The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 238

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. Oblivious (adjective) – बेख़बर

Definition: not aware of or concerned about what is happening around one.

Synonyms: unaware, unconscious, heedless, unmindful, insensible, unheeding, ignorant, blind, deaf

Antonyms: conscious, aware, mindful, sensible

Usage: she became absorbed in the book, oblivious to the passage of time


  1. Codify (verb)-  संहिताबद्ध करना

Definition: arrange (laws or rules) into a systematic code

Synonyms: systematize, systemize, organize, arrange, order, marshal, set out, chart, structure

Antonyms: random, unsystematic, not arranged, lacking order

Usage: the statutes have codified certain branches of common law


  1. Onus (noun) – जिम्मेदारी

Definition: something that is one’s duty or responsibility.

Synonyms: burden, responsibility, liability, obligation, duty, weight, load, charge, mantle, encumbrance

Antonyms: blamelessness, unaccountable, irresponsibility

Usage: The onus is on you to show that you have suffered loss


  1. Envisage (verb) — परिकल्पना करना

Definition: form a mental picture of (something not yet existing or known)

Synonyms: foresee, predict, forecast, foretell, anticipate, expect, think likely, envision

Antonyms: disregard, ignore, unexpected, unforeseen

Usage: he knew what he liked but had difficulty envisaging it


  1. Fruition (noun) – पूर्ति

Definition: the realization or fulfilment of a plan or project.

Synonyms: fulfilment, realization, actualization, materialization

Antonyms: inception, creation, formation

Usage: the plans have come to fruition rather sooner than expected


  1. Helm (noun) — पतवार

Definition: a wheel for steering a ship or boat, a position of control

Synonyms: tiller, wheel, control, power, authority, dominance

Antonyms: uncontrolled, no authority, weak, lack of power

Usage: He remained at the helm throughout the election, ensuring success through any means necessary.


  1. Sham (noun) – दिखावा

Definition: a thing that is not what it is purported to be

Synonyms: fake, pretended, feigned, simulated, false, artificial, bogus, synthetic, spurious, ersatz

Antonyms: real, true, original, genuine, authentic, actual

Usage: our current free health service is a sham


  1. Conciliate (verb) – समझौता करना

Definition: stop (someone) being angry or discontented; placate

Synonyms: appease, placate, pacify, mollify, propitiate, assuage, calm down, soothe, humour

Antonyms: agitate, anger, irritate, worsen, tick-off

Usage: concessions were made to conciliate the peasantry


  1. Respite (noun) – राहत

Definition: a short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant.

Synonyms: rest, break, breathing space, interval, intermission, interlude, recess, lull, pause, time out, hiatus

Antonyms: continuation, punishment, sentence, without pause

Usage: the refugee encampments will provide some respite from the suffering


  1. Muzzling (verb) – नियंत्रित करना

Definition: put a muzzle on, control someone or something

Synonyms: leash, control, manage, guide, administer, steer

Antonyms: helpless, weak, struggle, impotent, unable, disabled

Usage: Somebody needs to muzzle the politicians who are creating chaos.

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