Challenging Words from The Article The Hindu (25 January)

By | January 29, 2018

Daily English Vocabulary with Synonyms and Antonyms with Hindi Meaning and Examples (25-01-2018)

1) Unfathomable(adjective) (अपरिमेय) : un-fath-uh-muh-bull
Meaning –  incapable of being fully explored, impossible to comprehend or understand
Synonyms –  inscrutable, incomprehensible, enigmatic, incalculable, indecipherable
Antonyms – comprehensible, penetrable
Example -The skills required to play modern video games are unfathomable to most parents.

2) Contemporary (adjective) (समकालीन) : con-tum-pur-ari
Meaning –  living or occurring at the sametime, belonging to or occurring in the present.
Synonyms –   modern, present-day, present, current, present-time, immediate, extant
Antonyms – old-fashioned, out of date
Example – While young people tend to prefercontemporary music, the older generation prefers to listen to music from the 1970’s and the 1980’s.

3)Alienate(verb) (हटाना ,हस्तांतरित करना) : ep-hem-ral
Meaning –  make (someone) feel isolated or estranged ,transfer ownership of (property rights) to another person or group.
Synonyms –   estrange, turn away, set apart, drive apart, isolate, detach, distance
Antonyms – unite
Example – If the president does not agree to the prime minister’s terms, he will alienate one of the nation’s strongest allies.

4) Grasp (समझ,पकड़ना) : ep-hem-ral
Meaning –  a person’s understanding(Noun) ,  seize and hold firmly (Verb).
Synonyms –   grip, clutch, perception, apprehension, awareness
Antonyms – miss, overlook
Example – Some words in this book are so tough that they are beyond my grasp.

5) Primordial(adjective) (मौलिक) : ep-hem-ral
Meaning –  existing at or from the beginning of time, (especially of a feeling or state) basic and fundamental.
Synonyms-: instinctive, primitive, basic, intuitive,
Antonyms – secondary, unimportant
Example – Researchers are still trying to determine the number of planets that originally existed in the primordial galaxy.

6) Trash (verb) (verb) : ep-hem-ral
Meaning –  damage or destroy, criticize severely.
Synonyms –   wreck, ruin, criticize, lambaste, censure
Antonyms –  preservation, protection, compliment, appraise
Example -Some people always trash others no matter how good they are.

7) Leverage(verb) (इस्तेमाल) : ep-hem-ral
Meaning –  use (something) to maximum advantage/use borrowed capital for (an investment), expecting the profits made to be greater than the interest payable
Example – The organization needs to leverage its key resources to maximize its profit.

8)Vanish (verb) (ग़ायब हो जाना) : ep-hem-ral
Meaning –  disappear suddenly and completely.
Synonyms –   disappear,  invisible, evaporate, dissipate
Antonyms – arrive, break out, come out, emerge,
Example – The roads vanished into the fog as we drove in a chilly winter morning.

9) Presumably (adverb) (शायद) : ep-hem-ral
Meaning –  used to convey that what is asserted is very likely though not known for certain.
Synonyms –   assume, expect, believe, presume, suppose,
Antonyms – implausibly, inconceivably, incredibly, unbelievably
Example – The jurors can presumably go home since the verdict has been read.

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