The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 160

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1) Combat (Verb) — युद्ध

Meaning: take action to reduce or prevent (something bad or undesirable).

Synonyms: fight, battle against, do battle with

Antonyms: give in to

Usage: “an effort to combat drug trafficking”


2) Innocuous (Adjective) —  अहानिकर

Meaning: not harmful or offensive.

Synonyms: harmless, safe, non-dangerous, non-poisonous

Antonyms: harmful, obnoxious

Usage: “it was an innocuous question”


3) Adverse (Adjective) — विपरीत

Meaning: preventing success or development; harmful; unfavourable.

Synonyms: unfavourable, disadvantageous, inauspicious

Antonyms: favourable, beneficial, positive, friendly

Usage: “taxes are having an adverse effect on production”


4) Taint (Noun) – निशान

Meaning: a trace of a bad or undesirable substance or quality.

Synonyms: trace, touch, suggestion

Antonyms: advantage, benefit, blank, cleanliness

Usage: “the lingering taint of creosote”


5) Portentous (Adjective) — आडंबरपूर्ण

Meaning: done in a pompously or overly solemn manner so as to impress.

Synonyms: pompous, bombastic, self-important

Antonyms: modest

Usage: “the author’s portentous moralizings”


6) Stringent (Adjective) — कड़ी से कड़ी

Meaning: strict, precise, and exacting.

Synonyms: strict, firm, rigid, rigorous

Antonyms: lenient, flexible

Usage: “stringent guidelines on air pollution”


7) Abjure (Verb) — शपथपूर्वक त्यागना

Meaning: solemnly renounce (a belief, cause, or claim).

Synonyms: renounce, relinquish, reject

Antonyms: bow to, give in to, submit to

Usage: “MPs were urged to abjure their Jacobite allegiance”


8) Defiant (Adjective) — अक्खड़, प्रतिरोधी, अड़ियल

Meaning: A challenging attitude or behaviour; challenge.

Synonyms: intransigent, resistant, obstinate

Antonyms: apologetic, cooperative

Usage: “a defiant gesture”


9) Presumably (Adverb) — संभाव्यतः

Meaning: used to convey that what is asserted is very likely though not known for certain.

Synonyms: I assume, I expect, I believe, I presume

Antonyms: improbably, doubtfully, questionably

Usage: “it was not yet ten o’clock, so presumably the boys were still at the pub”


10) Precarious (Adjective) — अनिश्चित

Meaning: dependent on chance; uncertain.

Synonyms: uncertain, insecure, unreliable, unsure

Antonyms: safe, secure

Usage: “he made a precarious living as a painter”


11) Bloc (Noun) — गुट

Meaning: a group of countries or political parties with common interests who have formed an alliance.

Synonyms: alliance, association, coalition, federation

Antonyms: agreement, conformity, entirety

Usage: “the Soviet bloc”


12) Scant (Adjective) — अल्प

Meaning: barely sufficient or adequate.

Synonyms:  little, little or no, minimal, hardly any

Antonyms: abundant, ample, sufficient

Usage: “companies with scant regard for the safety of future generations”


13) Reckon (Verb) — गणना द्वारा स्थापित करना

Meaning: establish by calculation.

Synonyms: calculate, compute, work out

Antonyms: abandon, cancel, disbelieve

Usage: “his debts were reckoned at £300,000”

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