The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 14

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1) Adjudicating (Verb) – निर्णय करना

Meaning: make a formal judgement on a disputed matter.

Synonyms: judge, adjudge, try

Antonyms: deferring, dodging, hesitating

Usage: “the Committee adjudicates on all betting disputes”


2) Defection (Noun) – पक्षपलटा

Meaning: the desertion of one’s country or cause in favour of an opposing one.

Synonyms: desertion, absconding, decamping

Antonyms:enough, faithfulness, harmony

Usage: “his defection from the Labour Party”


3) Bolster (Verb) – समर्थन देना या मजबूत करना

Meaning: support or strengthen.

Synonyms: strengthen, support, reinforce


Usage: “the fall in interest rates is starting to bolster confidence”


4) Intervene (Verb) – हस्तक्षेप करना

Meaning: take part in something so as to prevent or alter a result or course of events.

Synonyms: intercede, involve oneself, get involved

Antonyms: combine, connect, ignore

Usage: “he acted outside his authority when he intervened in the dispute”


5) Augur(Verb) – अच्छे या बुरे परिणाम को चित्रित करना

Meaning: portend a good or bad outcome.

Synonyms: bode, portend, herald

Antonyms: conceal, estimate, guess

Usage: “the end of the cold war seemed to augur well”


6) Stipulated (Verb) – अनुबद्ध

Meaning: demand or specify (a requirement), typically as part of an agreement.

Synonyms: specify, set down, set out

Antonyms: optional, discretionary, elective

Usage: “he stipulated certain conditions before their marriage”


7) Affluent (Adjective) – धनी या समृद्ध

Meaning: having a great deal of money; wealthy.

Synonyms: wealthy, rich, prosperous

Antonyms: poor, impoverished

Usage: “the affluent societies of the western world”


8) Paradox (Noun) – असत्याभास या विरोधाभास

Meaning: a seemingly absurd or contradictory statement or proposition which when investigated may prove to be well founded or true.

Synonyms: contradiction, contradiction in terms, self-contradiction

Antonyms: accuracy, certainty, correction

Usage:”the uncertainty principle leads to all sorts of paradoxes, like the particles being in two places at once”


9) Dearth (Noun) – कमी

Meaning: a scarcity or lack of something.

Synonyms:lack, scarcity, scarceness

Antonyms: abundance, surfeit

Usage: “there is a dearth of evidence”


10) Upheld (Verb) – सही ठहराना

Meaning: confirm or support (something which has been questioned).

Synonyms: confirm, endorse, sustain

Antonyms: overturn, oppose

Usage: “the court upheld his claim for damages”

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