The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 23

The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary: 

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1) Convene (Verb) — बुलवाना

Meaning: Come or bring together for a meeting or activity; assemble.

Synonyms: Summon, Call.

Antonyms: Disperse

Usage: Meghalaya’s Conrad Sangma, who runs a coalition government which includes the BJP, convened the meeting in Guwahati, the region’s political hub, challenging the BJP on its own turf.


2) Placate (Verb) — तसल्ली देना

Meaning: Make (someone) less angry or hostile.

Synonyms: Pacify, Calm, Calm Down, Appease, Mollify, Soothe

Antonyms: Provoke, Anger

Usage: Britain veers to a hard Brexit as Prime Minister May continues to placate Tory hardliners.


3) Recede (Verb) — पीछे हटना

Meaning: Go or move back or further away from a previous position.

Synonyms: Retreat, Go back, Withdraw.

Antonyms: Advance, Approach

Usage: The prospects for Britain’s orderly withdrawal from the European Union on March 29 have receded further, even as MPs rallied to stop a no-deal scenario.


4) Disburse (Verb) – चुकाना

Meaning: Pay out (money from a fund).

Synonyms: Spend, Expend

Antonyms: Claim

Usage: Just a day after a ₹300-crore loan was disbursed to Videocon International Electronics in 2009, Mr. Kochhar’s NuPower Renewables received ₹64 crore from the Videocon group.


5) Inadvertent (Adjective) — असावधान

Meaning: Not resulting from or achieved through deliberate planning.

Synonyms: Unintentional, Unintended, Accidental, Unpremeditated

Antonyms: Deliberate, Intentional

Usage: India must be alert as there is a possibility of emerging disruptive technologies prompting inadvertent conflict.


6) Lacklustre (Adjective) – आभाव

Meaning: Lacking in vitality, force, or conviction; uninspired or uninspiring.

Synonyms: Uninspired, Uninspiring, Unimaginative

Antonyms: Inspired, Brilliant

Usage: This rather lacklustre response to major ‘futuristic’ challenges to our national security raises a larger question: is India adequately prepared for the new age wars in general or is it still preparing for the last war it fought, and won?


7) Disruptive (Adjective) — विघटनकारी

Meaning: Causing or tending to cause disruption.

Synonyms: Innovative, Inventive, Ingenious, Original

Antonyms: Unimaginative, Conservative

Usage: The arrival of these technologies might deeply frustrate strategic stability as we know it given their disruptive nature.


8) Glide (Verb) — फिसलना

Meaning: Move with a smooth, quiet continuous motion.

Synonyms: Slide, Slip, Float and Drift

Antonyms: Hurtle

Usage: Once accuracies get better, hypersonic glide vehicles replace conventional delivery systems.


9) Succinct (Adjective) — संक्षिप्त

Meaning: (Especially of something written or spoken) briefly and clearly expressed.

Synonyms: Concise, Short, Brief, Compact, Condensed, Crisp

Antonyms: Lengthy, Long-winded, Verbose

Usage: In a January 2018 article, the Economist put it succinctly: “Disruptive new technologies, worsening relations between Russia and America and a less cautious Russian leadership than in the cold war have raised fears that a new era of strategic instability may be approaching.”


10) Surreptitious (Noun) – गुप्त

Meaning: Kept secret, especially because it would not be approved of.

Synonyms: Secret, Stealthy, Clandestine, Secretive, Sneaky

Antonyms: Blatant, Open, Honest

Usage: “low wages were supplemented by surreptitious payments from tradesmen”

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