The Hindu Vocabulary 31 March 2021

2021-03-31

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 31 March 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Beating the best: On India's win over England’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Thrill-a-minute

Phrase

something exciting.

(कुछ रोमांचक)

Thrilling, Exhilarating, Stirring, Rousing, Stimulating, Intoxicating

Boring, Monotonous, Tedious, Dull, Repetitious, Unrelieved

You are  a thrill-a-minute character.

A clean sweep

Phrase

a victory in which one side or team wins every game, contest, etc.

(एकदम साफ़)

Success, Triumph, Conquest, Coup, Mastery, Supremacy

Defeat, Beat, Conquer, Trounce, Vanquish, Worst, Subdue

India made a clean sweep at the tournament this time.

Formidable

Adjective

inspiring fear or respect through being impressively large, powerful, intense, or capable.

(विकट)

Intimidating, Forbidding, Daunting, Frightening, Dreadful, Menacing

Comforting, Easy, Weak, Consoling, Solace

Yuvraj made a formidable attempt at gaining an edge over us.

Reigning

Adjective

occupying the throne; ruling.

(राज्य करना)

Ruling, Governing, Holding, Prevailing, Existing, Victorious

Failure, Debilitating, Suppressing, Subduing, Undermining

Australia is in its reigning days.

Exploit

 

Noun

a bold or daring feat.

(कारनामा)

Feat, Act, Stunt, Deed, Escapade, Attainment, Move

Failure, Debilitating, Catastrophe, Subduing, Fiasco, Debacle, Botch

After a series of exploits, she realized his worth.

Full-fledged

Adjective

completely developed or established; fully fledged.

(पूर्ण)

Grown, Evolved, Enlarged, Advanced, Flourish, Bloom, Establish, Burgeon

Destroy, Deconstruct, Demolish, Put down, Smash, Shatter, Spoil

All the players are back in their full-fledged forms.

Astounding

Adjective

surprisingly impressive or notable.

(चकित करनेवाला)

Amazing, Astonishing, Shocking, Surprising, Staggering, Unnerving

Simple, Ordinary, Basic, Usual, Common, Typical

The river near the valley offered an astounding view.

Alluding

Verb

suggest or call attention to indirectly; hint at.

(ओर इशारा करते)

Suggesting, Implying, Mentioning, Citing, Quoting, Directing

Ignoring, Spurn, Disregard, Disdain, Shun, Snub, Defy, Contravene

Everyone has a way of alluding their loved ones.

Formulaic

Adjective

produced in accordance with a mechanically followed rule or style.

(सूत्रित)

Way, Style, Method, Process, Procedure, Technique, System

-

Our team had followed its own formulaic.

Epitomise

Verb

be a perfect example of.

(एक आदर्श उदाहरण है।)

Embody, Incorporate, Typify, Exemplify, Symbolize, Manifest, Personify, Incarnate

-

My parents epitomized the hardships faced by them.

Relentless

Adjective

harsh or inflexible.

(कठोर)

Harsh, Grim, Grave, Intense, Severe, Strict, Ruthless, Unmerciful

Lenient, Merciful, Forgiving, Compassionate, Clement, Gracious

His relentless attitude towards his subordinates could never earn him respect.

Gallant

Adjective

brave; heroic.

(बहादुर)

Valiant, Courageous, Plucky, Daring, Valorous, Mettlesome, Manly

Cowardly, Spiritless, Trembling, Quaking, Craven, Feeble, Wimpish, Unadventurous

Ayush made a gallant attempt at the recent Olympiad which was participated in by all his friends.

 

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