Challenging Words In The Article The Hindu
22 Feb 2018
1)Deliberation (noun) (विवेचना): deli-bur-ashun
Meaning – long and careful consideration or discussion,a thorough consideration
Synonyms – thought, thinking, consideration, reflection, contemplation
Example – After hours of deliberation, the council came to a decision.
2)Overture (noun) (प्रस्ताव): over-chur
Meaning – an approach or proposal made to someone with the aim of opening negotiations or establishing a relationship.
Synonyms – move, approach, signal,proposal.
Antonyms – finish,ending,epilogue
Example – The government has made a significant peace overture by opening the door to negotiation.
3)Repatriate (verb) (अपने देश को लौट आना): re-pat-ri-ate
Meaning – send (someone) back to their own country/send (money) back to one’s own country.
Synonyms – extradite,return,give back,deport
Antonyms – expatriate,
Example – Because the traveler did not have all of his proper documents, the customs officer had no choice but to repatriate him back to his home country.
4)Implication (noun) – ( निहितार्थ ,तात्पर्य, आशय): impli-ca-shuns
Meaning – an idea or belief that is suggested from something else
Synonyms – ramification, repercussion,indiction,guess
Antonyms – proof,reality,truth
Example – Riya’s hiding of her report card gave her mother the implication she had failed at least one of her tests.
5)Substantive (adjective) (मूल,अर्थपूर्ण): subs-tan-tive
Meaning – associated with issues of key importance/having a firm basis in reality and so important, meaningful, or considerable.
Synonyms – important ,meaningful, considerable, significant
Antonyms -inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, insubstantial, negligible, nominal
Example -At next week’s meeting, the city council will vote on a substantive issue affecting the entire town.
6)Red carpet (noun) (स्वागत): read-car-pet
Meaning – used in reference to privileged treatment of a distinguished visitor/ a greeting or reception marked by ceremonial courtesy
Synonyms – greeting, welcoming, warm reception,cordial
Antonyms – common,general
Example – The group gets red-carpet treatment in most places”
7)Slash (verb) (कम करना,छोटा करना): slash
Meaning – to reduce or cut something
Synonyms – reduce, cut, lower
Antonyms – raise, put up, create
Example – In the winter sale,the company hasslashed prices by up to 50%.
Idioms/Phrases in the article –
8)Roll something out (phrase) (आधिकारिक तौर पर एक नया उत्पाद, सेवा पहली बार उपलब्ध कराना):
Meaning – officially launch or introduce a new product or service/to make a new product, service, or system available for the first time
Synonyms – launch, introduce, organize, start, begin
Antonyms – cease,end,finish,stop
Example – The government plans to roll outa series of tax cuts over the next few years.
9)Pitch Perfect ( phrase) (बिल्कुल सही):
Meaning – Reaching or conveying the exactly right note or tone
Synonyms – ideal,model,precise,exact, appropriate ,flawless
Antonyms – imperfect, faulty, defective
Example – Her presentation was pitch perfect so she got the first rank.
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