The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary PDF – 1 April 2019


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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary PDF will have Words, Meaning, Synonyms and Example in sentence.

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary PDF – 1 April 2019

The followings are taken from the editorial of The Hindu “Kartarpur focus”. You can find the article from here.




Definition: (of a situation or course of action) filled with or likely to result in (something undesirable).

Example: “marketing any new product is fraught with danger”

Synonyms: full of, filled with, swarming with, rife with, thick with, bristling with, charged with, loaded with, brimful of, brimming with, attended by, accompanied by


Definition: causing or affected by anxiety or stress.

Example: “there was a fraught silence”

Synonyms: anxious, worried, upset, distraught, overwrought, agitated, distressed, distracted,

Antonyms: calm




Definition: a person who journeys to a sacred place for religious reasons.

Synonyms: visitor to a shrine, worshipper, devotee, believer,




Definition: the feeling that someone or something cannot be relied upon.

Example: his distrust of his mother’s new suitor

Synonyms: : mistrust, suspicion, wariness, chariness, lack of trust, lack of confidence, lack of faith, scepticism, doubt, doubtfulness, dubiety, cynicism, misgivings, questioning.




Definition: a deep fissure in the earth, rock, or another surface.

Synonyms: gorge, abyss, canyon, ravine, gully, gulf, pass, defile, couloir, crevasse, cleft, rift, rent, pit, void, crater, cavity, hole, opening, gap,




Definition: the consequences or aftereffects of a significant unpleasant event.

Example: “food prices soared in the aftermath of the drought”

Synonyms: repercussions, aftereffects, byproduct, fallout, backwash, trail, wake,




Definition: an approach or proposal made to someone with the aim of opening negotiations or establishing a relationship.

Example: “Coleen listened to his overtures of love”

Synonyms: opening move, conciliatory move, move, approach, advances, feeler, signal, proposal,


Ironed out


Definition: By extension, to ease, solve, or remove minor difficulties, troubles, or problematic details (of or in something).

Example: Our latest software update is nearly finished—we just need to iron out a few things before it’s ready for release.

So, these are taken from The Hindu Editorial, Murky swamp: on Goa politics. You can find it from here.



Definition: loyalty or commitment of a subordinate to a superior or of an individual to a group or cause.

Example: “those wishing to receive citizenship must swear allegiance to the republic”

Synonyms: loyalty, faithfulness, fidelity, obedience, fealty, adherence, homage, devotion, bond, trueness

Antonyms: disloyalty, treachery




Definition: a movement or series of moves requiring skill and care.

Example: “spectacular jumps and other daring maneuvers”

Synonyms: operation, exercise, activity, move, movement, action




Definition: arouse the curiosity or interest of; fascinate.

Example: “I was intrigued by your question”

Synonyms: interesting, fascinating, absorbing, compelling, gripping, riveting, captivating, engaging,


Definition: make secret plans to do something illicit or detrimental to someone.

Example: “the delegates were intriguing for their own gains”

Synonyms: plot, hatch a plot, conspire, take part in a conspiracy,




Definition: (of a person or animal) be or remain hidden so as to wait in ambush for someone or something.

Example: “a ruthless killer still lurked in the darkness”

Synonyms: skulk, loiter, lie in wait, lie low, hide, conceal oneself, take cover, keep out of sight, sneak,




Definition: the action of deserting a person, cause, or organization.

Example: “I resented what I saw as my parents’ desertion”

Synonyms: abandonment, leaving, forsaking, betrayal, neglect, shunning, stranding, jilting, relinquishment




Definition: the desertion of one’s country or cause in favor of an opposing one.

Example: “his defection from the Republican Party”

Synonyms: desertion, absconding, decamping, flight, changing





Definition: not embarrassed, disconcerted, or ashamed.

Example: “he was unabashed by the furor his words provoked”

Synonyms: unashamed, shameless, unembarrassed, brazen, audacious, barefaced, blatant, flagrant, bold,




Definition: a small organized dissenting group within a larger one, especially in politics.

Example: “the left-wing faction of the party”

Synonyms: clique, coterie, caucus, cabal, bloc, camp, group, grouping, side, sector, section, wing, arm,


Splinter group

Definition: a small organization, typically a political party, that has broken away from a larger one.

Example: “a splinter group of the Socialist Party”

Synonyms: clique, coterie, caucus, cabal, bloc, camp, group, grouping, side, sector, section, wing, arm, branch



Definition: characterized by unscrupulous control of a situation or person.

Example: “she was sly, selfish, and manipulative”

Synonyms: scheming, calculating, cunning, crafty, wily, shrewd, devious, designing, conniving,




Definition: (of a structure or piece of equipment) poorly made and likely to collapse.

Example: “we went carefully up the rickety stairs”

Synonyms: shaky, unsteady, unsound, unsafe, tottering, crumbling,




Definition: push, elbow, or bump against (someone) roughly, typically in a crowd.

Example: “people jostled against us”

Synonyms: bump into/against, knock into/against, bang into, collide with, cannon into, plow into, jolt, push




Definition: rule out or prevent (a course of action).

Example: “the decision effectively foreclosed any possibility of his early rehabilitation”

Synonyms: preclude, prevent, remove, get rid of, do away with, get round,




Definition: a plot or scheme.

Example: “he was cheated by the political machinations of the legislature”

Synonyms: schemes, plotting, plots, intrigues, conspiracies, designs, plans, devices, ploys, ruses, tricks, wiles,





Definition: lessen the effectiveness, power, or ability of, especially gradually or insidiously.

Example: “this could undermine years of hard work”

Synonyms: subvert, sabotage, threaten, weaken, compromise, diminish, reduce, impair, mar, spoil,


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