The Hindu Vocabulary 6 May 2021

2021-05-06

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 06 May 2021 is from the Editorial titled ‘Keeping Left: On Kerala Assembly election results’.

 

Word

Part of Speech

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Spotlight

Noun

intense scrutiny or public attention.

(सुर्खियों)

Limelight, Public eye, Glare, Highlight, Flashing

Ignorance, Avoidance, Degrade, Downfall, Neglecting

The writer has constantly been in the spotlight.

Incumbent

Noun

necessary for (someone) as a duty or responsibility.

(निर्भर)

Binding, Obligatory, Mandatory, Compulsory, Required

Optional, Voluntary, Discretionary, Elective, Free, Open

It was incumbent on the government to act.

Resounding

Verb

unmistakable; emphatic.

(शानदार)

Enormous, Huge, Remarkable, Notable, Tremendous, Terrific, Colossal

Insignificant, Unremarkable, Obscure, Unimportant, Trivial, Trifling

The show was a resounding success.

Unassailable

Adjective

unable to be attacked, questioned, or defeated.

(अभेद्य)

Impregnable, Invulnerable, Impenetrable, Inviolable, Invincible

Defenceless, Vulnerable, Helpless, Powerless, Impotent

He is considered to be an unassailable lead.

Make the cut

Phrase

equal or better a required score, thus avoiding elimination from the last two rounds of a four-round tournament

(एक आवश्यक स्कोर के बराबर या बेहतर)

-

-

Rahsmi failed to make the cut.

Listless

Adjective

lacking energy or enthusiasm.

(उदासीन)

Lethargic, Enervated, Lackadaisical, Spiritless, Unenergetic

Energetic, Lively, Active, Dynamic, Outgoing

He was eager to know about listless depression.

Dashed

Adjective

used for emphasis.

(जोर देने के लिए इस्तेमाल करना)

Highlight, Point out, Intensify, Stress, Weight

Understate, Play down, Downplay, Underrate, Lessen

The chief guest dashed the need of overhauling.

Plummet

Verb

fall or drop straight down at high speed.

(आकस्मिक रूप से घटना)

Plunge, Dive, Drop, Crash, Nosedive, Hurtle

Rise, Raise, Increase, Intensify, Sharpen, Boost

The tax rates have plummeted over a period of time.

Taken aback

Verb

shock or surprise someone.

(किसी को झटका या आश्चर्य)

Blow, Upset, Disturbance, Surprise, Revelation, Thunderbolt

Silent, Still, Hushed, Static, Quiet

I was taken aback at knowing the reality behind the case.

Metamorphosis

Noun

a change of the form or nature of a thing or person into a completely different one.

(कायापलट)

Transformation, Mutation, Transfiguration, Change, Transmutation

Static, Fixed, Unchanging, Resting, Steady

We witnessed his remarkable metamorphosis from being an anchor to being a lead actor.

 

 

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