The Hindu Vocabulary 3 August 2021

2021-08-03

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 03 August 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Elusive gold: On India’s Olympic quest’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Elusive

Adjective

difficult to find, catch, or achieve.

(दुर्ग्राह्य रूप से)

Evasive, Slippery, Shifty, Cagey, Shifty

Easy, Simple, Frank, Plain, Direct

Success in the Olympics will become more elusive.

Feverish

Adjective

characterized by or displaying a frenetic excitement or energy.

(उत्तेजित)

Frenzied, Frenetic, Hectic, Excited, Restless, Nervous

Calm, Placid, Still, Tranquil, Quiet, Serene, Pacific

They were all involved in one such feverish activity.

Anguish

Noun

severe mental or physical pain or suffering.

(मनोव्यथा)

Agony, Pain, Suffering, Torture, Torment, Distress, Angst

Happiness, Contentment, Pleasure, Satisfaction, Cheerfulness, Merriment

I immediately shut my eyes in anguish.

Bout

Noun

a short period of intense activity of a specified kind.

(दौरा)

Spell, Period, Time, Stretch, Turn, Session

-

The players experienced bouts of strenuous exercise.

Shimmering

Adjective

shining with a soft, slightly wavering light.

(झिलमिलाता)

Glittering, Twinkling, Sparkling, Flashing, Scintillating, Flaring

Dull, Boring, Uninteresting, Dry, Wearisome, Tedious

The shimmering dresses were put on sale.

Reiterate

Verb

say something again or a number of times, typically for emphasis or clarity.

(दोहराना)

Repeat, Restate, Retell, Recapitulate, Iterate, Belabour

-

The government reiterated the policy rules.

Fillip

Noun

something which acts as a stimulus or boost to activity.

(प्रोत्साहन)

Stimulus, Stimulation, Boost, Incitement, Encouragement, Impetus, Motivation

Curb, Restraint, Restriction, Brake, Limitation, Stricture

A fillip of sales was experienced this year.

Quest

Noun

a long or arduous search for something.

(तलाश)

Search, Hunt, Pursuit, Investigation, Research

-

The quest for a vaccine is still on.

Litany

Noun

a tedious recital or repetitive series.

(सूची)

Recital, Recitation, Repetition, Refrain, List, Listing

-

A litany of complaints was shared with the members.

Travail

Verb

engage in painful or laborious effort.

(कठिन परिश्रम करना)

Engage, Grab, Attract, Captivate, Grip, Absorb

Lose, Drop, Forget, Overlook, Misplace, Leave

The labourer were all travailed in the construction work.

 

 

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