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The cricket World Cup finally enters its business end, having criss-crossed India since the first match involving England and New Zealand at Ahmedabad on October 5. In their backyard, Rohit Sharma’s men have exuded a dominant aura, brushing aside opposition units, be it the fancied ones or the emerging outfits.
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Daily Vocabulary : The Hindu Editorial (Knockout blows: On the cricket World Cup entering its business end) – November 14, 2023
Below is today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Women in red: On an optimum menstrual hygiene policy) – November 14, 2023.
Knockout (noun) – बाहर कर देना
Meaning – A sudden and overwhelming defeat or victory, often in sports.
Synonyms – Knockdown, punch, blow, striking, hit.
Antonyms – Defeat, loss, setback, failure.
Sentence – The boxer delivered a powerful knockout punch in the final round, securing his victory.
Criss-crossed (verb) – आर-पार, आपस में उलझा हुआ
Meaning – To move or be arranged in a pattern that forms a series of crossing lines.
Synonyms – Interweaved, intertwined, interlaced, crossed, intersected.
Antonyms – Straight, parallel, unentangled.
Sentence – The streets criss-crossed the city, creating a network of pathways.
Involving (verb) – शामिल करना, सम्मिलित करना
Meaning – Including or comprising as a necessary part or result.
Synonyms – Including, encompassing, incorporating, comprising, containing.
Antonyms – Excluding, omitting, eliminating.
Sentence – The project has several tasks involving different teams and departments.
Exuded (verb) – प्रकट करना, छोड़ना
Meaning – To discharge, release, or emit a substance, often slowly and steadily.
Synonyms – Emit, release, ooze, discharge, secrete, give off.
Antonyms – Absorb, withhold, contain.
Sentence – The flowers exuded a sweet fragrance that filled the entire garden.
Dominant (adjective) – प्रमुख, प्रधान, अधिपति
Meaning – Exercising control or influence over others; having authority or commanding power.
Synonyms – Authoritative, commanding, ruling, controlling, powerful.
Antonyms – Submissive, subordinate, subservient.
Sentence – The dominant leader made all the major decisions in the organisation.
Aura (noun) – आत्मा, वातावरण, परिसर
Meaning – A distinctive atmosphere or quality that seems to surround and be generated by a person, place, or thing.
Synonyms – Ambiance, atmosphere, air, vibe, feel, character.
Antonyms – Dullness, blandness, flatness.
Sentence – The ancient castle had an eerie aura, making visitors feel a sense of mystery and history.
Aside (adverb) – एक ओर, अलग, छोड़कर
Meaning – To or on one side; at a little distance.
Synonyms – Apart, away, to the side, separately.
Antonyms – Together, alongside, near.
Sentence – She stepped aside to let the others pass.
Fancied (adjective) – काल्पनिक
Meaning – Imagined or believed to be true, often without sufficient evidence; fanciful.
Synonyms – Imaginary, unreal, fictional, imagined, supposed, assumed, dreamed.
Antonyms – Real, factual, actual.
Sentence – She wore her fancied jewelry to the special occasion.
Trot (verb) – धीमा दौड़
Meaning – To move or run at a brisk, steady pace.
Synonyms – Run, jog, lope, canter, pace.
Antonyms – Walk slowly, stroll, saunter.
Sentence – The horse began to trot as soon as the rider urged it forward.
Elan (noun) – उत्साह, उत्साहितता, उत्कृष्टता
Meaning – Energy, style, and enthusiasm in one’s approach or performance.
Synonyms – Enthusiasm, vigor, verve, zest, spirit, dynamism, vitality.
Antonyms – Apathy, lethargy, indifference.
Sentence – She danced with elan, captivating the audience with her energy and grace.
Zest (noun) – उत्साह, रुचि, रस, ताजगी
Meaning – Great enthusiasm, energy, and excitement.
Synonyms – Enthusiasm, eagerness, excitement, gusto, passion, fervor.
Antonyms – Apathy, indifference, lethargy, disinterest.
Sentence – She approached her work with great zest, always ready to take on new challenges.
Tryst (noun) – मिलन, समर्थन
Meaning – A secret meeting or rendezvous, especially between lovers.
Synonyms – Rendezvous, meeting, assignation, appointment, date.
Antonyms – Public meeting, confrontation, open encounter.
Sentence – The couple had a tryst by the moonlit lake, away from prying eyes.
Glory (noun) – यश, शौर्य, कीर्ति, प्रशंसा, गौरव
Meaning – High renown or honor won by notable achievements.
Synonyms – Fame, honor, prestige, renown, distinction, exaltation.
Antonyms – Shame, disgrace, dishonor, obscurity.
Sentence – The athlete basked in the glory of winning the gold medal at the Olympics.
Hurdle (noun) – कठिनाई, अवरोध, प्रतिबंध
Meaning – A barrier or obstacle, especially one that must be jumped over in a race.
Synonyms – Obstacle, barrier, impediment, obstruction, hindrance.
Antonyms – Clear path, open route, facilitation.
Sentence – The athletes trained hard to overcome each hurdle on the track.
Wilted (verb) – मुरझाना, कमजोर
Meaning – To become limp or drooping, especially as a result of heat, lack of water, or disease.
Synonyms – Droop, sag, wither, fade, languish, collapse.
Antonyms – Perk up, revive, flourish, thrive.
Sentence – The flowers in the garden wilted under the scorching sun.
Doughty (adjective) – साहसी, वीर
Meaning – Brave, valiant, courageous, and determined.
Synonyms – Valiant, courageous, brave, fearless, intrepid, stalwart, resolute, dauntless.
Antonyms – Cowardly, timid, fearful, spineless, faint-hearted.
Sentence – The knight displayed doughty courage on the battlefield, facing his enemies with unwavering determination.
Clutter (noun) – कचरा, अव्यवस्था
Meaning – A collection of disorganized and untidy things.
Synonyms – Disorder, mess, jumble, confusion, chaos, disarray.
Antonyms – Order, organization, tidiness, neatness, arrangement.
Sentence – The room was filled with clutter, making it difficult to find anything.
Prolific (adjective) – उपजाऊ, फलदार
Meaning – Producing a large quantity of something, especially offspring or fruit.
Synonyms – Fertile, fruitful, productive, prolific, generative, fecund.
Antonyms – Barren, unproductive, infertile.
Sentence – The apple tree in their backyard is prolific, yielding a bountiful harvest every year.
Pitfalls (noun) – खतरा, खड़ी कठिनाई, फंदे, जोखिम
Meaning – Hidden or unexpected dangers or difficulties that can cause problems.
Synonyms – Hazards, risks, dangers, traps, difficulties, obstacles, challenges.
Antonyms – Safeguards, protections, advantages, benefits.
Sentence – The project has many potential pitfalls that need to be carefully addressed.
Ominous (adjective) – अशुभ, अमंगल
Meaning – Giving the impression that something bad or unpleasant is going to happen; threatening; inauspicious.
Synonyms – Menacing, threatening, foreboding, sinister, dark, forbidding, portentous.
Antonyms – Promising, hopeful, propitious, auspicious.
Sentence – The dark clouds and eerie silence in the haunted house created an ominous atmosphere.
Triumph (noun) – विजय, कामयाबी, जीत
Meaning – A great victory or achievement.
Synonyms – Victory, success, achievement, accomplishment, conquest.
Antonyms – Defeat, failure, loss.
Sentence – The team’s triumph in the championship was celebrated with a grand parade.
Redemption (noun) – मुक्ति, पुनर्निर्माण, पुनः पापमुक्ति, छुटकारा
Meaning – The action of saving or being saved from sin, error, or evil.
Synonyms – Salvation, deliverance, absolution, forgiveness, atonement.
Antonyms – Condemnation, damnation.
Sentence – The concept of redemption is central to many religious beliefs, offering a path to forgiveness and salvation.
Fragility (adjective) – कमजोरी
Meaning – The quality of being fragile, delicate, or easily broken or damaged; the state of being vulnerable or weak.
Synonyms – Brittleness, delicacy, frailty, vulnerability, weakness, breakability, instability.
Antonyms – Strength, robustness, resilience, toughness.
Sentence – The fragility of the antique vase made the owner handle it with extreme care.
Flux (noun) – परिस्थिति, प्रवाह, अपस्थिति, परिचालन, अस्थिति
Meaning – Continuous change or movement, especially in a dynamic or unstable situation.
Synonyms – Change, fluctuation, variation, instability, transition.
Antonyms – Stability, constancy, permanence.
Sentence – The blacksmith used flux to aid in the melting of the metal.
Flourished (verb) – फलना, विकसित होना, उन्नत होना
Meaning – To grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way.
Synonyms – Thrive, prosper, bloom, blossom, grow, develop.
Antonyms – Wither, decline, deteriorate.
Sentence – The garden flourished with colorful flowers and lush greenery.
Pugnacious (adjective) – झगड़ालू, युद्धरत, लड़ाका
Meaning – Inclined to quarrel or fight; combative; belligerent.
Synonyms – Aggressive, combative, quarrelsome, bellicose, contentious, militant.
Antonyms – Peaceful, amicable, pacific, nonaggressive.
Sentence – The boxer had a pugnacious attitude in and out of the ring, always ready for a fight.
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