The Hindu Vocabulary 28 November 2020

2020-11-28

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 28 November 2020 is from the Editorial titled ‘Cricket test: On India’s tour of Australia’.

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Blight

 

Verb

have a severely detrimental effect on.

(नुक़सान)

Ruin, Wreck, Spoil, Disrupt, Mar, Undo

Promote, Advance, Assist, Benefit, Foster

The incident blighted the situation of our family.

Revival

Noun

an improvement in the condition, strength, or fortunes of someone or something.

(पुनः प्रवर्तन)

Improvement, Rallying, Betterment, Amelioration

Downturn, Decline, Reduce, Lessen, Deteriorate

The party was a revival of a new establishment among our generation.

Gingerly

Adverb

in a careful or cautious manner.

(एहतियाती)

Cautiously, Carefully, Warily, Delicately

Carelessly, Recklessly, Inattentively, Heedlessly

Yash took his step forward gingerly.

Stature

Noun

importance or reputation gained by ability or achievement.

(उच्चता)

Prestige, Reputation, Status, Position

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The international stature could bring us accolades.

Allure

Verb

powerfully attract or charm; tempt.

(लुभाना)

Attract, Entice, Tempt, Beguile

Repel, Repulse, Parry, Foil, Rebut

The white gown at the store allured me.

Tamper

Verb

interfere with (something) in order to cause damage or make unauthorized alterations.

(छेड़छाड़)

Interfere, Meddle, Tinker, Dabble, Trifle

Unbiased, Impartial, Unprejudiced, Neutral

The fire officer tampered the investigation.

Mighty

Adjective

possessing great and impressive power or strength, especially because of size.

(शक्तिमान)

Fearsome, Ferocious, Big, Tough, Robust

Puny, Tiny, Insignificant, Trivial

The mighty king gave the final decision.

Hamstring

Verb

severely restrict the efficiency or effectiveness of.

(रोकना)

Handicap, Constrain, Restrict, Cripple, Shackle

Help, Assist, Aid, Soothe, Relieve

The traffic snarl hamstringed us to move ahead.

Joust

Noun

A tiff.

(झूठी लड़ाई)

Tourney, Tilt, Fight, Spar, Clash

Exclude, Debar, Ban, Bar

We were all unknowingly involved in a joust.

Panache

Noun

flamboyant confidence of style or manner.

(प्रदर्शन)

Flamboyance, Confidence, Self-assurance, Zest

Distrust, Scepticism, Mistrust, Suspicion

He is a man full of panache.

Queer

Adjective

strange; odd.

(विचित्र)

Unusual, Funny, Peculiar, Curious, Bizarre

Ordinary, Conventional, Normal, Standard

The PM is a queer man.

Burnish

Verb

enhance or perfect.

(पालिश)

Intensify, Magnify, Amplify, Inflate

Diminish, Mar, Spoil, Ruin, Impair

The tailor with his new design burnished the suit.

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Consider the statements given below:

  1. Incenter is the only center that is at an equi-perpendicular distance from all the sides of the triangle.
  2. In a right angled triangle, the distance between orthocenter and circumcenter is equal to the circumradius of the circle.
  3. Circumcenter is the only center that is the perpendicular bisector of each side.

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