The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 61

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1) Irony (Noun) — व्यंग्य

Definition: The expression of one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.

Synonyms: Sarcasm, Sardonicism, and Dryness,

Antonyms: Sincerity

Usage: The pedestrian bridge that collapsed at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus underscores the irony of India’s race to development on creaking urban infrastructure.

 

2) Rickety (Adjective) — अस्थिर

Definition: (of a structure or piece of equipment) poorly made and likely to collapse.

Synonyms: Shaky, Unsteady, Unsound, and Unsafe

Antonyms: Brand-new, Fresh, and New

Usage: There was a stampede at Mumbai’s Elphinstone bridge that left at least 23 people dead An incident that officials blamed on heavy rain and overcrowding on the rickety structure.

 

3) Chronic (Adjective) — चिरकारी

Definition: (of a problem) long-lasting.

Synonyms: Constant, Continuing, Continual, Ceaseless

Antonyms: Temporary, Mild

Usage: Beyond such acute disasters, there is the chronic toll of eight people, on average, dying every day on the city’s railway tracks.

 

4) Mollify (Verb) — शमन करना

Definition: Reduce the severity of (something).

Synonyms: Allay, Assuage, Alleviate, Mitigate

Antonyms: Inflame, Aggravate

Usage: some civic body officials. Such steps may serve to mollify public anger, and no one would argue against efforts to fix accountability for lapses.

 

5)  Prolonged (Adjective) — दीर्घकालीन

Definition: Extend the duration of.

Synonyms: Lengthen, Make Longer, Extend

Antonyms: Shorten

Usage: It has also closed several busy footbridges, virtually confirming prolonged neglect of maintenance.

 

6) Distortion (Noun) — विकृति

Definition: The action of distorting or the state of being distorted.

Synonyms: Warp, Twist, Contortion

Usage: Distortions in urban policymaking in recent years are all too evident, marked by support for loosely defined smart cities and personal vehicles.

 

7) Fatigue (Noun) — थकान

Definition: Extreme tiredness resulting from mental or physical exertion or illness.

Synonyms: Tiredness, Weariness, Exhaustion

Antonyms: Energy, Vigour

Usage: The manifesto and the symbols he carried suggest that he was influenced by far-right terrorists and their anti-Muslim, anti-immigration and anti-Semite ideology. He came in military fatigues.

 

8) Fringe (Noun) — सीमांत

Definition: The outer, marginal, or extreme part of an area, group, or sphere of activity.

Synonyms: Unconventional, Unorthodox, and Offbeat

Antonyms: Mainstream and Middle

Usage: Right-wing racist terror, which has largely been on the fringes in the post-War world, is emerging as a major political and security threat, especially in white-majority societies.

 

9) Rigorous (Adjective) — कठिन

Definition: Extremely thorough and careful.

Synonyms: Meticulous, Punctilious, and Conscientious

Antonyms: Slapdash

Usage: The rigorous testing of consumer products.

 

10) Doughty (Adjective) — हिम्मती

Definition: Brave and persistent.

Synonyms: Fearless, Dauntless, Determined, and Resolute

Antonyms: Timid

Usage: The Congress’s doughty veteran and chief of the Delhi Congress, Sheila Dikshit.

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