The Hindu Editorial (Magnificent Mary: on making history at World Boxing Championships) Vocab – 27 Nov, 2018

M.C. Mary Kom enhanced her already legendary status when she defeated Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota in the 48 kg segment of the Women’s World Boxing Championship in Delhi on Saturday. 

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  • Legendary (adjective) – प्रसिद्ध
    Meaning – Remarkable enough to be famous; very well known.
    Synonyms – famous, celebrated, famed, renowned, acclaimed, illustrious, esteemed, honoured.

    Sentence – They will do very well if they emulate the success of their legendary father.
  • Draw (verb) 
    Meaning – A draw or tie occurs in a competitive sport when the results are identical or inconclusive.
    Synonyms – level, to equalize. 
  • Amateur (noun)अव्यवसायी, शौक़ीन व्यक्ति
    Meaning – A person who engages in a pursuit, especially a sport, on an unpaid basis.

    Synonyms – non-professional, non-specialist, layman, layperson
    Sentence – This is a unique event where the top professionals race against the top amateurs and the top youth.
  • Defy the odds (phrase) 
    Meaning – achieve something considered as impossible. 
  • Bust (verb) –  तोड़ देना, हलचल
    Synonyms – Break, split, overcome, defeat.
    Sentence – the film bust every box office record.
  • Stereotype (noun) – टकसाली, स्थिर नमूना, घिसा-पिटा
    Meaning – A widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing.

    Synonyms – standard image, received idea, cliché, hackneyed idea, formula
    Sentence – The stereotype of the woman as the carer.
  • Hold back (phrasal verb) 
    Meaning – prevent, block, thwart/retrain. 
  • Firm up (phrasal verb) 
    Meaning – make something resolute  
  • Landscape (noun) – परिदृश्य
    Meaning – All the visible features of an area of land, often considered in terms of their aesthetic appeal.
    Synonyms – scenery, countryside, topography, country, land, terrain, environment
    Sentence – Water is one of three dominating features of the landscape here – the other two being hills and forests.
  • Determination (noun) – दृढ़ निश्चय, संकल्प
    Meaning – The quality of being determined; firmness of purpose.

    Synonyms – resolution, resolve, strength of character.
    Sentence – Those who succeed because of sheer grit and determination.
  • Grace (noun) – कृपा, दया
    Meaning – Smoothness and elegance of movement.
    Synonyms – politeness, courtesy, propriety.
    Sentence – She moved through the water with effortless grace.
  • Cement (verb) – जोड़ना
    Meaning – establish firmly.
    Synonyms –  bond, join, connect
    Sentence – the two firms are expected to cement an agreement soon
  • Haul (noun) – विजयोपहार 
    Meaning – The number of points, medals, or titles won by a person or team in a sporting event or over a period.
    Sentence – His seven-goal haul against Liverpool.
  • Clinch (verb) – पकड
    Meaning – Confirm the winning or achievement of (a match, competition, or victory)

    Synonyms – win, achieve, success in, triumph.
    Sentence – Warrington finally clinched victory with a goal five minutes from time.
  • Bout (noun) – बार
    Meaning – A short period of intense activity of a specified kind.
    Synonyms – match, round, contest.
    Sentence – Usually these writing bouts are intensive periods of a week or so.
  • Burst (noun) – विस्फोट, तीव्रता से प्रवेश करना
    Meaning – A period of continuous and intense effort.
    Synonyms – spell, session, stint.
    Sentence – He sailed 474 miles in one 24-hour burst.
  • Pursuit (noun) – पीछा, लक्ष्य
    Meaning – The action of pursuing someone or something.
    Synonyms – goal, objective, aim.
    Sentence – The vehicle sped off in pursuit of the prisoner and quickly caught up with him.
  • Hail (verb) – पुकारना, अभिवादन करना
    Synonyms –acclaim, praise, applaud, commend.
    Sentence – it hailed so hard we had to stop.
  • Humble (adjective) – विनीत
    Meaning – Having or showing a modest or low estimate of one’s importance.
    Synonyms – lower-class, poor, simple, ordinary.
    Sentence – I felt very humble when meeting her.
  • Chronicle (verb) – इतिवृत्त, तिथि-ग्रंथ
    Meaning – Record (a series of events) in a factual and detailed way.
    Synonyms – record, register, set down.
    Sentence – It chronicled the African-American experience through a series of ten plays.
  • Sum up (phrasal verb) 
    Meaning – review, summarize, outline.
  • Diverse (adjective) – विविध, अनेक
    Meaning – Showing a great deal of variety; very different.
    Synonyms – various, multiple, manifold.
    Sentence – A culturally diverse population.
  • On a par with (phrase) 
    Meaning – as good as, equal to, on a level with.
  • Remuneration (noun) – पारिश्रमिक, पुरस्कार, मेहनताना
    Meaning – Money paid for work or a service.
    Synonyms – payment, earnings, wages.
    Sentence – The four consultants receive no additional remuneration for the screening project.
  • Give heart to (phrase) 
    Meaning – make someone more confident/hopeful.
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