The Hindu Vocabulary 14 October 2023


The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 14 October 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Vendetta without limit: On the resurrection of an old case against Arundhati Roy".


Part of Speech/Idiom







To strike or hit something with a sharp sound, or a sharp, loud noise.


Strike, Hit, Slap, Whack, Thump, Bang, Clap, Pop, Crash, Bash

Caress, Pat, Gently, Softly, Stroke, Tap, Tickle, Soothe, Coddle, Fondle

She accidentally smacked her hand against the doorframe, making a loud noise.



Unwillingness to accept or respect differing opinions, beliefs, or behaviors, often leading to prejudice or discrimination.


Bigotry, Prejudice, Narrow-mindedness, Discrimination, Intolerance, Dogmatism, Illiberality, Inflexibility, Bias, Racialism

Tolerance, Acceptance, Open-mindedness, Liberalism, Inclusivity, Broad-mindedness, Fairness, Openness, Equality, Pluralism

His intolerance of other people's ideas made it difficult to have a constructive discussion.



The act of attributing or ascribing something, often something negative, to a person or group without clear evidence.


Accusation, Attribution, Ascription, Charge, Allegation, Insinuation, Assertion, Attribution, Blame, Indictment

Exoneration, Vindication, Absolution, Discharge, Acquittal, Praise, Commendation, Exculpation, Exculpatory, Justification

Her imputation of dishonesty caused a rift in the team.



To emerge or cause to emerge from a state of sleep; become awake.


Awaken, Arise, Stir, Rouse, Arouse, Wake Up, Get Up, Open One's Eyes, Emerge, Surface

Sleep, Slumber, Doze, Nap, Rest, Repose, Snooze, Hibernate, Lethargize, Unconsciousness

The loud noise from the construction site woke me up early in the morning.



The act or process of bringing something back to life, activity, or popularity, often after a period of decline.


Rejuvenation, Resurgence, Reawakening, Rebirth, Reanimation, Regeneration, Rekindling, Reincarnation, Reestablishment, Reinstatement

Decline, Deterioration, Wane, Demise, Stagnation, Retrogression, Extinction, Decay, Inactivity, Failure

The company's revival was attributed to its innovative new product, which sparked a resurgence in consumer interest.



To become aware of, know, or identify through the senses, especially the sense of sight or sound.


Noticed, Detected, Observed, Recognized, Discerned, Spotted, Witnessed, Distinguished, Ascertained, Sighted

Overlooked, Ignored, Missed, Neglected, Disregarded, Unnoticed, Unobserved, Unseen, Concealed, Hidden

She perceived a faint, pleasant fragrance in the garden as the flowers began to bloom.



Tending to cause disagreement or hostility between people, often by creating rifts or divisions.


Controversial, Polarizing, Splitting, Alienating, Discordant, Factional, Disruptive, Disuniting, Estranging, Sectarian

Unifying, Harmonious, Cooperative, Consensual, Inclusive, Cohesive, Healing, Reconciling, Integrative, Peaceful

The politician's divisive statements on the sensitive issue led to increased tensions among the population.



A heated disagreement, dispute, or argument about something.


Disagreement, Dispute, Argument, Conflict, Controversy, Strife, Disagreement, Clash, Discord, Wrangle

Agreement, Harmony, Accord, Concurrence, Consensus, Understanding, Peace, Cooperation, Unity, Amicability

The contention between the two political parties led to a long and bitter debate in the parliament.



To put something or someone in a situation where there is a risk of harm, damage, or loss.

(खतरे में डालना)

Endanger, Risk, Threaten, Imperil, Hazard, Menace, Compromise, Undermine, Peril, Gamble

Protect, Safeguard, Secure, Defend, Shield, Preserve, Ensure, Guard, Shield, Uphold

His reckless behavior could jeopardize the entire project and the safety of the team.


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In which of the following months is Gokulashtami celebrated every year as per Hindu tradition? / हिंदू परंपरा के अनुसार हर साल गोकुलाष्टमी निम्नलिखित में से किस महीने में मनाई जाती है?