Important Words from Article THE HINDU– 09 November 2018

By | November 11, 2018

➡ Challenging Words from the Article 09-11-2018

1. Word: Enumerate (गणना करना)
Pronunciation: ih-noo-muh-reyt/इनूमरैट
Part of Speech: Verb
a. mention (a number of things) one by one.
b. establish the number of.
Synonyms: calculate, compute, count
Antonyms: estimate, countless
Use in a Sentence: I enumerate the work that will have to be done.

2. Word: Expedient (लाभकारक)
Pronunciation: ik-spee-dee-uhnt/इक्स्पीडीअन्ट
Part of Speech: Adjective, Noun
a. (of an action) convenient and practical although possibly improper or immoral.
b. a means of attaining an end, especially one that is convenient but possibly improper or immoral.
Synonyms: convenient, advantageous, prudent
Antonyms: useless, inappropriate, fruitless
Use in a Sentence: It might be expedient not to pay him until the work is finished.

3. Word: Obscure (अस्पष्ट)
Part of Speech: Adjective, Verb
a. not discovered or known about; uncertain [Adjective]
b. keep from being seen, conceal [Verb]
Pronunciation: Obs-cure/अब्स्क्युर
Synonyms: ambiguous, hidden
Antonyms: clear, common
Use in a Sentence: His poetry is full of obscure literary allusions.

4. Word: Disquiet (व्याकुल होना)
Pronunciation: dis-kwahy-it/डिस्क्वाइइट
Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
a. a feeling of worry or unease. [Noun]
b. make (someone) worried or uneasy. [Verb]
Synonyms: uneasiness, worry, anxiety, agitate, upset
Antonyms: calm, ease, comfort, peace
Use in a Sentence: We shall find the reason for disquiet about this argument.

5. Word: Convoluted (कान्वलूटिड)
Pronunciation: kon-vuh-loo-tid/कान्वलूटिड
Part of Speech: Adjective
a. (especially of an argument, story, or sentence) extremely complex and difficult to follow.
b. intricately folded, twisted, or coiled.
Synonyms: complicated, involved, intricate, elaborate
Antonyms: simple, basic, pleasing
Use in a Sentence: His book is full of long convoluted sentences.

6. Word: Savvy (व्यावहारिक ज्ञान रखना)
Pronunciation: sav-ee/सैवी
Part of Speech: Noun, Adjective, Verb
a. shrewdness and practical knowledge; the ability to make good judgments. [Noun]
b. shrewd and knowledgeable; having common sense and good judgement. [Adjective]
c. know or understand. [Verb]
Synonyms: smart, grasp, comprehend, understand
Antonyms: unintelligent, ignorant, witless
Use in a Sentence: Her performance was a remarkable display of political savvy.

7. Word: Conglomerate (एकत्रित होना)
Pronunciation: kuh n-glom-er-it/कन्ग्लामरिट
Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
a. a thing consisting of a number of different and distinct parts or items that are grouped together. [Noun]
b. gather together into a compact mass. [Verb]
Synonyms: mixture, mix, combination, amalgamation, integrate
Use in a Sentence: The firm has been taken over by an US conglomerate.

8. Word: Precedent (पूर्व उदाहरण)
Pronunciation: pres-i-duh nt/प्रेसिडन्ट
Part of Speech: Noun
a. an earlier event or action that is regarded as an example or guide to be considered in subsequent similar circumstances.
Synonyms: model, exemplar, example, pattern
Antonyms: subsequent, posterior
Use in a Sentence: The court’s decision has set a legal precedent.

9. Word: Candidly (खुलकर)
Pronunciation: kan-did-ly/कैन्डिड्ली
Part of Speech: Adverb
a. in an honest and straightforward way; frankly.
Synonyms: sincerely, genuinely, earnestly
Antonyms: dishonestly, dubiously, evasively
Use in a Sentence: She candidlyadmitted her mistakes.

10. Word: Vexatious (अफ़सोसनाक)
Pronunciation: vek-sey-shuhs/वेक्सैशस
Part of Speech: Adjective
a. causing or tending to cause annoyance, frustration, or worry.
Synonyms: irritating, irksome, displeasing, infuriating
Antonyms: pleasing, comfortable, convenient
Use in a Sentence: He chewed over a vexatious problem of personnel.

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