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). Divulge (Verb) – प्रकाशित करना
Definition: make known (private or sensitive information).
Synonyms: disclose, reveal, make known, tell, impart, communicate, pass on, publish, broadcast, proclaim, promulgate
Antonyms: hide, keep out of sight, keep hidden, secrete, tuck away
Usage: I am too much of a gentleman to divulge her age
2). Fleecing (Verb) – धोखा देना
Definition: obtain a great deal of money from (someone), typically by overcharging or swindling them.
Synonyms: cheat, defraud, clip, overcharge.
Antonyms: give, offer
Usage: the city’s cab drivers are notorious for fixing fares and fleecing tourists
3). Frayed (Adjective) – अस्तव्यस्त
Definition: showing the effects of strain.
Synonyms: strain, overtax, irritate, put on edge, make edgy, make tense
Antonyms: please, sew.
Usage: an effort to soothe frayed nerves
4). Jeopardised (Verb) – ख़तरे में डालना
Definition: put (someone or something) into a situation in which there is a danger of loss, harm, or failure.
Synonyms: threaten, endanger, imperil, menace, risk, put at risk, expose to risk, put in danger
Antonyms: safeguard, save, protect.
Usage: a devaluation of the dollar would jeopardize New York’s position as a financial centre
5). Pecking (Verb) – चोंच मारना
Definition: strike or bite something with its beak.
Synonyms: bite, nip, strike, hit, tap, rap, jab, poke, prick
Antonyms: lose, release.
Usage: two geese were pecking at some grain
6). Reassure (Verb) – यकीन दिलाना
Definition: say or do something to remove the doubts and fears of (someone).
Synonyms: put/set someone’s mind at rest, dispel someone’s fears, restore/bolster someone’s confidence
Antonyms: alarm, unnerve
Usage: he understood her feelings and tried to reassure her
7). Recalibration (Verb) – सोच में बदलाव लाना
Definition: to change the way you do or think about something
Synonyms: fix, improve, redress, remedy.
Antonyms: corrupt, injure, break, destroy.
Usage: The administration appears to have recalibrated its strategy.
8). Substantively (Adverb) – काफ़ी
Definition: in a way that is important, meaningful, or considerable.
Synonyms: affect, count, mean, value.
Usage: the parties differ substantively on many issues
9). Drifting (Verb) – बहती हुई
Definition: move passively, aimlessly, or involuntarily into a certain situation or condition.
Synonyms: wander, wander aimlessly, roam, rove, meander, stray, coast
Antonyms: run, stay, go direct, divide.
Usage: I was drifting off to sleep
10). Travails (Verb) – पीड़ा सहना
Definition: engage in painful or laborious effort.
Synonyms: agony, anguish, tribulation.
Antonyms: comfort, joy, peace, fun
Usage: creation may travail in pain but it cannot escape its destiny