The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 221

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). Contend (Verb) तर्क देना

Definition: assert something as a position in an argument.

Synonyms: assert, maintain, hold, claim, argue, profess, affirm, aver, avow, insist, state, declare, pronounce, allege

Antonyms: agree, comply, go along

Usage: he contends that the judge was wrong


2). Consistent (Adjective) नियमित या संगत

Definition:  acting or done in the same way over time, especially so as to be fair or accurate

Synonyms: steady, stable, constant, regular, even, uniform, orderly, unchanging, unvarying, unswerving, undeviating

Antonyms: inconsistent, irregular

Usage: he is their most consistent player this season


3). Exploitation (Noun) शोषण

Definition: the action or fact of treating someone unfairly in order to benefit from their work

Synonyms: taking advantage, making use, abuse of, misuse, ill treatment

Antonyms: conserve, support, nurturance, contribute

Usage: the exploitation of migrant workers


4). Revamp (Verb) – सुधारना

Definition: give new and improved form, structure, or appearance to

Synonyms:renovate, redecorate, refurbish, recondition, rehabilitate, rebuild, reconstruct, overhaul,

Antonyms: break, damage, destroy

Usage: an attempt to revamp the museum’s image


5). Tournament (Noun) प्रतियोगिता

Definition: (in a sport or game) a series of contests between a number of competitors, competing for an overall prize.

Synonyms:competition, contest, championship, series, meeting, meet, event, match, trial, bout, fixture

Antonyms: peace

Usage: a golf tournament


6). Ramshackle (Adjective) जीर्ण

Definition: (especially of a house or vehicle) in a state of severe disrepair.

Synonyms: tumbledown, dilapidated, derelict, ruinous, falling to pieces, decrepit, neglected,

Antonyms: well maintained, sturdy

Usage: a ramshackle cottage


7). Rivet (Verb) – कीलक होना

Definition: attract and completely engross (someone).

Synonyms:  fascinated, engrossed, gripped, captivated, enthralled, intrigued, spellbound, rapt, mesmerized, transfixed

Antonyms: bored, uninterested, boring, dull

Usage: he was riveted by the newsreels shown on television


8). Outbreak (Noun) – प्रकोप

Definition: a sudden occurrence of something unwelcome, such as war or disease.

Synonyms: eruption, flare-up, upsurge, outburst, epidemic, breakout, sudden appearance, rash, wave, spate, flood, explosion, burst, blaze, flurry

Antonyms: calm, peace, calmness, completion

Usage: the outbreak of World War II


9). Mortality (Noun) मृत्यु – दर

Definition: the state of being subject to death.

Synonyms: impermanence, temporality, transience, ephemerality, impermanency, perishability

 Antonyms: immortality, birth, life

Usage: the work is increasingly haunted by thoughts of mortality


10). Diversity (Noun) – विविधता

Definition: a range of different things

Synonyms:  variety, miscellany, assortment, mixture, mix, melange, range, array, medley, multiplicity

Antonyms: uniformity, like, similar, same

Usage: there was considerable diversity in the style of the reports



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