English Skill Building – 27 (Vocabulary Building)

Learning good English from Hindu dt. March 14, 2022

Sports Page..

Shreyas, Pant’s knocks leave Lanka with near-impossible chase
Former’s 67 and the latter’s blistering 50 help India set a mammoth target of 447; Bumrah’s first five-for at home bundles out the visitors for 109 in their first innings

Learn the words..

Blistering …
Meaning 1.. (Intense) ..This summer’s blistering heat has dried up the village pond.
Meaning 2 .. (Too strong) .. The accidental firing of a missile from India that landed in Pakistan has come in for blistering criticism in the Pakistani media.
Meaning 3 .. Suman bowled with a blistering pace taking four wickets of the rival team.

Mammoth …(Very large)….. Ranu finds completing the Reasoning book within a year to be a mammoth task.

Mithali and Jhulan – captain and bowler peerless
Duo has been what Gavaskar and Kapil Dev to men
Peerless.. (unequal, un-rivaled) Through his singing light and entertaing songs, the Late Akshya Mohanty made peerless contribution to Odiya music.

Duo .. Ramesh and Hari are both ace hunters. The duo has gone for hunting to the Chandaka jungle.

Jeswin and Ancy are at their scorching best
Notch up their career best in long jump.

Scorching .. (similar in meaning to the word ‘blistering’)
The scorching heat of the Sun has left the fields parched.

Rattled by spectators’ outburst, Oshaka loses

Rattled .. The dogged resistance of the Ukrainian fighters has rattle the Russian military establishment.
The Congress Party has been badly rattled by its sad debacle in recent state elections.

Outburst .. The captain exploded in anger when the fielder dropped an easy catch. The fielder became very nervous at his captain’s outburst.


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