The Hindu Vocabulary 7 November 2023


The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 7 November 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Tiding over: On north India and its annual air quality inflection point in November”.


Part of Speech/Idiom







 A change in pitch or tone of voice, especially in the context of grammar to indicate various meanings or attitudes.

(स्वर बदलना)

Modulation, Change, Tone, Pitch, Stress, Cadence, Emphasis, Accent, Intonation, Variation

Monotone, Uniformity, Flatness, Unvaried, Sameness, Continuity, Consistency, Steadiness

Her inflection indicated skepticism about the proposal.



Acting in accordance with rules, orders, or requests; adhering to established guidelines or standards.


Obedience, Adherence, Conformity, Accordance, Submission, Agreement, Observance, Conformance, Abidance, Fidelity

Defiance, Disobedience, Rebellion, Resistance, Nonconformity, Opposition, Insubordination, Rejection, Noncompliance, Disregard

Full compliance with the safety regulations is mandatory in this workplace.



To come across or experience something, often unexpectedly.


Experience, Confront, Face, Meet, Confrontation, Meeting, Experience, Come across, Deal with, Confronting

Avoid, Evade, Dodge, Shun, Sidestep, Escape, Bypass, Elude, Ignore, Neglect

He encountered an old friend while walking through the park.



To move back or withdraw, especially from a point or limit.

(पीछे हटना)

Retreat, Withdraw, Back away, Recession, Retire, Ebb, Pull back, Subside, Diminish, Abate

Advance, Proceed, Progress, Approach, Come forward, Move forward, Push ahead, Gain ground, Press on, Advance

The floodwaters began to recede after days of heavy rainfall.



The complete range or scope of something; the entire extent or scale.

(सम्पूर्ण विस्तार)

Range, Spectrum, Scope, Extent, Scale, Array, Variety, Diversity, Assortment, Compass

Part, Fraction, Subset, Portion, Segment, Section, Subset, Division, Segment, Fraction

The issue covered a gamut of topics, from politics to economics.



Unfavorable, harmful, or antagonistic in nature; having a negative effect.


Unfavorable, Unfortunate, Detrimental, Inimical, Hostile, Unpropitious, Contrary, Unfriendly, Harmful, Negative

Favorable, Beneficial, Advantageous, Positive, Propitious, Helpful, Friendly, Supportive

The adverse weather conditions delayed the outdoor event.



The act of coming between or interfering in a situation to modify or improve it.


Interference, Involvement, Mediation, Intercession, Intrusion, Interposition, Meddling, Arbitration

Non-interference, Non-intervention, Abstention, Non-involvement, Disinterest, Neutrality, Refrain

The teacher's intervention helped resolve the conflict among the students.



The act of disturbing or interrupting the normal course of something, causing disorder or chaos.


Disturbance, Disorder, Upheaval, Turmoil, Chaos, Havoc, Disarray, Distortion, Interruption, Dislocation

Order, Continuity, Harmony, Stability, Normalcy, Regularity, Smoothness, System, Tranquillity, Uninterruptedness

The protests caused a disruption in the city's usual traffic flow.



To transfer or pass responsibility, authority, or power from one entity to another.


Transfer, Delegate, Entrust, Confer, Pass on, Bestow, Hand over, Allocate, Transmit, Deputize

Retain, Keep, Withhold, Maintain, Hold, Reserve, Refuse

The manager decided to devolve certain tasks to the new team member.



To bring a feeling, memory, or image to mind; to elicit a response or reaction.

(उत्पन्न करना)

Summon, Elicit, Prompt, Induce, Provoke, Stir, Inspire, Rouse, Bring forth, Call forth

Suppress, Repress, Conceal, Quell, Stifle, Squash, Inhibit, Silence, Subdue, Hush

The painting evokes a sense of nostalgia for the artist's hometown.



Extremely serious or harsh in nature; demanding great attention or care.


Harsh, Stern, Strict, Rigorous, Intense, Acute, Extreme, Drastic, Critical, Exacting

Mild, Gentle, Lenient, Moderate, Easy, Soft, Tolerant, Benevolent, Compassionate, Understanding

The doctor recommended immediate action due to the patient's severe condition.



To make certain that something will happen or be the case; to guarantee or make sure of something.

(सुनिश्चित करना)

Guarantee, Assure, Secure, Confirm, Insure, Affirm, Promise, Protect, Establish, Validate

Risk, Endanger, Jeopardize, Gamble, Imperil, Bet, Chance, Hazard, Speculate, Venture

She locked the door to ensure that her belongings were safe while she was away.


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