The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 51

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1) Privilege (Noun) — विशेषाधिकार

Definition: A special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group.

Synonyms: Advantage, Right, Benefit, Prerogative

Antonyms: Burden, Duty, Obligation

Usage: India must not underestimate the impact of the U.S. withdrawal of trade privileges.


2) Escalate (Verb) — तेजी से वृद्धि होना

Definition: Increase rapidly.

Synonyms: Increase rapidly, Soar, Rocket

Antonyms: Plunge

Usage: India-U.S. trade tensions escalated last year when the U.S. took two consecutive decisions to increase import tariffs on steel and aluminium.


3) Retaliate (Verb) — प्रतिशोध लेना

Definition: To punish in kind the wrongdoer responsible for

Synonyms: Avenge, Redress, Requite

Antonyms: Absolve, Condone, Excuse

Usage: Shortly after, India said it would impose retaliatory tariffs on imports from the U.S. and even notified the list of items on which these would apply.


4) Frustrate (Verb) — निराश करना

Definition: Prevent (a plan or attempted action) from progressing, succeeding, or being fulfilled.

Synonyms: Thwart, Defeat, Foil, Block, Stop,

Antonyms: Help, Facilitate

Usage: The rescue attempt was frustrated by bad weather.


5) Figurehead (Noun) — कल्पित सरदार

Definition: A nominal leader or head without real power.

Synonyms: Frontman, Cipher, Token, Mouthpiece,

Usage: Islamist insurgents and the military, has remained a figurehead in recent years.


6) Thumping (Adjective) — बहुत बड़ा

Definition: Of an impressive size, extent, or amount.

Synonyms: Extremely, Very, Really, Thoroughly,

Antonyms: Meagerly, Scantily

Usage: That, however, did not stop him from contesting the 2014 elections, which he won with a thumping majority, despite being out of action on the campaign trail.


7) Mockery (Noun) — मज़ाक

Definition: A poor, insincere, or insulting imitation of something

Synonyms: Caricature, Cartoon, Farce

Antonyms: Applause, Approval, Commendation, Praise

Usage: The military could be making a mockery of the electoral process by insisting on Mr. Bouteflika’s candidacy, in effect undermining the highest elected office.


8) Imply (Verb) — ध्वनित होना

Definition: Indicate the truth or existence of (something) by suggestion rather than explicit reference.

Synonyms: Implicit, Indirect

Antonyms: Explicit, Direct

Usage: For the U.S., ‘denuclearisation’ is frontend loaded, implying complete, verifiable and irreversible disarmament that requires North Korea to bring nuclear military activity to a halt.


9) Queer (Verb) — बिगाड़ना या बर्बाद करना

Definition: Spoil or ruin (an agreement, event, or situation).

Synonyms: Spoil, Damage, Impair, Harm

Antonyms: Apathetic, Casual, Cool, Detached

Usage: The pitch was queered by intelligence reports surfacing that in addition to the principal nuclear facility (Yongbyon).


10) Vulnerable (Adjective) — जो सहज में घायल हो सके

Definition: Exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.

Synonyms: Endangered, Unsafe and  Unprotected

Antonyms: Well protected, Invulnerable, Resilient

Usage: With economic troubles at home and hardliners in Seoul accusing him of being over-optimistic and naive, he is vulnerable.

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