The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 129

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1) Contestations (noun) – मुकाबला

Meaning: the action or process of disputing or arguing.

Synonyms: controversy, debate, difference, difficulty, disagreement

Antonyms: acceptance, compliance

Usage: “ideological contestation over social policy in the European Union”


2) Substantive (adjective) – ठोस

Meaning: having a firm basis in reality and so important, meaningful, or considerable.

Synonyms: biggish, considerable, good, goodly

Antonyms: measly, minute, paltry, petty, picayune, picayunish

Usage: “there is no substantive evidence for the efficacy of these drugs”


3) Consensus (noun) — मतैक्य

Meaning: a general agreement.

Synonyms: agreement, harmony, concord, like-mindedness

 Antonyms: disagreement, minority view

Usage: “there is a growing consensus that the current regime has failed”


4) Impasse (noun) — गतिरोध

Meaning: a situation in which no progress is possible, especially because of disagreement; a deadlock.

Synonyms: deadlock, dead end, stalemate

Antonyms: solution, boon

Usage: “the current political impasse”


5) Centrestage (noun) — अहम् स्थान

Meaning: the centre of a stage.

Synonyms: catbird seat, limelight, spotlight, top billing

Antonyms: back burner

Usage: “I took my place in the darkened centre stage”


6) Straddling (verb) — पैर फैलाकर बैठना

Meaning: sit or stand with one leg on either side of.

Synonyms: sit/stand astride, bestride, bestraddle

Antonyms: side by side

Usage: “he turned the chair round and straddled it”


7) Agitation (noun) — चिंता या घबराहट की स्थिति

Meaning: a state of anxiety or nervous excitement.

Synonyms: anxiety, perturbation, disquiet

Antonyms: calmness, relaxation

Usage: “she was wringing her hands in agitation”


8) Reprisals (noun) — प्रतिशोध

Meaning: an act of retaliation.

Synonyms: retaliation, counterattack, counterstroke

Antonyms: clemency, grace, leniency, lenity, mercy

Usage: “three youths died in the reprisals which followed”


9) Endorsed (verb) – पृष्ठांकित करना

Meaning: declare one’s public approval or support of.

Synonyms: countersign, sign on the back

Antonyms: baffle, foil, frustrate, interfere, oppose, sabotage, thwart

Usage: “the report was endorsed by the college”


10) Indefensible (adjective) — असमर्थनीय

Meaning: not justifiable by argument.

Synonyms: inexcusable, unjustifiable, unjustified, unpardonable

Antonyms: justifiable, excusable, tenable

Usage: “this behaviour is morally indefensible”

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