The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 151

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1) Conundrum (Noun) – कठिन समस्या या प्रश्न

Meaning: a confusing and difficult problem or question.

Synonyms: problem, difficult question, vexed question, difficulty

Antonyms: known, understanding

Usage: “one of the most difficult conundrums for the experts”


2) Pragmatic (Adjective) — व्यावहारिक

Meaning: dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations.

Synonyms: practical, matter-of-fact, realistic, sensible

Antonyms:  impractical, unrealistic, idealistic

Usage: “a pragmatic approach to politics”


3) Expedient (Adjective) — सुविधाजनक, लाभप्रद

Meaning: (of an action) convenient and practical although possibly improper or immoral.

Synonyms: convenient, advantageous, in one’s own interests

Antonyms:  inexpedient, ill-advised

Usage: “either side could break the agreement if it were expedient to do so”


4) Transpire (Verb) — मालूम हो जाना

Meaning: (of a secret or something unknown) come to be known; be revealed.

Synonyms: become known, become apparent, be revealed

Antonyms: cause, stop

Usage: “it transpired that millions of dollars of debt had been hidden in a complex web of transactions”


5) Propensity (Noun) — प्रवृत्ति, झुकाव

Meaning: an inclination or natural tendency to behave in a particular way.

Synonyms: tendency, inclination, predisposition, proneness

Antonyms: antipathy, disinclination, dislike, hatred

Usage: “his propensity for violence”


6) Defection (Noun) — दल-बदल

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

Synonyms: desertion, absconding, decamping, flight

Antonyms: enough, faithfulness, harmony

Usage: “his defection from the Labour Party”


7) Tamper (Verb) — हस्तक्षेप करना

Meaning: interfere with (something) in order to cause damage or make unauthorized alterations.

Synonyms: interfere, monkey around, meddle, tinker

Antonyms: improve, remain, repair

Usage: “someone tampered with the brakes of my car”


8) Acquit (Verb) — अपराधमुक्त करना

Meaning: free (someone) from a criminal charge by a verdict of not guilty.

Synonyms: absolve, clear, exonerate, exculpate, declare innocent

Antonyms: convict

Usage:”she was acquitted on all counts”


9) Dampen (Verb) — निस्र्त्साह करना

Meaning: make less strong or intense.

Synonyms:  lessen, decrease, diminish, reduce, lower

Antonyms: heighten

Usage: “nothing could dampen her enthusiasm”


10) Pertain (Verb) – से सम्बंधित होना

Meaning: be appropriate, related, or applicable to.

Synonyms: concern, relate to, be related to, be connected with

Antonyms: disconnect, disjoin, divide, part, separate

Usage: “matters pertaining to the organization of government”

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