Important Words from Article THE HINDU– 12 Feb

By | February 12, 2019

➡ Challenging Words from the Article 12-02-2019

1. Word: Revocation (खण्डन)
Pronunciation: rev-uh-key-shuhn/ रेवकेशन
Part of Speech: Noun
Meaning: the official cancellation of a decree, decision, or promise.
Synonyms: Cancellation, Withdrawal, Repeal, Abolition
Antonyms: Appeal, Entrance, Continuation
Usage in a Sentence: The owner of the Gym is going to revoke my membership because I haven’t paid their annual dues.

2. Word: Blow (वार)
Pronunciation: bloh/ ब्लो
Part of Speech: Verb, Noun
Meaning:a. (of wind) move creating an air current [Verb]b. a powerful stroke with a hand, weapon, or hard object [Noun]c. a strong wind [Noun]d. a sudden shock or disappointment [Noun]
Synonyms: hit, stroke, shock, blast
Antonyms: blessing, calm
Usage in a Sentence: It will be a devastating blow to the local community if the factory closes.

3. Word: Concession (रियायत में दी गई वस्तु)
Pronunciation: kuh n-sesh-uh n/ कन्सेशन
Part of Speech: Noun
Meaning: a thing that is granted, especially in response to demands
Synonyms: allowance, privilege, grant
Antonyms: denial, difference, protest
Usage in a Sentence:  The former president’s concession came even before all the votes had been counted.

4. Word: Deficit (अभाव)
Pronunciation: def-uh-sit/ डेफसट
Part of Speech: Noun
Meaning: the amount by which something, especially a sum of money, is too small
Synonyms: shortage, lack, shortfall, deficiency
Antonyms: plenty, surplus, plethora, abundance
Usage in a Sentence: The company has just won a mining concession in the north of the country.

5. Word: Retaliation (प्रति-हिंसा)
Pronunciation: ri-tal-ee-ey-shuh n/ रीटैलीऐशन
Part of Speech: Noun
Meaning: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
Usage in a Sentence: The armed forces were on high alert to guard against any retaliation.

6. Word: Negotiate (समझौता करना)
Pronunciation: ni-goh-shee-eyt/ निगोशिएट
Part of Speech: Verb
Meaning: try to reach an agreement or compromise by discussion
Synonyms: bargain, arrange, deal
Antonyms: disclaim, devolve, disturb
Usage in a Sentence: The government has refused to negotiatewith the strikers.

7. Word: Breakthrough (महत्वपूर्ण खोज)
Pronunciation: breyk-throo/ ब्रैक्थ्रू
Part of Speech: Noun
Meaning:a. a sudden, dramatic, and important discovery or development.b. an instance of achieving success in a particular sphere or activity.
Synonyms: find, improvement, innovation, revolution
Antonyms: throwback, decline, impasse, digress
Use in a Sentence: We have achieved a real breakthrough in the search for peace.

8. Word: Norms (मानक)
Pronunciation: nawrm/ नॉर्म्ज़
Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
Meaning:a. something that is usual, typical, or standard [Noun]b. adjust (something) to conform to a norm [Verb]
Synonyms: standard, usual, normal
Antonyms: exceptions, aberrations
Usage in a Sentence: The social norms cannot merely exist as constraints existing outside individuals.

9. Word: Aggravate (बिगाड़ना)
Pronunciation: ag-ruh-veyt/ ऐग्रवेट
Part of Speech: Verb
Meaning: make (a problem, injury, or offence) worse or more serious
Synonyms: irritate, provoke, annoy
Antonyms: calm, sooth, relieve, comfort
Usage in a Sentence: Cigarettes can aggravate the symptoms of a cold.

10. Word: Comprehensive (व्यापक)
Pronunciation: kom-pri-hen-siv/ व्यापक
Part of Speech: Adjective, Noun
Meaning:a. including or dealing with all or nearly all elements or aspects of something [Adjective]b. a comprehensive school [Noun]
Synonyms: complete, inclusive, extensive
Antonyms: exclusive, restricted, limited
Usage in a Sentence: We offer you a comprehensive training in all aspects of the business.

11. Word: Flexibility (लचीलापन)
Pronunciation: flek-suh-buhl/ फ्लेक्सबिलटी
Part of Speech: Noun
Meaning: the quality of bending easily without breaking
Synonyms: resilience, elasticity, compliance
Antonyms: rigidity, inflexibility
learning would be particularly suited to busy managers.

12. Word: Deadlock (गतिरोध)
Pronunciation: ded-lok/ डेड्लाक
Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
Meaning:a. a situation, typically one involving opposing parties, in which no progress can be made [Noun]b. cause (a situation or opposing parties) to come to a point where no progress can be made because of fundamental disagreement [Verb]
Synonyms: standstill, draw, logjam
Antonyms: agreement, resolution
Usage in a Sentence: A deadlockwas reached in the discussions, as neither side would give way to the other.

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