The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 62

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1) Enact (Verb) — अधिनियम बनाना

Definition: Make (a bill or other proposal) law

Synonyms: Pass, Approve, Ratify, Validate

Antonyms: Repeal

Usage: It was finally enacted as a law in 2013, and came into effect on January 16, 2014.


2) Stern (Adjective) — निष्ठुर     

Definition: (of an act or statement) strict and severe.

Synonyms: Strict, Severe, Stringent, Harsh, Drastic,

Antonyms: Lenient, Lax

Usage: Ultimately, it was the court’s stern ultimatum to appoint a Lokpal within a timeframe that worked.


3) Verdict (Noun) – अधिमत या निर्णय

Definition: A decision on an issue of fact in a civil or criminal case or an inquest.

Synonyms: Judgement, Adjudication

Usage: In a verdict in April 2017, the Supreme Court rejected the excuse and said there was no legal bar on the selection committee moving ahead even if there was a vacancy.


4) Pertain (Verb) – से संबंधित होना

Definition: Be appropriate, related, or applicable to.

Synonyms: Concern, Relate to

Antonyms: Irrelevant, Inappropriate

Usage: One amendment pertained to including the leader of the largest party in the Opposition in the selection committee.


5) Unrealistic (Adjective) — अवास्तविक

Definition: Not realistic.

Synonyms: Impractical, Impracticable and Unworkable

Antonyms: Realistic, Pragmatic and Lifelike

Usage: It may be unrealistic to expect any dramatic impact on the lives of the common people.


6)  Patchy (Adjective) — खंडयुक्त

Definition: Not of the same quality throughout; inconsistent.

Synonyms: Fragmentary, Deficient and Inadequate

Antonyms: Complete and Comprehensive

Usage: The BJP is acutely aware that its presence has been patchy across regions and social groups, historically.


7) Sophistry (Noun) – कुतर्क , अड़चन

Definition: The use of clever but false arguments, especially with the intention of deceiving.

Synonyms: Sophism, Casuistry, Quibbling, Equivocation

Usage: The Hindutva party’s foray into the Northeast in the past often involved legal sophistry and manoeuvring.


8)  Saturated (Adjective) — संतृप्त

Definition: Holding as much water or moisture as can be absorbed; thoroughly soaked.

Synonyms: Soaked, soaking

Antonyms: Bone dry

Usage: With its strength saturated in its strongholds, the BJP has compulsions to look for fresh terrains to grow but its efforts in the Northeast are significant for more long-term reasons.


9) Strident (Adjective) – कठोर

Definition: (of a sound) loud and harsh; grating.

Synonyms: Harsh, Raucous, Rough, Grating

Antonyms: Soft, Dulcet

Usage: In its efforts to woo the Northeast, here the party has soft-pedalled its strident cow protection agenda that has a sharp anti-minority edge.


10)  Debate (Noun) — बहस

Definition: Argue about (a subject), especially in a formal manner.

Synonyms: Ponder, Deliberate, Reflect, Contemplate

Antonyms:  Short shrift

Usage: The fundamental contradiction between the ethnicity-oriented politics of the region and the BJP’s religion-inspired politics is visible in the debate on the Bill.

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