The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 67

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1) gimmick (noun)– नौटंकी

Meaning : a trick or device intended to attract attention, publicity, or trade.

Synonyms : publicity device, stunt, contrivance

Antonyms : frankness, honesty

Usage : “it is not so much a programme to improve services as a gimmick to gain votes”


2) shore up (verb)– टेक लगाना

Meaning : to support (something) or keep (something) from falling by placing something under or against it

Synonyms : bear, bolster, brace, buttress

Antonyms : undercut, undermine, weaken

Usage : They shored up the roof


3) spur (verb)– प्रोत्साहित करना

Meaning : urge (a horse) forward by digging one’s spurs into its sides/give an incentive or encouragement to (someone).

Synonyms : stimulate, give the incentive to, act as a stimulus/incentive to

 Antonyms : counterincentive, disincentive

Usage : “her sons’ passion for computer games spurred her on to set up a software business”


4) disincentives (noun)– हतोत्साहन

Meaning : a factor, especially a financial disadvantage, that discourages a particular action.

Synonyms : deterrent, discouragement, dissuasion

Antonyms : advantage, aid

Usage : “spiralling house prices are beginning to act as a disincentive to development”


5) inherent (adjective) — अन्तर्निहित

Meaning : existing in something as a permanent, essential, or characteristic attribute.

Synonyms : intrinsic, innate, immanent, built-in

Antonyms : adventitious, extraneous, extrinsic

Usage : “any form of mountaineering has its inherent dangers”


6) ameliorate (verb) — सुधारना

Meaning : make (something bad or unsatisfactory) better.

Synonyms : improve, make better, better

Usage : “the reform did much to ameliorate living standards”


7) agrarian (adjective) — कृषि संबंधी

Meaning : relating to cultivated land or the cultivation of land.

Synonyms : agricultural, rural, countryside

Antonyms : nonagricultural

Usage : “Brazil is rapidly diversifying its agrarian economy”


8) fillip (noun) — प्रोत्साहन

Meaning : something which acts as a stimulus or boost to an activity.

Synonyms : stimulus, stimulation, stimulant, boost

Antonyms : damp, dampen, deaden, dull, kill

Usage : “the halving of car tax would provide a fillip to sales”


9) Dole (noun)– बेकारी हितलाभ

Meaning : benefit paid by the state to the unemployed.

Synonyms : unemployment benefit, state benefit

Antonyms : forfeit, hurt

Usage : “I was on the dole for three years”


10) prudent (adjective) — विवेकी

Meaning : acting with or showing care and thought for the future.

Synonyms : wise, well judged, judicious, sagacious

Antonyms : careless, heedless, incautious, rash

Usage : “no prudent money manager would authorize a loan without first knowing its purpose”

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