The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 154

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1) Imperative (Adjective) — अत्यावश्यक

Meaning: of vital importance; crucial.

Synonyms: vitally important, of vital importance, all-important

Antonyms: unimportant, optional

Usage: “immediate action was imperative”


2) Perilous (Adjective) – खतरनाक

Meaning: full of danger or risk.

Synonyms: dangerous, fraught with danger, hazardous

Antonyms: safe, secure

Usage: “a perilous journey south”


3) ad hoc (Noun) — तदर्थ

Meaning: created or done for a particular purpose as necessary.

Synonyms: impromptu, extempore, extemporary, extemporaneous

Antonyms: considered, planned, premeditated, premeditative

Usage: “the discussions were on an ad hoc basis”


4) Defection (Noun) – पक्षत्याग, परित्याग

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

Synonyms: desertion, absconding, decamping, flight

Antonyms: enough, faithfulness, harmony, joining

Usage: “his defection from the Labour Party”


5) Dissident (Noun) — मतभेद करनेवाला

Meaning: a person who opposes official policy, especially that of an authoritarian state.

Synonyms: dissenter, objector, protester, disputant

Antonyms: conformist

Usage: “a dissident who had been jailed by a military regime”


6) Substantive (Adjective) — ठोस

Meaning: having a firm basis in reality and so important, meaningful, or considerable.

Synonyms: biggish, considerable, good, goodly

Antonyms: inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant

Usage: “there is no substantive evidence for the efficacy of these drugs”


7) Insurgency (Noun) — विद्रोह

Meaning: an active revolt or uprising.

Synonyms: rebellion, revolt, revolution, rising

Antonyms: calm, obedience, orthodoxy, peace

Usage: “rebels are waging an armed insurgency to topple the monarchy”


8) Anachronistic (Adjective) – पुरातन या प्राचीन

Meaning: belonging to a period other than that being portrayed.

Synonyms: antiquated, archaic, dated, obsolescent

Antonyms: new, fresh, latest, recent

Usage:”‘Titus’ benefits from the effective use of anachronistic elements like cars and loudspeakers”


9) Hostility (Noun) — शत्रुता

Meaning: hostile behaviour; unfriendliness or opposition.

Synonyms:  antagonism, unfriendliness, bitterness

Antonyms: friendliness, approval

Usage: “their hostility to all outsiders”


10) Pursuit (Noun) — पीछा

Meaning: the action of pursuing someone or something.

Synonyms: chasing, pursuing, stalking, tracking

Antonyms: retreat, surrender

Usage: “the cat crouched in the grass in pursuit of a bird”

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