The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 173

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).Lynching (Verb)

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


2).Brutality (Noun)

Definition:savage physical violence; great cruelty.

Synonyms:savagery, cruelty, bloodthirstiness, viciousness, ferocity, barbarity, wickedness, murderousness

Antonyms:gentleness, kindness

Usage:brutality against civilians


3).Lure (Verb)

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


4).Thrash (Verb)

Definition:move in a violent and convulsive way.

Synonyms:flail, thresh, flounder, toss and turn, jerk, toss, squirm, writhe, twist, wriggle, wiggle, twitch

Antonyms:peace, calm.

Usage:he lay on the ground thrashing around in pain


5).Anxieties (Noun)

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


6).Anonymity (Noun)

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


7).Perpetrators (Noun)

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


8).Vile (Adjective)

Definition:extremely unpleasant.

Synonyms:foul, nasty, unpleasant, bad, disagreeable, horrid, horrible, dreadful, abominable, atrocious, offensive

Antonyms:pleasant, attractive, comforting, helpful.

Usage:he has a vile temper


9).Verdict (Noun)

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

Antonyms:assumption, random.

Usage:the jury returned a verdict of not guilty


10).Contender (Noun)

Definition:a person or group competing with others to achieve something.

Synonyms:adversary, competition, rival, opponent.

Antonyms:ally, associate, helper.

Usage:a presidential contender


11).Shrewdly (Adverb)

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


12).Embroiled (Verb)

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

Antonyms:exclude, remove.

Usage:the organization is currently embroiled in running battles with pressure groups


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