The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 33

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1) Thrive (Verb) – फलना या पनपना

Meaning: Prosperous and growing; flourishing.

Synonyms: Flourish, Prosper,

Antonyms: Decline, Wither, Fail, Stagnate

Usage: The death of more than 100 people to toxic alcohol in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand has exposed the thriving sale of illicit liquor in the region.


2) Entrench (Verb) – स्थापित करना

Meaning: Establish (an attitude, habit, or belief) so firmly that change is very difficult or unlikely.

Synonyms: Establish, Settle, Ensconce, Lodge

Antonyms: Dislodge, Superficial

Usage: An entrenched resistance to change


3) Staggering (Adjective) — चौंका देने वाला

Meaning: Deeply shocking; Astonishing.

Synonyms: Astonish, Amaze, Nonplus, Startle,

Antonyms: Unimpressive, Uninspiring, Unremarkable

Usage: It took this staggering number of casualties for the authorities to acknowledge the presence of free-flowing illicit liquor.


4) Conspiracy (Noun) — साजिश

Meaning: A secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful.

Synonyms: plot, scheme, stratagem

Antonyms: Faithfulness, Honesty, Ignorance

Usage: It has tried to put the blame for previous incidents on political opponents hatching conspiracies.


5) Dissent (Noun) — मतभेद करना

Meaning: The holding or expression of opinions at variance with those commonly or officially held.

Synonyms: Disagreement, argument, dispute, demur

Antonyms: Agreement, Acceptance

Usage: The Iranian regime must rethink its approach to dissent and personal freedoms


6) Defiant (Adjective) – अवलेहना

Meaning: Showing defiance.

Synonyms: Intransigent, Resistant, Obstinate, Uncooperative

Antonyms: Apologetic, Cooperative

Usage: The theocratic regime, established by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in 1979, struck a defiant note by mobilising a huge rally in Tehran and repeating its familiar anti-West rhetoric.


7) Elite (Noun) — अभिजात वर्ग

Meaning: A select group that is superior in terms of ability or qualities to the rest of a group or society.

Synonyms: Best, Pick, Cream, Flower, Nonpareil, Elect

Antonyms: Dregs

Usage: The Tehran elite hoped it would allow the country to join the global economic and diplomatic mainstream.


8) Bolster (Verb) — सहारा देना या मजबूत करना

Meaning: Support or strengthen.

Synonyms: Strengthen, Support, Reinforce

Antonyms: Undermine

Usage: President Hassan Rouhani banked on increased investments to bolster the economy.


9) Hostile (Adjective) — शत्रुतापूर्ण

Meaning: Showing or feeling opposition or dislike; unfriendly.

Synonyms: Antagonistic, Aggressive, Confrontational

Antonyms: Friendly, Mild

Usage: Tehran will have to deal with the U.S.’s unilateral and hostile policies with help from other countries.


10) Despotic (Adjective) — निरंकुश

Meaning: of or typical of a despot; tyrannical.

Synonyms: Autocratic, Dictatorial, Totalitarian, Authoritarian

Antonyms: Democratic, Accountable

Usage: It is also time for the government, which is celebrating the anniversary of the fall of a despotic monarch, to rethink its approach towards dissent and personal freedoms.

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