The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 229

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). Overshadow (Verb) – छाया में रखना

Definition: tower above and cast a shadow over

Synonyms: shade, darken, conceal, obscure, block out, obliterate, eclipse, screen, shroud, veil, mantle, cloak, mask

Antonyms: clear, explain, brighten

Usage: an enormous oak tree stood overshadowing the cottage


2). Allegation (Noun) आरोप

Definition:  a claim or assertion that someone has done something illegal or wrong, typically one made without proof.

Synonyms: claim, assertion, declaration, statement, proclamation, contention, argument, affirmation, averment

Antonyms: exculpation, denial

Usage: he made allegations of corruption against the administration


3). Accusation (Noun) दोषारोप

Definition: a charge or claim that someone has done something illegal or wrong.

Synonyms:allegation, charge, claim, assertion, asseveration, attribution, incrimination, imputation, denouncement, indictment, arraignment, citation

Antonyms: absolve, clear, exonerate

Usage: accusations of bribery


4). Surreal (Adjective) – असली

Definition: having the qualities of surrealism; bizarre

Synonyms:  unreal, dreamlike, fantastical, strange

Antonyms: real, natural, veritable, actual, normal

Usage: a surreal mix of fact and fantasy


5). Contentious (Adjective) – विवादास्पद

Definition: causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial

Synonyms: controversial, disputable, debatable, disputed, contended, open to question/debate, moot, vexed

Antonyms: nonaggressive, peaceable, uncombative, uncontentious

Usage: a contentious issue


6). Suspicion (Noun) संदेह

Definition: a feeling or thought that something is possible, likely, or true

Synonyms:intuition, feeling, impression, inkling, surmise, guess, conjecture, speculation, hunch, fancy, notion, supposition, view, belief, idea, conclusion, theory, thesis, hypothesis

Antonyms: believing, careless, certain, confident, convinced, heedless, inattentive

Usage: she had a sneaking suspicion that he was laughing at her


7). Unscrupulous (Adjective) – नीतिज्ञानहीन

Definition: having or showing no moral principles; not honest or fair.

Synonyms:unprincipled, unethical, immoral, amoral, conscienceless, untrustworthy, shameless, reprobate, exploitative, corrupt

Antonyms: ethical, honest

Usage: unscrupulous landlords might be tempted to harass existing tenants


8). Contaminant (Noun) संदूषक

Definition: a polluting or poisonous substance that makes something impure

Synonyms: contagion, corruption, epidemic, infection

Antonyms: cleanliness, sterility, purification, cure

Usage: people were exposed to airborne contaminant


9). Allay (Verb) – निराकरणकरना

Definition: diminish or put at rest (fear, suspicion, or worry

Synonyms: reduce, diminish, decrease, lessen, assuage, alleviate, ease, relieve, soothe, soften, take the edge off, dull, cushion, mollify, moderate

 Antonyms: increase, intensify

Usage: the report attempted to educate the public and allay fears


10). Stoke (Verb) – प्रोत्साहित या उत्तेजित करें

Definition: encourage or incite (a strong emotion or tendency)

Synonyms:  feed, incite, inflame, sustain, charge

Antonyms: de-energize, deplete, discourage

Usage: his composure had the effect of stoking her anger

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