The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 84

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1) shrank (verb) — सिकुड़ जाना

Meaning : become or make smaller in size or amount.

Synonyms : get smaller, become/grow smaller, contract, diminish, lessen

Antonyms : expand, increase

Usage : “the workforce shrank to a thousand”


2) threshold (noun) — दहलीज़

Meaning : a strip of wood or stone forming the bottom of a doorway and crossed in entering a house or room.

Synonyms : doorsill, doorway, entrance, entry

Antonyms : close, conclusion, end, ending, omega

Usage : “he stood on the threshold of Sheila’s bedroom”


3) trajectory (noun) — प्रक्षेपवक्र

Meaning : the path followed by a projectile flying or an object moving under the action of given forces.

Synonyms : course, route, path, track, line, orbit

Usage : “the missile’s trajectory was preset”


4) bolster (verb) — समर्थन या मजबूत करना

Meaning : support or strengthen.

Synonyms :  strengthen, support, reinforce

Antonyms : undermine

Usage : “the fall in interest rates is starting to bolster confidence”


5) fostering (verb) — को बढ़ावा देना

Meaning : encourage the development of (something, especially something desirable).

Synonyms : encourage, promote, further, stimulate

Antonyms : neglect, suppress, destroy

Usage : “the teacher’s task is to foster learning”


6) mammoth (noun) – विशाल

Meaning : a large extinct elephant of the Pleistocene epoch, typically hairy with a sloping back and long curved tusks.

Synonyms : huge, enormous, gigantic, giant, colossal

Antonyms : tiny

Usage : “a mammoth corporation”


7) slump (verb) — गिर पड़ना

Meaning : sit, lean, or fall heavily and limply.

Synonyms : sit heavily, flop, flump, collapse

Antonyms : rise, soar

Usage : “she slumped against the cushions”


8) amicably (adverb)— मित्रभाव से

Meaning : in a friendly and peaceable manner.

Synonyms : agreeable, compatible, congenial, frictionless

Antonyms : unfriendly, hostile

Usage : “they have amicably resolved their outstanding dispute”


9) militancy (noun) — आक्रामकता

Meaning : the use of confrontational or violent methods in support of a political or social cause.

Synonyms : aggression, aggressiveness, assaultiveness

Antonyms : nonaggression, pacifism

Usage : “there are signs of growing militancy among workers”


10) denting (verb) – घटाना

Meaning : have an adverse effect on; diminish.

Synonyms : diminish, reduce, lessen, shrink

Antonyms : increase

Usage : “this neither deterred him nor dented his enthusiasm”

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