Dear Readers, to score good marks in English Section first and for most thing is you need to develop your reading skills, while reading a passage you need to highlight the tough words in it and you should know the correct meaning for those words. This will help you understand the passage clearly and also you can learn more new words, it means also you can develop your vocabulary. To help you in this part we have provided a English Vocabulary passage along with meaning, synonyms and usages of hard words in the passage, make use of it. We also providing Important Vocabulary Quiz based on “THE ECONOMIST” and “THE HINDU”
1). Defy (Verb) – चुनौती देना
Definition: appear to be challenging (someone) to do or prove something.
Synonyms: challenge, dare
Usage: he glowered at her, defying her to mock him
2). Uttered (Verb) – बोलना
Definition: make (a sound) with one’s voice.
Synonyms: emit, let out, give, produce, give vent to, issue, come out with, breathe
Usage: he uttered an exasperated snort
3). Inciting (Verb) – उत्तेजित करना
Definition: encourage or stir up (violent or unlawful behaviour).
Synonyms: stir up, whip up, work up, encourage, fan the flames of, stoke up, fuel, kindle, ignite
Usage: they conspired to incite riots
4). Sectarian (Noun) – संप्रदायिक
Definition: a member of a sect.
Synonyms: separatist, dissenter, dissident, nonconformist, free thinker, renegade, recusant
Usage: a Jewish sectarian who preached the redemption of the Gentiles
5). Swathe (Verb) – लपेटना
Definition: wrap in several layers of fabric.
Synonyms: wrap, envelop, bind, swaddle, bandage, bundle up, muffle up, cover, cloak, shroud
Usage: his hands were swathed in bandages
6). Fraught (Adjective) – भरा हुआ
Definition: (of a situation or course of action) filled with (something undesirable).
Synonyms: full of, filled with, swarming with, rife with, thick with, bristling with, charged with
Usage: marketing any new product is fraught with danger
7). Persuasion (Noun) – अनुनय
Definition: the action or process of persuading someone or of being persuaded to do or believe something.
Synonyms: coaxing, persuading, coercion, inducement, convincing, blandishment
Usage: Monica needed plenty of persuasion before she actually left
8). Plausible (Adjective) – सत्य प्रतीत होने वाला
Definition: (of an argument or statement) seeming reasonable or probable.
Synonyms: credible, reasonable, believable, likely, feasible, probable, tenable,
Usage: a plausible explanation
9). Appellate (Adjective) – अपीलीय
Definition: (especially of a court) concerned with or dealing with applications for decisions to be reversed.
Usage: courts of appellate jurisdiction
10). Aggrieved (Adjective) – क्रोधित
Definition: feeling resentment at having been unfairly treated.
Synonyms: resentful, affronted, indignant, disgruntled, discontented, angry,
Usage: they were aggrieved at the outcome
11). Intent (Adjective) – इरादा
Definition: determined to do (something).
Synonyms: bent, set, determined, insistent, fixed, resolved, hell-bent, keen
Usage: the government was intent on achieving greater efficiency