The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 242

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. Impasse (noun)

Definition: a situation in which no progress is possible, especially because of disagreement; a deadlock.

Synonyms: deadlock, dead end, stalemate, checkmate, stand-off

Antonyms: progress, improvement, advancement, enhancement

Usage: The current political impasse has lasted almost a year.


  1. Reiteration (noun)

Definition: the action of repeating something, typically for emphasis or clarity.

Synonyms: repeat, say again, restate, retell, recapitulate, go over (and over), iterate, rehearse

Antonyms: unclear, take back, not made clear

Usage: the reiteration of his campaign promise to cut taxes


  1. Quashed (verb)

Definition: reject as invalid, especially by legal procedure.

Synonyms: cancel, reverse, rescind, repeal, revoke, retract, countermand, withdraw, take back.

Antonyms: accept, believe, trust, welcome, rely

Usage: His conviction was quashed on appeal.


  1. Explicit (adjective)

Definition: stated clearly and in detail, leaving no room for confusion or doubt.

Synonyms: clear, direct, plain, obvious, straightforward, clear-cut, crystal clear, clearly expressed

Antonyms: implicit, implied, indirect, inferred, understood, hinted, suggested, deducible

Usage: the arrangement had not been made explicit


  1. Dispel (verb)

Definition: make (a doubt, feeling, or belief) disappear.

Synonyms: banish, eliminate, dismiss, chase away, drive away, drive off, get rid of, dissipate

Antonyms: cause, be the cause of, give rise to, bring about, lead to, result in, produce, create

Usage: the brightness of the day did nothing to dispel Elaine’s dejection


  1. Palpable (adjective)

Definition: (of a feeling or atmosphere) so intense as to seem almost tangible.

Synonyms: perceptible, perceivable, visible, noticeable, appreciable, discernible, detectable

Antonyms: intangible, imperceptible, impalpable, untouchable, inexpressible

Usage: It was a palpable sense of loss.


  1. Euphoria (noun)

Definition: a feeling or state of intense excitement and happiness.

Synonyms: elation, happiness, joy, joyousness, delight, glee, excitement, exhilaration, animation

Antonyms: misery, depression, sadness, despair

Usage: in his euphoria, he had become convinced he could defeat them


  1. Liberal (noun)

Definition: a person of liberal views, willing to accept beliefs and behavior different from one’s own.

Synonyms: wide-ranging, broad-based, general, humanistic

Antonyms: close-minded, narrow-minded, intolerant, conservative, prejudiced

Usage: a concern among liberals about the relation of the citizen to the state


  1. Condemnation (noun)

Definition: the expression of very strong disapproval; censure.

Synonyms: censure, criticism, castigation, stricture, denunciation, damnation, vilification

Antonyms: approval, acceptance, agreement, consent, assent, acquiescence, compliance, concurrence

Usage: there was strong international condemnation of the attack


  1. Foster (verb)

Definition: encourage the development of (something, especially something desirable).

Synonyms: encourage, promote, further, stimulate, advance, forward, cultivate, nurture, facilitate

Antonyms: discourage, unsupportive, dissuade, hinder

Usage: the teacher’s task is to foster learning

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