiguous, Cryptic, Dark, Enigmatic, Equivocal, Obscure, Negligibly, Tolerably, Decently

Very, Extremely, Highly, Particularly, Heavily, Awfully

She was vaguely aware of the pain in the body of his baby.

Hooligan

Noun

A violent young troublemaker, typically one of a gang.

(बदमाश)

Criminal, Delinquent, Gangster, Mobster, Rioter, Rowdy, Criminal, Bandit

Peacemaker, Protector, Hero, Upholder, Champion Good person

The group of hooligans is wandering here and there in society.

 

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