Important Words from Article THE HINDU– 13 Feb

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 Challenging Words from the Article 13-02-2019

1. Word: Intervention
Pronunciation: in-ter-ven-shuh n/ इन्टर्वेन्शन
Part of Speech: Noun
Meaning: the action or process of intervening
Synonyms: interference, mediation, intrusion
Antonyms: noninterference, nonintervention, challenge
Usage in a Sentence: We would resist any armed intervention from outside in our country’s affairs.

2. Word: Probe (जांच करना)
Pronunciation: prohb/ प्रोब
Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
a. a thorough investigation into a crime or other matter. [Noun]
b. explore or examine (something), especially with the hands or an instrument. [Verb]
Synonyms: scrutinize, inquiry
Antonyms: glimpse, absurd
Usage in a Sentence: I don’t want to probe too deeply into your personal affairs.

3. Word: Destitute (विहीन)
Pronunciation: des-ti-toot/ डेस्टटूट
Part of Speech: Adjective
Meaning: extremely poor and lacking the means to provide for oneself
Synonyms: penniless, poor, impoverished
Antonyms: rich, wealthy, prosperous
Usage in a Sentence: Everywhere he went, people were destitute, and all of those people offered him something to eat.

4. Word: Apathy (उदासीनता)
Pronunciation: ap-uh-thee/ ऐपथी
Part of Speech: Noun
Meaning: lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern
Synonyms: indifference, unconcern, unresponsiveness, detachment
Antonyms: interest, sympathy, passion
Usage in a Sentence: The campaign failed because of public apathy.

5. Word: Audit (परीक्षण)
Pronunciation: aw-dit/ ऑडिट
Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
a. an official inspection of an organization’s accounts, typically by an independent body [Noun]
b. conduct an official financial inspection of (a company or its accounts) [Verb]
Synonyms: check, review, scrutiny, suspect
Antonyms: ignore, neglect, preview
Usage in a Sentence: As usual, the yearly audit will take place in December.

6. Word: Damning (घातक)
Pronunciation: dam-ing/ डैमिंग
Part of Speech: Adjective
a. (of a circumstance or piece of evidence) strongly suggesting guilt or error
b. extremely critical
Synonyms: condemnatory, damnatory, denunciation, critical
Antonyms: promising, blessing, propitious
Usage in a Sentence: The author has delivered a damning counterblast to her critics.

7. Word: Assault (दुरागतचर्य)
Pronunciation: uh-sawlt/ असॉल्ट
Part of Speech: Verb, Noun
a. make a physical attack on [Verb]
b. a physical attack [Noun]
Synonyms: attack, assail, strike, charge
Antonyms: defend, support, protect
Usage in a Sentence: The organizers of the march were charged with assault and riotous assembly.

8. Word: Subsequent (आगामी)
Pronunciation: suhb-si-kwuh nt/ सब्सीक्वन्ट
Part of Speech: Adjective
Meaning: coming after something in time; following
Synonyms: following, consequent
Antonyms: prior, foregoing
Usage in a Sentence: The story will be continued in subsequent parts of the series.

9. Word: Stringent (सख्त)
Pronunciation: strin-juh nt/ स्ट्रिन्जन्ट
Part of Speech: Adjective
Meaning: (of regulations, requirements, or conditions) strict, precise, and exacting
Synonyms: harsh, rigorous, severe
Antonyms: tolerant, flexible, lenient
Usage in a Sentence: He failed to convene the stringent selection criteria.

10. Word: Adverse (प्रतिकूल)
Pronunciation: ad-vurs/ ऐड्वर्स
Part of Speech: Adjective
Meaning: preventing success or development; harmful; unfavourable
Synonyms: contrary, unfavourable, detrimental
Antonyms: favourable, helpful, good
Usage in a Sentence: Despite the adverse conditions, the road was finished in just eight months.

11. Word: Scrutiny (छान-बीन)
Pronunciation: skroot-n-ee/ स्क्रूटनी
Part of Speech: Noun
Meaning: a critical observation or examination
Synonyms: investigation, review
Antonyms: disregard, neglect
Usage in Sentence: Their enterprises have come under police scrutiny.

12. Word: Clout (पराक्रम)
Pronunciation: klout/ क्लाउट
Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
a. influence or power, especially in politics or business. [Noun]
b. hit hard [Verb]
Synonyms: authority, control, punch
Antonyms: weakness, failure
Usage in a Sentence: My mother carries a lot of clout in her opinion.

13. 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
Usage in a Sentence: We shall find the reason for disquiet about this argument.

14. Word: Exert (जोर लगाना)
Pronunciation: ig-zurt/ इग्ज़र्ट
Part of Speech: Verb
a. apply or bring to bear (a force, influence, or quality)
b. make a physical or mental effort.
Synonyms: exercise, apply, strain
Antonyms: careless, stay still
Usage in a Sentence:

15. Word: Bestow (प्रदान करना)
Pronunciation: bih-stoh/ बिस्टो
Part of Speech: Verb
a. confer or present (an honour, right, or gift)
b. put (something) in a specified place
Synonyms: give, grant, present, confer
Antonyms: deprive, take refuse
Usage in a Sentence: Copperfield insists his archipelago also contains the legendary waters that bestowperpetual youth.

16. Word: Inadequacy (अपर्याप्तता)
Pronunciation: in-ad-i-kwuh-see/ इनैडिक्वसी
Part of Speech: Noun
a. the state or quality of being inadequate
b. inability to deal with a situation or with life
Synonyms: incompetence, insufficiency
Antonyms: skill set, plethora, adequacy
Usage in a Sentence: Unemployment can cause feelings of inadequacyand low self-esteem.

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