The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 216

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). Cordial (Adjective) सौहार्दपूर्ण

Definition: warm and friendly

Synonyms: friendly, warm, genial, affable, amiable, pleasant, fond, affectionate, warm-hearted, good-natured, gracious, hospitable

Antonyms: cold, disagreeable, rude, sad

Usage: the atmosphere was cordial and relaxed


2). Substantial (Adjective) काफ़ी महत्वपूर्ण

Definition:  of considerable importance, size, or worth

Synonyms: considerable, real, material, weighty, solid, sizeable, meaningful, significant, important, notable, major, marked, valuable

Antonyms: insubstantial, worthless

Usage: a substantial amount of cash


3). Surplus (Noun) अधिशेष

Definition: an amount of something left over when requirements have been met; an excess of production or supply.

Synonyms: excess, surfeit, overabundance, superabundance, superfluity, oversupply

Antonyms: dearth, shortage, lack

Usage: exports of food surpluses


4). Distress (Noun) संकट

Definition: extreme anxiety, sorrow, or pain

Synonyms:anguish, suffering, pain, agony, ache, affliction, torment, torture, discomfort, heartache, heartbreak

Antonyms: advantage, cheer, aid, comfort, gladness, calm

Usage: to his distress he saw that she was trembling


5). Litigation (Noun) – मुक़दमेबाज़ी

Definition: the process of taking legal action

Synonyms: legal action, lawsuit, legal dispute, legal case, case

Antonyms: cohesion, compromise, accord

Usage: the company wishes to avoid litigation


6). Dilapidated (Adjective) जीर्ण

Definition: (of a building or object) in a state of disrepair or ruin as a result of age or neglect.

Synonyms: tumbledown, ramshackle, broken-down, in disrepair, shabby, battered, rickety, shaky, unsound

Antonyms: smart, intact

Usage: old, dilapidated buildings


7). Emphasize (Verb) – को महत्तव देना

Definition:  give special importance or value to (something) in speaking or writing

Synonyms:   highlight, point up, spotlight, foreground, play up, make a point of

Antonyms: understate, play down

Usage: they emphasize the need for daily, one-to-one contact between parent and child


8). Stalemate (Noun) गतिरोध

Definition: a situation in which further action or progress by opposing or competing parties seems impossible.

Synonyms: deadlock, impasse, standstill, dead end, stand-off, draw, tie, dead heat

Antonyms: advance, headway, progress

Usage: the talks had reached a stalemate


9). Descent (Noun) अवरोहण

Definition: an act of moving downwards, dropping, or falling.

Synonyms: going down, coming down; drop, fall, sinking, subsiding; dive, pitch, slump

 Antonyms: ascent, climb

Usage: the plane had gone into a steep descent


10). Chaos  (Noun) – गोलमाल

Definition: complete disorder and confusion.

Synonyms:  disorder, disarray, disorganization, confusion, mayhem, bedlam, pandemonium, madness, havoc

Antonyms: order, orderliness

Usage: snow caused chaos in the region


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