The Hindu Vocabulary 4 November 2022

2022-11-04

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 4 November 2022 is from the Editorial titled ‘The right and worse: On Benjamin Netanyahu’s comeback.

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Comeback

Noun

The return to a former higher rank.

A return to a former position.

(वापस लौटें/ पुनरागमन)

Improvement, Rebound, Resurgence, Return, Revival, Victory, Quip, Rejoinder

Failure, Question, Request

We were amazed by the comeback of the Indian Team.

Stunning

Adjective

Causing astonishment.

Of striking beauty.

(चौका देने वाला)

Amazing, Astonishing, Astounding, Blindsiding

Unsurprising, Bad, Homely, Insignificant

Scientists have made a stunning discovery.

Coalition

Noun

A temporary alliance for combined action, especially of political parties forming a government.

(गठबंधन)

Alliance, Federation, Consortium, Merger, Union, Partnership

Severance, Dispensation, Disbursement, Allotment, Apportionment

The coalition government in Israel has lost the elections.

Ousted

Verb

Drive out or expel (someone) from a position or place.

(बेदख़ल)

Force out, Removed, Retired, Discharged

Established, Ignored, Left

Suryakumar Yadav ousted Babar Azam from World No. 1 position.

Ideology

Noun

The body of doctrine or beliefs that guide an individual or a group.

Visionary theorizing.

A system of ideas and ideals which forms the basis of economic or political theory and policies.

(विचारधारा/ चित्तवृत्ति)

Creed, Culture, Dogma, Outlook

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Many people follow the same ideology as mine.

Bypass

Verb

Avoid or circumvent (an obstacle or problem).

(से बचने)

Avoid, Evade, Dodge, Escape, Elude, Circumvent

Consider, Contemplate, Examine, Review, Appraise

We cannot think about bypassing your parents.

Hawkish

Adjective

Resembling a hawk in behaviour or appearance.

Advocating war or a threatening diplomatic policy.

(तेजतर्रार/ बाज की तरह/ श्येनवत्)

Combative, Contentious, Destructive, Intrusive

Calm, Complaisant, Easygoing, Temperate

Western Media is talking of Putin as being hawkish.

Hardliner

Noun

A group that supports strict and fixed ideas that are often extreme.

(कट्टरपंथी)

Extremist, Radical, Fanatic, Zealot

Nonextremist, Moderate

In tough states, the party goes with hardliners only.

Dismantle

Verb

To disassemble something.

To disconnect the pieces of something.

To strip of the dress.

(विघटित / उद्ध्वस्त करना/ खोल डालना/ कपड़ा उतारना)

Demolish, Destroy, Disassemble, Raze, Undo, Wreck

Build, Construct, Create, Repair

They want us to dismantle the entire factory before leaving.

Staunchly

Adverb

In a way that shows firmness to the principles or loyalty.

In a substantial way.

(दृढता से)

Adamantly, Decisively, Doggedly, Persistently

Changeably, Flexibly, Indefinitely, Movably

The party keeps on staunchly defending its position.

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