Challenging Words from The Article The Hindu (22 February)

By | February 23, 2018

Daily English Vocabulary with Synonyms and Antonyms with Hindi Meaning and Examples (22-02-2018)

1)Deliberation (noun)  (विवेचना):   deli-bur-ashun
Meaning – long and careful consideration or discussion,a thorough consideration
Synonyms – thought, thinking, consideration, reflection, contemplation
Antonyms -haste,carelessness,disregard
Example – After hours of deliberation, the council came to a decision.

2)Overture (noun)  (प्रस्ताव):   over-chur
Meaning – an approach or proposal made to someone with the aim of opening negotiations or establishing a relationship.
Synonyms – move, approach, signal,proposal.
Antonyms – finish,ending,epilogue
Example – The government has made a significant peace overture by opening the door to negotiation.

3)Repatriate (verb)   (अपने देश को लौट आना):   re-pat-ri-ate
Meaning – send (someone) back to their own country/send (money) back to one’s own country.
Synonyms – extradite,return,give back,deport
Antonyms – expatriate,
Example – Because the traveler did not have all of his proper documents, the customs officer had no choice but to repatriate him back to his home country.

4)Implication (noun) –  ( निहितार्थ ,तात्पर्य, आशय):  impli-ca-shuns
Meaning – an idea or belief that is suggested from something else
Synonyms – ramification, repercussion,indiction,guess
Antonyms – proof,reality,truth
Example – Riya’s hiding of her report card gave her mother the implication she had failed at least one of her tests.

5)Substantive (adjective)  (मूल,अर्थपूर्ण):   subs-tan-tive
Meaning – associated with issues of key importance/having a firm basis in reality and so important, meaningful, or considerable.
Synonyms –  important ,meaningful, considerable, significant
Antonyms -inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, insubstantial, negligible, nominal
Example -At next week’s meeting, the city council will vote on a substantive issue affecting the entire town.

6)Red carpet (noun)   (स्वागत):   read-car-pet
Meaning – used in reference to privileged treatment of a distinguished visitor/ a greeting or reception marked by ceremonial courtesy
Synonyms – greeting, welcoming, warm reception,cordial
Antonyms – common,general
Example – The group gets red-carpet treatment in most places”

7)Slash (verb)   (कम करना,छोटा करना):   slash
Meaning – to reduce or cut  something
Synonyms – reduce, cut, lower
Antonyms – raise, put up, create
Example – In the winter sale,the company hasslashed prices by up to 50%.

*Idioms/Phrases in the article  -*

8)Roll something out (phrase) (आधिकारिक तौर पर एक नया उत्पाद, सेवा पहली बार उपलब्ध कराना):
Meaning – officially launch or introduce a new product or service/to make a new product, service, or system available for the first time
Synonyms –  launch, introduce, organize, start, begin
Antonyms – cease,end,finish,stop
Example – The government plans to roll outa series of tax cuts over the next few years.

9)Pitch Perfect ( phrase)  (बिल्कुल सही):
Meaning – Reaching or conveying the exactly right note or tone
Synonyms – ideal,model,precise,exact, appropriate ,flawless
Antonyms –  imperfect, faulty, defective
Example – Her presentation was pitch perfect so she got the first rank.

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