The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 116

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1)  pastime (noun)शगल

Meaning: an activity that someone does regularly for enjoyment rather than work; a


Synonyms: amusement, avocation, diversion, divertissement, distraction.


 Antonyms: tediousness, languor, ennui.

Usage:  Since Independence, the load on this national pastime has exponentially



2) lingering (verb) – लंबे समय के लिए स्थायी होना

Meaning: lasting for a long time or slow to end.

Synonyms: niggling, gnawing, lasting, residual, protracted, persistent, prolonged.

Antonyms: short live, leave, intermittent

Usage: Notwithstanding lingering criticism that the Supreme Court’s intervention,

on its motion, may have come too late


3) Ameliorate (adj) – सुधारना

Meaning: make (something bad or unsatisfactory) better.

Synonyms: tweak, enhance, ease, redress

Antonyms: worsen, deteriorate,

Usage: the courts are making an effort to ameliorate their living conditions is an

undoubted source of comfort and relief.


4) Chastened (verb) – अपस्फीति करना

Meaning: (of a rebuke or misfortune) have a restraining or moderating effect on.

Synonyms: deflate, squash, mortify, subdue

Antonyms: release, commend, uplift

Usage: Chastened by open criticism from former members of the higher judiciary,

as well as many senior lawyers and jurists, the top court has sought to redeem its

stature(prestige, position) by a series of directions


5) expeditions (noun) – अभियान

Meaning: . a journey undertaken by a group of people with a particular purpose,

especially that of exploration, research, or war.

 Synonyms: peregrination, voyage, commission, enterprise

Antonyms: hindrance, shortage, reatrdation

Usage:  Ghulam Rasool remained attached with the British expeditions as a guide


6) intrusions (verb) – अतिक्रमण करना

Meaning: the action of intruding, invading, entering illegaly

Synonyms: invasion, encroachment

Antonyms: withdraw, retreat

Usage: frequent Chinese intrusions into our territoryas also the building of roads

started receiving attention


7) reconnoitre (noun) – जांच या संवीक्षण

Meaning: make a military observation of (a region).

Synonyms: examine, scrutinize

Antonyms: overlook, neglect

Usage: .We should reconnoitre the Galwan River valley


8) austere (noun) – गंभीर या सख्त ढंग

Meaning: severe or strict in manner or attitude.

Synonyms: distant, solemn,  unyielding, grim.

Antonyms: genial, friendly, lenient

Usage:  London Olympics, the austere post-war games that saw the English fill the

stands to the brim



9) fascism (noun)- रिश्तेदारी, निरंकुशता

Meaning: Fascism is a form of government that is a type of one-party dictatorship.

Synonyms: Kingship, depotism

Antonyms: communism, socialism

Usage: The first fascist country, Italy, was ruled by Benito Mussolini (Il Duce) until

he was dismissed


10) clanging (verb)  – बजना

Meaning: make or cause to make a clang,

Synonyms: reverberate, ring, clank

Antonyms: silent, calm.

Usage: So far, we haven’t seen supporters in Mumbai Indians jerseys clanging the

Wankhede gates, goading (provoke, annoy) the BCCI to restart IPL

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