Dear Students, we are providing to you Vocabulary Words from The HINDU Newspaper Editorial. We suggest you read a newspaper daily. In case if you are not able to read The Hindu, we will post important words every day from editorial section. These vocab words will help you a lot in your competitive exams.
Meaning: become progressively worse.
synonyms: worsen, get worse, decline, be in decline, degenerate, decay
Example: The deteriorating situation in Jammu and Kashmir, together with strained relations among the Agenda for Alliance partners in the State, obviously prompted the meeting between Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Meaning: childishly silly and immature.
Synonyms: adolescent, babyish, immature, infantile, jejune, juvenile, kiddish, childish
Example: The argument is that Delhi is, by and large, uninterested in changing its course, and is content with providing puerile explanations for the lives lost and the recurring crises that afflict the State.
3.To all intents and purposes (Phrase)
Meaning: in all the most important ways
Example: If, during the latter part of 2016, Kashmir was portrayed as confronting one of its gravest crises ever, the situation in the Valley today is to all intents and purposes far more complex. The violent protests, with a high number of killed and injured, have hardly come down; the patterns set following the death of Burhan Wani in an encounter in July 2016 also continue.
Meaning: (of speech or writing) not able to be read or understood.
synonyms: illegible, unreadable, hard to read, indistinguishable, indiscernible, unclear, indistinct
Example: The leaders are unrecognisable, and specific causes undecipherable.
Meaning: an extremely confused, complicated, or embarrassing situation.
synonyms: complicated situation, complication, complexity, problem, difficulty,
predicament, plight, trouble, entanglement, confusion, muddle, mess, quandary, dilemma.
Example: Consequently, the refrain of external instigation and Pakistan’s role is inadequate to explain the current imbroglio. Urging the security forces to exercise restraint and avoid collateral damage during operations also makes little sense.
Meaning: something pledged as security for repayment of a loan, to be forfeited in the
event of a default.
synonyms: security, surety, guarantee, guaranty, pledge, bond, assurance, insurance, indemnity, indemnification.
Example: Urging the security forces to exercise restraint and avoid collateral damage during operations also makes little sense. The issues are far deeper than urging all stakeholders to allay the apprehensions and misgivings of the Kashmir youth. Something very different has occurred and something new needs to be attempted.
7. Intifada (noun)
Meaning: the Palestinian uprising against Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza
Strip. The first intifada lasted from 1987 to 1993, and the second began in 2000.
Example: The unorganised – and even divided – nature of the protest movement carries
the danger that it could turn into an Intifada, a kind of people’s uprising with no known leaders, and increasing numbers of trouble-makers, all portraying themselves as
leaders of the movement.
Meaning: subject to debate, dispute, or uncertainty.
synonyms: debatable, open to debate, open to discussion, arguable, questionable, at
issue, open to question, open, doubtful, open to doubt, disputable, contestable, controvertible, problematic, problematical, controversial, contentious, vexed, disputed, unresolved, unsettled, up in the air, undecided, yet to be decided,
Example: The moot question is whether India can, and is willing, to handle the truth —
bite the bullet in other words.
Meaning: occurring at irregular intervals or only in a few places; scattered or isolated.
synonyms: occasional, infrequent, irregular, periodical, periodic, scattered, patchy, isolated, odd, uneven.
Example: As in many other areas, truth tends to be sporadic here, and reality obscure.
It would seem that after the dangerous 1990s, militancy has once again regained social
Meaning: a person who favours formal withdrawal from membership of a federation or
body, especially a political state.
Example: As of today, the Agenda for Alliance, the PDP, Hurriyat leaders like Syed Ali
Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, the erstwhile secessionist leaders like Yasin
Malik all stand marginalised.
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