The Hindu Vocabulary 2 November 2023

2023-11-02

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 2 November 2023 is from the Editorial titled “Welcome assertion: On the defection issue and the Supreme Court’s deadline for the Maharashtra Speaker".

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Assertion

Noun

A confident and forceful statement or declaration, often made without proof.

(दावा)

Declaration, Affirmative, Claim, Statement, Pronouncement, Allegation, Avowal, Assertion, Assert

Retraction, Denial, Disavowal, Dissent, Contradiction, Negation, Refutation, Rejection, Disapproval, Dispute

Her assertion of innocence was met with skepticism.

Adjudicate

Verb

To make a formal judgment or decision about a problem or dispute after hearing all the evidence or to act as a judge in a dispute.

(निर्णय करना)

Judge, Arbitrate, Decide, Settle, Resolve, Determine, Rule, Referee, Mediate, Adjudgment

Disregard, Ignore, Prejudice, Confuse, Ignore, Disregard, Dismiss, Misjudge, Misinterpret, Misunderstand

The panel will adjudicate on the matter impartially.

Alacrity

Noun

Brisk and cheerful readiness, promptness, or eagerness in responding or doing something.

(तत्परता)

Eagerness, Enthusiasm, Readiness, Zeal, Promptness, Willingness, Keenness, Alacritous, Readiness, Ardor

Apathy, Reluctance, Hesitation, Indolence, Disinterest, Laziness, Sluggishness, Disinclination, Aversion, Lethargy

He accepted the challenge with alacrity.

Supine

Adjective

Lying face upward, inactive, passive, or prone to be easily influenced.

(शवासन)

Reclining, Prone, Horizontal, Prostrate, Passive, Inactive, Idle, Lying, Indolent, Slothful

Active, Upright, Energetic, Vertical, Dynamic, Involved, Ambitious, Engaged, Proactive, Robust

He lay supine on the beach, enjoying the sunshine.

Affiliation

Noun

Association or connection with a larger group or organization, being formally connected or associated with an institution or organization.

(संबद्धता)

Association, Alliance, Connection, Relationship, Partnership, Link, Membership, Tie-up, Cooperation, Relationship

Disaffiliation, Disassociation, Detachment, Disconnection, Disengagement, Isolation, Disunion, Disunion, Division, Separation

The new company has announced its affiliation with a leading tech giant.

Loyalty

Noun

Faithfulness or allegiance to a person, group, country, or cause.

(वफादारी)

Fidelity, Allegiance, Devotion, Commitment, Dedication, Fealty, Faithfulness, Constancy, Trust, Reliability

Treachery, Betrayal, Disloyalty, Infidelity, Inconstancy, Unfaithfulness, Perfidy, Infidelity, Duplicity, Deceit

His loyalty to the company never wavered despite the tempting offers.

Aspect

Noun

A particular part or feature of something, a way in which something can be viewed or perceived.

(पहलू)

Facet, Angle, Perspective, View, Dimension, Feature, Side, Phase, Element, Characteristic

Whole, Entirety, Totality, Sum, Conclusion, End, Total, Summary, Aggregate, Result

She discussed every aspect of the problem before making a decision.

Clubbing

Noun

The act of gathering, associating, or combining individuals or things together, often to form a group or for social activities.

(इकट्ठा करने की प्रक्रिया)

Association, Gathering, Merging, Joining, Assembling, Union, Coalition, Alliance, Amalgamation, Aggregation

Separation, Disbandment, Division, Disunion, Dissolution, Disaggregation, Isolation, Individualization, Segregation, Dissociation

Clubbing is a popular activity among young adults.

Deference

Noun

Respectful or courteous regard towards the opinions, wishes, or judgment of another.

(आदर)

Respect, Esteem, Honor, Obedience, Submission, Reverence, Politeness, Civility, Compliance, Courtesy

Disrespect, Impoliteness, Rudeness, Insolence, Disregard, Contempt, Defiance, Neglect, Disregard, Discourtesy

He showed deference to his elder's advice.

Incurred

 Verb

To become subject to or bring upon oneself (something undesirable, such as a cost or expense).

(उठाना)

Acquired, Sustained, Assumed, Experienced, Entailed, Accumulated, Borne, Contracted, Inflicted, Involved

Avoid, Evade, Elude, Dodge, Sidestep, Shun, Escape, Miss, Bypass, Circumvent

He incurred a lot of debt by overspending on unnecessary items.

Expiry

 Noun

The termination or end of something, especially a time-limited validity.

(समाप्ति)

Termination, End, Conclusion, Closure, Finish, Termination, Cessation, Expiration

Start, Commencement, Beginning, Inception, Initiation, Genesis, Dawn, Launch, Onset, Origin

The expiry date on the milk carton is tomorrow, so it's best not to consume it after that time.

Defection

Noun

The act of abandoning or leaving one's allegiance, duty, or loyalty, especially to join a rival or an opposing group.

(विद्रोह)

Desertion, Betrayal, Apostasy, Rebellion, Treason, Abandonment, Renunciation, Forsaking, Absconding, Revolt

Allegiance, Loyalty, Fidelity, Faithfulness, Dedication, Devotion, Obedience, Adherence, Commitment, Fealty

The politician's defection to the opposition party caused quite a stir in the media.

Thicket

 Noun

A dense group of bushes, shrubs, or small trees.

(जंगल)

Copse, Underbrush, Undergrowth, Brushwood, Coppice, Scrub, Underwood, Grove, Wilderness, Brush

Clearing, Plain, Open space, Meadow, Field, Prairie, Pasture, Glade

We had to navigate through a thicket of brambles and bushes to reach the hidden clearing in the forest.

 

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