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”
Definition:(of a group of people) kill (someone) for an alleged offence without a legal trial, especially by hanging.
Synonyms:hang, hang by the neck, punishing.
Antonyms:bear, create, prepare.
Usage:her father had been lynched by whites
Definition:savage physical violence; great cruelty.
Synonyms:savagery, cruelty, bloodthirstiness, viciousness, ferocity, barbarity, wickedness, murderousness
Usage:brutality against civilians
Definition:tempt (a person or animal) to do something or to go somewhere, especially by offering some form of reward.
Synonyms:tempt, entice, attract, induce, coax, persuade, inveigle, allure, seduce, win over, cajole, beguile
Antonyms:fact, certainty, reality, truth.
Usage:the child was lured into a car but managed to escape
Definition:move in a violent and convulsive way.
Synonyms:flail, thresh, flounder, toss and turn, jerk, toss, squirm, writhe, twist, wriggle, wiggle, twitch
Usage:he lay on the ground thrashing around in pain
Definition:a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome.
Synonyms:worry, concern, apprehension, apprehensiveness, consternation, uneasiness, unease, fearfulness
Antonyms:advantage, belief, faith, certainty, happiness.
Usage:he felt a surge of anxiety
Definition:lack of outstanding, individual, or unusual features; impersonality.
Synonyms: nameless, anonymousness.
Antonyms:outstanding, excellent, group.
Usage:the anonymity of big city life definitely has its advantages
Definition:a person who carries out a harmful, illegal, or immoral act.
Synonyms:criminal, assassin, executioner, killer.
Usage:the perpetrators of this horrific crime must be brought to justice
Synonyms:foul, nasty, unpleasant, bad, disagreeable, horrid, horrible, dreadful, abominable, atrocious, offensive
Antonyms:pleasant, attractive, comforting, helpful.
Usage:he has a vile temper
Definition:a decision on an issue of fact in a civil or criminal case or an inquest.
Synonyms:judgement, adjudication, adjudgement, decision, finding, ruling, resolution, pronouncement, decree, order
Usage:the jury returned a verdict of not guilty
Definition:a person or group competing with others to achieve something.
Synonyms:adversary, competition, rival, opponent.
Antonyms:ally, associate, helper.
Usage:a presidential contender
Definition:in a way that shows sharp powers of judgement; astutely.
Synonyms:astutely, acutely, intelligently, cleverly, smartly, alertly, with all one’s wits about one, cannily, perceptively
Antonyms:unwisely, worse, badly.
Usage:a very shrewdly observed satire
Definition:involve (someone) deeply in an argument, conflict, or difficult situation.
Synonyms:include, count in, take in, bring in, draw in, take into account, take account of, take note of, allow for
Usage:the organization is currently embroiled in running battles with pressure groups