The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 17th April 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB: 17th April 2021

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  1. Nadir (Noun) – Trick: Na + Gir

Meaning: An Extreme state of adversity; the lowest point of anything (पतन)

Synonyms: Bottom, Zero, Abyss

Antonyms: Acme, Apex, Climax

Sentence: This failure was the nadir of her career.

  1. Resilient (Adj.) – Trick: Recover + Silent

Meaning: Recovering from depression or adversity/Be in original shape (लचीला)

Synonyms: Adaptable, Elastic, Stiff

Antonyms: Firm, unyielding, Brittle

Sentence: He is very resilient to change.

  1. Acrimony (Noun) – Trick: Crime for Money

Meaning: A rough and bitter manner (तीक्ष्णता)

Synonyms: Asperity, Mordancy, Vitriol

Antonyms: Civility, Cordial, Diplomacy

Sentence: The feedback about the movie was written with acrimony.

  1. Requisite (Noun) – Trick: Required at Site

Meaning: Anything indispensable (अपेक्षित)

Synonyms: Essential, Necessary, Requirement

Antonyms: Undesired, Unwanted, External, Surplus

Sentence: Self- confidence is the first requisite to human greatness.

  1. Threshold (Noun)

Meaning: The level at which something starts to happen (द्वार)

Synonyms: Brink, Verge, Beginning, Commencement

Antonyms: Cessation, Closure, Completion

Sentence: He hesitated before stepping across the threshold.

  1. Avert (verb) – Trick: divert

Meaning: Prevent the occurrence (टालना)

Synonyms: Forestall, Head off, Preclude

Antonyms: Abet, Assist, Facilitate

Sentence: He managed to avert the closure of the factory.

  1. Hesitancy (Noun) – Trick: Hesitate

Meaning: The quality or state of being hesitant (संदेह)

Synonyms: Disinclination, Reluctance, Unwillingness

Antonyms: Assurance, Certainty, Sureness

Sentence: I noticed a certain hesitancy in his voice.

  1. Anchorage (Noun) – Trick: Anchor

Meaning: A place where boats or ships can anchor/A place where something can be fastened to something else (लंगर गाह)

Synonyms: Harbor

Antonyms: Unfasten, undock

Sentence: The vessel yesterday reached anchorage off Mumbai

  1. Ravage (Noun) – Trick: Revenge

Meaning: A destructive action (नाश)

Synonyms: Depredation, destroy, Scourge

Antonyms: Recover, Overthrow

Sentence: Australian forest was ravaged by fire.

  1. Steady (Noun) – Trick: Ready Steady go

Meaning: firmly fixed / Happening gradually (नियमित)

Synonyms: Constant, Devoted, Recurring, Occasional

Antonyms: Inconstant, infrequent, irregular

Sentence: Slow and steady wins the race.

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