The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 91

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1) Pragmatic (Adjective) – व्यावहारिक

Meaning: Dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations

Synonyms: Practical, matter-of-fact, realistic, sensible

Antonyms: Impractical, unrealistic, idealistic

Usage: A pragmatic approach to politics

 

2) Reprieve (Noun) – दण्डविराम

Meaning: Cancel or postpone the punishment of (someone, especially someone condemned to death).

Synonyms: Pardon, spare, acquit, grant an amnesty to, amnesty

Antonyms: Charge, punish

Usage: Under the new regime, prisoners under sentence of death were reprieved

 

3) Blatant (Adjective) – ज़बरदस्त

Meaning: Done openly and unashamedly

Synonyms: Flagrant, glaring, obvious, undisguised

Antonyms: Inconspicuous, subtle

Usage: Blatant lies

 

4) Jeopardize (Verb) – ख़तरे में डालना

Meaning: Put (someone or something) into a situation in which there is a danger of loss, harm

Synonyms: Threaten, endanger, imperil, menace, risk

Antonyms: Safeguard

Usage: A devaluation of the dollar would jeopardize New York’s position as a financial centre

 

5) Arbitrary (Adjective) – मनमाना

Meaning: Based on random choice or personal whim, rather than any reason or system

Synonyms: Capricious, whimsical, random, chance

Antonyms: Rational, reasoned

Usage: An arbitrary decision

 

6) Incumbent (Adjective) – पदधारी

Meaning: Necessary for (someone) as a duty or responsibility

Synonyms:       Binding, obligatory, mandatory, necessary, compulsory,

Antonyms: Optional

Usage: It is incumbent on the government to give a clear lead

 

7) Hefty (Noun) – बड़ा और भारी

Meaning: Large and heavy

Synonyms: Burly, heavy, sturdy, strapping, bulky

Antonyms: Slight, gaunt, light

Usage:  A Hefty young chap

 

8) Conducive (Adjective) – अनुकूल

Meaning: Making a certain situation or outcome likely or possible

Synonyms:       Favourable, beneficial, valuable, advantageous

Antonyms: Unfavourable

Usage: An environment which is conducive to learning

 

9) Inevitable (Noun) – अवश्यंभावी

Meaning: Certain to happen; unavoidable

Synonyms:       Unavoidable, inescapable, bound to happen

Antonyms: Avoidable, uncertain

Usage: War was inevitable

 

10) Accuse (Verb) – आरोप लगाना

Meaning: Charge (someone) with an offence or crime

Synonyms: Charge with, indict for, arraign for, take to court for

Antonyms: Absolve, clear, exonerate

Usage: He was accused of murdering his wife’s lover

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