Important Words from Article THE HINDU– 08 November 2018

By | November 11, 2018

➡ Challenging Words from the Article 08-11-2018

1. Word: Persecute (कष्ट देना)
Pronunciation: pur-si-kyoot/पर्सक्यूट
Part of Speech: Verb
a. subject (someone) to hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of their race or political or religious beliefs.
b. harass or annoy (someone) persistently.
Synonyms: oppress, abuse, intimidate, pester
Antonyms: comfort, appease, soothe
Use in a Sentence: If they had determined to persecute him, he must take the consequences.

2. Word: Empower (अधिकार देना)
Pronunciation: em-pou-er/एम्पाउअर
Part of Speech: Verb
Meaning: give (someone) the authority or power to do something.
Synonyms: authorize, license
Antonyms: deny, reject
Use in a Sentence: The role of the chief manager is to empower the team.

3. Word: Acquittal (विमुक्ति)
Pronunciation: uh-kwit-l/अक्विटल
Part of Speech: Noun
a. a judgement or verdict that a person is not guilty of the crime with which they have been charged.
Synonyms: absolution, clearing, exoneration
Antonyms: condemnation, conviction
Use in a Sentence: The jury returned an acquittal after only an hour.

4. Word: Assassinate (हत्या करना)
Pronunciation: uh-sas-uh-neyt/असैसनैट
Part of Speech: Verb
a. murder (an important person) for political or religious reasons.
Synonyms: kill, execute, slaughter, terminate
Antonyms: breathe life into, beget
Use in a Sentence: They were plotting how they would assassinatetheir manager.

5. Word: Condemnation (तिरस्कार)
Pronunciation: kon-dem-ney-shuh n/कान्डेम्नेशन
Part of Speech: Noun
Meaning: the expression of very strong disapproval; censure.
Synonyms: blame, reproof
Antonyms: approval, absolution
Use in a Sentence: There’s been no official condemnation of the bombardment.

6. Word: Erode (नष्ट करना)
Pronunciation: ih-rohd/ईरोड
Part of Speech: Verb
a. gradually destroy or be gradually destroyed.
Synonyms: corrode, decay
Antonyms: construct, accentuate
Use in a Sentence: A bad justification will erode closeness.

7. Word: Dictate (निर्धारण करना)
Pronunciation: dik-teyt/डिक्टेट
Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
a. state or order authoritatively. [Verb]
b. an order or principle that must be obeyed. [Noun]
Synonyms: command, prescribe
Antonyms: appeal, undergo
Use in Sentence: It took him a long time to dictate this letter.

8. Word: Perceive (बूझना/जानना)
Pronunciation: per-seev/पर्सीव
Part of Speech: Verb
a. become aware or conscious of (something); come to realize or understand.
b. interpret or regard (someone or something) in a particular way.
Synonyms: understand, recognize, apprehend
Antonyms: misinterpret, overlook, neglect
Use in a Sentence: He did not perceive himself as helpless.

9. Word: Embolden (साहस देना)
Part of Speech: Verb
Pronunciation: em-bohl-duh n/एम्बोल्डन
Meaning: give (someone) the courage or confidence to do something.
Synonyms: encourage, inspire, fortify
Antonyms: discourage, dishearten
Use in a Sentence: His success emboldened him to develop his business.

10. Word: Disservice (क्षति)
Pronunciation: dis-sur-vis/डिस्सर्विस
Part of Speech: Noun
a. a harmful action.
Synonyms: unkindness, bad turn, ill turn, disfavor, mischief;
Antonyms: benevolence, benefit, advantage
Use in a Sentence: The man did his cause great disservice by concealing the truth.

11. Word: Capitulate (आत्मसमर्पण करना)
Pronunciation: kuh-pich-uh-leyt/कपिचूलिट
Part of Speech: Verb
a. cease to resist an opponent or an unwelcome demand; yield.
Synonyms: surrender, give in, yield, defeat
Antonyms: conquer, fight, defend
Use in a Sentence: We will never capitulate to pressure from outside.

12. Word: Blasphemy (ईश्वर-निंदा)
Pronunciation: blas-fuh-mee/ब्लैस्फमी
Part of Speech: Noun
a. the action or offence of speaking sacrilegiously about God or sacred things; profane talk.
Synonyms: profanity, sacrilege, irreligiousness
Antonyms: blessing, godliness, worship
Use in a Sentence: Since the man had made the  blasphemy he did not apologize.

13. 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.

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