The Hindu Vocabulary 25 May 2023

2023-05-25

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial of 25 May 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Unnecessary brinkmanship: On the U.S.’s fiscal quagmire.”

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Quagmire

Noun

A difficult, puzzling, or embarrassing situation from which there is no easy escape.

(दलदल/ धसान/ तंग हालत/ नाज़ुक हालत)

Predicament, Dilemma, Difficulty, Entanglement, Imbroglio, Impasse

Agreement, Benefit, Solution, Blessing, Contentment, Peace Advantage, Boon

Sri Lanka is in a situation of quagmire of debt.

Brinksmanship

Noun

A method of behaviour, especially in politics, in which one gets into dangerous situations intentionally and such situations may bring harm or success.

The art of pushing a dangerous situation to the limit of safety especially to force the desired outcome.

(अस्थिरता/ केसरिया बाना करने का दिखावा)

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Brinkmanship is a dangerous situation for a nation.

Partisan

Noun

A supporter of a person, cause or a group

(पक्षपाती)

Backer, Defender, Zealot, Follower

Adversary, Antagonist, Opponent

Some political partisans want to see and argue on only one side of a situation.

Adjective

Prejudiced or blind adherence in favour of something.

(पक्षपातपूर्ण)

Biased, Partial, Prejudiced

Disinterested, Equal, Equitable, Objective

No one gets benefitted from partisan politics.

Breach

Noun

Violation of a law.

(उल्लंघन)

Crack, Rift, Rupture, Aperture

Noninfringement, Observance, Agreement

Your repeated mistakes are resulting in a breach of trust.

Verb

To break contrary to law or promise.

(उल्लंघन करना)

Break, Contravene, Fracture, Offend, Violate

Comply, Conform, Follow, Mind, Obey, Observe

You have breached my trust with your unlawful activities.

Obligation

Noun

An act or course of action to which a person is morally or legally bound; a duty or commitment.

(कर्तव्य)

 Duty, Need, Responsibility, Promise, Requirement

Relief, Discharge, Exemption, Grace, Ease

Everyone has an obligation to look after their parents.

Debacle

Noun

A sudden and ignominious failure; a fiasco

(शिकस्त)

Failure, Catastrophe, Disaster, Mess, Downfall, Ruin, Rout, Defeat

Triumph, Success, Accomplishment, Boon, Absolution

His trekking turned into a complete debacle.

Fragile

Adjective

Easily broken or damaged.

(नाज़ुक)

Delicate, Feeble, Brittle, Weak, Frail

Firm, Strong, Tough, Stiff

Don’t carry fragile material in the airplane.

Consensus 

Noun

A general agreement

(मतैक्य)

Accord, Consent, Harmony, Unanimity, Unity, Concord, Unison, Concurrence

Disagreement, Conflict, Opposition, Discord, Resistance

The meeting finally reached a consensus.

Antiquated 

Adjective

Old-fashioned or outdated

(पुरातन)

Archaic, Obsolete, Medieval, Prehistoric, Outmoded, Dated

Modern, Current, New, Contemporary, Recent

I saw an antiquated method of farming in my village.

Hobble

Verb

To walk lamely.

To move along unsteadily.

(लंगड़ाना)

Falter, Halt, Shuffle, Stagger, Hamper, Hinder

Continue, Move, Free, Go, Aid, Allow

Rakesh was hobbling due to an injury in his leg.

Noun

An uneven limp.

An awkward way of walking.

A rope used to hobble an animal.

(लड़खड़ाना)

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He was holding a hobble for his pet for one hour.

Intractable

Adjective

Hard to control or deal with.

Not easily governed.

(असभ्य)

Rebellious, Rebel, Defiant, Stubborn, Recalcitrant, Willful, Refractory

Tractable, Amenable, Cooperative, Docile, Obedient

Rajniketan is now dealing with intractable pain in his leg.

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