Challenging Words In The Article The Hindu | 29 March 2018
1. BEDECK (verb) : सजाना
Synonyms: adorn, array, beautify, bedizen, blazon, caparison, doll up, drape, dress, embellish, emblaze, emboss, enrich, fancify, festoon, garnish, gussy up.
Antonyms: denude, dismantle, blemish, deface, disfigure, mar, scar, spoil.
2. DENIZEN (noun) : निवासी
Meaning: a person, animal, or plant that lives or is found in a particular place.
Synonyms: dweller, habitant, inhabitant, occupant, resident, resider, tenant.
Antonyms: alien, foreigner, nonresident, guest, visitor, defector, emigrant, escaper, evacuee, exile, expatriate, refugee.
3. SOLIDARITY (noun) : एकजुटता
Meaning: unity or agreement of feeling or action, especially among individuals with a common interest; mutual support within a group.
Synonyms: harmony, camaraderie, comradeship, solidity, unanimity, solidarity, congruity, conformity, concordance.
Antonyms: discord, argument, dissent, disharmony, conflict, dissidence, incongruity, antagonism.
4. EPONYMOUS (adjective) : नामस्रोत
Meaning: of, relating to, or being the person or thing for whom or which something is named.
Synonyms: namesake, cognominal, homonymous, swashbuckling, titular.
Antonyms: anonymous, pseudo, unidentified, undisclosed.
5. PIONEER (noun) : प्रथम अन्वेषक
Meaning: a person who is among the first to explore or settle a new country or area.
Synonyms: earliest, first, foremost, headmost, inaugural, initial, leadoff, maiden, original, premier.
Antonyms: late, consequent, ensuing, following, subsequent, penultimate, final, last, latter, terminal, terminating.
6. DECREE (noun) : हुक्मनामा
Meaning: an official order that has the force of law.
Synonyms: directive, edict, fiat, ruling, judgment, resolution, verdict, dictum, manifesto, proclamation, pronouncement, canon.
Antonyms: cancel, countermand, rescind, appeal, entreaty, petition, plea, urging
7. INVIOLABLE (adjective) : अपराजेय
Meaning: not to be violated, criticized, or tampered with
Synonyms: hallowed, sacred, sacrosanct, unassailable, inviolate, pure, privileged, protected, secure, shielded, exempt, immune.
Antonyms: blasphemous, irreverent, profane, sacrilegious.
8. RESORTED (verb) : सहारा लेना
Meaning: turn to and adopt (a course of action, especially an extreme or undesirable one) so as to resolve a difficult situation.
Synonyms: expedient, recourse, resource, makeshift, replacement, stopgap, substitute.
Antonyms: abstain, dodge, avoid, halt, shun, break, recede.
9. BLOODLETTING (noun) : रक्तपात
Meaning: the violent killing and wounding of people during a war or conflict.
Synonyms: massacre, slaughter, bloodbath, carnage, bloodshed, annihilation, decimation.
Antonyms: allopathy, homeopathy, mild.
10. GARNER (verb) : इकट्ठा करना
Meaning: gather or collect (something, especially information or approval).
Synonyms: accumulate, amass, assemble, congregate, corral, gather, group, lump, collate, compile.
Antonyms: disband, disintegrate, dissolve, separate, dismiss, dispel, disperse, dissipate, scatter.
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