The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 85

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1) status quo (noun) — यथास्थिति

Meaning : the existing state of affairs, especially regarding social or political issues.

Synonyms : normalcy, normality

Antonyms : abnormality

Usage : “they have a vested interest in maintaining the status quo”


2) asymmetry (noun) — असममिति

Meaning : lack of equality or equivalence between parts or aspects of something; lack of symmetry.

Synonyms : unbalanced, unsymmetrical

Antonyms : balanced, symmetrical (or symmetric)

Usage : “there was an asymmetry between the right and left ears”


3) anonymity (noun) — अनामिता

Meaning : the condition of being anonymous.

Synonyms : facelessness, namelessness, nowhere, nowheresville, obscurity, silence

 Antonyms : character, mark, name, note, rep [slang], report, reputation, repute

Usage : “the official spoke on condition of anonymity”


4) litigation (noun) — मुकदमेबाज़ी

Meaning : the process of taking legal action.

Synonyms : legal proceeding(s), legal action, lawsuit, legal dispute

Antonyms : exonerate

Usage : “he objected to some passages in the book, but did not resort to litigation”


5) sanctity (noun) — पवित्रता

Meaning : the state or quality of being holy, sacred, or saintly.

Synonyms : holiness, godliness, sacredness

Antonyms : wickedness

Usage : “the site of the tomb was a place of sanctity for the ancient Egyptians”


6) premise (verb) – के आधार पर

Meaning : base an argument, theory, or undertaking on.

Synonyms : assumption, given, hypothetical, if, postulate, presumption, presupposition, supposition

Antonyms : deny, disavow, disclaim, disown, reject, repudiate

Usage : “the reforms were premised on our findings”


7) opacity (noun) — अपारदर्शिता

Meaning : the quality of lacking transparency or translucence.

Synonyms : opaqueness, non-transparency, lack of transparency

Antonyms : clarity, limpidity

Usage : “the difficulty and opacity in Barthes’ texts”


8) proactive (adjective) – सक्रिय

Meaning : (of a person or action) creating or controlling a situation rather than just responding to it after it has happened.

Synonyms : enterprising, take-charge, energetic

Antonyms : half-baked, half-cocked, improvident, myopic, shortsighted

Usage : “employers must take a proactive approach to equal pay”


9) infusing (verb) – व्याप्त करना

Meaning : fill; pervade.

Synonyms : pervade, permeate, suffuse

Antonyms : eliminate, remove, take away

Usage : “infuse the dried flowers in boiling water”


10) quelled (verb) — काबू करना

Meaning : put an end to (a rebellion or other disorder), typically by the use of force.

Synonyms : put an end to, stamp out, put a stop to, end, finish, get rid of

Antonyms : bring about, prompt

Usage : “extra police were called to quell the disturbance”

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