Important Words from Article THE HINDU– 16 October 2018

By | October 17, 2018

➡ Challenging Words from the Article 16-10-2018

1. Word: Whimsical (अद्भुत)
Pronunciation: hwim-zi-kuh l/ह्विम्ज़िकल
Part of Speech: Adjective
a. playfully quaint or fanciful, especially in an appealing and amusing way.
b. acting or behaving in a capricious manner.
Synonyms: capricious, mischievous, impulsive
Antonyms: reasonable, ordinary
Use in a Sentence: Much of his writing has a whimsical quality.

2. Word: Breakneck (संकटमय)
Pronunciation: breyk-nek/ब्रैक्नेक
Part of Speech: Adjective
Meaning: dangerously or extremely fast.
Synonyms: speedy, swift, hasty
Antonyms: sluggish, peaceful
Use in a Sentence: We raced down the mountain at breakneck speed.

3. Word: Wrangle (लड़ाई-झगड़ा करना)
Pronunciation: रैंगगल
Part of Speech: Noun/verb
a. a dispute or argument, typically one that is long and complicated. [Noun]
b. round up, herd, or take charge of (livestock). [Verb]
Synonyms: Dispute, Quarrel, Fight, Argue
Antonyms: Agreement, Reconcile, Harmony
Use in a Sentence: On Friday night, five people were wrangling on the road.

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: Extraneous (असम्बद्ध)
Pronunciation: ik-strey-nee-uhs/एक्स्ट्रैनीअस
Part of Speech: Adjective
a. irrelevant or unrelated to the subject being dealt with.
b. of external origin.
Synonyms: irrelevant, immaterial, extrinsic
Antonyms: appropriate, pertinent
Use in a Sentence: We shall ignore factors extraneous to the problem.

6. Word: Lurk (छुपा रहना)
Pronunciation: lurk/लर्क
Part of Speech: Verb, Noun
a. be or remain hidden so as to wait in ambush for someone or something. [Verb]
b. a profitable stratagem; a dodge or scheme. [Noun]
Synonyms: conceal, creep
Antonyms: exposed, reveal, obvious
Use in a Sentence: Hidden dangers lurk in the ocean depths.

7. Word: Niche (स्थान)
Pronunciation: nich/निच
Part of Speech: Noun, Adjective
a. a comfortable or suitable position in life or employment. [Noun]
b. denoting or relating to products, services, or interests that appeal to a small, specialized section of the population. [Adjective]
Synonyms: corner, recess, position
Antonyms: closure
Use in a Sentence: He had found his own little niche in life.

8. Word: Diligence (कर्मठता)
Part of Speech: Noun
Meaning: careful and persistent work or effort.
Pronunciation: डिलजन्स / डिलिजन्स / डिलिजन्स
Synonyms: perseverance, patience, determination
Antonyms: inactivity, neglect, lethargy
Use in a Sentence: We need a diligence check of the results to improve the situation.

9. Word: Bail Out (मुक्त करना)
Part of Speech: Phrasal Verb of bail
a. withdraw from an obligation or commitment.
b. an instance of coming to the rescue, especially financially
Pronunciation: beyl-out/बेल आउट
Synonyms: release, extricate
Antonyms: ignore, abide
Use in a Sentence: The bank helped to bail out the struggling company.

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