The Hindu Vocabulary 5 May 2023

2023-05-05

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 5 May 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Strategic timeout: on the Bilkis Bano case and an outcome.”

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Disconcert

Verb

To throw into confusion.

To throw into disorder.

(घबराना)

Abash, Confound, Confuse, Embarrass, Agitate, Bewilder, Confound, Discomfit

Aid, Assist, Calm, Verify

Akash’s violent approach has thrown everything into disorder.

Impel

Verb

To drive, force, or urge (someone) to do something (प्रेरित करना/ उत्तेजित करना)

Moved, Drove, Propelled, Activated, Wrought, Actuated, Stimulated, Worked

Constrained, Contained, Controlled, Restrained, Regulated

Ravi was impelled to move to New York.

Discern

Verb

To recognize or find out

(पहचानना)
 

Notice, See, Spot, Eye, Regard, Perceive, Distinguish, Observe

Confuse, Doubt, Miss, Overlook, Forget, Ignore, Lose

There was no light so we cannot discern any face.

Intent

 Noun

Intention or purpose

(इरादा)

Aim, Purpose, Intention, Objective, Goal, Target

Hesitation, Chance, Fate, Reluctant, Objection, Opposition

I realized his intent very soon.

Adjective

Determined to do (something)

(इरादे का)

Bent, Set, Determined, Insistent,

Half-Hearted, Reluctant, Opposition, Indifferent, Distracted, Diverted,

The company was intent on achieving efficiency by any means.

Adjourn

Verb

Put off or postpone (a resolution or sentence)

(स्थगित)

Suspend, Postpone, Recess, Interrupt, Prorogue

Continuation, Run, Progression, Procession

The office meeting was adjourned due to some unforeseen event.

Stipulate

Verb

To demand or specify (a requirement), typically as part of an agreement

(शर्त लगाना)

Specify, Demand, Require, Impose, Provide

Confuse, Muddy, Unsettle, Muddle

The rules stipulated that on Thursday the colour of the dress in the school will be white.

Incumbent

Adjective

Necessary for (someone) as a duty or responsibility (निर्भर)

Binding, Obligatory, Mandatory, Compulsory, Required, Necessary

Optional, Elective, Voluntary, Unnecessary, Unwanted

It was incumbent on the part of the government to react to the demands of wrestlers.

Noun

The holder of an office or post (पदधारी)

Holder, Bearer, Occupant, Officer, Functionary

Candidate, Applicant, Prospect, Applicant,

Contender

The present incumbent of our company is very efficient.

Regime

Noun

A system or ordered way of doing things (व्यवस्था)

System, Agreement, Scheme, Code, Mechanism, Pattern, Policy, Practice

Chaos, Disorder, Anarchy, Disorganization Lawlessness, Unruliness

The new regime can not survive beyond one year in this way.

Intrigue

Verb

To arouse the interest of someone about something.

(साज़िश करना)

Plotting, Scheming, Planning, Conspiring, Conniving,

Boring, Tring, Dull, Dry

The whole staff was intrigued by him.

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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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