The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 174

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1) Ambiguity (Noun) — अस्पष्टता

Meaning: the quality of being open to more than one interpretation; inexactness.

Synonyms:       ambivalence, equivocation

Antonyms:        unambiguousness, transparency

Usage: “we can detect no ambiguity in this section of the Act”


2) Deterrence (Noun) — निवारण

Meaning: the action of discouraging an action or event through instilling doubt or fear of the consequences.

Synonyms: prevention, discouragement, disincentive

Antonyms: encouragement, persuasion

Usage: “nuclear missiles remain the main deterrence against possible aggression”


3) Punitive (Adjective) — दंडात्मक

Meaning: inflicting or intended as punishment.

Synonyms:       penal, disciplinary, corrective

Antonyms: beneficial, rewarding

Usage: “he called for punitive measures against the Eastern bloc”


4) Paranoia (Noun) — व्यामोह

Meaning: a mental condition characterized by delusions of persecution, unwarranted jealousy, or exaggerated self-importance, typically worked into an organized system.

Synonyms:       persecution complex, delusions

Antonyms: confidences

Usage: “mild paranoia afflicts all prime ministers”


5) Enigmatic (Adjective) — रहस्यपूर्ण  

Meaning: difficult to interpret or understand; mysterious.

Synonyms:       mysterious, puzzling, hard to understand

Antonyms:        straightforward

Usage: “he took the money with an enigmatic smile”


6) Regimen (Noun) — पथ्य

Meaning: a prescribed course of medical treatment, diet, or exercise for the promotion or restoration of health.

Synonyms: administration, authority, governance

Antonyms: disinhibition, incontinence, unconstraint

Usage: “a regimen of one or two injections per day”


7) Efficacy (Noun) — प्रभावोत्पादकता

Meaning: the ability to produce a desired or intended result.

Synonyms:       effectiveness, success, successfulness

Antonyms: failure, idleness, impotence

Usage: “there is little information on the efficacy of this treatment”


8) Adherence (Noun) — अनुपालन

Meaning: the quality or process of sticking fast to an object or surface.

Synonyms: bonding, cling, sticking

Antonyms: separation

Usage: “observing the adherence of the seeds to clothing prompted the development of Velcro”


9) Potent (Adjective) — शक्तिशाली

Meaning: having great power, influence, or effect.

Synonyms:       powerful, strong, vigorous

Antonyms: weak, impotent

Usage: “thrones were potent symbols of authority”


10) Viable (Adjective) — व्यवहार्य

Meaning: capable of working successfully; feasible.

Synonyms:       workable, feasible, practicable

Antonyms:        impracticable

Usage: “the proposed investment was economically viable”

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