The Hindu Vocabulary 29 October 2023

2023-10-29

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 29 October 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Mystery trial: On the case of the former Indian Navy personnel in Qatar".

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Mystery

Noun

Something difficult or impossible to understand, explain, or identify, often involving secrecy or enigma.

(रहस्य)

Enigma, Puzzle, Conundrum, Secret, Puzzle, Riddle, Unknown, Puzzle, Uncertainty, Obscurity

Clarity, Certainty, Explanation, Solution, Disclosure, Openness, Transparency, Comprehension, Unveiling, Acknowledgment

The sudden disappearance of the artifact was a complete mystery.

Accuse

Verb

To charge someone with an offense or crime, typically by providing reasons or evidence.

(आरोप लगाना)

Blame, Charge, Censure, Denounce, Implicate, Incriminate, Allegate, Arraign, indict, finger

Exonerate, Absolve, Acquit, Vindicate, Clear, Justify, Defend, Praise, Uphold, Support

They accuse him of stealing the documents.

Espionage

Noun

The practice of spying or using spies to obtain information about the activities and plans, especially of a foreign government or a business competitor.

(गुप्तचरीत्र)

Spying, Surveillance, Intelligence, Clandestine, Covert, Infiltration, Reconnaissance, Eavesdrop, Snoop

Disclosure, Openness, Transparency, Reveal, Candid, Overt, Honesty, Publicity, Clarity

The espionage activity revealed many confidential documents.

Scant

Adjective

Small in quantity or amount, barely sufficient, meagre.

(अल्प)

Minimal, Insufficient, Sparse, Scarce, Limited, Scanty, Paltry, Inadequate, Bare

Abundant, Plentiful, Sufficient, Adequate, Ample, Copious, Substantial, Lavish, Generous, Plenteous

The company provided only scant details about the new project.

Pertinently

Adverb

Relevantly or appropriately, in a way that relates directly to the matter being discussed or dealt with.

(उचित रूप से)

Appositely, Aptly, Appropriately, Relevantly, Accurately, Properly, Suitably, Fittingly, Conclusively

Inappropriately, Improperly, Irrelevantly, Inconclusively, Unfittingly, Unnecessarily, Unrelatedly

She addressed the audience pertinently, answering the questions directly.

Import

Verb

Meaningful, to bring something in from a foreign country, something of significance or importance.

(महत्त्वपूर्ण)

Significance, Meaning, Value, Consequence, Importance, Relevance, Weight, Substance, Impact

Triviality, Insignificance, Irrelevance, Worthlessness, Inconsequence, Insignificancy

The new trade agreement will import beneficial changes for both countries.

Particular

Adjective

Specific, a certain detail or item of importance, individual.

(विशेष)

Specific, Certain, Specificity, Detail, Individual, Distinct, Peculiar, Precise, Unique, Particularized

General, Universal, Unsuspicious, Broad, Common, Public, Collective, Indefinite, Nonspecific, Imprecise

He was very particular about the ingredients he used in his cooking.

Blockade

Noun

To block or obstruct passage, an act to prevent access or progress, isolation.

(बंदिश)

Barricade, Hinder, Obstruct, Enclosure, Impede, Barrier, Obstruction, Prevention, Embargo, Blockage

Clear, Passage, Unobstructed, Allowance, Accessibility, Opening, Permeability, Clearance, Freedom, Assistance

The protestors established a blockade to prevent the entry of vehicles into the restricted area.

Expatriates

Noun

People residing outside their native country, emigrants, citizens living abroad.

(प्रवासी)

Emigrants, Settlers, Emigres, Migrants, Exiles, Migrators, Diasporas, Evacuees, Outlanders

Natives, Inhabitants, Residents, Locals, Citizens, Nationals, Homebodies, Indigenes, Compatriots

The company offers assistance programs for its expatriates living in various countries.

Integral

Adjective

Necessary for completeness, essential, fundamental.

(अभिन्न)

Essential, Fundamental, Crucial, Vital, Indispensable, Intrinsic, Pivotal, Basic, Central, Key

Inessential, Unnecessary, Dispensable, Expendable, Unimportant, Irrelevant, Superfluous

Good communication skills are integral to a successful career in any field.

Rift

Noun

A crack, split, or break in something.

(विवाद)

Breach, Division, Separation, Disagreement, Schism, Fracture, Cleavage, Discord, Break, Fissure

Agreement, Accord, Harmony, Unity, Connection, Reconciliation, Alliance, Understanding, Consensus, Conformity

The argument caused a rift between the two friends, leading to a strained relationship.

Engender

Verb

To produce, cause, or give rise to something.

(उत्पन्न)

Generate, Create, Cause, Induce, Provoke, Beget, Prompt, Breed, Foment, Elicit

Halt, Stifle, Suppress, Deter, Quell, Squelch, Repress, Inhibit, Restrain, Suppress

The new policy is expected to engender positive changes within the company.

Detriment

Noun

Harm or damage caused to someone or something.

(नुकसान)

Harm, Damage, Loss, Injury, Impairment, Disadvantage, Disadvantageous, Prejudice, Deterioration, Destruction

Benefit, Advantage, Boon, Aid, Assistance, Help, Profit, Blessing, Improvement, Amelioration

His absence will be to the detriment of the team's chances of winning.

 

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