The Hindu Vocabulary 11 May 2023

2023-05-11

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 11 May 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Pawar play: On the churn in politics in Maharashtra”.

 

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Intense

Adjective

Of extreme force, degree, or strength

(गहन)

Great, Enormous, Fierce, Extreme, Severe, Exceptional, Harsh, Strong

Light, Moderate, Soft, Weak, Feeble

He fainted due to sweating in the intense heat.

Anticipate

Verb

Regarded as probable, expect or predict

(आशंका)

Expect, Foresee, Predict, Forecast, Foretell, Await

Question, Doubt

I cannot anticipate Ravi’s behavior as he is very unpredictable.

Defuse

 Verb

Make (a situation) less tense or dangerous

(स्थिति को कम तनावपूर्ण या खतरनाक बनाना)

Reduce, Lessen, Diminish, Lighten, Relieve, Ease, Alleviate

Heighten, Intensify

The police officers are being taught how to defuse explosive situations.

Patriarch 

Noun

The male head of a family or tribe

(कुलपति)

Father, Elder, Grandfather, Guru, Founder, Ruler, Ancestor

Descendant, Child, Mother, Female

Our grandfather was our family's patriarch

Reiterate

Verb

Say something again or a number of times, typically for emphasis or clarity.

(दोहराया)

Repeat, Restate, Retell, Recapitulate, Iterate, Rehearse

Discontinue, Refrain, Stop, Destroy, Hinder

She reiterated that she will not compromise at any cost.

Bequeath

Verb

Leave (property) to a person or other beneficiary by a will.

(वसीयत में देना)

Leave, Will, Pass on, Hand on, Entrust, Grant, Transfer

Withhold, Decline, Retain, Gain, Refuse, Preserve, Keep

I bequeath my house to my brother.

Terrain

Noun

A stretch of land, especially with regard to its physical features.

(भूखंड)

Area, Realm, Element, Field, Domain, Department, Sphere

Infield, Outfield, Unite, Sky

The rough terrain was very difficult to travel.

Lineage

Noun

Direct descent from an ancestor; ancestry or pedigree.

(वंशावली)

Ancestry, Pedigree, Origin,          Genealogy, Breeding, Family, Descent

Progeny, Seed, Offspring, Heir, Successor

Sheetal belongs to a noble lineage.

Divergence

Noun

The process or state of differing from another or others.

(विचलन)

Different, Distinctive, Distinct, Diverse, Unequal, Varied, Dissimilar

Similar, Same, Parallel, Identical, Like, Equal

Her words are in divergence from the truth.

Plot

Verb

Secretly make plans to carry out (an illegal or harmful action

(आलेखन)

Calculating, Covert, Surreptitious, Clandestine, Secret, Undercover

Innocent, Plain, Obvious, Direct, Real

The journalist was caught on the charges that he was plotting against the king.

Sustain

Verb

Strengthen or support physically or mentally.

(कायम रखना)

Nurture, Satisfy, Nourish, Feed, Replenish, Fill, Sate, Satiate

Refuse, Reject, Decline, Dismiss, Resist, Fight

The dancer has to sustain the audience for 40 minutes.

Alliance

Noun

A union or association formed for mutual benefit, especially between countries or organizations.

(संधि)

Treaty, Pact, Accord, Convention, Coalition, Union, Federation, Partnership

Dissociation, Dissolution, Division, Breakup, Separation

India is in alliance with Russia as well as the USA.

 

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Which of the following festivals of Tamil Nadu is dedicated to Lord Muruga? / तमिलनाडु का निम्नलिखित में से कौन सा त्योहार भगवान मुरुगा को समर्पित है? 


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