Challenging Words In The Article The Hindu | 26 June 2018
1. KEN (NOUN): (ज्ञान): perception
Synonyms: acumen, awareness
Antonyms: blindness, ignorance
Due to the ken of my poor health, the doctor advised me to eat healthier foods and exercise more.
2. LAMBASTE (VERB): (दंड देना): punish, beat
Synonyms: assail, berate
Antonyms: compliment, praise
The government was severely lambasted by the opposition.
3. IMPUTE (VERB): (मढ़ना): attribute
Synonyms: ascribe, accredit
Antonyms: exculpate, exonerate
Rather than impute his brother, he will accept blame for a crime he did not commit.
4. LAMENT (VERB): (विलाप): to mourn or grieve deeply
Synonyms: bemoan, deplore
Antonyms: relieve, celebrate
I lament for those who believe drinking is beneficial.
5. LUCRE (NOUN): (दौलत): money, profits
Synonyms: capital, cash
Antonyms: bills, debt
Gangsters searched the house for hidden lucre but found nothing.
6. LAX (ADJECTIVE): (शिथिल): slack, remiss
Synonyms: careless, lenient
Antonyms: attentive, careful
Her lax attitude left people thinking she was disinterested.
7. MAIM (VERB): (काटना): cripple, put out of action
Synonyms: disable, disfigure
Antonyms: care, aid
If you do not want your vicious dog to maim or fatally injure people, then you should put him down.
8. MANGLE (VERB): (वध करना): mutilate, deform
Synonyms: bruise, contort
Antonyms: beautify, repair
How should I fret to mangle every line?
9. NADIR (NOUN): (निम्नतम): lowest point
Synonyms: base, bottom
Antonyms: top, highest point
The sun does not spring at once from the nadir to the zenith.
10. ODIUM (NOUN): (घृणा): shame, dishonor
Synonyms: abhorrence, antipathy
Antonyms: affection, approval
Because of my odium for the politician’s views, I have no plans to vote for him.
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