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). Enact (Verb) – कानून बनाना
Definition: make (a bill or other proposal) law
Synonyms: pass, approve, ratify, validate, sanction, authorize, accept
Antonyms: fail, direct, hinder, miss, prevent, repeal
Usage: legislation was enacted to attract international companies
2). Concurrent (Adjective) – समवर्ती
Definition: existing, happening, or done at the same time
Synonyms: simultaneous, coincident, coinciding, contemporaneous, synchronous
Antonyms: disagreeing, divergent
Usage: there are three concurrent art fairs around the city
3). Tussle (Noun) – संघर्ष
Definition: a vigorous struggle or scuffle, typically in order to obtain or achieve something.
Synonyms: scuffle, fight, struggle, skirmish, brawl, scrimmage, scramble, scrum, fisticuffs
Antonyms: agreement, harmony, peace, accord
Usage: there was a tussle for the ball
4). Acrimonious (Adjective) – उग्रता
Definition: (typically of speech or discussion) angry and bitter.
Synonyms: bitter, rancorous, caustic, acerbic, scathing, sarcastic, acid, harsh
Antonyms: happy, kind, helping, mild, nice
Usage: an acrimonious dispute about wages
5). Proviso (Noun) – परंतुक
Definition: a condition or qualification attached to an agreement or statement.
Synonyms: condition, stipulation, provision, clause, rider, qualification, restriction, reservation, caveat, limitation
Antonyms: deficiency, overkill, deficit
Usage: he let his house with the proviso that his own staff should remain to run it
6). Soggy (Adjective) – सिक्त या गीला
Definition: very wet and soft.
Synonyms: mushy, squashy, pulpy, pappy, slushy, sloppy
Antonyms: arid, cool, dry, hard
Usage: we squelched through the soggy ground
7). Shoddy (Adjective) – कमज़ोर
Definition: badly made or done.
Synonyms: poor-quality, inferior, second-rate, third-rate, low-grade, cheap, cheapjack
Antonyms: well made, careful
Usage: we’re not paying good money for shoddy goods
8). Affluent (Adjective) – धनी
Definition: (especially of a group or area) having a great deal of money; wealthy.
Synonyms: wealthy, rich, prosperous, opulent, well off, moneyed
Antonyms: poor, impoverished
Usage: the affluent societies of the western world
9). Worrisome (Adjective) – चिंताजनक
Definition: causing anxiety or concern.
Synonyms: worrying, daunting, alarming, perturbing, trying, taxing, vexatious, niggling, bothersome, troublesome
Antonyms: restful, pacific, calming, soothing
Usage: a worrisome problem
10). Densify (Verb) – घना करना
Definition: make (something) denser.
Synonyms: crystallize, stiffen, strengthen, amalgamate
Antonyms: dilute, dissolve, divide, liquefy
Usage: densified hardboard