The Hindu Vocabulary 28 June 2021

2021-06-28

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 28 June 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Deserving winners: On Test champion New Zealand’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Inaugural

Adjective

marking the beginning of an institution, activity, or period of office.

(प्रारंभिक)

First, Initial, Introductory, Launching, Opening, Maiden, Initial

Final, Concluding, Closing, Last, Ending, Finishing, Cuminating

The inaugural performance was much awaited.

Buttressed

Verb

increase the strength of or justification for; reinforce.

(मजबूत बनाना)

Strengthen, Reinforce, Fortify, Support, Bolster, Brace, Uphold

Weaken, Debilitate, Enfeeble, Enervate, Tire, Exhaust

They promised to buttress the plan in whatever and whichever manner.

Solace

Noun

comfort or consolation in a time of distress or sadness.

(धीरज)

Comfort, Peace, Satisfaction, Cheer, Support, Relief

Uneasiness, Disturbed, Anxiety, Worry, Concern, Consternation

I wish to live in solace.

Akin

Noun

of similar character.

(समान)

Similar, Related, Close, Near, Alike, Corresponding

Different, Varied, Diverse, Disparate, Unlike, Opposed

Something akin to magic allures them.

Nagging

Adjective

persistently painful or worrying.

(कष्टदायक)

Troublesome, Niggling, Unrelenting, Aching, Distressing, Painful

Cheerful, Joyous, Bright, Merry, Jolly, Happy, Jovial

The separation as a nagging pain.

Shackle

Verb

restrain; limit.

(नियंत्रित करना)

Chain, Fetter, Constrain, Restrict, Curb, Bind

Unfetter, Unchain, Unleash, Free, Allowed, Released

They are planning to shackle our incomes.

Slugfest

Adjective

a tough and challenging contest.

(प्रतियोगिता)

Competition, Match, contest, Game, Trial, Tournament

-

Our team couldn’t manage to win the slugfest lately.

Meagre

Adjective

lacking in quantity or quality.

(अल्प)

Inadequate, Scanty, Scant, Paltry, Restricted, Sparse

Adequate, Sufficient, Enough, Abundant, Unrestricted

I couldn’t manage with meagre earnings.

Mystique

Adjective

a quality of mystery, glamour, or power associated with someone or something.

(किसी या किसी चीज़ से जुड़े रहस्य, ग्लैमर या शक्ति का गुण)

Charisma, Glamour, Spell, Charm, Magic, Fascination

Pessimism, Gloom, Cynicism, Negativity, Despair

We were in awe with the mystique surrounding the park.

Augur

Verb

portend a good or bad outcome.

(पूर्वसूचना देना)

Bode, Portend, Indicate, Herald, Signal, Foretell

Ignore, Disregard, Snub, Spurn, Shun, Disdain

The result of the war seems to augur well.

Attrition

Noun

the process of reducing something's strength or effectiveness through sustained attack or pressure.

(निरंतर हमले या दबाव के माध्यम से किसी चीज की ताकत या प्रभावशीलता को कम करने की प्रक्रिया)

Weakening, Enfeebling, Attenuation, Sapping, Harrying

Strengthening, Encouraging, Nourishing, Reinforcing, Underpin, Intensifying

It was their attempt to wear us down by attrition.

 

 

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