1) Fulcrum (verb) – आधार
Meaning: The pivot about which a lever turns; A structure that complements or supplements something else
Synonyms: pivot, hinge, swivel, support, foundation
Antonyms: subsidiary, exterior
Usage: Chabahar would form the fulcrum of India’s outreach to Russia and Central Asia, enhancing connectivity, energy supplies and trade.
2) Grim (verb) – भयंकर
Meaning: Very serious or gloomy in expression or demeanor; To a total, utter or complete degree; Showing the characteristics considered typical of a man;
Synonyms: fierce, stern, ferocious, unmitigated, categorical, manful, brave, bold
Antonyms: gentle, pleasant, benign, clean, decorous, animated
Usage: the willow game’s resumption, much like the revival of football, tennis and Formula One races, oﬀered cheer in these grim times wilting under the global march of the coronavirus.
3) shredded (verb) – टुकड़े टुकड़े
Meaning: cut into ribbons; to become tired, weary or fatigued
Synonyms; tattered frazzled, exhausted, tired
Antonyms– unathletic, thin, puny, thin, frail
Usage: The clash had all the hallmarks of the slow burn and shredded nerves and cricket could not have asked for a more surreal comeback especially as the solemn backdrop featured the Black Lives Matter movement.
4) sordid (verb) – घिनौना
Meaning: involving immoral behavior; Causing unhappiness or discomfort; dirty or squalid in nature
Synonyms: miserable, wretched, pathetic, dirty, filthy, grimy, bad, cheap
Antonyms: high-minded, noble, upright
Usage: West Indian pace legend Michael Holding wrung hearts with a speech on Sky Sports that held a mirror to racism’s sordid history.
5) indentured (noun) – गिरमिटिया
Meaning: Subject to an indenture; be hampered or constrained by
Synonyms: employed, hired, bound, bounden, restricted, contracted, enslaved
Antonyms: alterable, breakable, revocable, unbinding
Usage: That Jason Holder’s men, with their roots harking back to indentured AfrI can and Indian labourers at sugar cane plantations, could stun their former colonial masters tied in with sport’s proven ability to break through the established order
harking back – to turn back to an earlier topic or circumstance. 2 : to go back to something as an origin or source.
6) quirks (noun) – व्यवहार में छल
Meaning: Events that happen unexpectedly; a phenomenon that becomes popular for a very short time; a mental disorder marked by anxiety or fear
Synonyms: accidents, coincidences, aspects, attributes, peculiarities, eccentricity, fixation, obsession, bogusness, fallacies, ridiculousness, absurdity
Antonyms: normality, usualness
Usage: Cricket’s quirks were also in vogue as the relevance of saliva and sweat in triggering reverse swing, occupied airwaves and column width.
7) doughty (noun) – साहसी
Meaning: Brave and persistent; Formidable, especially as an opponent; Austere, frugal, characterized by self-denial
Synonyms: bold, brave, courageous, alarming, dreadful
Antonyms: timorous, uncourageous, ungallant, insignificant, impotent
Usage: Eoin Morgan’s men won the World Cup against a doughty New Zea land led by the digniﬁed Kane Williamson,
8) rippled (Adj) – लहराना
Meaning: to move or proceed with a given movement or momentum; to move in a twisting or spiraling pattern; to wear away or cause damage through applied friction; disturb the smoothness or tranquillity of.
Synonyms: fluctuated fretted, eroded, frayed, ruffled, riffled, roughened
Antonyms: remained, stayed, left alone, smooth
Usage: A blend of joy and relief rippled through the cricketing world last Sunday
9) swagger (verb) – डींग
Meaning: To (excessively) boast about one’s accomplishments, qualities, or possessions; To move around or sideways unsteadily
Synonyms: boast, brag, bluster, roll, lurch, sway
Antonyms: creep, deprecate, suppress, crush
Usage: the men of swagger from the Caribbean islands snatched a four wicket victory.
10) deleterious (verb) – हानिकारक
Meaning: of harmful, often in a subtle or unexpected way; very great in degree, often with bad or negative repercussions
Synonyms: adverse, detrimental, damaging, noisome, disgusting, depraved, fiendish
Antonyms: insignificant, inconsequential, trivial, frivolous
Usage: New system has had deleterious consequences.
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