The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 39

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1) Strapped (Adjective) — तंगी

Definition: Short of money.

Synonyms: Shortfall, scarcity, deficit, dept

Antonyms: Surplus, Profit.

Usage: For a government strapped for finances and struggling to meet the revised fiscal deficit target of 3.4% of GDP, the RBI’s largesse will be handy.


2) Stubborn (Adjective) — ज़िद्दी

Definition: Having or showing dogged determination not to change one’s attitude or position on something, especially in spite of good arguments or reasons to do so.

Synonyms: Obstinate, Mulish, Headstrong, Wilful

Antonyms: Compliant, Docile

Usage: Custodial torture is global, old and stubborn.


3) Numb (Adjective) — सुन्न

Definition: (of a part of the body) deprived of the power of physical sensation.

Synonyms: Desensitized, Insensible, Insensate, Senseless

Antonyms: Sensitive, Responsive

Usage: Ancient Japanese methods of torture numb the human imagination.


4) Pinnacle (Noun) — शिखर

Definition: The most successful point; the culmination.

Synonyms: Peak, Height, Apex, Vertex, Zenith, Apogee

Antonyms: Nadir, Trough

Usage: In Greece, the pinnacle of culture, Socrates was in 399 BCE sentenced to death by hemlock, which was known to act slowly, incapacitating the person in stages, climbing from the lower extremities limb by limb to the heart.


5) Scourge (Verb) — चाबुक से पीटना

Definition: Whip (someone) as a punishment.

Synonyms: Flog, Whip, Beat, Horsewhip, Lash

Antonyms: Ransomer, Redeemer, Vindicator

Usage: After being stripped and scourged, the victim’s palms, known in anatomy to be among the most sensitive of human limbs.


6) Ephemeral (Adjective) — अल्पकालिक

Definition: Lasting for a very short time.

Synonyms: Transitory, Transient, Fleeting, Passing.

Antonyms: Long-lived, Permanent

Usage: Fashions are ephemeral: new ones regularly drive out the old.


7) Impunity (Noun) — दण्ड मुक्ति

Definition: Exemption from punishment or freedom from the injurious consequences of an action.

Synonyms: Immunity, Indemnity

Antonyms: Liability, Responsibility

Usage: India has practised and continues to practise the ‘third degree’ with impunity. Let only him deny it who has cause to hide it.


8) Revulsion (Noun) – विद्रोह

Definition: Sense of disgust and loathing.

Synonyms: Disgust, Repulsion, Abhorrence, Repugnance, Nausea

Antonyms: Delight, Liking

Usage:  If torture is real, human revulsion with torture is also real. And it has shape, definition. It has scope.


9) Forbid (verb) — वर्जित करना

Definition: Refuse to allow (something).

Synonyms: Prohibit, Ban, Outlaw,

Antonyms: Permit

Usage: More specifically, it “required states to take effective measures to prevent torture and forbade them from transporting people to any country where there is reason to believe they will be tortured (refoulement)”.


10) Subterfuge (Noun) — छल

Definition: Deceit used in order to achieve one’s goal.

Synonyms: Trickery, Intrigue, Deviousness, Evasion, Deceit,

Antonyms: Honesty, Openness

Usage: He had to use subterfuge and bluff on many occasions.

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