The Hindu Editorial Article of 18 September 2020 – A Point of Order
Abridge (verb) संक्षिप्ती
Meaning:- shorten (a piece of writing) without losing the sense.
Synonyms:-compress, reduce, decrease, diminish
Example:- He abridged his Dictionary.
Persistent (adjective) दृढ़
Meaning:- continuing firmly or obstinately in an opinion or course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.
Synonyms:- tenacious, persevering, determined
Example:- He is one of the government’s most persistent critics.
Unprecedented (adjective) अभूतपूर्व
Meaning:- never done or known before.
Synonyms:-unparalleled, unequalled, unmatched
Example:- The preparations were made on an unprecedented scale.
Sheer (adjective) निरा
Meaning:- nothing other than; unmitigated (used for emphasis).
Synonyms:- utter, complete, absolute:-
Example:- Sheer over a rocky ledge of horse-shoe shape
Brazenness (noun) बेशर्मी
Meaning:- behaviour in which someone does something in a very obvious way, without trying to hide it
Example:- The brazenness of this new breed of burglar is what shocks people.
Disingenuous (adjective) कपटी
Meaning:- not candid or sincere, typically by pretending that one knows less about something than one really does.
Synonyms:-dishonest, deceitful, underhand
Antonyms:- ingenuous, frank
Example:- I don’t appreciate when you equivocate with me, it seems disingenuous.
Amendments (noun) संशोधन
Meaning:- a minor change or addition designed to improve a text, piece of legislation, etc.
Synonyms:- revision, alteration, change, modification
Example:- The government were defeated on an amendment in committee.
Skulduggery (noun) छल-कपट
Meaning:- underhand, unscrupulous, or dishonest behaviour or activities.
Synonyms:- trickery, swindling
Example:- He is serving a prison sentence for financial skulduggery
Sacrosanct (adjective) पुण्यमय
Meaning:- (especially of a principle, place, or routine) regarded as too important or valuable to be interfered with.
Synonyms:-sacred, hallowed, respected, inviolable
Example:- Although not sacrosanct, they had the right of sitting in a curule chair and wore the distinctive toga praetexta.
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Chaos (noun) अराजकता
Meaning:- complete disorder and confusion.
Synonyms:- disorder, disarray, disorganization
Example:- The loss of electricity caused chaos throughout the city.
Articulating (verb) सुस्पष्ट
Meaning:- pronounce (something) clearly and distinctly.
Example:- Jess was very articulate with her presentation
Curtailed (verb) कटौती
Meaning:- reduce in extent or quantity; impose a restriction on.
Synonyms:-reduce, cut, cut down
Antonyms:- increase, lengthen
Example:- The new laws are an effort to curtail illegal drug use.
Meaning:- based on random choice or personal whim, rather than any reason or system.
Synonyms:- capricious, whimsical, random
Antonyms:- rational, reasoned
Example:- The committee had arbitrary rules