The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 72

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1) paradox (noun) — विरोधाभास

Meaning : a seemingly absurd or contradictory statement or proposition which when investigated may prove to be well founded or true.

Synonyms : contradiction, contradiction in terms, self-contradiction, inconsistency

Antonyms : normality, regularity, standard

Usage : “the uncertainty principle leads to all sorts of paradoxes, like the particles being in two places at once”

 

2) coalition (noun) — गठबंधन

Meaning : a temporary alliance for combined action, especially of political parties forming a government.

Synonyms : alliance, union, partnership, affiliation

Antonyms : detachment, disconnection

Usage : “a coalition between Liberals and Conservatives”

 

3) gambit (noun) — स्तरीकरण

Meaning : an act or remark that is calculated to gain an advantage, especially at the outset of a situation.

Synonyms : stratagem, machination, scheme

 Antonyms : frankness, honesty

Usage : “his resignation was a tactical gambit”

 

4) rupture  (verb) – टूटना या फटना

Meaning : (especially of a pipe or container, or bodily part such as an organ or membrane) break or burst suddenly.

Synonyms : break, fracture, crack

Antonyms : union, uniting, healing, fusion

Usage : “if the main artery ruptures he could die”

 

5) fierce (adjective) — भयंकर

Meaning : having or displaying an intense or ferocious aggressiveness.

Synonyms : ferocious, savage, vicious

Antonyms : gentle, tame, mild

Usage : “fierce fighting continued throughout the day”

 

6) exigencies (noun) — तत्काल आवश्यकता या मांग

Meaning : an urgent need or demand.

Synonyms : need, demand, requirement, want

Usage : “women worked long hours when the exigencies of the family economy demanded it”

 

7) frontally (adjective) — सामने की ओर से

Meaning : of, relating to, or adjacent to the forehead or the frontal bone

Synonyms : anterior, fore, forward, front, frontward (or frontwards)

Antonyms : aft, after, hind, hinder, hindmost, posterior, rear, rearward

Usage : most cars have the engine in the frontal part

 

8) disparaging (adjective) – अपमानजनक

Meaning : expressing the opinion that something is of little worth; derogatory.

Synonyms : belittle, decry, defame

Antonyms : admire, approve

Usage : “disparaging remarks about council houses”

 

9) fulcrum (noun) – आधार

Meaning : a thing that plays a central or essential role in an activity, event, or situation.

Synonyms : lever, pin

Antonyms : stiffen, close

Usage : “research is the fulcrum of the academic community”

 

10) onus (noun) – भार या दायित्व

Meaning : something that is one’s duty or responsibility.

Synonyms : burden, responsibility, liability, obligation, duty

Antonyms : advantage, benefit

Usage : “the onus is on you to show that you have suffered loss”

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