The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 234

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. Consortium (noun) – संघ

Definition: an association, typically of several companies.

Synonyms: company, group, collective, cartel, syndicate, league, fraternity

Antonyms: individual, singular, independant

Usage: Acting as a consortium, the citizens in the poor district worked together to renovate their schools.


  1. Embark (verb) — पोतारोहण करना

Definition: begin a course of action

Synonyms: begin, start, commence, undertake, set about, enter on, go into, take up

Antonyms: conclude, finish, end, complete, cease, disappear

Usage: He decided that he would embark on the year long mission.


  1. Deadlock (noun) – गतिरोध

Definition: a situation, typically one involving opposing parties, in which no progress can be made

Synonyms: stalemate, impasse, checkmate, stand-off, predicament

Antonyms: progressing, improving, moving forward, advance, develop

Usage: The two parties finally came to an agreement to prevent a deadlock regarding the case.


  1. Arbitrary (adjective) — मनमाना

 Definition: unrestrained and autocratic in the use of authority

Synonyms: despotic, tyrannical, tyrannous, peremptory, summary, autocratic, dictatorial

Antonyms: democratic, accountable, rational, reasoned

Usage: The arbitrary policies suggested by the party was not passed due to the strong opposition.


  1. Autocracy (noun) — एकतंत्र

Definition: a system of government by one person with absolute power.

Synonyms: absolutism, absolute power, totalitarianism, dictatorship, despotism, tyranny, monocracy

Antonyms: representative government, elective government, constitutional government, popular government

Usage: The Grand Duchy of Tuscany was an autocracy


  1. Mainstay (noun) — मुख्याधार

Definition: someone or something on which something else is based or relies.

Synonyms: centrepiece, prop, linchpin, cornerstone, pillar, bulwark, buttress

Antonyms: unimportant, insignificant, sidelined

Usage: Whitefish are the mainstay of the local industry


  1. Rampant (adjective) — अनियंत्रित

Definition: flourishing or spreading unchecked.

Synonyms: uncontrolled, unrestrained, unchecked, unbridled, widespread, pandemic, epidemic

Antonyms: controlled, restrained, checked, bridled, caged

Usage: Political violence was rampant in the country for almost two years after the attacks.


  1. Unravel (verb) – जांच और हल करना 

Definition: investigate or solve something

Synonyms: solve, undo, explain, elucidate, fathom, decipher, decode, crack, penetrate, untangle

Antonyms: complicate, encode, tangle

Usage: They were attempting to unravel the cause of death


  1. Tenuous (adjective) – कमजोर

Definition: very weak or slight.

Synonyms: slight, insubstantial, flimsy, negligible, weak, fragile, shaky, sketchy, doubtful

Antonyms: strong, definitive, undeniable, substantial

Usage: People often discuss the tenuous link between interest rates and investment.


  1. Assimilate — आत्मसात्‌ करना

Definition: take in and understand fully

Synonyms: absorb, take in, acquire, pick up, grasp, comprehend, understand, learn,

Antonyms: confused, unclear, lack of clarity, cannot grasp

Usage: Marie tried to assimilate the week’s events

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