The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 131

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1)  Relegate (noun) – निर्वासित

Meaning: To exile, banish, remove, or send away; To assign an inferior rank or position

to; To direct the attention of someone to; To allow others the use of one’s possessions

Synonyms: refer, direct, delegate, share, lend, trust, downgrade, lower, exile, banish

Antonyms: promote, upgrade, allow, permit, dissuade, end

Usage:  the Chinese aggression now, has forced the BJPto abandon any plans it may

have had to relegate Mr.Kumar to a subsidiary role in the State.


2) Clinging (verb) – चिपटना

Meaning: Sticking together; Having or showing a strong wish to protect someone or

something; to attach, or be attached, to a wall; to maintain one’s beliefs or opinions

Synonyms: retaining, conserving, sticking, adhering, protective, caring, adherent,


Antonyms: slack, billowing,  detaching, discontinuing

Usage: With the BJP and the JD(U) clinging to each other, the social combination


3) Whammy (verb) – एक बाधा, देरी, या नुकसान

Meaning: A mystical term or phrase believed to have magical powers; An obstacle,

delay, or disadvantage

Synonyms; setback, reverse, knock, catastrophe, disaster, shock, blow, distress

Antonyms– achievement, advance, blessing, benediction

Usage: a double whammy of lost employment and unresolved environmental damage.


4) Hegemony (noun)- नेतृत्व

Meaning: Domination, influence, or authority over another, especially by one political

group over a society.

Synonyms: dominion, stewardship, sway, sovereignty, ascendance

Antonyms: servility, subjection, subservience, yielding, surrender, impotence

Usage: The Indo-Pacific has prospered under American hegemony for the previous

40 years


5) Manoeuvres (Noun) – रिक्तिपूर्व

Meaning: a movement or series of moves requiring skill and care.

Synonyms: operation, exercise, movement

Antonyms: neglect, surrender, mismanagae

Usage: India must prepare for a long-drawn stand-off, and manoeuvres aimed at

ensuring China’s pull back.


6) preemptive (verb)  – रिक्तिपूर्व

Meaning: taken as a measure against something possible,

Synonyms: deterrent, protective, precautionary.

Antonyms: permissive, vulnerable, impuissant

Usage: After the LG’s intervention, the Chief Minister and his deputy, Manish Sisodia,

reiterated (say something again) the argument and preemptively sought to wash their

hands of the worsening situation.


7) anoint (verb) – अभिषेक करना

Meaning: smear or rub with oil, typically as part of a religious ceremony.

Synonyms: consecrate, sanctify, bless, ordain.

Antonyms: condemn, degrade, disrespect.

Usage: He was anointed the Chief minister.


8) Hounded (verb) – विवश, दबाया हुआ

Meaning: To have caused someone to do something, usually against their inclinations

Synonyms: daunted, coerced, compelled, required, induced, obliged, pressed

Antonyms: relaxed, calm, untroubled, happy, collected

Usage:  Both are on display in the way in which anti-CAA protestors are being



9) Hackneyed (noun) – टकसाली

Meaning: (of a phrase or idea) having been overused; unoriginal and trite

Synonyms: stereotyped, tired, banal

Antonyms: fresh, different, original

Usage:  His boss can take even a hackneyed phrase and let it dangle suggestively in

the air until a dozen Meanings reveal themselves.


10) fraught (VERB) – चिंतित, उत्तेजित

Meaning: of a situation or course of action) filled with or likely to result in (something


Synonyms: anxious, agitated, distracted, excited, stressed, agitated, tense, anxious,


Antonyms: empty, free, lacking, calming, comfortable, easy

Usage; The scientific process behind the health claims was fraught with ethical

dilemmas, too, in that it came from University of Wisconsin researchers who owned the

patent on producing the compound that had recently been named “vitamin D.”

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