Challenging Words from The Article The Hindu (16 February)

By | February 19, 2018

Daily English Vocabulary with Synonyms and Antonyms with Hindi Meaning and Examples (16-02-2018)

1)Renaissance (Noun)( पुनर्जागरण ): ren-ais-sance
Meaning  – a renewed interest or rebirth of something
Synonyms – resurgence,revitalisation,revival,rebirth,revivification
Antonyms –  destruction
Example – The creation of the Internet brought about a renaissance in communication.

2)Endowed (Verb )( संपन्): en-do-d
Meaning  – supplied or furnished with
Synonyms –  bless, endue (or indue), favour, gift, invest
Antonyms –  dispossess, divest, strip
Example -Since we’ve been heavily endowed by investors this year, we have greatly exceeded our fundraising goals.

3)Backdrop (Noun) ( पृष्ठभूमि): back-drop
Meaning  – lie behind or beyond; serve as a background to.
Synonyms –  background, ground
Antonyms –  foreground centre, focal point, focus, heart
Example -The novel unfolds against a backdropof war.

4)Remediation (Noun)  ( उपचार): remi-di-a-shun
Meaning  -the action of remedying something, in particular of reversing or stopping environmental damage
Synonyms –  corrective,soothing,therapeutic
Antonyms –  harmful,hurtful,injurious
Example -The remediation of the rainforest was very much needed due to the fact that so much of the forest had been destroyed by people who wanted to make a profit.

5)Cumulative (Adjective)( संचयी ): ku-mu-lay-tive
Meaning  – growing as a result of additions
Synonyms –  gradual, accruable, accrued, aggregated,compiled, conglomerated
Antonyms –  decremental, decrescent, degressive, regressive
Example -Because of John’s cumulative injuries during his football career, he is now confined to a wheelchair.

6)Canopy (Noun)( शामियान ा, तम्बू,मंडप ): cano-pi
Meaning  – a cover of some type that is used as a roof, either for decorative purposes or as shelter
Synonyms –  dome, marquee, pavilion arbor, bower, pergola screen, shade, shelter
Example – Under the boat’s canopy, we were safe from the heavy raindrops.

7)Broad Brush (Adjective)( विस्तार की कमी): Broad-brush
Meaning  – lacking in detail and finesse/ relating to or involving the  general parts of something rather than the details
Synonyms –  aggregate, collective, complete, full, plenary planetary, worldwide
Antonyms –  component, divisional, fragmentary, localized, regional, sectional
Example – A broad-brush approach to improving public schools is not going to benefit the students for a long time.

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