The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 57

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1) Salient (Adjective) — मुख्य

Definition: Most noticeable or important.

Synonyms: Important, Main, Principal, Major

Antonyms: Unimportant, Inconspicuous

Usage: It succinctly covered all the salient points of the case


2) Backlash (Noun) — संघर्ष

Definition: A strong negative reaction by a large number of people, especially to a social or political development.

Synonyms: Counterblast, Comeback, Recoil

Usage: A public backlash against racism


3) Bifurcation (Noun) — द्विभाजन

Definition: A movement in different directions away from a common point

Synonyms: Divarication, Divergence, Divergency, Separation

Antonyms: Accord, Agreement, Likeness, Similarity

Usage: Andhra Pradesh has faced acute fiscal concerns after bifurcation.


4) Reassure (Verb) – आश्वस्त करना

Definition: Say or do something to remove the doubts or fears of (someone).

Synonyms: Encourage, Hearten

Antonyms: Alarm, Unnerve

Usage: The TDP government would be keen to reassure voters over concerns about the State’s economy.


5) Straddle (Verb) – समान होना

Definition: take up or maintain an equivocal position with regard to (a political issue).

Synonyms: be equivocal about, be undecided about, be non-committal about

Usage: The Islamic State, which at its peak controlled territories straddling the Iraq-Syria border of the size of Great Britain, is now fighting for half a square kilometre in eastern Syria.


6) Shattered (Adjective) – बहुत परेशान

Definition: Very upset.

Synonyms: exhausted, tired out, worn out, weary, dog-tired, bone-tired

Antonyms: Fresh as a daisy, Raring to go

Usage: Victory in Baghouz will also mean the IS’s territorial caliphate is shattered.


7) Forefront (Noun) — सबसे आगे

Definition: The leading or most important position or place.

Synonyms: Vanguard, Van, Spearhead, Head, Lead,

Antonyms: Rear, Background

Usage: Syrian Kurdish rebels have been in the forefront of the war.


8) Insurgent (Noun) – विद्रोही

Definition: A person fighting against a government or invading force; a rebel or revolutionary.

Synonyms: Rebel, Revolutionary, Revolutionist, Mutineer, Agitator

Antonyms: Loyalist

Usage: It is basically an insurgent-jihadist group.


9) Shrinking (Adjective) — अनुबंध

Definition: Becoming smaller in size or amount.

Synonyms: Contract, Diminish, Lessen, Reduce

Antonyms: Expand, Increase

Usage: It has established cells, especially in Syria and Iraq, which have continued to carry out terror attacks even as IS territories kept shrinking.


10) Mindful (Adjective) — सावधान

Definition: Conscious or aware of something

Synonyms: Aware of, Conscious of, Alive to, Sensible of

Antonyms: Heedless, Oblivious

Usage: The Syrian government and other stakeholders in the region should be mindful of the geopolitical and sectarian minefields.

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