The Hindu Vocabulary 4 July 2023

2023-07-04

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 4 July 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Smoke and mirrors: on the political games in Maharashtra.”

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Intrigue

Verb

To interest someone, often because of an unusual or unexpected quality.

(साज़िश)

Conspiracy, Plot, Scheme, Machination, Design, Subterfuge, Strategy

Bore, Weary, Pall, Tire, Jade, Honesty, Truthfulness

She was intrigued by my teaching qualities.

Splinter

Verb

To break or cause to break into small sharp fragments.

(अलग हो जाना)

Smash, Shatter, Fracture, Crumble, Disintegrate, Cracked, Exploded

Unbroken, Repaired, Fixed, Reconstructed, Healed, Mended

The knife caused a  splinter in her figure.

Split

Verb

To divide into two or more parts.

(खंडित करना)

Dissever, Divide, Divvy, Separate, Disconnect, Sever, Resolve, Divorce, Pull, Part

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

He hit the hammer and the wooden board split.

Patriarch

Noun

The male head of a family or tribe.

(कुलपति)

Grandfather, Dad, Father, Paterfamilias, Ancestor, Chief, Elder, Founder, Ruler, Master

Matriarch, Grandmother, Gynarchy · Gynecocracy, Mother, Queen

Ramesh is the patriarch of his family.

Defector

Noun

A person who has abandoned their country or party in favour of an opposing one.

(दलबदलु)

Deserter, Traitor, Rebel, Renegade, Betrayer, Recreant, Apostate

Loyalist, Disciple, Supporter, Follower, Adherent, Partisan

The defectors of the party were suspended.

Imply

Verb

To indicate the truth or existence of (something) by suggestion rather than explicit reference.

(संकेत करना)

Hint, Insinuate, Intimate, Suggest, Mention, Refer, Allude, Infer

Announce, Declare, Proclaim, Explain, Describe, Elucidate,

 

His actions imply a sense of danger.

Tacit

Adjective

Understood or implied without being stated.

(निहित)

Implicit, Implied, Indirect, Unspoken, Unexpressed, Unvoiced, Wordless, Inferred

Explicit, Express, Obvious, Apparent, Evident, Stated

 

Sheetal took his silence as tacit agreement.

Somersault

Noun

A movement (as in gymnastics) in which a person turns forward or backward.

(कलाबाज़ी)

Bounce, Bound, Dive, Drop, Fall, Hop, Upset , Overturn

Switch on, Disengage Respectful, Stay, Stand still

The politician sometimes shows somersault like situation in parties.

Accused

Noun

A person or group of people who are charged with or on trial for a crime.

(आरोपी)

Incriminated, Indicted, Charged, Convicted, Culpable, Condemned, Guilty, Punishable

Innocent, Blameless, Clear, Acquitted, Guiltless, Faultless, Impeccable

He is an accused in rape case.

Dynastic

Adjective

Relating to a series of rulers or leaders who are all from the same family, 

(वंशवादी परिवार )

Empire, Regime, Absolutism, Ascendancy, Dominion, Government, Family, Clan, House

Progeny, Seed, Issue, Posterity, Child, Heir

Ashoka was the dynastic rule of Maurya Empire.

Proponent

Noun

A person who advocates a theory, proposal, or course of action.

(प्रस्तावक)

Advocate, Backer, Defender, Enthusiast, Advocator, Exponent, Promoter, Friend, Champion, Booster

Opponent, adversary, Foe, Critic, Rival, Enemy

Her brother is the proponent of this theory.

Alliance

Noun

An agreement between groups, countries, etc. to work-together and support each other.

(गठबंधन)

Confederation, Association, Connection, Affiliation, Cooperation, Partnership, Union, Coalition

Separation, Rupture, Dissociation, Dissolution, Division, Break up, Split

 

The two big parties in the state formed an alliance.

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Which among the following lakes is known as the only "Floating Islands Lake" in India? / निम्नलिखित झीलों में से कौन सी झील भारत में एकमात्र "फ्लोटिंग आइलैंड्स झील" के रूप में जानी जाती है?


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