The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 74

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1) vulnerable (adjective) — चपेट में

Meaning : exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.

Synonyms : in danger, in peril, in jeopardy, at risk, endangered, unsafe

Antonyms : well protected, invulnerable, resilient

Usage : “we were in a vulnerable position”


2) unprecedented (adjective) — अभूतपूर्व

Meaning : never done or known before.

Synonyms : unparalleled, unequalled, unmatched, unrivalled

Antonyms : normal, common

Usage : “the government took the unprecedented step of releasing confidential correspondence”


3) sedition (noun) – राजद्रोह

Meaning : conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch.

Synonyms :  incitement (to riot/rebellion), agitation, rabble-rousing

 Antonyms : obedience, calm

Usage : The leaders of the group have been arrested and charged with sedition.


4) skepticism  (noun) — संदेहवाद

Meaning : a sceptical attitude; doubt as to the truth of something.

Synonyms : doubtfulness, dubiousness

Antonyms : conviction, belief, faith

Usage : “these claims were treated with scepticism”


5) scant (adjective) — अल्प

Meaning : barely sufficient or adequate.

Synonyms : little, little or no, minimal, hardly any

Antonyms : abundant, ample, sufficient

Usage : “companies with scant regard for the safety of future generations”


6) Quashing (verb) — रद्द करने

Meaning : reject as invalid, especially by legal procedure.

Synonyms : cancel, reverse, rescind, repeal

Antonyms : bring about, prompt

Usage : “his conviction was quashed on appeal”


7) aggregating (verb) — कुल जोड़ करना

Meaning : form or group into a class or cluster.

Synonyms : collection, mass, cluster

Antonyms : uncombined, individual

Usage : “socio-occupational groups aggregate men sharing similar kinds of occupation”


8) dent (noun) — खरोज

Meaning : a slight hollow in a hard even surface made by a blow or pressure.

Synonyms : indentation, dint, dimple, dip

Antonyms : increase

Usage : “there was a hideous dent in the front passenger door”


9) nexus (noun) — बंधन

Meaning : a connection or series of connections linking two or more things.

Synonyms : center, connection

Antonyms : divorce, exterior

Usage : “the nexus between industry and political power”


10) peculiarity (noun) — ख़ासियत

Meaning : a strange or unusual feature or habit.

Synonyms : oddity, anomaly, abnormality

Antonyms : simplicity, normality

Usage : “for all his peculiarities, she finds him quite endearing”

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