The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 38

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1) Conflict (Noun) — विवाद, झगड़ा

Definition:A serious disagreement or argument, typically a protracted one.

Synonyms:Dispute, Quarrel, Squabble, Disagreement


Usage:This round of conflict between Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy and Lt. Governor KiranBedi has been more serious than those in the past.


2) Stand-off (Noun) – गतिरोध

Definition:A deadlock between two equally matched opponents in a dispute or conflict.

Synonyms:Deadlock, Stalemate, Impasse, Standstill

Usage:The trigger for the latest stand-off seems to have been Ms. Bedi’s move to enforce the rule for two-wheeler riders to wear helmets.


3) Enhance (Verb) — बेहतर बनाना

Definition:Intensify, increase, or further improve the quality, value, or extent of.

Synonyms:Increase, Add to, Intensify, Magnify, Amplify

Antonyms:Diminish, Mar

Usage:He lists the blocking of welfare schemes such as the free rice scheme and enhanced scholarship for Scheduled Caste students, among other actions of the L-G, as the real issues.


4) Prevail (Verb) – प्रबल होना

Definition:Prove more powerful or superior.

Synonyms:Conquer, Triumph, Win

Antonyms:Collapse, Fail, Flop

Usage:At the same time, any difference of opinion between them can be referred to the President, and in the meantime the Administrator’s action prevails on any urgent matter.


5) Hostile (Adjective) — शत्रुतापूर्ण

Definition:Showing or feeling opposition or dislike; unfriendly.

Synonyms:Antagonistic, Aggressive, Confrontational

Antonyms: Friendly, Mild

Usage:The L-G was cautioned against having a hostile attitude towards the Ministers.


6) Fragment (Verb) – टुकड़ा होना 

Definition:Break or cause to break into fragments.

Synonyms:Broken, Busted, Fractured, Shattered

Antonyms:Unbroken, Fixed, Healed, Mended

Usage:The snap poll called for April 28 by Spain’s minority Socialist Party government could deepen the fissures in the fragmented polity.


7) Prop (up) (Verb) – प्रचारित करना

Definition:To hold up or serve as a foundation for

Synonyms:Bear, Bolster, Brace, Buttressy

Antonyms:Balk, Bar, Block, Constrain

Usage:It was propped up last June by Catalan separatist parties, which were bound to turn into a liability for Mr. Sánchez.


8) Integrity (Noun) — अखंडता

Definition:The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles.

Synonyms:Honesty, Uprightness, Probity, Rectitude


Usage:For the governing Socialist Party has, no less than the conservative People’s Party, consistently regarded the Catalonian demand for separation as a violation of the integrity of the Spanish union.


9) Secessionist (Noun) — अलगाववादि

Definition:a person who thinks that a nation, state, etc., should separate from another and become independent

Synonyms: Separationist, Separatist

Usage:Meanwhile, a recent government proposal to appoint a rapporteur to negotiate with the secessionists has been condemned as a betrayal by the conservatives.


10) Status quo (Noun) – यथास्थिति या वर्तमान स्थिति

Definition:The existing state of affairs, especially regarding social or political issues.

Synonyms:Normalcy, Normality

Antonyms:Irregularity, Uncommonness, Unusualness

Usage:The entry of the extreme right Vox party to the Andalusian legislature has unsettled that status quo.

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