The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 247

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. Catastrophic (adjective) – विपत्तिपूर्ण

Definition: involving or causing sudden great damage or suffering.

Synonyms: disastrous, calamitous, cataclysmic, ruinous, tragic, fatal, dire, awful, terrible, dreadful

Antonyms: lucky, favored, blessed, providential, auspicious, fortunate, beneficial

Usage: A catastrophic earthquake shook the city of Ikebukuro.


  1. Grim (adjective) – बहुत गंभीर या उदास।

Definition: very serious or gloomy.

Synonyms: stern, forbidding, uninviting, unapproachable, aloof, distant, bleak, dreary

Antonyms: cheerful, happy, joyful, excited, happy, enthusiastic

Usage: His grim expression made clear that something was bothering him.


  1. Inundate (verb) – अभिभूत करना

Definition: overwhelm (someone) with things or people to be dealt with.

Synonyms: overwhelm, overpower, overburden, overrun, overload, swamp, bog down, besiege

Antonyms: drain, parch, deal with, contain, control, manage

Usage: we’ve been inundated with complaints from listeners


  1. Nascent (adjective) – आरम्भ होने वाला

Definition: just coming into existence and beginning to display signs of future potential.

Synonyms: new, beginning, developing, progressing, unknown, just released, new potential

Antonyms: tested, checked, verified, known, researched, studied

Usage: The nascent space technology has awed everyone.


  1. Incongruous (adjective) – असंगत या बेमेल

Definition: not in harmony or keeping with the surroundings or other aspects of something.

Synonyms: out of place, out of keeping, inappropriate, unsuitable, unsuited, not in harmony

Antonyms: belonging, appropriate, suited, in harmony, in sync, in place

Usage: the duffel coat looked incongruous with the black dress she wore underneath


  1. Noxious (adjective) – हानिकारक 

Definition: harmful, poisonous, or very unpleasant.

Synonyms: poisonous, harmful, virulent, toxic, unpleasant, deadly, dangerous

Antonyms: healthy, beneficial, medicated, nourishing, wholesome, salubrious

Usage: The noxious smoke enveloped the building as the firemen struggled to control the flames


  1. Cessation (noun) – समाप्ति

Definition: the fact or process of ending or being brought to an end.

Synonyms: end, ending, termination, stopping, halting, ceasing, finish, finishing, stoppage, closing

Antonyms: beginning, starting, continuing, going-on, ongoing, in progress, underway, evolving, happening

Usage: The cessation of terrorist activities was a relief.


  1. Pragmatic (adjective) – व्यावहारिक

Definition: dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations.

Synonyms: realistic, sensible, rational, practical, thought-out, intelligent, planned

Antonyms: impractical, insensible, impractical, foolish, stupid, not rational, unplanned

Usage: They had to take a pragmatic approach to the situation.


  1. Therapeutic (adjective) – चिकित्सीय

 Definition: relating to the healing of disease.

Synonyms: healing, curative, curing, remedial, medicinal, restorative, health-giving, tonic

Antonyms: dangerous, destructive, poisonous, worsening, causing harm, harmful

Usage: diagnostic and therapeutic facilities were present.


  1. Conflicting (adjective) – विवादित

Definition: incompatible or at variance; contradictory.

Synonyms: variant, contradictory, incompatible, deviation, different, opposed, contrasting, divergent

Antonyms: similar, agreeing, coinciding, concur, coexist, harmonize, correlate

Usage: there are conflicting accounts of what occurred

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