The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 187

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). Inevitability (Noun) — अनिवार्यता      

Definition: the quality of being certain to happen.

Synonyms: essential, fundamental, cause.

Antonyms: extra, auxiliary, desire.

Usage: there was an air of inevitability about the outcome


2). Franchise (Noun) – मताधिकार

Definition: an authorization granted by a government or company to an individual or group enabling them to carry out specified commercial activities, for example acting as an agent for a company’s products.

Synonyms: warrant, charter, licence, permit, authorization, permission, sanction

Antonyms: responsible.

Usage: Toyota granted the group a franchise


3). Inception (Noun) – आरंभ का

Definition: the establishment or starting point of an institution or activity.

Synonyms: establishment, institution, foundation, founding, formation, initiation,

setting up, origination, constitution

Antonyms: end, complete, finish.

Usage: she has been on the board since its inception two years ago


4). Pivotal (Adjective) – केंद्रीय

Definition: of crucial importance in relation to the development or success of something else.

Synonyms: central, crucial, vital, critical, focal, essential, key, significant, important, determining, decisive, deciding

Antonyms: minor, trivial, secondary.

Usage: Japan’s pivotal role in the world economy


5). Triumphed (Verb) – विजयी होना

Definition: achieve a victory; be successful.

Synonyms:  win, succeed, be successful, come first, be the victor, be victorious, gain a victory, carry the day

Antonyms: lose, fail, be defeated by

Usage: they had no chance of triumphing over the Nationalists


6). Unflappable (Adjective) — स्थिर

Definition: having or showing calmness in a crisis.

Synonyms:  imperturbable, unexcitable, cool, calm, collected, cool, calm, and collected, controlled, self-controlled

Antonyms: temperamental, mercurial, volatile, emotional, sensitive, highly strung, easily upset, easily agitated

Usage: I prided myself on being unflappable even in the most chaotic circumstances


7). Gamut (Noun) – पूरा दायरा

Definition: the complete range or scope of something.

Synonyms: range, spectrum, span, sweep, compass, scope, area, breadth, width,

reach, extent, catalogue, scale

Antonyms: stand still, leave.

Usage: the whole gamut of human emotion


8). Demeanour (Noun) – आचरण

Definition: outward behaviour or bearing.

Synonyms: manner, air, attitude, appearance, look, aspect, mien, cast

Antonyms: properness, propriety, impropriety, improperness, modesty

Usage: his happy demeanour


9). Antidote (Noun) – विषहर औषद

Definition: something that counteracts an unpleasant feeling or situation.

Synonyms: cure, corrective, nostrum.

 Usage: laughter is a good antidote to stress


10). Frenzied (Adjective) – क्रोधित,उन्माद

Definition: wildly excited or uncontrolled.

Synonyms: frantic, wild, frenetic, hectic, fraught, feverish, fevered, mad,

crazed, manic, hyperactive, energetic


Usage: a frenzied attack


11). Colossus (Noun) – प्रकांड व्यक्ति या साम्राज्य

Definition: a person or thing of enormous size, importance, or ability.

Usage: the Russian Empire was the colossus of European politics


12). Preparatory (Adjective) – आरंभ का

Definition: serving as or carrying out preparation for a task or undertaking.

Synonyms: preliminary, initial, prior, introductory, prefatory, opening, basic,

elementary, fundamental, rudimentary, preparative

 Antonyms: secondary, substitute.

Usage: more preparatory work is needed


13). Tainted (Verb) – दूषित

Definition: affect with a bad or undesirable quality.

Synonyms: tarnish, sully, blacken, stain, besmirch, smear, blot, blemish,

stigmatize, mar, corrupt, defile.

Antonyms: improve, clean.

Usage: his administration was tainted by scandal


14). Nudged (Verb) – प्रोत्साहित करना

Definition: coax or gently encourage (someone) to do something.

Synonyms: prompt, encourage, coax, stimulate, prod, jog

Antonyms: suppress, discourage.

Usage: we have to nudge the politicians in the right direction


15). Anxiety (Noun) – व्यग्रता

Definition: a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome.

Synonyms: worry, concern, apprehension, apprehensiveness, consternation, uneasiness, unease

Antonyms: calmness, serenity

Usage: he felt a surge of anxiety


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