Challenging Words from The Article The Hindu (09 February)

By | February 9, 2018

Daily English Vocabulary with Synonyms and Antonyms with Hindi Meaning and Examples (09-02-2018)

1)Succour (noun) (परेशानी में सहायता) : su-kur
Meaning -assistance and support in times of hardship and distress.
Synonyms –  aid, help, support,relief.
Antonyms -hindrance,blockage,hurt
Example – The Red Cross is dedicated to providing succor and support to families who have been displaced by natural disasters.

2)Steeply (adjective) (तेजी से) : es-teep-li
Meaning -by a very large or sudden amount.
Synonyms –  sharply, suddenly, largely.
Antonyms – gentle, gradual, moderate, soft
Example – Protesters found a novel way of demonstrating against steeply rising oil prices.

3)Cohort (noun)  (जत्था) : co-hort
Meaning -a group of people with a shared characteristic.
Synonyms – group, associate, companion
Antonyms – Individual
Example – Tests were carried out by teachers on the entire cohort of eight to nine-year-old student in  at primary school.

4)Starkly (adverb)(अप्रिय, बेस्वाद) : stark-li
Meaning -in a way that is severe or harsh in appearance or outline/in an unpleasantly or sharply clear way.
Synonyms – blunt, bald, bare, simple, straightforward
Antonyms – :fuzzy, indistinct, pleasant, comfortable, ornate
Example – Their apartment is starkly furnished; all they have is a table and a couple of chairs, and a mattress on the floor to sleep on.

5) Threshold (noun)  (शुरूआत,दहलीज़) : thre-sh-hold
Meaning -a level, rate, or amount at which something comes into effect.
Synonyms – lower limit, starting point, minimum, margin
Antonyms -end
Example – The company was forced to sell many of their most valuable assets when the decline in their product sales reached a critical threshold.

6)Outlay (noun)  (व्यय) : out-lay
Meaning -an amount of money spent on something.
Synonyms – expenditure, expenses, spending, outgoings
Antonyms -savings, income
Example -The best business is one with a small outlay and with no risk involved.

7)Reimbursement (noun) (अदायगी) : re-imburse-ment
Meaning -the action of repaying a person who has spent or lost money.
Synonyms –  refund, repay
Antonyms – deprive, penalize, take
Example – The insurance provides reimbursement of the expenses actually incurred as a result of an accident or sickness that do not exceed any amount specified in the policy.

8)Laudable (adjective)  (प्रशंसनीय) : laud-able
Meaning -(of an action, idea, or aim)deserving to be praised or admired
Synonyms – praiseworthy, commendable, admirable, meritorious
Antonyms – blameworthy, shameful
Example – The soldier was given a medal because he created a laudable plan for defeating the enemy.

9)Insofar as (phrase)  (जहां तक कि) : in-so-fur-as
Meaning – to the extent or degree that
Synonyms –  inasmuch as, insomuch as, insomuch that, so far as
Example – We agree only insofar as the budget is concerned.

10)In lieu of (noun)  (के स्थान पर) : in-lew-of
Meaning – In place of; instead of.
Synonyms – instead, as an alternative, as a substitute.
Antonyms -as well, as well as
Example –  In lieu of flowers and gifts, please send donations to the old age home.

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