The Hindu Vocabulary 24 July 2023

2023-07-24

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial July 24, 2023 is from the Editorial titled "Subverting the mandate: On the Thai elections and the military establishment."

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Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Subvert

Verb

To try to destroy or damage something, especially an established political system.

(पलट देना)

Invert, Purl, Throw down, Throw off, Cast down, Unsettle, Overthorow, Overturn

Elevate, Improve, Uplift, Honor, Enhance, Enrich, Restore

The opposition tried to subvert the present government.

 

Turmoil

Noun

A state of great noise or confusion.

(शोरगुल)

Anxiety, Confusion, Disturbance, Riot, Strife, Impatient, Agitated, Trouble, Tumult

Peace, Ease, Tranquillity, Calm, Quiet

His brother's mind was in a state of turmoil.

Wrest

Verb

To obtain something with difficulty, effort, or violence.

(छीन लेना)

Extract, Seize, Pry, Pull, Extract, , Pluck, Uproot

Insert, Instill, Install, Implant, Give, Yield

They are fighting to wrest control from the old leaders of the party.

Coup

Noun

A sudden, illegal and often violent change of government.

(तख़्ता पलट)

Takeover, Move, Attack, Feat, Mastery, Coup-detat, Overthrow, Overturn, Plan,  Masterstroke

Election

The suddent coup in abangladesh brought out a situation of turmoil.

 

Scrap

Noun

A small piece of something.

(कतरन)

Chunk, Fragment, Grain, Hunk, Lump, Morsel, Remnant, Piece

Whole, Complete, Lump, Pile, Heap, Abundance

He has made this art from scrap.

 

Verb

To get rid of something that you do not want any more.

(छुटकारा पाना)

Discard, Dump, Ditch, Unload, Loose, Abandon, Shed, Reject

 Use, Adopt, Embrace, Keep, Hold, Retain, Utilize

We want to scrap the old car but there is no buyer.

Controversial

Adjective

Causing public discussion and disagreement.

(विवादास्पद)

Disputed, Dubious, Questionable, Arguable, Argumentative, Contended, Contestable

Sade, Indisputable, Undeniable, Unquestionable, Non controversial

The issue you started is a controversial one.

 

Resentment

Noun

A feeling of anger.

(नाराज़गी)

Angry, Bitter,Grudge, Malice, Enmity, Grievance, Offense

Calm, Comfort, Delight, Happiness, Joy

 

He was going through a feeling of resentment.

Sway

Noun

 Cause something to move or change.

(किसी को प्रभावित करना)

Waver, Weave, Wobble, Shake, Swing, Oscillate, Bend, Affect, Influence, Control

Stay, Steady, Hold ,Remain, Be still

His brother has come under sway of thiefs.

Widespread

Adjective

Round or happening over a large area; affecting a large number of people.

(व्यापक)

All-around, Broad, Comprehensive,Extended, Extensive, Boundless, Epidemic

Narrow, Limited, Restricted, Circumscribed

We came across a widespread area of drought.

 

Crush

Verb

To break something into very small pieces or a powder.

(कुचलना)

Oppressed, Persecuted, Downtrodden, Tyrannized, Abused, Maltreated, Intimidated

Supported, Helped, Assisted,Backed, Aided, Stirred

The government is trying best to crush the spread of TB.

 

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