The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 25

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1) Retrograde (Adjective) — पूर्वव्यापी

Meaning: Directed or moving backwards

Synonyms: Backward, Backwards, Reverse, Rearward

Antonyms: Forward

Usage: The Donald Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty with Russia is a retrograde step.

 

2) Covert (Adjective) — प्रच्छन्न

Meaning: Not openly acknowledged or displayed.

Synonyms: Secret, Furtive, Clandestine, Surreptitious

Antonyms: Overt, Above board

Usage: Russia appears to have been covertly violating it in letter and spirit.

 

3) Retaliatory (Adjective) — प्रतिकार का

Meaning: (of an action) characterized by a desire for revenge.

Synonyms: Payback, Reprisal, Requital

Antonyms: Clemency, Grace, Leniency

Usage: The U.S. response cannot be regarded as purely retaliatory.

 

4) Scupper (Verb) — तबाह करना

Meaning: Sink (a ship or its crew) deliberately.

Synonyms: Sink, Scuttle, Submerge,

Antonyms: Float, Raise

Usage: Mr. Trump, who scuppered the nuclear agreement with Iran, has hinted he would refuse to abide by a treaty that other parties were disregarding.

 

5) Herald (Verb) — सूचना देना

Meaning: Be a sign that (something) is about to happen.

Synonyms: Signal, Indicate, Announce,

Usage: At the heart of this worrisome echo of the Cold War years is the changing balance of power in global nuclear politics heralded by China’s rise as a regional hegemon.

 

6) Steam (Verb) – आगे बढ़ना

Meaning: Come, go, or move somewhere rapidly or in a forceful way.

Synonyms: Run, Sprint, Race, Dart, Rush, Dash,

Antonyms: Dawdle

Usage: In 2018, the U.S. Nuclear Posture Review noted that Beijing was steaming forward with the expansion of its cruise-missile arsenal.

 

7)  Stockpile (Noun) — संचय

Meaning: Accumulate a large stock of (goods or materials).

Synonyms: Amass, Accumulate, Hoard, Cache, Collect, Gather

Antonyms: Cast, Discard, Ditch, Dump

Usage: Shifting geo-politics also requires that European concerns be factored into strategic discussions on the INF, particularly because it is Europe that is most immediately threatened by the Russian stockpile.

 

8) Inexplicable (Adjective) — समझाने या हिसाब करने में असमर्थ

Meaning: Unable to be explained or accounted for.

Synonyms: Unaccountable, Unexplainable, Incomprehensible

Antonyms: Understandable

Usage: For some inexplicable reason her mind went completely blank.

 

9) Disastrous (Adjective) — विनाशकारी

Meaning: Causing great damage.

Synonyms: Catastrophic, Calamitous, Cataclysmic

Antonyms: Fortunate, Successful, Beneficial

Usage: A disastrous fire swept through the museum.

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