The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 254

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  1. Inane (adjective) – बेहूदा  

Definition: lacking sense or meaning; silly.

Synonyms: silly, foolish, stupid, fatuous, idiotic, absurd, ridiculous, ludicrous, laughable, risible, imbecilic, moronic, cretinous, unintelligent, witless, asinine, pointless

Antonyms: meaningful, important, significant, relevant, important, consequential, material, telling, pithy, weighty, valid

Usage: don’t badger people with inane questions

 

  1. Substantive (adjective) – सार्थक, महत्वपूर्ण

Definition: having a firm basis in reality and so important, meaningful, or considerable.

Synonyms: meaningful, important, significant, relevant, important, consequential, material, telling, pithy, weighty, valid

Antonyms: fatuous, idiotic, absurd, ridiculous, ludicrous, laughable, risible, imbecilic, moronic, cretinous, unintelligent, witless, asinine, pointless

Usage: there is no substantive evidence for the efficacy of these drugs

 

  1. Overture (noun) – प्रारंभिक

Definition: an introduction to something more substantial.

Synonyms: preliminary, prelude, curtain-raiser, introduction, lead-in, precursor, forerunner, harbinger, herald, start, beginning

Antonyms: plot, gist, important part, central, main, core

Usage: the talks were no more than an overture to a long debate

 

  1. Adhere (verb) – पालन करना

Definition: believe in and follow the practices of.

Synonyms: believe, follow, stick, stick fast, cling, hold fast, cohere, bond, attach

Antonyms: disbelieve, deviate, not follow, ignore, distrust, mistrust, doubt, question

Usage: I do not adhere to any organized religion

 

  1. Acrimonious (Adjective) – उग्र

Definition: (typically of speech or discussion) angry and bitter.

Synonyms: bitter, rancorous, caustic, acerbic, scathing, sarcastic, acid, harsh, sharp, razor-edged

Antonyms: peaceful, calming, polite, nice, sweet, mild-mannered

Usage: an acrimonious dispute about wages

 

  1. Fragmentation (noun) – विखंडन

Definition: the process or state of breaking or being broken into fragments.

Synonyms: breaking, shattering, dividing, splitting, sharing

Antonyms: uniting, unification, combining, combination, keep together, bring together, merge

Usage: the fragmentation of society into a collection of interest groups

 

  1. Imperative (Adjective) – आज्ञार्थक

Definition: of vital importance; crucial.

Synonyms: vitally important, of vital importance, all-important, vital, crucial, critical, essential, of the essence, a matter of life and death, of great consequence, necessary

Antonyms: unimportant, trivial, silly, unnecessary, insignificant, minor

Usage: immediate action was imperative

 

  1. Precarious (Adjective) – अनिश्चित

Definition: dependent on chance; uncertain

Synonyms: uncertain, insecure, unreliable, unsure, unpredictable, undependable, risky, hazardous, problematic

Antonyms: safe, stable, predictable, dependable, unchanging, constant

Usage: he made a precarious living as a painter

 

  1. Requisite (Adjective) – आवश्यक

Definition: made necessary by particular circumstances or regulations.

Synonyms: necessary, required, prerequisite, essential, indispensable, vital, needed, needful

Antonyms: unimportant, trivial, silly, unnecessary, insignificant, minor

Usage: the application will not be processed until the requisite fee is paid

 

  1. Scrutiny (noun) – संवीक्षा

Definition: critical observation or examination

Synonyms: careful examination, inspection, survey, scan, study, perusal, probe

Antonyms: unexplored, unexplained, not examined, not tested, not verified

Usage: every aspect of local government was placed under scrutiny

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