The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 218

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). Baffling (Adjective) चौंकाने वाला

Definition: impossible to understand; perplexing

Synonyms: perplexing, puzzling, confusing, enigmatic

Antonyms: easy, hassle-free, clear, apparent

Usage: the crime is a baffling mystery for the police


2). Cluster (Noun) समूह

Definition: a group of similar things or people positioned or occurring closely together.

Synonyms: bunch, clump, collection, mass, knot, group, clutch, bundle, nest

Antonyms: individual, one

Usage: clusters of creamy-white flowers


3). Lynch (Verb) वध करना

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


4). Proliferation (Noun) प्रसार

Definition: rapid increase in the number or amount of something.

Synonyms:  growth, multiplication, spread, escalation, expansion, build-up, buildout,

Antonyms: decrease, destroy, lessen, shrink

Usage: a continuing threat of nuclear proliferation


5). Persuade (Verb) – राज़ी करना

Definition: induce (someone) to do something through reasoning or argument

Synonyms: prevail on, talk someone into, coax, convince, make, get, press someone into, induce

Antonyms: dissuade, discourage, deter

Usage: it wasn’t easy, but I persuaded him to do the right thing


6). Inevitable (Adjective) – अवश्यंभावी

Definition: certain to happen; unavoidable.

Synonyms: unavoidable, inescapable, bound to happen, sure to happen, inexorable, unpreventable, assured, certain

Antonyms: avoidable, uncertain

Usage: war was inevitable


7). Procurement (Noun) – प्राप्त करना,खरीदना

Definition:  the action of obtaining or procuring something

Synonyms: acquisition, appropriation, attainment, acquirement

Antonyms: discourage, hinder, forfeit, lose, prevent

Usage: financial assistance for the procurement of legal advice


8). Confrontational (Adjective) – टकराव

Definition: tending to deal with situations in an aggressive way; hostile or argumentative

Synonyms: battle, contest, crisis, dispute

Antonyms: agreement, calm, peace

Usage: he distanced himself from the confrontational approach adopted by his predecessor


9). Fray (Noun) – उधेड़ना

Definition: (of a fabric, rope, or cord) unravel or become worn at the edge, typically through constant rubbing.

Synonyms: unravel, wear, wear thin, wear out, wear away, wear through, become worn

Antonyms: peace, agreement, accord, calm, quiet

Usage: cheap fabric soon frays


10). Adversary (Noun) – प्रतिद्वंद्वी,

Definition: one’s opponent in a contest, conflict, or dispute.

Synonyms:opponent, rival, enemy, foe, nemesis, antagonist, combatant, challenger, contender, competitor

Antonyms: ally, supporter

Usage: Davis beat his old adversary in the quarter-finals


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