Challengeing Words In The Article The Hindu
1) Glaring (adjective) (स्पष्ट) : glay-aring
Meaning – highly obvious or conspicuous.
Synonyms – obvious, flagrant, blatant, inescapable.
Antonyms – minor, inconspicuous
Example – There were several glaring inconsistencies in his report.
2) Allay (verb) (निराकरण करना) : aa-lay
Meaning – diminish or put at rest (fear, suspicion, or worry).
Synonyms – reduce, decrease, lessen.
Antonyms -increase, intensify
Example -Even though the president has apologized for his lack of action during the crisis, his statement has done nothing to allay public anger.
3)Tap (verb) (उपयोग करना) : tap
Meaning – exploit or draw a supply from (a resource).
Synonyms – draw on, exploit, make use of, use , utilize
Antonyms – ignore, neglect misapply, misuse
Example – I tried to tap into my memory to find the answer I was looking for, but I was unable to remember what I needed to.
4) Ailing (adjective) (बीमार) : ai-ling
Meaning – In poor health or condition
Synonyms – failing, weak
Antonyms -healthy, strong, successful
Example -Ailing Indian sports need to be revived by Government.
5) Overshooting (verb) ((एक वित्तीय लक्ष्य या सीमा) से अधिक) – over-shooting
Meaning – exceed (a financial target or limit) , to spend more than planned to.
Synonyms- Overrunning, overtaking
Example – The government usually have to overshoot its original spending target.
6) Slack (adjective) (ढीला) – slack
Meaning – not held tightly in position , not doing work properly.
Synonyms – Loose, slow, sluggish
Antonyms – Desirous, diligent, active
Example – He accused the government of slackness and complacency.
7) Credibility (noun)(विश्वसनीयता) – credi-bi-lity
Meaning – the quality of being trusted and believed in.
Synonyms – Trustworthiness, reliability, veracity
Antonyms – Incredibility, deceit
Example – The police nowadays have lost their credibility.
8) Meltdown (noun) (मंदी) – melt-down
Meaning – a disastrous collapse or breakdown.
Synonyms – Blowout, breakdown, debacle
Antonyms – Positive outcome
Example – Urgent talks are going on to prevent the market going into financial meltdown during the summer.
9) Recapitalise (noun) (पुन: पूँजीकरण ) : re-cap-ti-lize
Meaning -provide (a business) with more capital, especially by replacing debt with stock.
Synonyms – Hedge, taper
Example – A corporation, or an industry, is sustainable only when it continually reinvents andrecapitalizes itself to meet changing business requirements.
10) Haircut (noun) (लिखित मूल्य में कमी): hair-cut
Meaning – a reduction in the mentioned value of an asset.