The Hindu Vocabulary 14 July 2021

2021-07-14

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 14 July 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Tie at the top: On Novak Djokovic win at Wimbledon’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Pursuit

Noun

an activity of a specified kind, especially a recreational or sporting one.

(गतिविधि)

Activity, Hobby, Act, Avocation, Recreation, Sport, Game, Job

-

We enjoyed a whole range of pursuits at the sports meet.

Futile

Adjective

incapable of producing any useful result; pointless.

(व्यर्थ)

Fruitless, Vain, Useless, Worthless, Ineffectual, Ineffective

Effective, Useful, Fruitful, Convenient, Functional, Utility

It was a futile attempt to praise him.

Testament

Noun

something that serves as a sign or evidence of a specified fact, event, or quality.

(साक्षी)

Testimony, Witness, Evidence, Proof, Attestation, Demonstration

-

The court demanded a testament for the accusation.

Dazzling

Adjective

extremely impressive, beautiful, or skilful.

(चौंधियाने वाला)

Impressive, Remarkable, Extraordinary, Outstanding, Exceptional, Incredible, Astonishing

Unimpressive, Ordinary, Mediocre, Usual, Normal, Standard

The finale was a dazzling display of amazing Football.

Improbable

Adjective

not likely to be true or to happen.

(असंभाव्य)

Unlikely, Doubtful, Dubious, Debatable, Questionable, Uncertain

Certain, Sure, Definite, Probable, Likely, Expected

Chances of getting success at this game is improbable.

Mojo

Noun

influence, especially magic power.

(जादू)

Effect, Impact, Control, Effect, Sway, Power, Charm

-

His name has no mojo.

Snuff out

Phrase

put a sudden end to.

(खतम होना)

End, Conclusion, Termination, Finish, Close, Climax, Culmination

Beginning, Inception, Start, Begin, Commence, Arise, Emerge

The opponents hit a goal and the match was snuffed out.

Caveat

Noun

a warning or proviso of specific stipulations, conditions, or limitations.

(चेतावनी)

Warning, Caution, Admonition, Monition, Provision, Proviso

-

The caveat from the administration was very helpful.

Monumental

Adjective

great in importance, extent, or size.

(महत्वपूर्ण)

Huge, Great, Enormous, Gigantic, Massive, Colossal, Mammoth

Small, Tiny, Minute, Minor, Trivial, Insignificant

He made a monumental effort to achieve the target.

As chalk and cheese

Phrase

suggesting that the two are very different from each other; they have nothing in common.

(भिन्न)

Dissimilar, Unalike, Unlike, Non-identical, Divergent, Contrasting

Similar, Same, Like, Alike, Identical, Compatible

My neighbours are as chalk and cheese.

Enviable

Adjective

arousing or likely to arouse envy.

(ईर्षा के योग्य)

Desirable, Attractive, Admirable, Sought-after, Fortunate, Lucky, Desired

Unenviable, Disagreeable, Unpleasant, Undesirable, Difficult, Nasty, Horrible

My team is in an enviable position to the opponents.

 

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