Important Words from Article THE HINDU– 07 Mar 2019

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Challenging Words from the Article 07-03-2019 

1. Word: Abruptly (अचानक ही)
Part of Speech: Adverb
Meaning: a. suddenly and unexpectedly.
b. in a rude or curt manner.
Pronunciation: uh-bruhpt-ly/अब्रप्ट्ली
Synonyms: hastily, swiftly
Antonyms: slowly, gradually
Usage in a Sentence: She turned abruptly and walked away.

2. Word: Summitry (शिखर-सम्मेलन-विधि)
Pronunciation: suhm-i-tree/ समिट्री
Part of Speech: Noun
Meaning: the act or practice of holding a summit meeting, especially to conduct diplomatic negotiations.
Synonyms: audience, council, congress
Antonyms: absence, silence, quiet
Usage in a Sentence: Certainly, the mood music of summitry was transformed by the end of the Cold War.

3. Word: Knack (अभ्यास)
Pronunciation: nak/ नैक
Part of Speech: Noun
Meaning: an acquired or natural skill at doing something.
Synonyms: talent, ability, skill
Antonyms: inability, fragility, aptitude
Usage in a Sentence: He has an unerring knack of saying the wrong thing.

4. Word: Spanner (नापनेवाला)
Pronunciation: span-er/ स्पैनर
Part of Speech: Noun
Meaning: a tool with a shaped opening or jaws for gripping and turning a nut or bolt.
Synonyms: wrench, room key, key fob
Antonyms: untwist, unroll, unbraid
Usage in a Sentence: I needed a special spanner and I couldn’t beg , steal or borrow one anywhere.

5. Word: Bung (डाट लगाना)
Pronunciation: buhng/ बंग
Part of Speech: Verb
Meaning: put or throw (something) somewhere in a careless or casual way.
Synonyms: stop, plug, cork
Antonyms: conduit, take out
Usage in a Sentence: Will you bunganother coin in the machine?

6. Word: Queer (विचित्र, समलैंगिक पुरुष, धोखा देना)
Pronunciation: kweer/ क्विर
Part of Speech: Adjective, Noun, Verb
Meaning: a. strange; odd. [Adjective]
b. a homosexual man. [Noun]
c. spoil or ruin (an agreement, event, or situation). [Verb]
Synonyms: odd, strange, peculiar
Antonyms: normal, common, usual
Usage in a Sentence: His imagination played round that queeridea.

7. Word: Tantalizing (तरसानेवाला)
Pronunciation: tan-tl-ahy-zing/ टैन्टलाइज़िंग
Part of Speech: Adjective
Meaning: tormenting or teasing with the sight or promise of something unobtainable.
Synonyms: tempting, alluring, appealing
Antonyms: boring, jejune, dreary
Usage in a Sentence: I caught a tantalizing glimpse of the sparkling blue sea through the trees.

8. Word: Stockpile (टाल, बड़ी मात्रा में बचा कर रखना)
Pronunciation: stok-pahyl/ स्टाक्पाइल
Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
Meaning: a. a large accumulated stock of goods or materials, especially one held in reserve for use at a time of shortage or other emergency. [Noun]
b. accumulate a large stock of (goods or materials). [Verb]
Synonyms: hoard, store, stock
Antonyms: spend, give, need
Usage in a Sentence: They have a stockpile of weapons and ammunition that will last several months.

9. Word: Proliferation (प्रचार)
Pronunciation: pruh-lif-uh-rey-shuh n/प्रोलिफरैशन
Part of Speech: Noun
Meaning: a. rapid increase in the number or amount of something.
Synonyms: propagation, growth
Antonyms: abatement, decline
Usage in Sentence: The past one year have seen the proliferation of TV channels.

10. Word: Rhetoric (शब्दाडम्बर)
Pronunciation: ret-er-ik/रेटरिक
Part of Speech: Noun
Meaning: language designed to have a persuasive or impressive effect, but which is often regarded as lacking in sincerity or meaningful content.
Synonyms: Elocution, Discourse, Bombast
Antonyms: Conciseness, Quiet
Usage in a Sentence: As the elections are just one week away, the rhetoric on both parties is building.

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