Today’s article ‘A fresh deadline: on framing Cauvery scheme‘ has been picked from ‘The Hindu’
This article sheds light on Supreme Court’s final verdict regarding the Cauvery dispute. The article says that a viable Cauvery scheme must be revised soon to stop disruptive protests.
Challenging Words in the Article –
1)Reluctance (noun) (अनिच्छा): re-luc-tance
Meaning– unwillingness or disinclination to do something.
Synonyms- unwillingness, disinclination, hesitation, diffidence, timidity, timorousness, trepidation
Antonyms- willingness, eagerness
Example-Ministers have shown extreme reluctance to explain their points to the media.
Meaning–to provide relief; causing to feel better
Synonyms- alleviate, mitigate/reduce, relieve.
Antonyms – aggravate
Example- In an effort to assuage angry customers, the store issued everyone a full refund.
Meaning– devoid of reason, not logical or reasonable.
Synonyms- unreasonable, illogical, groundless, baseless, unfounded, unjustifiable
Example – Arachnophobia is known as an irrational fear of spiders.
Meaning – to rise high, increase rapidly above the usual level
Synonyms- escalate, surge, mount
Antonyms –plummet, plunge, drop, dive
Example – The number of unemployment filings began to soar after the company layoffs began.
Meaning– (of an agreement or promise) involving an obligation that cannot be broken.[Adjective].
A strong covering holding the pages of a book together.[Noun]
Synonyms- irrevocable, unalterable, mandatory/compulsory.
Example- The parties agreed to settle the dispute through binding arbitration.
6)Admonish (verb) (धिक्कारना): ad-mon-ish
Synonyms-: reprimand, rebuke, scold, reprove, upbraid
Antonyms –praise, commend, applaud
Example – The teacher would admonish students for repeatedly forgetting the lines.
Meaning – a person’s honesty and sincerity of intention/documentary evidence showing that a person is what they claim to be; credentials.
Synonyms- authentic, genuine, real, true, actual, sterling
Antonyms – fake, bogus
Example – To make sure you are a bona fide buyer, the real estate agent will check your credit before allowing you to view the house.
Meaning – a feeling of worry and anxiety
Synonyms- unease, uneasiness, worry, anxiety, anxiousness, distress, concern
Antonyms –calm, cool, tranquil
Example – The novel is a tense thriller that will disquiet the reader.
Idioms/Phrases/Phrasal Verbs in the article –
9)Set off (phrasal verb) – (चल पड़ना)
Meaning– to start a journey, or to start going in a particular direction/ to cause something to operate, especially by accident/ to make something explode
Synonyms- start, begin, initiate
Antonyms-finish, end, stop
Example- The President’s envoy set off on another diplomatic trip.
Word of the Day
- Vanquish (Verb) – हराना
- Meaning – to defeat an enemy or opponent
- Synonyms – defeat, crush, rout, trounce, outdo
- Antonyms – lose, surrender, fail, forfeit
- Example (English) – Indian men’s hockey team vanquished Malaysia in the 21st Commonwealth Games and made it to the semi-finals.
- Example (Hindi) – भारतीय पुरुष हॉकी टीम ने 21वें राष्ट्रमंडल खेलों में मलेशिया को हराकर सेमीफाइनल में जगह बना ली।
All the best for your exams