The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 198

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1) Hesitancy (Noun) — हिचकिचाना

Meaning: the quality or state of being hesitant.

Synonyms:       uncertainty, hesitation, hesitance

Antonyms: certainty, resolution, willingness

Usage: “Jackson took advantage of some hesitancy in the defence to rifle in a shot”


2) Brace (Noun) — समर्थन

Meaning: a device fitted to something, in particular a weak or injured part of the body, to give support.

Synonyms:       support, caliper, truss

Antonyms: hindrance, injury, blockage

Usage: “a neck brace”


3) Belligerent (Adjective) — शत्रुतापूर्ण और आक्रामक

Meaning: hostile and aggressive.

Synonyms:       hostile, aggressive, threatening

Antonyms:        friendly, peaceable

Usage: “the mood at the meeting was belligerent”


4) Erratic (Adjective) — अनियमित

Meaning: not even or regular in pattern or movement; unpredictable.

Synonyms:       unpredictable, inconsistent, changeable

Antonyms:        predictable, consistent

Usage: “her breathing was erratic”


5) Battered (Adjective) — पस्त

Meaning: damaged by age and repeated use.

Synonyms:       damaged, shabby, run down

Antonyms: presentable

Usage: “a pair of battered black boots”


6) Buttressed (Verb) — मजबूत या सुदृढ़ करना

Meaning: increase the strength of or justification for; reinforce.

Synonyms:       strengthen, reinforce, fortify

Antonyms: unguarded, unprotected, unreinforced

Usage: “authority was buttressed by religious belief”


7) Painstakingly (Adverb)बड़ी मेहनत से

Meaning: with great care and thoroughness.

Synonyms: carefully, meticulously, thoroughly

Antonyms: carelessly, inattentively, sloppily

Usage: “the property has been painstakingly restored by its current owners”


8) Allay (Verb)कम करना

Meaning: diminish or put at rest (fear, suspicion, or worry).

Synonyms:       reduce, diminish, decrease

Antonyms:        increase, intensify

Usage: “the report attempted to educate the public and allay fears”


9) Depreciation (Noun)मूल्यह्रास

Meaning: a reduction in the value of an asset over time, due in particular to wear and tear.

Synonyms:        devaluation, devaluing, decrease in value

Antonyms: rise

Usage: “provision should be made for depreciation of fixed assets”


10) Excise (Noun)उत्पाद शुल्क

Meaning: a tax levied on certain goods and commodities produced or sold within a country and on licences granted for certain activities.

Synonyms: duty, tax, levy, tariff

Antonyms: rebate

Usage: “the rate of excise duty on spirits”

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