The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 141

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1)  Sophistry (verb) – कुतर्क

Meaning: The art of using deceptive speech or writing; Talk intended to confuse;

Excessive concern with minor details and rules

Synonyms: pedantry dogmatism double talk deceit fallacy equivocation dishonesty

Antonyms: honesty truth openness

Usage:  While there can be no argument about the importance of development projects,

it has resorted to sophistry in classifying activity for exemptions.


2) spearheaded (verb) – नेतृत्व

Meaning: To have shown the way by being in front; to have pioneered; to get a sizable

lead in a contest;

Synonyms: leaded led headed captained commanded established innovated

Antonyms: followed trailed tailed discouraged dissuaded

Usage: The mass  sit ins  since  June  have  attracted  wider  support from  the

professional  classes  that  spearheaded  the 2019 popular uprising that led to the fall

of the autocratic regime of Mr. Bashir


3) Tenuous (verb) – क्षुद्र

Meaning: Very slender or fine; Lasting for a very short time; Not conspicuous; Subject

to dispute or questions;

Synonyms; weak doubtful dubious flimsy unnoticeable camouflaged concealed

evanescent ephemeral fleeting momentary fine attenuated delicate

Antonyms– strong substantial convincing significant obvious blatant clear

Usage: The issue will test the tenuous ties between the military and the civilian led

government and the credibility of the progress to a participatory democracy.


4) Milieu (verb) – स्थिति

Meaning: A social setting or environment; A place where one is or has been

Synonyms: environment setting surroundings location habitat home

Antonyms:  old-fashioned composure

Usage:  Will  the changed milieu have an impact on this?


5) Concussion (noun) – हिलाना

Meaning: temporary unconsciousness or confusion caused by a blow to the head;

Synonyms: impact, crash, jolt

Antonyms: avoidance, building, compliment, construction

Usage:  Unless he’s staying overnight because of that mild concussion we’re back to

sharing a room.


6) Unwittingly (adj) – बेइरादा

Meaning: In an accidental manner;

Synonyms: impressionably inexperiencedly fortuitously inadvertently accidentally unintentionally

Antonyms: knowingly intentionally deliberately

Usage: While   disrupting     care,     it     may     have unwittingly lead to some

‘desirable’ changes by the circumstantial curb   on   unwarranted   medical practices 


7) Churning (Noun) – आलोड़न

Meaning: to rise and fall rhythmically or spasmodically, sometimes violently;

Synonyms: eddying surging billowing agitating boiling seething swirling effervescing

Antonyms: ethereal insubstantial subtle vaporous freezing

Usage: This churning may even lead  to  genuine  reflection  among healthcare



8) nudge (noun) – खिसकाने

Meaning: To coax or gently encourage (someone) to do something; To drive spiritually

or urge someone on; Have a specified relationship with another thing or person in terms

of nature or quality;

Synonyms: encourage inspire motivate prompt prod urge encourage compare correlate match

Antonyms: discourage dissuade pull repress abstain manhandle refrain

Usage:  Will lessons learnt during the epidemic nudge us towards rational and ethical



9) Skirmish (noun) – लड़ाई

Meaning: an episode of irregular or unpremeditated fighting, especially between small

or outlying parts of armies or fleets.

Synonyms: Confrontation, Conflict, Fight

Antonyms: Peace, truce, Unanimity

Usage: If such skirmishes normally follow the melting of snowlines, for example, then

why was the LAC not adequately manned


10) advocacy (verb) – वकालत

Meaning: support for an idea or cause

Synonyms: espousal promotion recommendation support

Antonyms: attack discouragement opposition

Usage: While avoiding advocacy of zero  sum  solutions  on  crucial  issues,  both

countries must seek to harmonise strategic and other interests in line with common

values and socioeconomic compulsions

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