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”
1). Impede (Verb) – बाधा डालना
Definition: delay or prevent (someone or something) by obstructing them; hinder.
Synonyms: hinder, obstruct, hamper, handicap, hold back, hold up, delay, interfere with, disrupt, retard, slow
Antonyms: advance, aid, allow, assist, encourage
Usage: the sap causes swelling which can impede breathing
2). Deteriorate (Verb) – बिगड़ जाना
Definition: become progressively worse.
Synonyms: worsen, get worse, decline, be in decline, degenerate, decay;
Antonyms: approve, compliment, elevate, grow, improve
Usage: relations between the countries had deteriorated sharply
3). Drastic (Adjective) – भीषण
Definition: likely to have a strong or far-reaching effect; radical and extreme.
Synonyms: extreme, serious, forceful, desperate, dire, radical, far-reaching, momentous, substantial;
Antonyms: mild, moderate
Usage: a drastic reduction of staffing levels
4). Unearth (Verb) – खोदकर निकालना
Definition: find (something) in the ground by digging.
Synonyms: dig up, excavate, exhume, disinter, bring to the surface, mine, quarry, pull out, root out, scoop out, disentomb
Antonyms: conceal, hide, cover, lose, miss
Usage: workmen unearthed an ancient artillery shell
5). Foreword (Noun) – प्रस्तावना
Definition: a short introduction to a book, typically by a person other than the author
Synonyms: preface, introduction, prologue, preamble, opening remarks, opening statement, preliminary matter, front matter
Antonyms: conclusion, addendum, epilogue
Usage: the foreword is usually re-written or extended to inform the reader of the changes
6). Legion (Noun) – भीड़
Definition: a vast number of people or things
Synonyms:horde, host, throng, multitude, crowd, drove, mass, mob, rabble, gang, swarm, flock, herd, body, pack, score, mountain
Antonyms: few, numbered
Usage: legions of photographers and TV cameras
7) Evident (Adjective) – प्रत्यक्ष
Definition: clearly seen or understood; obvious.
Synonyms:obvious, apparent, noticeable, conspicuous, perceptible, perceivable, visible, observable, discernible, transparent, clear,
Antonyms: concealed, doubtful, uncertain, unclear, vague
Usage: she ate the biscuits with evident enjoyment
8). Protégé (Adjective) – शागिर्द,आश्रित
Definition: a person who is guided and supported by an older and more experienced or influential person.
Synonyms: pupil, student, trainee, apprentice
Antonyms: role model, guardian, mentor
Usage: Ruskin submitted his protégé’s name for election
9). Rival (Noun) – प्रतिद्वंद्वी
Definition: a person or thing competing with another for the same objective or for superiority in the same field of activity.
Synonyms: competitor, opponent, contestant, contender, challenger
Antonyms: partner, ally
Usage: he has no serious rival for the job
10). Outlast (Verb) – बहुत समय जीवित रहना
Definition: live or last longer than.
Synonyms: outlive, survive, live after, remain alive after,
Antonyms: cease, fall apart, fail, lose, shoot
Usage: the kind of beauty that will outlast youth