The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 197

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). Willy-nilly (Adverb) 

Definition: without direction or planning; haphazardly

Synonyms: haphazardly, at random, randomly, without planning, without method

Antonyms: rather, readily, soon, willingly

Usage: cars and trucks were parked willy-nilly

 

2). Inclusive (Adjective) 

Definition:  including all the services or items normally expected or required

Synonyms: all-in, all-inclusive, with everything included, comprehensive

Antonyms: exclusive, incomprehensive, narrow

Usage: menus stating fully inclusive prices

 

3). Lavish (Adjective) 

Definition: sumptuously rich, elaborate, or luxurious

Synonyms:sumptuous, luxurious, luxuriant, lush, gorgeous, costly, opulent, grand, elaborate, splendid, rich, regal, ornate, expensive

Antonyms: meagre, frugal, mean, scant

Usage: a lavish banquet

 

4). Spawn (Verb) 

Definition: produce or generate a large number of

Synonyms:  give rise to, bring about, occasion, generate, engender, originate, lead to, result in, effect, induce, initiate, start, set off;

Antonyms: destroy, kill, stop

Usage: the decade spawned a bewildering variety of books on the forces

 

5). Uncertainty (Noun) 

Definition: the state of being uncertain

Synonyms:unpredictability, unreliability, riskiness, chanciness, precariousness, unsureness

Antonyms: certainty, predictability, confidence

Usage: times of uncertainty and danger

 

6). Vicious (Adjective) 

Definition: deliberately cruel or violent.

Synonyms:brutal, ferocious, savage, violent, dangerous, ruthless, remorseless, merciless, heartless, callous, cruel, harsh, cold-blooded, inhuman, fierce

Antonyms: gentle, kindly, benevolent

Usage: a vicious assault

 

7). Impose (Verb) 

Definition:  force (an unwelcome decision or ruling) on someone.

Synonyms:  foist, force, thrust, inflict, obtrude, press, urge

Antonyms: disorder, forget, prevent, displace, overlook

Usage: the decision was theirs and was not imposed on them by others

 

8). Retaliatory (Adjective) 

Definition: characterized by a desire for revenge

Synonyms: reciprocate, get, pay, recompense, repay, requite

Antonyms: depart, lose, forgive, leave, take, pardon

Usage: fears of a retaliatory attack by the victim’s friends

 

9). Zealous (Adjective) 

Definition: having or showing zeal

Synonyms: fervent, ardent, fervid, fiery, passionate, impassioned, devout, devoted

Antonyms: apathetic, indifferent

Usage: the council was extremely zealous in the application of the regulations

 

10). Asymmetry (Noun) 

Definition: lack of equality or equivalence between parts or aspects of something; lack of symmetry

Synonyms:  imbalance, crookedness, inequality, unevenness

Antonyms: symmetry, balance, correspondence

Usage: there was an asymmetry between the right and left ears

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