The Hindu Vocabulary 13 September 2023


The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 13 September 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Probe and probity: On the evolution of A.P. State Skill Development Corporation scam case".


Part of Speech/Idiom







A fraudulent or deceptive scheme or plan designed to cheat or trick someone.


Deception, Fraud, Hoax, Swindle, Cheat, Trick, Sham, Scheme, Fraudulence, Ploy

Honesty, Integrity, Truthfulness, Transparency, Fairness, Trustworthiness, Authenticity, Sincerity, Candor, Legitimacy

The email claiming I won a million dollars turned out to be a scam to steal my personal information.



Wrongdoing or misconduct, often by a person in authority.


Misconduct, Wrongdoing, Corruption, Fraud, Infraction, Misbehavior, Delinquency, Transgression, Unlawfulness, Malefaction

Integrity, Virtue, Rectitude, Honesty, Righteousness, Morality, Uprightness, Probity, Purity, Goodness

The mayor was accused of malfeasance when funds from the city's budget mysteriously disappeared.



Assertion or claim made without proof.


Accusation, Claim, Charge, Assertion, Imputation, Declaration, Statement, Contention, Denunciation, Insinuation

Confirmation, Verification, Corroboration, Proof, Substantiation, Validation, Endorsement, Attestation, Affirmation, Support

The allegation of cheating led to a thorough investigation by the authorities.



Complex or difficult to understand or solve.


Complex, Complicated, Intricate, Tangled, Thorny, Confusing, Perplexing, Puzzling, Involved, Complicated

Simple, Easy, Straightforward, Uncomplicated, Clear, Plain, Undemanding, Lucid, Understandable, Elementary

The knotty problem required hours of careful analysis to find a solution.



A system or government in power, often with specific rules or policies.

(शासन व्यवस्था)

Government, Administration, Authority, Rule, Leadership, Management, System, Regimen, Governance, Dominance

Anarchy, Chaos, Disorder, Lawlessness, Rebellion, Revolt, Uprising, Dissent, Disorganization, Unrest

The new regime implemented sweeping reforms to improve the country's economy.



To change direction suddenly or shift course.


Swerved, Deviated, Turned, Diverted, Shifted, Changed direction, Sudden change, Zigzagged, Altered course, Swayed

Continued straight, Maintained course, Stayed on track, Followed the path, Remained steady, Kept going in the same direction, Stuck to the route, Held the course

The car veered off the road when the driver lost control.



Competition or rivalry between individuals, groups, or entities.


Competition, Contest, Competition, Opposition, Competition, Conflict, Duel, Feud, Contest, Showdown

Cooperation, Collaboration, Alliance, Partnership, Harmony, Unity, Amicability, Conciliation, Friendship, Accord

The intense rivalry between the two sports teams always led to exciting matches.



Unfriendly or antagonistic behavior or feelings.


Animosity, Enmity, Antagonism, Bitterness, Hatred, Resentment, Conflict, Discord, Rancor, Dislike

Friendship, Amicability, Harmony, Peace, Goodwill, Cooperation, Cordiality, Affection, Kindness, Reconciliation

The long-standing hostility between the two nations finally began to thaw with diplomatic efforts.



To tie or secure with a rope.

(रस्सी से बांधा)

Tied, Bound, Fastened, Secured, Knotted, Lashed, Tethered, Restrained, Leashed, Harnessed

Released, Unbound, Freed, Loosened, Unshackled, Unfastened, Unleashed, Unrestricted, Unharnessed

He roped the boxes together to make them easier to carry.



Allegedly or supposedly, often used to express doubt.

(कथित रूप से)

Supposedly, Allegedly, Ostensibly, Seemingly, Presumably, Reportedly, Apparent, So-called, Supposititious, Suppositious

Definitely, Certainly, Undoubtedly, Confirmed, Without a doubt, Positively, Clearly, Indisputably, Actually, Truly

The document purportedly contains classified information, but its authenticity is questioned.



Doubt or distrust about someone's intentions or actions.


Distrust, Mistrust, Doubt, Skepticism, Apprehension, Uncertainty, Disbelief, Wariness, Cynicism, Scepticism

Trust, Confidence, Assurance, Belief, Certainty, Faith, Conviction, Reliance, Credence, Assurance

Her suspicion that someone had been going through her personal files turned out to be true when she discovered evidence of it.



Imprisonment or confinement in a jail or prison.


Imprisonment, Detention, Confinement, Custody, Restraint, Incarceration, Captivity, Restraint, Internment, Confinement

Freedom, Release, Liberation, Exoneration, Acquittal, Emancipation, Deliverance, Unshackling, Discharge, Disentanglement

His incarceration for theft lasted two years before he was released on parole.



A source of help or solution in a difficult situation.


Resource, Option, Solution, Aid, Assistance, Support, Alternative, Relief, Help, Redress

Helplessness, Desperation, Hopelessness, Impotence, Powerlessness, Vulnerability, Inability, Weakness, Abandonment, Neglect

When faced with financial difficulties, his only recourse was to seek a loan from a bank.


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