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”
1). Fractured (Verb) – अस्थि भंग करना
Definition: break or cause to break.
Synonyms: break, snap, crack, cleave, rupture, shatter, smash, smash to smithereens, fragment, splinter, split
Antonyms: merge, joint, attach.
Usage: the stone has fractured
2). Hastily (Adverb) – जल्दी से
Definition: with excessive speed or urgency; hurriedly.
Synonyms: quickly, hurriedly, in a hurry, fast, swiftly, rapidly, speedily, briskly, expeditiously, without delay, post-haste
Antonyms: slowly, carefully, deliberately
Usage: maybe I acted too hastily
3). Thwarted (Verb) – नाकाम करना
Definition: oppose (a plan, attempt, or ambition) successfully.
Synonyms: foil, frustrate, baulk, stand in the way of, forestall
Antonyms: assist, facilitate
Usage: the government had been able to thwart all attempts by opposition leaders to form new parties
4). Entice (Verb) – लुभाना
Definition: attract or tempt by offering pleasure or advantage.
Synonyms: tempt, allure, lure, attract, dangle a carrot in front of
Antonyms: repel, turn off, disgust.
Usage: a show which should entice a new audience into the theatre
5). Brazen (Adjective) – बेशर्म
Definition: bold and without shame.
Synonyms: bold, shameless, as bold as brass, brazen-faced, forward, presumptuous, brash, immodest, unashamed
Antonyms: timid, shy
Usage: he went about his illegal business with a brazen assurance
6). Clincher (Noun) – बहस
Definition: a fact, argument, or event that settles a matter conclusively.
Synonyms: debate, argument, fight.
Antonyms: speech, acceptance.
Usage: Sixsmith scored the clincher after 81 minutes
7). Pragmatism (Noun) — व्यवहारवाद
Definition: an approach that evaluates theories or beliefs in terms of the success of their practical application.
Synonyms: logical, businesslike, realistic.
Antonyms: excited, inefficient, irrational
Usage: ideology had been tempered with pragmatism
8). Dysfunctional (Adjective) – बेकार
Definition: unable to deal adequately with normal social relations.
Synonyms: flawed, broken, decayed.
Antonyms: functional, adoptive, usable.
Usage: an emotionally dysfunctional businessman
9). Militias (Noun) – सेना
Definition: a military force that is raised from the civil population to supplement a regular army in an emergency
Usage: creating a militia was no answer to the army’s manpower problem
10). Sectarian (Noun) – सांप्रदायिक
Definition: a member of a sect.
Synonyms: separatist, dissenter, dissident, nonconformist, free thinker, renegade, recusant, schismatic
Antonyms: tolerant, liberal, broad-minded
Usage: a Jewish sectarian who preached the redemption of the Gentiles