The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 208

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). Impose (Verb) 

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

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

Antonyms: disorder, forger, displace, overlook

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


2). Unveil (Verb) 

Definition:  show or announce publicly for the first time.

Synonyms: reveal, present, disclose, divulge, make known, make public, air, communicate, publish, broadcast;

Antonyms: conceal, cover, hide, secrete, withhold

Usage: the Home Secretary has unveiled plans to crack down on crime


3). Minuscule (Adjective) 

Definition: extremely small; tiny

Synonyms: tiny, minute, microscopic, nanoscopic, very small, little, micro, diminutive, miniature

Antonyms: vast, huge

Usage: a minuscule fragment of DNA


4). Commensurate (Adjective) 

Definition: corresponding in size or degree; in proportion

Synonyms:equivalent, equal, corresponding, correspondent, comparable, proportionate, proportional

Antonyms: incompatible, unsuitable, inadequate

Usage: salary will be commensurate with age and experience


5). Retaliatory (Adjective) 

Definition: (of an action) characterized by a desire for revenge

Synonyms: reciprocate, get, pay, retrospect, return

Antonyms: depart, lose, leave, take, forgive

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


6). Transpire (Verb) 

Definition: occur; happen

Synonyms: happen, occur, take place, come about, come to pass, crop up, turn up, arise, chance, ensue, befall

Antonyms: vanish, remove, stop, quit

Usage: I’m going to find out exactly what transpired


7). Lynch (Verb) 

Definition:  (of a group of people) kill (someone) for an alleged offence without a legal trial, especially by hanging.

Synonyms:  execute, hand, kill, murder

Antonyms: bear, create

Usage: her father had been lynched by whites


8). Suspicion (Noun) 

Definition: a feeling or thought that something is possible, likely, or true.

Synonyms:intuition, feeling, impression, inkling, surmise, guess, conjecture, speculation, hunch, fancy, notion

Antonyms: believing, careless, certain, confident, convinced

Usage: she had a sneaking suspicion that he was laughing at her


9). Enrage (Verb) 

Definition: make (someone) very angry.

Synonyms: anger, incense, infuriate, madden, inflame, incite, antagonize, provoke

Antonyms: placate, please, calm, good-humoured

Usage: the students were enraged at these new rules


10). Reckon (Verb) 

Definition: establish by calculation

Synonyms:  calculate, compute, work out, put a figure on, figure, number, quantify

Antonyms: abandon, cancel, displace, forger, disregard, disbelieve

Usage: the society can reckon among its members males of the royal blood

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