The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 158

SSC and all Competitive Exams. Explore The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary to score good marks in English Section. Start practicing these vocabulary to increase your word power. While reading a passage you have to highlight tough words in it and analyse 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”

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1). Delineate (Verb) – चित्रित करना

Definition: describe or portray (something) precisely.

Synonyms: describe, set forth, set out, present, outline, depict, portray, represent

Antonyms:  Confuse, Distort.

Usage: the law should delineate and prohibit behaviour which is socially abhorrent

2). Contours (Noun) – आकृति

Definition: an outline representing or bounding the shape or form of something.

Synonyms: outline, shape, form

Antonyms: Core, Affection, Centre.

Usage: she traced the contours of his face with her finger


3). Conjecture (Noun) – अनुमान

Definition: an opinion or conclusion formed on the basis of incomplete information.

Synonyms:  guess, speculation, surmise, fancy, notion, belief, suspicion

Antonyms: fact, truth, known.

Usage: conjectures about the newcomer were many and varied


4). Signatories (Noun) — हस्ताक्षरकर्ता

Definition: a party that has signed an agreement, especially a state that has signed a treaty.

Synonyms: witness, certifier, oath.

Usage: Britain is a signatory to the convention


5). Veracity (Noun) – सच्चाई

Definition: conformity to facts; accuracy.

Synonyms:  truthfulness, truth, accuracy, accurateness, correctness, exactness

Antonyms: falsehood, unfairness, deceit.

Usage: officials expressed doubts concerning the veracity of the story


6). Indelible (Adjective) – अमिट

Definition: making marks that cannot be removed.

Synonyms: ineradicable, inerasable, ineffaceable, unexpungeable, indestructible,  permanent

Antonyms: Temporary, erasable, eradicable.

Usage: an indelible marker pen


7). Promulgation (Verb) – प्रचार

Definition:  to make known by open declaration

Synonyms:  publish; proclaim formally or put into operation

Antonyms: hide, keep secrete, keep quiet, collect.

Usage: Modi promulgated a new order.


8). Absconding (Verb) – फरार होना

Definition: leave hurriedly and secretly, typically to escape from custody or avoid arrest.

Synonyms: run away, escape, bolt, clear out, flee, make off, take flight, take off, fly, decamp

Antonyms: wait, remains, joint, appear.

Usage: the barman absconded with a week’s takings


9). Misdemeanours (Noun) – दुष्कर्म

Definition: a minor wrongdoing.

Synonyms: wrongdoing, evil deed, crime, felony, criminal act

Antonyms: goodness, loyal, trustable.

Usage: the player can expect a suspension for his latest misdemeanour


10). Consternation (Noun) – निराशा

Definition: a feeling of anxiety or dismay, typically at something unexpected.

Synonyms: dismay, perturbation, anxiety, distress, disquiet, disquietude, discomposure

Antonyms: Calm, Composure, Confidence, Peaceful.

Usage: to her consternation her car wouldn’t start


11). Defunct (Adjective) – अनुपयोगी

Definition: no longer existing or functioning.

Synonyms: disused, no longer in use, unused, inoperative, non-functioning, unusable

Antonyms: working, extant, alive, living

Usage: the now defunct Somerset & Dorset railway line


12). Crawling (Verb) — रेंगने

Definition: behave obsequiously or ingratiatingly in the hope of gaining someone’s favour.

Synonyms:   grovel to, be obsequious towards, ingratiate oneself with, be servile towards, be sycophantic towards

Antonyms:  oppose, disagreement.

Usage: a reporter’s job can involve crawling to objectionable people


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