The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 106

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1) Peter (Verb) – धीरे धीरे कम हो जाना

Meaning: Decrease or fade gradually before coming to an end

Synonyms: Fizzle out, fade (away), die away/out, dwindle, diminish, taper off, tail off

Antonyms: Ascending, assisting, building, developing, enlarging, expanding

Usage: The storm had petered out


2) Slump (Verb) मूल्य या राशि में अचानक गिरावट होना

Meaning: Undergo a sudden severe or prolonged fall in price, value, or amount

Synonyms: Fall steeply, plummet, plunge, tumble, drop, go down

Antonyms:Rise, soar

Usage: Land prices slumped


3) Drought (Noun) अनावृष्टि

Meaning: A prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall, leading to a shortage of water

Synonyms: Dry spell, dry period, lack of rain, shortage of water

Antonyms:Deluge, downpour, flood, inundation

Usage: The cause of Europe’s recent droughts


4) Belie (Verb) झुठलाना

Meaning: (Of an appearance) fail to give a true impression of (something)

Synonyms: Contradict, be at odds with, call into question, give the lie

Antonyms: testify to, reveal

Usage: His lively, alert manner belied his years


5) Contend (Verb) – संघर्ष करना

Meaning: Struggle to surmount (a difficulty)

Synonyms: Cope with, face, grapple with, deal with, take on, pit oneself against

Antonyms: Abandon, agree, cede,comply

Usage: She had to contend with his uncertain temper


6) Revival (Noun) पुनः प्रवर्तन

Meaning: An improvement in the condition, strength, or fortunes of someone or something

Synonyms: Improvement, rallying, picking up, betterment, amelioration

Antonyms: Downturn

Usage: A revival in the fortunes of the party


7) Robust (Adjective) मजबूत

Meaning: Strong and healthy; vigorous

Synonyms: Strong, vigorous, sturdy, tough, powerful, powerfully built, solidly built

Antonyms: Weak, frail

Usage: The Caplanfamily are a robust lot


8) Transition (Noun) संक्रमण

Meaning: The process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another

Synonyms: Change, move, passage, transformation, conversion, adaptation, adjustment

Antonyms: Stagnation, idleness, remission, standstill, suspension

Usage:Students in transition from one programme to another


9) Predecessor (Noun) पूर्वाधिकारी

Meaning: A person who held a job or office before the current holder

Synonyms:  Former/previous holder of the post, forerunner, precursor, antecedent

Antonyms: Successor

Usage: The new President’s foreign policy is very similar to that of his predecessor


10) Daunting (Adjective) – डराना

Meaning: Seeming difficult to deal with in prospect; intimidating

Synonyms: Intimidating, formidable, disconcerting, unnerving, unsettling, dismaying; discouraging

Antonyms: Encouraging, heartening, cheering, comforting

Usage: A daunting task


11) Deft (Adjective) कुशल या निपुण

Meaning: Demonstrating skill and cleverness

Synonyms: Skilful, adept, adroit, dexterous, agile, nimble, neat, nimble-fingered, handy

Antonyms: Clumsy, awkward, inept

Usage: The script was both deft and literate

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