The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 250

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. Traverse (verb) – पार करना

Definition: travel across or through.

Synonyms: travel over/across, cross, journey over/across, make one’s way across, passover, go across, negotiate

Antonyms: stay still, not moving, not progressing, constant, stagnant

Usage: he traversed the forest


  1. Acerbic (adjective) — तेज या व्यंग्यात्मक

Definition: sharp and forthright style of speaking

Synonyms: sharp, sarcastic, sardonic, satirical, scathing, cutting, razor-edged, incisive, penetrating, piercing, biting, stinging, searing, keen, caustic, trenchant, bitter

Antonyms: dull, boring, common, ordinary, unintelligent, simple

Usage: His acerbic wit had everyone enthralled.


  1. Ascendent (adjective) — पाधान

Definition: rising in power or influence.

Synonyms: rising (in power), in the ascendant, on the up and up, on the way up, up-and-coming, on the rise

Antonyms: declining, plummeting, falling, losing, diminishing, dwindling, shrinking

Usage: By the late 1990s liberal ideas were ascendant in much of the developed world


  1. Divisive (adjective) — अलगाव, अलग करना

Definition: tending to cause disagreement or hostility between people.

Synonyms: alienating, estranging, isolating, schismatic; discordant, disharmonious, inharmonious

Antonyms: combining, joining, harmonious, merged, done together, jointly

Usage: they declared outrage at the divisive effects of government policy


  1. Stint (noun) – कार्यकाल

Definition: limitation of supply or effort.

Synonyms: limitation, inadequate, ungenerous, not enough, little, limited, constrained

Antonyms: unlimited, limitless, boundless, immeasurable, continuing

Usage: a collector with an eye for quality and the means to indulge it without stint


  1. Contentious (adjective) – विवादास्पद

Definition: causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial.

Synonyms: controversial, disputable, debatable, disputed, contended, open to question/debate, moot, vexed

 Antonyms: agreeable, willing, amenable, compliant, complying, consenting, assenting, in accord/agreement

Usage: They gathered to discuss a contentious issue


  1. Languish (verb) — दुर्बल होना

Definition: lose or lack vitality; grow weak.

Synonyms: weaken, grow weak, deteriorate, decline, go into a decline, waste away, rot, decay

 Antonyms: thrive, flourish, prosper, grow vigorously, develop well, burgeon

Usage: plants may appear to be languishing simply because they are dormant


  1. Niggle (verb) – परेशान करना

Definition: cause slight but persistent annoyance, discomfort, or anxiety.

Synonyms: irritate, annoy, worry, trouble, bother, provoke, exasperate, upset, gall, irk, rankle with

Antonyms: soothe, calm, please, comfort, pacify, conciliate, mollify, propitiate

Usage: Doreen wanted to discuss matters that niggled at her mind


  1. Colossus (noun) — प्रकांड व्यक्ति या साम्राज्य

  Definition: a person or thing of enormous size, importance, or ability

Synonyms: enormous, large, important, huge, vital, main, major, dominant, significant, cardinal

Antonyms: unimportant, weak, small, insignificant, side-lined

Usage: the Russian Empire was the colossus of European politics


  1. Tatters (noun) – फटे कपड़े

Definition: irregularly torn pieces of something

Synonyms: rags, scraps, shreds, bits, pieces, bits and pieces, torn pieces, ragged pieces, ribbons

Antonyms: whole, not damaged, clean, neat, unbroken, one piece

Usage: he was forced to wear rags and tatters a beggar would scorn

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