The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 27

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1) Defuse (Verb) — को शांत करना

Meaning: Make (a situation) less tense or dangerous.

Synonyms: Reduce, Lessen, Diminish, Lighten

Antonyms: Heighten, Intensify

Usage: The Supreme Court has defused the situation, but concerns remain over stand-off in Kolkata.

 

2) Belligerence (Noun) — आक्रामक व्यवहार

Meaning: Aggressive or warlike behaviour.

Synonyms: Aggression, Aggressiveness and Assaultiveness

Antonyms: Antiaggression, Anti-imperialism and Antimilitarism

Usage: In the polarised political atmosphere, her belligerence expectedly secured the backing of a large number of Opposition parties, and even had the Congress rally around her during an impromptu sit-in protest.

 

3) Impromptu (Adjective) — योजनाबद्ध या पूर्वाभ्यास किए बिना

Meaning: Done without being planned or rehearsed.

Synonyms: Unrehearsed, Unprepared, Unscripted and Extempore

Antonyms: Prepared, Rehearsed

Usage: An impromptu press conference

 

4) Obstruct (Verb) – बाधा डालना

Meaning: Block (an opening, path, road, etc.); be or get in the way of.

Synonyms: Impede, Hinder

Antonyms: Facilitate, Help, Further

Usage: However, in attempting to obstruct the CBI action in a court-ordered investigation, Ms. Banerjee once again demonstrated that she is prone to taking arguments over administrative procedures to the streets.

 

5) Burnish (Verb) – चमकाना

Meaning: Polish (something, especially metal) by rubbing.

Synonyms: Shine, Brighten

Antonyms: Dull

Usage: A decade ago, she burnished her credentials as the Opposition leader who would dethrone the Left Front combine in West Bengal with her agitation over the Singur land acquisition.

 

6) Sordid (Adjective) — घिनौना

Meaning: Involving immoral or dishonorable actions and motives; arousing moral distaste and contempt.

Synonyms: Sleazy, Seedy, Seamy, Unsavoury,

Antonyms: High-minded, Respectable

Usage: This is the latest installment in the rather sordid story of institutional decay in India, overseen by the leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

 

7) Tame (Adjective) – सहयाग देना

Meaning: (of a person) willing to cooperate.

Synonyms: Docile, Submissive, Compliant and Meek

Antonyms: Independent, Uncooperative

Usage: The government tried to tame bureaucrats as well as the highest court in the land.

 

8) Dubious (Adjective)  — संदेहात्मक

Meaning: Hesitating or doubting.

Synonyms: Doubtful, Uncertain, Unsure,

Antonyms: Certain, Definite

Usage: The BJP government has, however, earned the dubious distinction of sabotaging the autonomy of several political institutions in rapid succession.

 

9) Intricate (Adjective) — जटिल

Meaning: Very complicated or detailed.

Synonyms: Complex, Complicated, Convoluted, Tangled

Antonyms: Simple, Straightforward

Usage: This makes for good political sense when we remember that most human activity is structured by systems of rules — take the intricate and rule-bound game of chess or cricket.

 

10) Fickle (Adjective) — अस्थिर

Meaning: Changing frequently, especially as regards one’s loyalties or affections.

Synonyms: Capricious, Changeable, Variable and Volatile

Antonyms: Constant, Stable

Usage: Without institutions and rules our life would be chancy, unpredictable and fickle.

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