The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 225

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). Erstwhile (Adjective) भूतपूर्व

Definition: former

Synonyms: former, old, past, one-time, sometime

Antonyms: present, future

Usage: the erstwhile president of the company


2). Inclusion (Noun) अंतर्वेशन

Definition:  the action or state of including or of being included within a group or structure.

Synonyms:  incorporation, addition, insertion, introduction

Antonyms: exclusion, omission

Usage: they have been selected for inclusion in the scheme


3). Rigour (Noun) – कठोरता

Definition: the quality of being extremely thorough and careful

Synonyms: meticulousness, thoroughness, carefulness, attention to detail, diligence,

Antonyms: calm, pleasure, carelessness, peace

Usage: his analysis is lacking in rigour


4). Abysmal (Adjective) – भयानक

Definition: extremely bad; appalling

Synonyms:  dreadful, awful, terrible, frightful, atrocious, disgraceful, deplorable

Antonyms: low, superb

Usage: the quality of her work is abysmal


5). Fatigue (Noun) थकान

Definition: extreme tiredness resulting from mental or physical exertion or illness

Synonyms: tiredness, weariness, exhaustion, overtiredness

Antonyms: energy, vigour

Usage: he was nearly dead with fatigue


6). Beacon (Noun) – प्रकाश मार्गदर्शन

Definition: a fire or light set up in a high or prominent position as a warning, signal, or celebration.

Synonyms: bonfire, smoke signal, beam, signal, danger signal, guiding light; rocket, flare, Very light; lighthouse, light tower

Antonyms: blacken, darken, obfuscate

Usage: a chain of beacons carried the news


7). Reap (Verb) – काटना

Definition:  cut or gather (a crop or harvest)

Synonyms:  harvest, garner, gather in, bring in, take in

Antonyms: forfeit, lose, miss, fail

Usage: many men were employed to reap the harvest


8). Insulate (Verb) – रक्षा करना

Definition: protect (something) by interposing material that prevents the loss of heat or the intrusion of sound

Synonyms: wrap, cover, encase, enclose, envelop, swathe, sheathe

Antonyms: join, mingle, uncover

Usage: insulate and draught-proof your home


9). Ideological (Adjective) – विचारधारा का

Definition: based on or relating to a system of ideas and ideals, especially concerning economic or political theory and policy.

Synonyms: intellectual, psychic, spiritual, subjective

Antonyms: physical, balance, sane

Usage: the ideological struggle that underpinned the cold war


10). Bias (Noun) पूर्वाग्रह

Definition: inclination or prejudice for or against one person or group, especially in a way considered to be unfair

Synonyms: prejudice, partiality, partisanship, favouritism, unfairness

Antonyms: objectivity, fairness, impartiality

Usage: there was evidence of bias against black applicants

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