Protests in the Northeast, especially in Assam and Tripura, over the Centre’s move to push through the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Parliament highlight the dangerous pre-election adventurism of the BJP.
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Below is today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Mass messaging: on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill) – Jan 10, 2019.
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Today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Mass messaging: on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill) – Jan 10, 2019
- Recklessly (adverb) – बेतहाशा, बिना विचारे
Meaning – Without regard to the danger or the consequences of one’s actions;
Synonyms – rashly, carelessly, thoughtlessly.
Sentence – He was driving recklessly and lost control.
- Reinforce (verb) – सुदृढ़, शक्ति बढ़ाना
Meaning – Strengthen or support (an object or substance), especially with additional material.
Synonyms – boost, assist/support; heighten/intensify.
Sentence – Two divisions were sent by Lee to reinforce the left wing.
- Ethnic (adjective) – संजाति विषयक
Meaning – relating to a population subgroup (cultural, national, traditional/folk) with a common national or cultural tradition.
Synonyms – race-related, ethnological, genetic, inherited.
Sentence – Ethnic and cultural rights and traditions.
- Push through (phrasal verb)
Meaning – succeed in passing a law accepted by the people who oppose it.
- Adventurism (noun) – दुस्साहस
Meaning – the inclination/readiness to take risks in business or politics.
Sentence – Its reckless adventurism could have resulted in a nuclear conflagration.
- Confer (verb) – प्रदान करना
Meaning – Grant (a title, degree, benefit, or right)
Synonyms – bestow, present/award.
Sentence – It is often assumed that participation in clinical trials confers benefit to patients.
- Persecuted (adjective) – सताना, अत्याचार करना
Meaning – Harass or annoy (someone) persistently.
Synonyms – oppressed, victimized; troubled/suffering.
Sentence – Isn’t it disgraceful the way they’re persecuting the poor guy?
- Contentious (adjective) – विवादास्पद
Meaning – Causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial.
Synonyms – controversial, disputable, debatable.
Sentence – In the long run the most contentious issue is likely to be wages.
- Ploy (noun) – चाल, अभियान, व्यवसाय
Meaning – A cunning plan or action designed to turn a situation to one’s own advantage.
Synonyms – (cunning) plan, scheme, tactic/trick.
Sentence – The president has dismissed the referendum as a ploy to buy time.
- Legitimise (verb) – वैधता
Synonyms – validate, legitimate, permit/endorse.
Sentence – Voters legitimize the government through the election of public officials.
- Aftermath (noun) – परिणाम
Meaning – The consequences or after-effects of a significant unpleasant event.
Synonyms – consequences, repercussions, after-effects.
Sentence – Historically, change has happened only in the aftermath of a major crisis.
- Call it quits (phrase)
Meaning – be friends again, make peace, forgive and forget; agree/acknowledge.
- Categorical (adjective) – स्पष्ट
Meaning – Unambiguously explicit and direct.
Synonyms – unambiguous/unequivocal, well defined/thorough, explicit/straightforward.
Sentence – The official answer to the kidnappers has been both categorical and at times confusing.
- Demographic (adjective) – जनसांख्यिकीय
Meaning – relating to the statistical study/structure of populations, especially human beings.
Sentence – The demographic trend is towards an older population.
- Succour (noun) – राहत
Meaning – Assistance and support in times of hardship and distress.
Synonyms – aid/help/support, assistance, relief.
Sentence – The wounded had little chance of succour.
- Indigenous (adjective) – स्वदेशी
Meaning – Originating or occurring naturally in a particular place; native.
Synonyms – native/local, original, domestic.
Sentence – The indigenous peoples of Siberia.
- Blowback (noun)
Meaning – the unexpected (bad & harmful) outcomes of a political situation.
Sentence – The gun operates by direct blowback, which to the user means more effort to muscle back the slide.
- Lost on (phrase)
Meaning – fail to be noticed.
- Offset (verb) – पूरा करना
Meaning – Counteract (something) by having an equal and opposite force or effect.
Synonyms – balance out, cancel, nullify.
Sentence – Donations to charities can be offset against tax.
- Electorate (noun) – मतदाताओं
Meaning – all the people who entitled to vote in an election.
Synonyms – citizens, subjects, general public, electors
Sentence – Many hope that the majority of the electorate votes for more than a pretty face.
- Resurrect (verb) – पुनर्निर्माण करें
Meaning – Revive or revitalize (something that is inactive, disused, or forgotten)
Synonyms – revive, restore, regenerate.
Sentence – The deal collapsed and has yet to be resurrected.
- Stipulate (verb) – शर्त लगाना
Meaning – Demand or specify (a requirement), typically as part of an agreement.
Synonyms – formulate, lay down, set down.
Sentence – He stipulated certain conditions before their marriage.
- Accord (verb) – सहमाति, स्वीकार करना
Meaning – Give or grant someone (power, status, or recognition)
Synonyms – give, grant, tender/present.
Sentence – The powers accorded to the head of state.
- Of a piece (phrase)
Meaning – similar, alike/consistent, exactly the same.
- Assuage (verb) – शांत करना
Meaning – Make (an unpleasant feeling) less intense.
Synonyms – alleviate, mitigate/reduce, relieve.
Sentence – The letter assuaged the fears of most members.
- Obligation (noun) – कर्तव्य
Meaning – An act or course of action to which a person is morally or legally bound
Synonyms – condition, requirement; moral imperative/responsibility.
Sentence – I have an obligation to look after her.
- Populace (noun) – आबादी
Meaning – The people living in a particular country or area.
Synonyms – population, inhabitants, people/public.
Sentence – The party misjudged the mood of the populace.
- Reverse (noun) – हार
Meaning – Make (something) the opposite of what it was.
Synonyms – setback, failure, blow/defeat.
Sentence – The damage done to the ozone layer may be reversed.
- Augment (verb) – बढ़ाना
Meaning – Make (something) greater by adding to it
Synonyms – increase, raise, improve.
Sentence – He augmented his summer income by painting houses.
- Aid (verb) – सहायता
Meaning – Help, typically of a practical nature.
Synonyms – facilitate, promote, encourage.
Sentence – He saw the pilot slumped in his cockpit and went to his aid.
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