The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 56

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1) Resolute (Adjective) — कृत-निश्चय

Definition: Admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering.

Synonyms: Determined, Purposeful, Purposive

Antonyms: Irresolute, Half – hearted

Usage: The resolute trust that the founding fathers of the Republic put in the parliamentary democratic system has been substantially proven wise.


2) Fragility (Noun) — भंगुरता

Definition: The quality of being easily broken or damaged.

Synonyms: Frailty, Flimsiness, Weakness, Delicacy

Antonyms: Robustness

Usage: India did make some dangerous turns and show signs of fragility, especially during the Emergency in the 1970s.


3) Devolution (Noun) — विचलन

Definition: The transfer or delegation of power to a lower level, especially by central government to local or regional administration.

Synonyms: Decentralization, Delegation, Dispersal

Antonyms: Centralization

Usage: Devolution of power and redistribution of resources.


4) Afflict (Verb) – पीड़ित करना

Definition: (of a problem or illness) cause pain or trouble to; affect adversely.

Synonyms: Trouble, Bother, Burden, Distress

Antonyms: Comfort

Usage: This is not to overlook the various maladies that have afflicted the country’s democracy.


5) Corrode (Verb) — खुरचना

Definition: Destroy or damage (metal, stone, or other materials) slowly by chemical action.

Synonyms: Erode, Abrade, Consume, Dissolve

Antonyms: Freshen, Recreate, Refresh

Usage: The corroding influence of money and muscle power in elections, and divisive majoritarian tendencies.


6) Sustenance (Noun) — निर्वाह

Definition: Food and drink regarded as a source of strength; nourishment.

Synonyms: Nourishment, Food, Nutriment

Antonyms:  Candy, Fluff, Pablum

Usage: The Election Commission of India has over the decades evolved itself into a fine institution and plays a critical role in the sustenance of democracy.


7)  Disregard (Verb) – अवहेलना करना

Definition: Pay no attention to; ignore.

Synonyms:  Ignore, Take no notice of, Take no account of

Antonyms: Heed, Pay attention to

Usage: The stakes are high for all contenders this year, and Indian politics has reached a level of competitiveness where ground rules of engagement are routinely disregarded.


8) Persistent (Adjective) — दृढ़

Definition: Continuing firmly or obstinately in an opinion or course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.

Synonyms: Tenacious, Persevering, Determined

Antonyms: Irresolute

Usage: In fact, many have argued that the gradual but persistent raising of rates may be the reason behind the slowdown in U.S. growth and the lacklustre inflation numbers.


9) Lacklustre (Adjective) — बिना चमक का, उदासीन

Definition: Lacking in vitality, force, or conviction; uninspired or uninspiring.

Synonyms: Uninspired, Uninspiring, Unimaginative

Antonyms: Inspired, Brilliant

Usage: No excuses were made for the team’s lacklustre performance.


10) Deteriorate (Verb) —  और बिगड़ जाना

Definition: Become progressively worse.

Synonyms: Worsen, Get worse, Decline

Antonyms: Improve

Usage: As economic conditions in Europe and Asia begin to deteriorate, central banks have been quick to turn more dovish.

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