The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 47

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1) Escalation (Noun) — वृद्धि

Definition: an increase in the intensity or seriousness of something; intensification.

Synonyms: Rise, Hike, Advance, Growth

Antonyms: Plunge, Relaxation

Usage: An escalation of violence


2) Obfuscation (Noun) – अस्पष्ट

Definition: The action of making something obscure, unclear, or unintelligible.

Synonyms: Becloud, Befog, Blur, Cloud

Antonyms: Simplify, Streamline and Disentangle

Usage: Pakistan must realise that the time for denial and obfuscation is over.


3) Parley (Noun) – बातचीत या बैठक

Definition: A conference between opposing sides in a dispute, especially a discussion of terms for an armistice.

Synonyms: Negotiation, Meeting, Conference

Usage: Mr. Zarif’s public resignation was also a kind of a power play. He was missing in the parleys between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his hosts in Tehran recently.


4) Bluff (Noun) – धोखा

Definition: An attempt to deceive someone into believing that one can or is going to do something.

Synonyms: Deception, Subterfuge, Pretence,

Antonyms: Diplomatic, Evasive

Usage: A big, bluff, hearty man


5) Dissuade (Verb) – रोकना या विरत करना

Definition: Persuade (someone) not to take a particular course of action.

Synonyms: Discourage, Deter, Prevent,

Antonyms: Persuade, Encourage

Usage: To that extent, if the crisis doesn’t escalate any further, Pakistan would have successfully dissuaded India from altering the status quo.


6) Proponent (Noun) — प्रस्तावक

Definition: A person who advocates a theory, proposal, or course of action.

Synonyms: Advocate, Supporter

Antonyms: Adversary, Antagonist, Opponent

Usage: A vocal proponent of the use of electric-powered cars


7) Entail (Verb) – आवश्यक होना

Definition: Involve (something) as a necessary or inevitable part or consequence.

Synonyms: Necessitate, Make necessary, Require, Need, Demand

Antonyms: Carry, Comprehend, Contain

Usage: A lavish wedding entails extensive planning and often staggering expense


8) Reputation (Noun) — प्रतिष्ठा

Definition: a widespread belief that someone or something has a particular characteristic.

Synonyms: Character, Repute, Standing, Stature, Status

Antonyms: Discredit, Disgrace, Dishonor

Usage: It meant clear and present reputational damage for the Imran Khan government as well as the Pakistan military.


9) Retaliate (Verb) — प्रतिशोध लेना

Definition: To punish in kind the wrongdoer responsible for

Synonyms: Avenge, Redress, Requite, Revenge

Antonyms: Absolve, Condone, Excuse

Usage: Their retaliatory strike against India was something they felt compelled to undertake.


10) Gesture (Noun) — इशारा

Definition: An action performed to convey a feeling or intention.

Synonyms: Action, Deed, Act, Move

Usage: The captured IAF pilot, Abhinandan Varthaman, would be released “as a gesture of peace”.

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