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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Today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Magnificent Mary: on making history at World Boxing Championships) – Nov 27, 2018
- 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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