The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 131

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1) Reluctant (adjective) अनिच्छुक

Meaning: unwilling and hesitant; disinclined.

Synonyms: unwilling, disinclined, unenthusiastic

Antonyms: willing, eager, ready

Usage: “today, many ordinary people are still reluctant to talk about politics”


2) Negotiate (verb) परक्रामण करना

Meaning: obtain or bring about by discussion.

Synonyms: arrange, work out, thrash out, hammer out

Antonyms: botch, bungle, foozle, fumble, goof (up), louse up, mess (up), mishandle, muff, scamp

Usage: “he negotiated a new contract with the sellers”


3) Afflicting (verb) पीड़ा देना

Meaning: (of a problem or illness) cause pain or trouble to; affect adversely.

Synonyms: trouble, bother, burden, distress, cause trouble to

 Antonyms: comfort

Usage: “his younger child was afflicted with a skin disease”


4) Reprisal (noun) प्रतिशोध

Meaning: an act of retaliation.

Synonyms: counterattack, counterstroke, comeback

Antonyms: clemency, grace, leniency, lenity, mercy

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


5) Constraints (noun) एक सीमा या प्रतिबंध

Meaning: a limitation or restriction.

Synonyms: restriction, limitation, curb, check

Antonyms: openness

Usage: “time constraints make it impossible to do everything”


6) Envisaged (verb) परिकल्पना की गई

Meaning:  contemplate or conceive of as a possibility or a desirable future event.

Synonyms: foresee, predict, forecast

Usage: “the Rome Treaty envisaged free movement across frontiers”


7) Epicenter (noun) उपरिकेंद्र

Meaning: the point on the earth’s surface vertically above the focus of an earthquake.

Synonyms: axis, base, capital, center, central, core

Usage: “the epicentre of labour militancy was the capital itself”


8) Cognizable (verb) संज्ञेय

Meaning: capable of being judicially heard and determined

Synonyms: perceptible; clearly identifiable.

Antonyms: unknowable, transcendent

Usage: “a cognizable claim”


9) Grievous (adjective)  बहुत गंभीर या कठोर

Meaning: (of something bad) very severe or serious.

Synonyms: serious, severe, grave, bad, critical

Antonyms: slight, trivial, good

Usage: “his death was a grievous blow”


10) Adverse (adjective) — विपरीत

Meaning: preventing success or development; harmful; unfavourable.

Synonyms: unfavourable, disadvantageous

Antonyms: favourable, beneficial, positive, friendly

Usage: “taxes are having an adverse effect on production”

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