The Hindu Vocabulary 3 April 2021

2021-04-03

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 03 April 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Territorial battle: On Puducherry polls’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Leverage

Verb

use (something) to maximum advantage.

(लाभ उठाने)

Utilize, Grab, Grip, Force

Underestimate, Avoid, Ignore, Disable

The authority leveraged all the resources to us.

Engineered

Verb

skilfully arrange for (something) to occur.

((कुछ) घटित करने के लिए कुशलतापूर्वक व्यवस्था करें)

Arrange, Manage, Fix, Cause, Set up, Devise, Put together, Concoct

Derail, Disorganize, Mismanage, Unplanned

All the parts were engineered to make a sturdy bed.

Woo

Verb

seek the favour, support, or custom of.

(आकर्षित करने के लिए)

Attract, Influence, Chase, Pursue

Run away, Evade, Dodge, Avoid, Shirk, Ignore, Duck

I never try to woo my learners with unusual methods.

Forfeit

Verb

lose or give up (something) as a necessary consequence of something else.

(जब्त)

Surrender, Relinquish, Yield, Hand over, Renounce, Give up, Lose

Win, Acquire, Take over, Dominate, Retain

None of us mind forfeiting some time in bed.

Contest

Verb

oppose (an action or theory) as mistaken or wrong.

(गलत या गलत के रूप में विरोध (एक क्रिया या सिद्धांत)।)

Debate, Challenge, Dispute, Resist, Oppose, Defy, Question

Agree, Consent, Consensual, Accord, Concur, Admit, Concede

I contested the bill passed by the parliament.

Cede

Verb

give up (power or territory).

(सौंपना)

Surrender, Concede, Relinquish, Yield, Transfer, Forsake, Waive

Keep, Gain, Retain, Reserve, Remain, Continue

My father decided to cede the attorney to my brother.

Insatiable

Adjective

impossible to satisfy.

(लालची)

Unquenchable, Unappeasable, Voracious, Prodigious, Avid, Eager

Quench, Satisfied, Content, Pleased, Fulfilled, Smug, Assuaged

Her hunger is insatiable.

Inroad

 

 

Noun

a hostile attack; a raid.

(दखलंदाजी)

Charge, Ambush, Strike, Pounce, Strafe, Rush, Storm

Defend, protect, Shield, Sheath, Safeguard

The roads were blocked because of the inroads of the terrorists.

Camped

Verb

remain persistently in one place.

(डेरे डाले)

Remain, Endure, Last, Abide, Persist, Prevail, Unused, Lasting

Ephemeral, Short-lived, Fugacious, Meteoric, Evanescent, Transient, Fugitive

We decided to camp at the same office for some more time.

Erstwhile

Adjective

former.

(भूतपूर्व)

Old, Past, Sometime, One-time, Late, Previous, Prior

Present, Future, Existing, Current, Immediate

The erstwhile minister should not be given any opportunity ahead.

Hurdle

Noun

a problem or difficulty that must be overcome.

(बाधा)

Obstacle, Hindrance, Bar, Railing, Wall, Fence

Free, Unleashed, Liberty, Freedom

There are many hurdles on the way but we need not stop.

Earnestly

Adverb

with sincere and intense conviction.

(ज़ोर देकर)

Seriously, Solemnly, Gravely, Soberly, Sincerely, Intently

Hollow, Insincere, Pretentious, Evasive, Deceptive, Deceitful

We earnestly hope to resume the work by the end of this month.

 

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