The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 239

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. Portend (verb) – भविष्यवाणी करना

Definition: be a sign or warning that (something, especially something momentous or calamitous) is likely to happen.

Synonyms: presage, augur, foreshadow, foretell, prophecy

Antonyms: unexpected, unforeseen, sudden

Usage: the eclipses portend some major events


  1. Delegation (noun) — प्रतिनिधिमंडल

Definition: the process of assigning roles, a body of representatives

Synonyms: assignment, entrusting, giving, committal, devolution, deputation, transference

Antonyms: single, by oneself, done alone, singular responsibility

Usage: He handled the delegation of tasks to others


  1. Consolidated (verb) — समेकित

Definition: combine (a number of things) into a single more effective or coherent whole.

Synonyms: combine, unite, merge, integrate, amalgamate, fuse, blend, mingle, marry,

Antonyms: separated, isolate, segregate, part, divide

Usage: all manufacturing activities have been consolidated in new premises.


  1. Stronghold (noun) – गढ़

Definition: a place that has been fortified so as to protect it against attack.

Synonyms: fortress, fort, castle, citadel, garrison, keep, tower, hold, donjon, bunker; fastness

Antonyms: unsafe, dangerous, risky, perilous, vulnerable

Usage: their mountain strongholds fell to enemy attack


  1. Autonomous (adjective) — स्वायत्त

Definition: having the freedom to act independently

Synonyms: self-governing, independent, sovereign, free, self-ruling, self-determining, autarchic

Antonyms: hierarchical, under one’s rule, following, not independent, dependent

Usage: school governors are legally autonomou


  1. Turbulence (noun) – अशांति या उग्रता

Definition: a state of conflict or confusion.

Synonyms: turmoil, instability, conflict, upheaval, tumult, troubles, unrest, ferment, disorder

Antonyms: order, stability, calm, organized, without conflict

Usage: Political turbulence was seen throughout the country


  1. Unrelenting (adjective) — बेदर्द

Definition: not yielding in strength, severity, or determination

Synonyms: implacable, inflexible, uncompromising, unyielding, unbending, inexorable, relentless

Antonyms: yielding, giving in, flexible, compromising, bending

Usage: For the first time, the country witnessed a vicious, unrelenting guerrilla war.


  1. Adhere (verb) – पालन करना

Definition: believe in and follow the practices of.

Synonyms: believe, attach, follow, cling, bond, trust, conjecture

Antonyms: not follow, not believe in, distrust, disbelief

Usage: I do not adhere to any organized religion.


  1. Inherent (adjective) – निहित

Definition: existing in something as a permanent, essential, or characteristic attribute.

Synonyms: intrinsic, innate, immanent, built-in, inborn, ingrained, deep-rooted

Antonyms: superficial, acquired, gained, learned

Usage: any form of mountaineering has its inherent dangers


  1. Grapple (verb) – पकड़ना

Definition: engage in a close fight or struggle without weapons

Synonyms: wrestle, struggle, tussle, disagree, fight, argue

Antonyms: cooperate, combine, comply, agree, calm

Usage: passers-by grappled with the man after the knife attack

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