The Hindu Vocabulary 10 August 2021

2021-08-10

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 10 August 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Golden arm: On India’s medal tally at Tokyo Olympics’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Tally

Noun

a record of a score or amount.

(हिसाब)

Running total, Sum, Count, Record, Enumeration, Reckoning

-

I always kept a tally of his debts.

Hurl

Verb

throw or impel.

(जोर से फेंक कर मारना)

Throw, Toss, Pitch, Cast, Launch, Lob, Flip, Catapult

Catch, Hold, Keep, Stay, Upheld

The hooligans hurled a brick through the window.

Quadrennial

Adjective

recurring every four years.

(चतुर्वार्षिक)

-

-

The board has announced the quadrennial championship.

Cumulatively

Adverb

in a way that increases in quantity, degree, or force by successive additions.

(संचयी रूप से)

-

-

Success of a sports person must be measured cumulatively.

Laden

Adjective

heavily loaded or weighed down.

(लदा हुआ)

Loaded, Burdened, Overloaded, Weighted, Encumbered, Hampered

Empty, Lifted, Vacant, Unoccupied, Free, Bare

The baskets were laden with apples.

Stature

Noun

importance or reputation gained by ability or achievement.

(महत्ता)

Reputation, Repute, Standing, Status, Position, Prestige, Distinction

-

My friend is an architect of international stature.

Pin down

Phrasal verb

restrict the actions or movement.

(बाध्य करना)

Confine, Trap, Corner, Close in, Shut in, Enmesh, Entangle

Release, Free, Unleash, Unveil, Freedom

They had pinned down all my expectations.

Fancied

Adjective

feel a desire or liking for.

(चाहना)

Want, Desire, Need, Attraction, Crave, Desiderate

Exclude, Ignore, Avoid, Repulse, Neglect

He always fancied the cocoa shake I made.

Under-whelming

Verb

fail to impress or make a positive impact on (someone); disappoint.

(निराशाजनक)

Disappointed, Dispirit, Dishearten, Discourage, Dismay, Upset

Cheer, Satisfy, Encourage, Boost, Upscale, Uphold, Bolster

The cast was under-whelmed with the writer’s script.

Status quo

Noun

the existing state of affairs, especially regarding social or political issues.

(यथास्थिति)

-

-

They emphasised on maintaining the status quo.

Stardust

Noun

a magical or charismatic quality or feeling.

(मनोहरता)

Charm, Charisma, Aura, Appeal, Allure, Magic, Spell

Repulsion, Divergence, Disgust, Revulsion, Loathing, Repugnance

They walked and sparkled their stardust everywhere.

 

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