The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 107

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1) Oppressive (Adjective) – उत्पीड़क

Meaning: Inflicting harsh and authoritarian treatment

Synonyms: Harsh, cruel, brutal, repressive, crushing, tyrannical

Antonyms: Lenient, humane

Usage: An oppressive dictatorship


2) Perverse (Adjective) – विकृत

Meaning: Showing a deliberate and obstinate desire to behave in a way that is unreasonable or unacceptable

Synonyms: Awkward, contrary, difficult, unreasonable, uncooperative, unhelpful

Antonyms: Accommodating, cooperative

Usage: Kate’s perverse decision not to cooperate held good


3) Arbitrary (Adjective) – मनमाना

Meaning: Based on random choice or personal whim, rather than any reason or system

Synonyms: Capricious, whimsical, random, chance, erratic, unpredictable, inconsistent

Antonyms: Rational, reasoned

Usage: An arbitrary decision


4) Apparently (Adverb) – जाहिरा

Meaning: As far as one knows or can see

Synonyms: Seemingly, evidently, it seems (that), it would seem (that), ostensibly, outwardly

Antonyms: Dubiously, improbably, questionably, uncertain, unlikely

Usage: The child nodded, apparently content with the promise


5) Acrimony (Noun) – कड़वाहट या बीमार भावना

Meaning: Bitterness or ill feeling

Synonyms: Bitterness, rancour, resentment, ill feeling, ill will, bad blood, animosity

Antonyms: Goodwill

Usage: The AGM dissolved into acrimony


6) Append (Verb) – संलग्न करना

Meaning: Add (something) to the end of a written document

Synonyms: Add, attach, affix, adjoin, include, put in/on

Antonyms: Abate, bate, deduct, remove, subtract, detach

Usage: The results of the survey are appended to this chapter


7) Gratuitous (Adjective) – बिना अच्छे कारण के

Meaning: Done without good reason; uncalled for

Synonyms: Unjustified, without reason, uncalled for, unwarranted

Antonyms: Justifiable, necessary

Usage: Gratuitous violence


8) Blatant (Adjective) – ज़बरदस्त

Meaning: (Of bad behaviour) done openly and unashamedly

Synonyms: Flagrant, glaring, obvious, undisguised, unconcealed, overt, open

Antonyms: Inconspicuous, subtle

Usage: Blatant lies


9) Aberrant (Adjective) – असामान्य

Meaning: Departing from an accepted standard

Synonyms: Deviant, deviating, divergent, abnormal, atypical, anomalous

Antonyms: Normal, typical

Usage: This somewhat aberrant behaviour requires an explanation


10) Coup (Noun) – तख्तापलट

Meaning: A sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of power from a government

Synonyms: Seizure of power, overthrow, takeover, ousting, deposition, regime change

Antonyms: Election

Usage: He was overthrown in an army coup


11) Topple (Verb) – गिर पड़ना

Meaning: Overbalance or cause to overbalance and fall

Synonyms: Fall, tumble, overturn, overbalance, tip, keel, drop, pitch, plunge

Antonyms: Rise, uprise, ascend, get up, hold, increase

Usage: She toppled over when I touched her


12) Dogged (Adjective) – दृढ़

Meaning: Having or showing tenacity and grim persistence

Synonyms: Tenacious, determined, resolute, resolved, purposeful, persistent

Antonyms: Hesitant, half-hearted

Usage: Having or showing tenacity and grim persistence


13) Stance (Noun) – आसन

Meaning: The way in which someone stands, especially when deliberately adopted (as in cricket, golf, and other sports); a person’s posture

Synonyms: Posture, body position, pose, attitude, bearing

Antonyms: Evenness, fairness, level

Usage: She altered her stance, resting all her weight on one leg


14) Erode (Verb) – धीरे-धीरे नष्ट होना

Meaning: Gradually destroy or be gradually destroyed

Synonyms: Wear away/down, abrade, scrape away, grind down, crumble, dissolve, weather

Antonyms: build, construct, fix, ignore, neglect

Usage: This humiliation has eroded what confidence Jean has


15) Renege (Verb) – वादे से मुकर जाना

Meaning: Go back on a promise, undertaking, or contract

Synonyms:       Default on, fail to honour, go back on, break, back out of, pull out of, withdraw from

Antonyms: Keep, honour

Usage: The government had reneged on its election promises

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