The Hindu Editorial Article of 4 August 2020 – Time to Unlock.
Normalcy (noun) सामान्य स्थिति
Meaning:- the condition of being normal; the state of being usual, typical, or expected.
Synonyms:- normality, ordinariness, uniformity
Example:- There are the children who have nothing, no love, no normalcy.
Statehood (noun) राज्य का दर्जा
Meaning:- The status of being a recognized independent nation.
Detention (noun) निरोध
Meaning:- the action of detaining someone or the state of being detained in official custody.
Synonyms:- arrest, custody, delay, incarceration
Antonyms:- aid, assistance
Example:- We had good passages out and home, experiencing no detention or accidents.
Restrained (adjective) संयमित
Meaning:- characterized by reserve or moderation; unemotional or dispassionate.
Synonyms:- discreet, laid-back, mild, muted
Antonyms:- communicative, extroverted
Example:- He felt her eye was upon him, and restrained his emotions as he proceeded.
Flat out (phrase) शीघ्रता से
Meaning:- as fast or as hard as possible.
Synonyms:- all out, at full speed
Example:- It’s dedicated to me—flat out—and you even crossed out the dedication and tidied me out of the introduction.
Ailing (adjective) बीमार
Meaning:- in poor health.
Synonyms:- diseased, feeble, ill, sickly
Antonyms:- able, fit
Example:- She had been ailing for a month, and now she was down with a temperature.
Refurbish (verb) नवीकरण करना
Meaning:- renovate and redecorate (something, especially a building).
Synonyms:- fix up, modernize, overhaul, recondition
Antonyms:- antique, break
Example:- It was Josie Fifer’s duty not only to tabulate and care for these relics, but to refurbish them when necessary.
Dubious (adjective) संदिग्ध
Meaning:- hesitating or doubting.
Synonyms:- arguable, debatable, equivocal, fishy
Antonyms:- aboveboard, believable, certain, clear
Example:- Mr. Cruncher was soothed, but shook his head in a dubious and moral way.
Legislative (adjective) विधायी
Meaning:- having the power to make laws.
Synonyms:- congressional, parliamentary, senatorial
Example:- The Constitution is neither a legislative crazy-quilt nor a receptacle of fads.
Alacrity (noun) तत्परता
Meaning:- brisk and cheerful readiness.
Synonyms:- alertness, avidity, briskness
Antonyms:- apathy, coolness, discouragement
Example:- The captain moved among them, and his orders were obeyed, but not with alacrity.
Privilege (noun) विशेषाधिकार
Meaning:- a special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group.
Synonyms:- advantage, allowance, authority, authorization
Antonyms:- disadvantage, handicap
Example:- Those less than the very best frankly esteem it a privilege.
Federalism (adjective) संघीय
Meaning:- having or relating to a system of government in which several states form a unity but remain independent in internal affairs.
Synonyms:- unionism, unitarianism, republicanism
Example:- He hated it more than any other of the “abominations” of Federalism.
Sustainable (adjective) सतत
Meaning:- able to be maintained at a certain rate or level.
Synonyms:- continual, continuous, viable
Antonyms:- untenable, tiring
Example:- It sounds crazy, and only time will tell whether it proves to be sustainable.
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