Important Words from Article THE HINDU– 27 December

By | December 27, 2018

➡ Challenging Words from the Article 27-12-2018

1. Word: Stint (कम देना)
Pronunciation: stint/स्टिन्ट
Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
a. supply a very ungenerous or inadequate amount of (something). [Verb]
b. limitation of supply or effort. [Noun]
Synonyms: skimp, scant
Antonyms: exuberant, generous
Use in a Sentence: They didn’t stint on food and drink at their wedding.

2. Word: Retaliation (प्रति-हिंसा)
Pronunciation: ri-tal-ee-ey-shuh n/रीटैलीऐशन
Part of Speech: Noun
a. the action of returning a military attack; counter-attack.
b. the action of harming someone because they have harmed oneself; revenge.
Synonyms: revenge, punishment
Antonyms: mercy, forgiveness
Use in a Sentence: The armed forces were on high alert to guard against any retaliation.

3. Word: Keynote (कोई मुख्य सिद्धान्त या विचार)
Pronunciation: kee-noht/कीनोट
Part of Speech: Noun
a. a prevailing tone or central theme.
Synonyms: theme, salient point, point, gist, substance
Antonyms: subtopic, soporific, end
Use in a Sentence: The man is scheduled to deliver the keynoteaddress at an awards ceremony.

4. Word: Impunity (दण्ड से मुक्ति)
Pronunciation: इम्प्यूनिटी
Part of Speech: Noun
Meaning: Exemption from punishment or freedom from the injurious consequences of an action.
Synonyms: Exemption, Rescue, Salvation
Antonyms: Custody, Committal, Bonding
Use in a Sentence: I am surprised by the fact the man who kidnapped his wife was allowed to walk away with impunity!

5. Word: Acrimonious (कटुतापूर्ण)
Pronunciation: ak-ruh-moh-nee-uh s/ऐक्रमोनीअस
Part of Speech: Adjective
a. (typically of speech or discussion) angry and bitter
Synonyms: bitter, caustic, sarcastic, harsh
Antonyms: kind, agreeable, peaceable, pleasant
Use in a Sentence: BCCI marked a closure to Anil Kumble’s acrimoniousepisode by clearing the dues.

6. Word: Expediency (मुनाफ़ा)
Pronunciation: ik-spee-dee-yan-see/इक्स्पीडीअन्सी
Part of Speech: Noun
a. doing what is convenient or profitable rather than what is morally right.
Synonyms: suitable , benefit, convenience
Antonyms: altruism, inexpediency, unsuitable
Use in a Sentence: -It seems political expediency, rather than absolute economic need, will determine who gains from the conflict.

7. Word: Outrageously (खराब ढंग से)
Pronunciation: out-rey-juh s-lee/आउट्रैजस्ली
Part of Speech: Adverb
a. in a shockingly bad or excessive way.
b. in a very bold and slightly shocking way.
Synonyms: shamefully, awfully, extravagantly
Antonyms: acceptably, normally, calmly, in tact
Use in a Sentence: The man behaved outrageously in the party.

8. Word: Repercussions (प्रतिक्रिया)
Pronunciation: ree-per-kuhsh-uh n/रीप्रकशन
Part of Speech: Noun
a. an unintended consequence of an event or action, especially an unwelcome one.
b. the recoil of something after impact.
Synonyms: effect, outcome, by-product
Antonyms: causes
Use in Sentence: There were serious repercussions on his career.

9. Word: Deplorable (निंदनीय)
Pronunciation: dih-plawr-uh-buh l/डिप्लोरबल
Part of Speech: Adjective
a. deserving strong condemnation; completely unacceptable.
b. shockingly bad in quality.
Synonyms: disgraceful, shameful, dishonourable, disreputable, discreditable
Antonyms: admirable, happy, pleasing
Use in a Sentence: The remark showed a deplorable lack of taste.

10. Word: Hound (व्याकुल करना)
Pronunciation: hound/हाउंड
Part of Speech: Verb
a. harass, persecute, or pursue relentlessly.
Synonyms: bother, trouble, annoy, badger
Antonyms: support, soothe, appease, alleviate
Use in a Sentence: The police have promised to hound down those responsible for the explosion.

11. Word: Vandalise (तहस नहस करना)
Pronunciation: van-dl-ahyz/
Part of Speech: Verb
a. deliberately destroy or damage (public or private property).
Synonyms: demolish, ruin, sabotage, ravage
Antonyms: mend, improve

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