The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 205

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). Provocation (Noun) उकसावा

Definition: action or speech that makes someone angry, especially deliberately.

Synonyms: incitement, rousing, stirring, stimulation, prompting, inducement, encouragement, urging

Antonyms: compliment, happiness, discouragement, hindrance

Usage: you should remain calm and not respond to provocation


2). Bureaucracy (Noun) नौकरशाही

Definition:  excessively complicated administrative procedure

Synonyms: red tape, rules and regulations, etiquette, protocol, officialdom

Antonyms: Adhocracy

Usage: the unnecessary bureaucracy in local government


3). Strident (Adjective) कठोर

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). Discretionary (Adjective) विवेकाधीन

Definition: available for use at the discretion of the user

Synonyms:  optional, non-compulsory, voluntary, at one’s discretion, up to the individual, non-mandatory, elective

Antonyms: compulsory, obligatory

Usage: there has been an increase in year-end discretionary bonuses


5). Curtail (Verb) – घटाना या कम करना

Definition: reduce in extent or quantity; impose a restriction on.

Synonyms: reduce, cut, cut down, cut back, decrease, lessen, diminish, slim down, tighten up, retrench

Antonyms: increase, lengthen

Usage: civil liberties were further curtailed


6). Veteran (Noun) विशेषज्ञ

Definition: a person who has had long experience in a particular field

Synonyms: master, expert, long-serving, mature, old

Antonyms: novice, apprentice, recruit

Usage: a veteran of two world wars


7). Sceptical (Adjective) उलझन में

Definition: not easily convinced; having doubts or reservations

Synonyms:  dubious, doubtful, having reservations, taking something with a pinch of salt, doubting

Antonyms: certain, convinced, optimistic

Usage: the public were deeply sceptical about some of the proposals


8). Contentious (Adjective) विवादास्पद

Definition: causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial.

Synonyms: controversial, disputable, debatable, disputed, contended, open to question/debate, moot, vexed

Antonyms: affable, benevolent, cordial, genial

Usage: a contentious issue


9). Stance (Noun) रुख

Definition: the attitude of a person or organization towards something; a standpoint.

Synonyms: attitude, stand, point of view, viewpoint, opinion

Antonyms: unsteadiness, inaction, truancy, malingering

Usage: the party is changing its stance on Europe


10). Tenuous (Adjective) कमजोर

Definition: very slender or fine; insubstantial.

Synonyms:  fine, thin, slender, attenuated, delicate, gossamer, fragile

Antonyms: convincing, substantial, strong

Usage: a tenuous thread


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