The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 204

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). Abysmal (Adjective) भयानक

Definition: extremely bad; appalling.

 Synonyms: dreadful, awful, terrible, frightful, atrocious, disgraceful, deplorable, shameful, woeful, hopeless

Antonyms: good, outstanding, measurable, low

Usage: the quality of her work is abysmal


2). Enforcement (Noun) प्रवर्तन

Definition:  the act of compelling observance of or compliance with a law, rule, or obligation.

Synonyms: imposition, implementation, application, carrying out, administration, administering, discharge, fulfilment, execution, prosecution

Antonyms: cease, halt, refuse, stop

Usage: the strict enforcement of environmental regulations


3). Paradigm (Noun) मिसाल

Definition: a typical example or pattern of something; a pattern or model.

Synonyms: exemplar, ideal, mirror, chart, criterion, model

Antonyms: disorganization, atypical

Usage: society’s paradigm of the ‘ideal woman


4). Robust (Adjective) मजबूत

Definition: strong and healthy; vigorous

Synonyms:  strong, vigorous, sturdy, tough, powerful

Antonyms: weak, frail

Usage: the Caplan family are a robust lot


5). Revamp (Verb) सुधारना

Definition: give new and improved form, structure, or appearance to

Synonyms:renovate, redecorate, refurbish, recondition, rehabilitate, rebuild, reconstruct, overhaul,

Antonyms: break, damage, destroy

Usage: an attempt to revamp the museum’s image


6). Drift (Verb) – बह जाना

Definition: be carried slowly by a current of air or water

Synonyms: wander, wander aimlessly, roam, rove, meander, stray, coast

Antonyms: ditch, individual, whole, valley, one

Usage: I was drifting off to sleep


7). Formidable (Adjective) दुर्जेय

Definition:  inspiring fear or respect through being impressively large, powerful, intense, or capable.

Synonyms:  intimidating, forbidding, redoubtable, daunting, alarming, frightening, terrifying, petrifying, horrifying, chilling, disturbing

Antonyms: comforting, easy, weak

Usage: a formidable opponent


8). Accusation (Noun) इलज़ाम

Definition: a charge or claim that someone has done something illegal or wrong.

Synonyms:allegation, charge, claim, assertion, asseveration, attribution, incrimination, imputation, denouncement, indictment, arraignment, citation

Antonyms: absolve, clear, exonerate

Usage: accusations of bribery


9). Scepticism (Noun) – संशयवाद

Definition: a sceptical attitude; doubt as to the truth of something

Synonyms: doubt, doubtfulness, dubiousness, a pinch of salt, lack of conviction

Antonyms: conviction, belief, faith

Usage: these claims were treated with scepticism


10). Jitter (Noun) – कलमलाना

Definition: feelings of extreme nervousness.

Synonyms:  anxiety, fidgets, dither, shivers

Antonyms: calmness

Usage: a bout of the jitters



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