Important Words from Article THE HINDU– 01 November 2018

By | November 2, 2018

➡ Challenging Words from the Article 01-11-2018

1. Word: Insurmountable (जो परास्त न किया जा सके)
Pronunciation: in-ser-moun-tuh-buh l/इन्सर्माउन्टबल
Part of Speech: Adjective
Meaning: too great to be overcome.
Synonyms: insuperable, unconquerable, invincible
Antonyms: attainable, achievable, easy
Use in a Sentence: The language difference proved an insurmountablebarrier.

2. Word: Spectacular (चमत्कारपूर्ण)
Pronunciation: spek-tak-yuh-ler/स्पेक्टैक्यलर
Part of Speech: Adjective, Noun
a. beautiful in a dramatic and eye-catching way. (Adjective)
b. an event such as a pageant or musical, produced on a large scale and with striking effects. (Noun)
Synonyms: picturesque, eye-catching, extravaganza, display
Antonyms: usual, ordinary, regular
Use in a Sentence: The man was attracted by the spectacular display of fireworks.

3. Word: Tussle (लड़ाई)
Pronunciation: tuhs-uh l/ टसल
Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
a. a vigorous struggle or scuffle, typically in order to obtain or achieve something.[Noun]
b. engage in a vigorous struggle or scuffle.[Verb]
Synonyms: Fight, Scuffle, Skirmish, Brawl
Antonyms: Agreement, Harmonize, Accord, truce
Use in a Sentence: The two kids began to tussle with each other for the play station.

4. Word: Undermine (क्षीण करना)
Pronunciation: uhn-der-mahyn/अन्डर्माइन
Part of Speech: Verb
Meaning: lessen the effectiveness, power, or ability of, especially gradually or insidiously.
Synonyms:  threaten, weaken, compromise, diminish
Antonyms: strengthen, bolster, boost
Use in a Sentence: High income tax can undermine work incentives.

5. Word: Encroachment (अधिक्रमण)
Pronunciation: en-krohch-muh nt/एन्क्रोच्मन्ट
Part of Speech: Noun
a. a gradual advance beyond usual or acceptable limits.
b. intrusion on a person’s territory, rights, etc.
Synonyms: invasion, infringement, imposition
Antonyms: decline, deterioration, wane
Use in a Sentence: It’s a sign of the encroachment of commercialism in medicine.

6. Word: Irk (गुस्सा दिलाना)
Pronunciation: urk/अर्क
Part of Speech: Verb
Meaning: irritate; annoy.
Synonyms: exasperate, vex, rattle
Antonyms: delight, appease, soothe
Use in a Sentence: It irks me to see money being wasted.

7. Word: Rue the day (अफसोस करना)
Part of Speech: Idiom
Meaning: To curse or bitterly regret a point in time (in which something happened or one did something)
Synonyms: repent, qualm
Antonyms: approve, delight
Use in a Sentence: My son rued the day he joined the new college.

8. Word: Incur (दायित्व देना)
Pronunciation: in-kur/इन्कर
Part of Speech: Verb
Meaning: become subject to (something unwelcome or unpleasant) as a result of one’s own behaviour or actions.
Synonyms: sustain, acquire, induce
Antonyms: avoid, evade, dwindle
Use in a Sentence: Any expenses you may incur will be chargeable to the organisation.

9. Word: Wrath (रोष)
Pronunciation: rahth/रैथ
Part of Speech: Noun
Meaning: extreme anger.
Synonyms: resentment, outrage, annoyance
Antonyms: happiness, delight, peace
Use in a Sentence: The people feared the wrath of God.

10. Word: Grouse (शिकायत करना)
Pronunciation: grous/ग्राउस
Part of Speech: Verb, Noun
Meaning: complain about something trivial; grumble.
Synonyms:  moan, groan, protest
Antonyms: enjoy, praise, compliment
Use in a Sentence: I have never met anyone who grouses so much about his work.

11. Word: Per se (वास्तव में)
Pronunciation: pur sey/पर सी
Part of Speech: Adverb
Meaning: by or in itself or themselves; intrinsically.
Synonyms:  fundamentally, essentially
Antonyms: extrinsically, additionally
Use in a Sentence: There was no community development program, per se, in the first two years.

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