The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 120

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1) bifurcated (verb) – द्विभाजित करना

Meaning: divide into two branches or forks.

Synonyms: divarication, divergence, divergency, separation

Antonyms: accord, agreement

Usage: “just below Cairo the river bifurcates”


2) thumping (adjective) — ज़बरदस्त

Meaning: of an impressive size, extent, or amount.

Synonyms: extremely, very, really, thoroughly, exceedingly, immensely

Antonyms: meagerly, scantily

Usage: “a thumping 64 per cent majority”


3) catapulted (verb) – प्रक्षेपण करना

Meaning: hurl or launch (something) with or as if with a catapult.

Synonyms: propel, launch, hurl, hurtle, fling

 Antonyms: catch, hold

Usage: “the explosion catapulted the car 30 yards along the road”


4) lingered (verb) — दीर्घ काल तक रहना

Meaning: stay in a place longer than necessary because of a reluctance to leave.

Synonyms: wait around, stay, remain

Antonyms: vanish, disappear

Usage: “she lingered in the yard, enjoying the warm sunshine”


5) exacerbating (verb)  — और बदतर बनाना

Meaning: make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse.

Synonyms: aggravate, make worse, worsen, inflame

Antonyms: calm, reduce

Usage: “the exorbitant cost of land in urban areas only exacerbated the problem”


6) spur (verb) – प्रोत्साहन देना

Meaning: give an incentive or encouragement to (someone).

Synonyms: stimulus, incentive, encouragement, stimulant

Antonyms: disincentive, discouragement

Usage: “her sons’ passion for computer games spurred her on to set up a software business”


7) grandiose (adjective) — प्रभावशाली

Meaning: impressive and imposing in appearance or style, especially pretentiously so.

Synonyms: magnificent, impressive, grand, imposing

Antonyms: unimpressive, humble

Usage: “the court’s grandiose facade”


8) diversification (noun)  विविधीकरण

Meaning: the action of diversifying something or the fact of becoming more diverse.

Synonyms: diversity, assortment

Antonyms: continue, keep

Usage: “growers should start planning diversification of crops”


9) leveraging (verb) – उत्तोलन करना

Meaning: use borrowed capital for (an investment), expecting the profits made to be greater than the interest payable.

Synonyms: grip, purchase, hold, grasp

Antonyms: helplessness, impotence, impotency, powerlessness, weakness

Usage: “my spade hit something solid that wouldn’t respond to leverage”


10) largesse (noun) — उदारता

Meaning: generosity in bestowing money or gifts upon others.

Synonyms: bountifulness, beneficence, benefaction, altruism, charity

Antonyms: meanness, miserliness

Usage : “presumably public money is not dispensed with such largesse to anyone else”

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