The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 64

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1) contender (noun) — प्रतियोगी

Meaning : a person or group competing with others to achieve something.

Synonyms : applicant, applier, aspirant, campaigner, candidate, expectant, hopeful, prospect, seeker

Antonyms : noncandidate

Usage : “a presidential contender”


2) ballast (verb) – संतुलन देना

Meaning : give stability to (a ship) by putting a heavy substance in its bilge.

Synonyms : equilibrium, balance, brace, bracket

Antonyms : instability

Usage : “the vessel has been ballasted to give the necessary floating stability”


3) vis-à-vis (preposition) —  के संबंध में

Meaning : in relation to; with regard to.

Synonyms : “many agencies now have a unit to deal with women’s needs vis-à-vis employment”

Usage : “many agencies now have a unit to deal with women’s needs vis-à-vis employment” 


4) doomed (adjective) – बदकिस्मत

Meaning : likely to have an unfortunate and inescapable outcome; ill-fated.

Synonyms : ill-fated, wrecked, bedeviled

Antonyms : blessed, intact

Usage : “the moving story of their doomed love affair”


5) churn (noun) — मथनी

Meaning : a machine for making butter by shaking milk or cream.

Synonyms : stir, agitate;

Antonyms : abate, calm, subside

Usage : “the fresh creamy milk sat in a churn in the kitchen”


6) woo (verb) – रिझाना

Meaning : seek the favour, support, or custom of.

Synonyms : seek the support of, seek the favour of, try to win

Antonyms : stay in place, linger

Usage : “the party wooed voters with promises of electoral reform”


7) virulence (noun) — गंभीरता या हानिकारकता

Meaning : the severity or harmfulness of a disease or poison

Synonyms : acidity, acidness, acridity

Antonyms : harmless, healthful

Usage : “the proportion of birds which die depends on the virulence of the virus”


8) formidable (adjective) — दुर्जेय

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

Synonyms :  intimidating, forbidding, redoubtable

Antonyms : calming, comforting, consoling

Usage : “a formidable opponent”


9) foe (noun) दुश्मन या शत्रु

Meaning : an enemy or opponent.

Synonyms : enemy, adversary, opponent, rival

Antonyms : buddy, chum, compadre

Usage : “his work was praised by friends and foes alike”


10) endemic (adjective) — स्थानिक

Meaning : (of a disease or condition) regularly found among particular people or in a certain area.

Synonyms : aboriginal, autochthonous, born, domestic, indigenous, native

Antonyms : nonindigenous, nonnative

Usage : “complacency is endemic in industry today”


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