The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 142

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1)  Conundrum (verb) – पहेली

Meaning: A confusing and difficult problem or question; A hidden problem or

disadvantage in an apparently ideal situation

Synonyms: puzzle enigma problem mystery hitch snag drawback

Antonyms: confidence simplicity solution

Usage:  At the last GST Council meeting in June, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

had said the Council would convene again in July just to discuss the possible

alternatives to deal with this particular conundrum.


2) manifested (verb) – प्रकट

Meaning: To have demonstrated to be true based on facts; To have expressed or

conveyed one’s thoughts or feelings; to provoke or bring about; to reveal one’s true

nature, especially unintentionally

Synonyms: evoked elicited raised exposed revealed disclosed

Antonyms: disproved challenged contradicted repressed suppressed withheld

Usage: The protection is manifested mainly in the willingness of the public to

cooperate with the drive against the disease by using masks and adopting social

distanc­ing  in  public.


3) niggardliness (verb) – कंजूस

Meaning: an extreme unwillingness to spend money; excessive or inordinate desire of gain

Synonyms; miserliness parsimony meanness stinginess grudgingness thriftiness

Antonyms– benevolence generosity extravagance spending

Usage: Not  all  of  this necessarily  reflects  the  niggardliness  of  the  public  health

infras­tructure in the richest parts of the country.


4) coercive (verb) – बलपूर्वक

Meaning: Relating to or using force or threats; Overbearing, dictatorial or

authoritarian; Done against someone’s will

Synonyms: domineering involuntary compulsory bullying forced forceful

Antonyms:  gentle soft humane benevolent altruistic compassionate

Usage:  Russia’s Foreign Minister  Sergey  Lavrov  criticized unilateral  coercive

measures  to settle scores with geopolitical rivals and topple regimes


5) Dissonance (noun) – मतभेद

Meaning: a lack of harmony or agreement between two or more groups

Synonyms: accord agreement concord

Antonyms: discord dissension variance conflict

Usage:  Such dissonance among experts is unacceptable especially when they all have

access to the same evidence


6)  Embroil (verb) – उलझाना

Meaning: To draw into a situation; To be relevant or important to

Synonyms: concern, involve, affect, entangle, involve, enmesh, ensnare, implicate

Antonyms: arrange, assist, calm

Usage:  She forbade them, I understand, because they were likely to embroil her in

unnecessary wars.


7) Wanton (verb) – प्रचंड

Meaning: Having a strong carnal desire ; Recklessly wasteful or extravagant

Synonyms: indecorous, improper, Meaningless, pointless, whimsical reckless, careless, cruel, vicious

Antonyms: justified, legitimate, chaste, clean,, decent, cautious, circumspect, guarded

Usage: The incident had caused national outrage as the public saw these as wanton

killings, inasmuch as the cir-cumstances indicated no attempt by the fishing vessel at



8) Notoriety (verb) – कुख्याति

Meaning: The state of being famous or well known for some bad quality or deed; Lack

of moral principles; bad character; Having the power or authority to affect change

Synonyms: depravity, meanness, immorality, disrepute, infamy

Antonyms: esteem, honor, rectitude, integrity

Usage: The notoriety that he has enjoyed in his home city over the past decade

appears to be spreading nationwide.


9) harmonise (adj) – मिलाना

Meaning: make consistent or compatible; produce a pleasing visual combination; to

bring into harmony or accord;    

Synonyms: coordinate balance blend reconcile conciliate accommodate match accord

Antonyms: attack discouragement opposition conceal differ

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


10) accentuate (verb) – दबाव का चिह्न

Meaning: Make more noticeable or prominent; To draw special attention to; To

increase in degree, amount, size, or value

Synonyms: boost intensify enhance accent highlight stress emphasise

Antonyms: cloak hide veil conceal undermine annul cancel

Usage: There is immense potential to accentuate or create complementariness, using

locational and human resource potential, for harnessing  benefits  in  the  modern  value


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