Challenging Words In The Article The Hindu | 30 June 2018
1. HEGEMONY (NOUN): (नायकत्व): controlling power or influence over others
Synonyms: dominance, dominion
Antonyms: impotency, weakness
Example Sentence: Both America and China are trying for hegemony in Asia.
2. SUFFICE (VERB): (पयााप्त होना): be enough
Synonyms: satisfy, avail
Antonyms: displease, dissatisfy
Example Sentence: Simple mediocrity cannot suffice them.
3. GIMMICK (NOUN): (युक्तत): trick
Synonyms: artifice, ruse
Antonyms: reality, truth
Example Sentence: The reservation policy is just a political gimmick.
4. PENCHANT (NOUN): (झुकाव/ रुचि): strong inclination
Synonyms: affection, affinity
Antonyms: adverseness, aversion
Example Sentence: He had strong penchant for playing cricket.
5. INGENIOUS (ADJECTIVE): (प्रततभा- सम्पन्न): skillful
Synonyms: lever, creative
Antonyms: dull, foolish
Example Sentence: She devised an ingenious scheme to hoodwink the police.
6. PERDITION (NOUN): (ववनाश): hell
Synonyms: inferno, damnation
Antonyms: heaven, paradise
Example Sentence: He alleged that the film would lead young souls into perdition.
7. FLAGGING (ADJECTIVE): (धुुंधली): languid
Synonyms: fading, dwindling
Antonyms: energized, refreshed
Example Sentence: Sense of winning seems to be flagging in the troops.
8. DECELERATE (VERB): (धीमा करना): slow down
Synonyms: brake, slow
Antonyms: accelerate, hasten
Example Sentence: She decelerated her car
9. JUBILATION (NOUN): (आनुंद): rejoicing
Synonyms: happiness, joy
Antonyms: sadness, sorrow
Example Sentence: The victory of Indian hockey team was celebrated with jubilation.
10. GIGANTIC (ADJECTIVE): (ववशाल ): huge in size
Synonyms: gargantuan, giant
Antonyms: small, little
Example Sentence: The road is bordered by gigantic rocks.
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