Important Words from Article THE HINDU– 08 October 2018

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Important Vocabulary Words from the Article 08-10-2018

1. Word: Reiterate (दुहराना)
Part of Speech: Verb
Meaning: say something again or a number of times, typically for emphasis or clarity.
Pronunciation: ree-it-uh-reyt/रीइटरैट
Synonyms: repeat, iterate, duplicate
Antonyms: elapse, conceal, dismiss
Use in a Sentence: Before an exam, my teacher reiterated all the important points

2. Word: Stance (अवस्थिति)
Pronunciation: stans/स्टैन्स
Part of Speech: Noun
a. the way in which someone stands, especially when deliberately adopted (as in cricket, golf, and other sports); a person’s posture.
Synonyms: standpoint, attitude, bearing
Antonyms: unsteadiness, inaction
Use in a Sentence: The man maintains a rigidly right-wing political stance.

3. Word: Piecemeal (क्रमशः)
Pronunciation: pees-meel/पीस्मील
Part of Speech: Adjective & Adverb
a. characterized by unsystematic partial measures taken over a period of time.
Synonyms: gradual, step by step
Antonyms: completely, all at once, all of a sudden
Use in a Sentence: I’ve only had a piecemeal account of what happened.

4. Word: Prudent (चतुर)
Pronunciation: prood-nt/प्रूडन्ट
Part of Speech: Adjective
Meaning: acting with or showing care and thought for the future.
Synonyms: careful, wise
Antonyms: foolish, careless
Use in a Sentence: It would be prudent to save some of the money.

5. Word: Spook (डर जाना)
Pronunciation: spook/स्पूक
Part of Speech: Verb, Noun
a. frighten; unnerve. [Verb]
b. a ghost, a spy [Noun]
Synonyms: agitate, terrify
Antonyms: calm, soothe, please
Use in a Sentence: If you get a litter spook around here at night, put a few lights on.

6. Word: Kicks in (प्रभाव में आना)
Pronunciation: kik in
Part of Speech: Phrasal Verb of Kick
a. come into effect or operation.
Synonyms: comes across
Antonyms: leaves, passes by
Use in a Sentence: The storm is expected to kick in shortly after sunrise.

7. Word: Mandate (आदेश देना)
Pronunciation: man-deyt/मैन्डेट
Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
a. an official order or commission to do something. [Noun]
b. give (someone) authority to act in a certain way. [Verb]
Synonyms: order, command, instruction
Antonyms: prohibit, abolish, denial
Use in a Sentence: The organization was chosen with a mandate to reduce the size of government.

8. Word: Notwithstanding(तथापि/हालांकि)
Pronunciation: not-with-stan-ding/नाट्विद्स्टैन्डिंग
Part of Speech: Proposition/Adverb/Conjunction
a. in spite of [Proposition]
b. nevertheless; in spite of this, anyway [Adverb]
c. although; in spite of the fact that. [Conjunction]
Synonyms: all the same, still, even so
Antonyms: besides, beneath, underneath
Use in a Sentence: I don’t like playing cricket, but I will play with you notwithstanding.

9. Word: Endorse (समर्थन करना)
Pronunciation: en-dawrs/
Part of Speech: Verb
Meaning: declare one’s public approval or support of.
Synonyms: sanction, certify
Antonyms: disapprove, oppose
Use in a Sentence: I can endorse my father’s opinion wholeheartedly.

10. Word: Lone (एकाकी)
Pronunciation: lohn/लोन
Part of Speech: Adjective
a. having no companions; solitary or single.
b. (of a place) unfrequented and remote.
Synonyms: solitary, solo, unaccompanied,
Antonyms: accompanied, social
Use in a Sentence: She was shot by a lone gunman.

11. Word: Stand Pat (अपने निर्णय पर कायम रहना)
Pronunciation: stand pat/स्टैन्ड पैट
Part of Speech: Phrase of pat
a. stick stubbornly to one’s opinion or decision.
Synonyms: hold firm, adamant. rigid
Antonyms: flexible, supple
Use in a Sentence: He’ll never stand pat on the price of his house.

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