The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 196

SSC and all Competitive Exams. Explore The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary to score good marks in English Section. Start practising this vocabulary to increase your word power. While reading a passage you have to highlight tough words in it and analyse the correct meaning of 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 an 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). Assertion (Noun) अभिकथन

Definition: a confident and forceful statement of fact or belief.

Synonyms:declaration, contention, statement, claim, submission, postulation, averment, opinion, proclamation, announcement, pronouncement, assurance

Antonyms: desertion, quiet, silence, denial, rejection

Usage: his assertion that his father had deserted the famil


2). Affinity (Noun) सहानुभूति

Definition: a natural liking for and understanding of someone or something

Synonyms: empathy, rapport, sympathy, accord, harmony, like-mindedness

Antonyms: dislike, aversion, antipathy

Usage: he had a special affinity with horses


3). Strident (Adjective) कठोर या कर्कश

Definition: loud and harsh; grating

Synonyms:harsh, raucous, rough, grating, rasping, jarring, loud, stentorian, shrill, screeching, piercing, ear-piercing

Antonyms: soft, dulcet

Usage: his voice had become increasingly strident


4). Incumbency (Noun) – कार्यकाल

Definition: the holding of an office or the period during which one is held

Synonyms:  tenure, regime, administration, term, responsibility

Antonyms: assets, draftee, impunit, unburden

Usage: during his incumbency he established an epidemic warning system


5). Ubiquitous (Adjective) सर्वव्यापक

Definition: present, appearing, or found everywher

Synonyms: omnipresent, ever-present, present everywhere, everywhere, all-over, all over the place, pervasive, all-pervasive, universal, worldwide, global

Antonyms: rare, scarce

Usage: his ubiquitous influence was felt by all the family


6). Siege (Noun) घेराबंदी

Definition: a military operation in which enemy forces surround a town or building, cutting off essential supplies, with the aim of compelling those inside to surrender

Synonyms: blockade, beleaguerment, encirclement

Antonyms: relief, raising

Usage: Verdun had withstood a siege of ten weeks


7). Curfew (Noun) निषेधाज्ञा

Definition:  a regulation requiring people to remain indoors between specified hours, typically at night

Synonyms:  time limit, check in time, deadline

Antonyms: unlimited time

Usage: to be abroad after curfew without permission was to risk punishment


8). Idyllic (Adjective) उत्तम

Definition: like an idyll; extremely happy, peaceful, or picturesque

Synonyms: perfect, ideal, idealized, wonderful, blissful, halcyon, happy

Antonyms: hellish, bad, disagreeable, flawed

Usage: an attractive hotel in an idyllic setting


9). Scapegoat (Noun) बलि का बकरा

Definition: a person who is blamed for the wrongdoings, mistakes, or faults of others, especially for reasons of expediency.

Synonyms: whipping boy, victim

Antonyms: top dog

Usage: secret police scapegoated a few of the ringleaders to put an end to the issue


10). Forge (Verb) मजबूत बनाना

Definition: create (something) strong, enduring, or successful

Synonyms:  build, build up, construct, form, create, establish, set up, put together

Antonyms: raze, stop, ruin, destroy

Usage: they forged a partnership with city government


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