The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 24

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1) Sops (Noun) — रियायतों

Meaning: A thing of no great value given or done as a concession to appease someone whose main concerns or demands are not being met.

Synonyms: drench, drown, soak, sodden

Antonyms: dehumidify, Desiccate, Dry, Parch, Sear

Usage: The interim budget casts away established conventions and targets votes with sops.


2) Expedient (Adjective) — फ़ायदेमंद

Meaning: (of an action) convenient and practical although possibly improper or immoral.

Synonyms: Convenient, Advantageous,

Antonyms: Inexpedient, Ill-advised

Usage: As election-eve budgets go, Interim Budget 2019-20 must rank as one of the most politically expedient ones this country has seen.


3) Distress (Noun) — अति क्लेश

Meaning: Extreme anxiety, sorrow, or pain.

Synonyms: Anguish, Suffering, Pain, Agony

Antonyms: Happiness, Comfort

Usage: But there is no denying that a lot of thought has gone into identifying and targeting the sections of population across social segments that are in distress and unhappy with the Centre for a variety of reasons.


5) Concession (Noun) — रियायत

Meaning: The action of conceding or granting something.

Synonyms: Admission, Acknowledgement, Acceptance, Recognition

Antonyms: Denial, Retention, Acquisition

Usage: There are income tax concessions for the middle class that have been carefully framed to target the lower rung.


6) Spurप्रोत्साहन

Meaning: A device with a small spike or a spiked wheel that is worn on a rider’s heel and used for urging a horse forward.

Synonyms: Stimulus, Incentive, Encouragement, Stimulant,

Antonyms: Disincentive, Discouragement

Usage: The estimated slippage of 0.10 percentage point is not significant if we assume that the concessions will spur spending by the beneficiaries.


7) Condemnation (Noun) — निंदा

Meaning: The expression of very strong disapproval; censure.

Synonyms: Censure, Criticism

Antonyms: Praise, Plaudits

Usage: Zimbabwe’s defence forces have come under severe condemnation for the general crackdown, involving arbitrary detentions, torture and a country-wide Internet blackout.


8) Vicious (Adjective) — शातिर

Meaning:  Deliberately cruel or violent.

Synonyms: Brutal, Ferocious, Savage, Violent, Dangerous

Antonyms: Gentle, Kindly, Benevolent

Usage: The electronic alternative, “bond notes” that were introduced without physical backing, unleashed a vicious cycle of hoarding and price inflation.


9) Curtail (Verb) कम करना

Meaning: Reduce in extent or quantity; impose a restriction on.

Synonyms: Reduce, Cut, Drop

Antonyms: Increase, Lengthen

Usage: Many businesses have folded up for want of adequate foreign currency. Mr. Mnangagwa’s government has moved to reduce the issue of electronic debt, and to curtail the ballooning fiscal deficit.


10) Entice (Verb) – लुभाना

Meaning: Attract or tempt by offering pleasure or advantage.

Synonyms: Tempt, Allure, Lure, Attract

Usage: While these may be steps in the right direction, they are too small as incentives to entice a deeply sceptical investor community that was once turned away.

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