Important Words from Article THE HINDU– 03 November 2018

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Challenging Words from the Article 03-11-2018

1. Word: Backlash (प्रतिक्षेप)
Part of Speech: Noun
Pronunciation: bak-lash/
a. a strong or violent reaction, as to some social or political change
b. a strong negative reaction by a large number of people, especially to a social or political development.
Synonyms: response, counteraction
Antonyms: request
Use in a Sentence: Such a decision may prompt a backlash from their supporters.

2. Word: Divisive (विभाजनात्मक)
Pronunciation: dih-vahy-siv/डिवाइसिव
Part of Speech: Adjective
a. tending to cause disagreement or hostility between people.
Synonyms: conflicting, belligerent
Antonyms: pacifist, amiable
Use in a Sentence: The strike was a divisive issue in the community.

3. Word: Vow (प्रतिज्ञा करना)
Pronunciation: vou/वाउ
Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
a. a solemn promise. [Noun]
b. solemnly promise to do a specified thing. [Verb]
c. dedicate to someone or something, especially a deity. [Verb]
Synonyms: oath, pledge, promise
Antonyms: recede, abjure
Use in a Sentence: The man has broken his vow of silence on the issue.

4. Word: Regressive (प्रतिगामी)
Part of Speech: Adjective
a) returning to a former or less developed state; characterized by regression.
Pronunciation: ri-gres-iv/रिग्रेसिव
Synonyms: backward, conservative
Antonyms: progressive, advanced
Use in a Sentence: The policy has been condemned as a regressive step.

5. Word: Impeachment (दोषारोपण)
Pronunciation: im-peech-muh nt/इम्पीच्मन्ट
Part of Speech: Noun
Meaning: the action of calling into question the integrity or validity of something.
Synonyms: indictment, charge
Antonyms: applause, certitude
Use in Sentence: The constitution makes separate mention of impeachment.

6. Word: Succour (सहायता)
Pronunciation: suhk-er/सकर
Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
a. assistance and support in times of hardship and distress. [Noun]
b. give assistance or aid to. [Verb]
Synonyms: support, relief, assist
Antonyms: harshness, agony
Use in a Sentence: They give succour to the victims of war.

7. Word: Disdain (तिरस्कार)
Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
Pronunciation: dis-deyn/डिस्डैन
a. the feeling that someone or something is unworthy of one’s consideration or respect. [Noun]
b. consider to be unworthy of one’s consideration. [Verb]
Synonyms: contempt, scorn, deride
Antonyms: praise, admiration, sympathy
Use in a Sentence: He turned his head away in disdain.

8. Word: Strides (तरक़्क़ी)
Part of Speech: Noun
Pronunciation: strahyd/ स्ट्राइड
a. a long, decisive step.
b. a step or stage in progress towards an aim.
Synonyms: advance, proceed, move, footstep
Antonyms: unify, merge
Use in a Sentence: Once I get into my stride I can finish an essay in a few hours.

9. Word: Baffle (विफल करना)
Part of Speech: Verb
Pronunciation: baf-uh l/बैफल
a. totally bewilder or perplex.
b. restrain or regulate (a fluid, sound, etc.).
Synonyms: puzzle, mystify, frustate
Antonyms: support, assist, explain
Use in a Sentence: The examination question baffled me completely and I couldn’t answer it.

10. Word: Denigrate (अपवाद करना)
Part of Speech: Verb
Pronunciation: den-i-greyt/डेनग्रैट
a. criticize unfairly; disparage.
Synonyms: belittle, diminish, deprecate
Antonyms: commend, glorify, cherish
Use in a Sentence: The man didn’t intend to denigrate her achievements.

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