The Hindu Vocabulary 1 October 2022

2022-10-01

The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 1 October 2022 is from the Editorial titled ‘Playtime: On the 36th National Games.’

Word/Phrase

Part of Speech/Idiom

Meaning

Synonyms

Antonyms

Example

Initiative

Noun

A leading action.

One’s personal decision.

(पहल)

Action, Drive, Leadership, Push

Apathy, Cowardice, Indifference, Idleness

The Sports Ministry launched an initiative to encourage the participation of athletes in national games.

Volunteered

Verb

Freely offer to do something.

(स्वेच्छा)

Enlist, Sign up, Step forward, Suggest, Come Forward, Advance

Take back, Compel, Force

Our classmates volunteered to make a science project for the exhibition.

Postponement

Noun

The action of postponing something; deferral.

(स्थगन)

Deferment, Deferral, Delay, Delaying, Putting off

Continuation, Persistence

The postponement of the event several times pissed off everyone.

Enormous

Adjective

Very large in size, quantity, or extent.

(विशाल)

Colossal, Excessive, Gigantic, Massive, Monstrous, Tremendous, Immense

Common, Miniscule, Minute, Little, Miniature, Insignificant

An enormous statue of Mahatma Gandhi was installed at the chowk.

Benchmark

Noun

A standard or point of reference against which things may be compared or assessed.

(तल चिह्न)

Criterion, Gauge, Standard, Yardstick, Measure, Grade, Mark

-

Roger’s win has set a new benchmark in Tennis.

Venue

Noun

The place where something happens, especially an organized event such as a concert, conference, or sports event.

(स्थान)

Locale, Setting, Place, Site

-

We reached the wedding venue on time.

Spectacular

Noun

Something impressive or a large-scale display.

(कुछ ऐसा जो शानदार है)

Extravaganza, Spectacle, Exhibition, Show

-

Sheela again delivered a spectacular speech at the event.

Adjective

Marked by an impressively large scale display of something.

(दर्शनीय/ शानदार)

Amazing, Astonishing, Astounding, Breathtaking

Bad, Common, Expected, Homely, Inferior, Insignificant

We saw spectacular scenic beauty in Himachal.

Showcase

Verb

To exhibit or display in an attractive aspect.

(प्रदर्शन)

Boast, Demonstrate, Disclose, Flash

Conceal, Cover, Hide, Refrain

The company showcases all its new products at the expo.

Noun

A glass case for display of articles in shops or museums.

(दुकान की ख़िड़की)

-

-

I chose the design for the new showcase after doing the required research.

Accommodation

Noun

A place where someone may live or stay.

(निवास स्थान)

Reconciliation, Compromise, Adaptation, Compliance

Disagreement, Fight, Nonconformity, Refusal

We made some arrangements for the accommodation of migrants.

Rechristened

Verb

Give a new name to

(नया नाम देना)

-

-

The Rajpath has been rechristened as Kartavyapath.

Intention

Verb


A thing intended; an aim or plan.

(इरादा)

Goal, Aim, Hope, Motive, Objective, Plan, Purpose, Impulsion, Drift

Discouragement

I doubted his intentions from the very beginning.

 

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