The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 22

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1) Acquire (Verb) – प्राप्त करना

Definition: Buy or obtain (an asset or object) for oneself.

Synonyms: Obtain, Come by, Come to have, Get, Receive, Gain, Earn, Win

Antonyms: Lose, Part with

Usage: The Centre’s request to the Supreme Court to allow it to return the “superfluous land” it had acquired around the disputed site in Ayodhya in 1993 is not innocuous.

 

2) Demolition (Noun) – विनाश

Definition: The action or process of demolishing or being demolished.

Synonyms: Destruction, Knocking down,

Antonyms: Construction, Confirmation

Usage: The court had ordered that the status quo be maintained on the entire extent of 67.7 acres acquired in the aftermath of the demolition of the Babri Masjid.

 

3) Conceal (Verb) — छिपाना

Definition: Not allow to be seen; hide.

Synonyms: Hide, Keep out of sight, Keep hidden, Secrete

Antonyms: Reveal, Expose

Usage: Behind the apparently equitable argument that an extent of land not in dispute can be given back to its original owners is a barely concealed political motive.

 

4) Palpable (Adjective) — बोधगम्य

Definition: (of a feeling or atmosphere) so intense as to seem almost tangible.

Synonyms: Perceptible, Perceivable, Visible, Noticeable

Antonyms: Intangible, Imperceptible

Usage: The sense of anxiety among the supporters of the Mandir cause over the delay in the adjudicatory process is palpable.

 

5) Mollify (Verb) – शांत करना

Definition: Appease the anger or anxiety of (someone).

Synonyms: Appease, Placate, Pacify, Conciliate,

Antonyms: Enrage

Usage: It is to address this anxiety and mollify elements that are unhappy with the progress of the judicial process that the government wants the court to vacate its status quo order.

 

6) Provocative (Adjective) – उत्तेजक

Definition: Causing anger or another strong reaction, especially deliberately.

Synonyms: Annoying, Irritating, Exasperating, Infuriating

Antonyms: Soothing, Calming

Usage: A trust dedicated to the cause of constructing a temple to Ram on the site where the demolished Babri Masjid stood, will be needlessly provocative.

 

7) Demonstrable (Verb) — प्रदर्शित करना

Definition: Clearly apparent or capable of being logically proved.

Synonyms: Verifiable, Provable, Attestable, Evincible

Antonyms: Unverifiable

Usage: The campaign to demolish the mosque, from the Kalyan Singh government, whose actions were demonstrably anti-secular.

 

8) Vicinity (Noun) – आस-पास की जगह

Definition: The area near or surrounding a particular place.

Synonyms: Neighbourhood, Locality, Locale

Antonyms: Foreign

Usage: There is a case for reconsidering the lease, but nothing at all for this organisation to be given the opportunity to gather its resources in the vicinity of the disputed site.

 

9) Forefront (Noun) – सबसे आगे

Definition: The leading or most important position or place.

Synonyms: Vanguard, Van, Spearhead, Head, Lead

Antonyms: Rear, Background

Usage: The U.S. Federal Reserve has been at the forefront of the current tightening cycle.

 

10) Slump (Verb) – अचानक गिरावट होना

Definition: A sudden severe or prolonged fall in the price, value, or amount of something.

Synonyms: Plunge, Drop, Collapse, Tumble, Plummet

Antonyms: Rise, Boom, Upturn

Usage: This is typical of all commodities that see years of oversupply that lead to a price slump followed by years of under-supply that leads to a jump in prices.

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