The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 255

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. Brink (noun) – कगार

Definition: a point at which something, typically something unwelcome, is about to happen; the verge.

Synonyms: verge, edge, threshold, point, dawn, margin, end

Antonyms: beginning, start, onset, launch, outset, inception, area

Usage: the country was on the brink of a constitutional crisis


  1. Austerity (noun) — वित्तीय बाधाएं

Definition: difficult economic conditions created by government measures to reduce public expenditure.

Synonyms: budget, restriction, financial constraints, cuts, saving

Antonyms: extravagance, luxury, expenditure, spending, excessive

Usage: the country was subjected to acute economic austerity


  1. Strife (noun) – संघर्ष या विग्रह

Definition: angry or bitter disagreement over fundamental issues; conflict.

Synonyms: conflict, friction, discord, disagreement, dissension, variance, dispute, argument, quarrelling, wrangling

Antonyms: harmony, agreement, unison, unity, euphony, consonance

Usage: There was considerable strife within the community


  1. Buffer (verb) – कम करना

Definition: lessen or moderate the impact of (something).

Synonyms: cushion, absorb, soften, lessen, diminish, moderate, mitigate, allay, deaden, muffle, stifle, shield

Antonyms: worsen, aggravate, exacerbate, make worse, compound, add to, intensify, increase, magnify

 Usage: the massage helped to buffer the strain


  1. Onerous (adjective) – कष्टदायक

Definition: (of a task or responsibility) involving a great deal of effort, trouble, or difficulty.

Synonyms: burdensome, heavy, inconvenient, troublesome, awkward, crushing, back-breaking, oppressive

Antonyms: easy, simple, undemanding, uncomplicated, effortless, unchallenging, painless, straightforward

Usage: he found his duties increasingly onerous


  1. Stagger (verb) – विचलता , चौंका देना

Definition: astonish or deeply shock.

Synonyms: astonish, amaze, nonplus, startle, astound, surprise, bewilder, stun, flabbergast

Antonyms: expected, unsurprising, known, planned, not shocking, usual, mundane, ordinary, normal

Usage: I was staggered to find it was six o’clock


  1. Sacrilege (noun) — अपवित्रीकरण

Definition: violation or misuse of what is regarded as sacred.

Synonyms: desecration, profanity, profaneness, profanation, blasphemy, impiety, impiousness, sin, irreverence, irreligion, irreligiousness,

Antonyms: worship, follow, respect, piousness, faith, reverence, religion, religiousness

Usage: putting ecclesiastical vestments to secular use was considered sacrilege


  1. Fraught (adjective) – भरा हुआ

Definition: (of a situation or course of action) filled with (something undesirable).

Synonyms: full of, filled with, swarming with, rife with, thick with, bristling with, charged with, loaded with

Antonyms: not containing, without, absence of, lacking, short of, not including

Usage: marketing any new product is fraught with danger


  1. Malicious (adjective) — दुर्भावनापूर्ण

Definition: characterized by malice; intending or intended to do harm

Synonyms: spiteful, malevolent, hostile, bitter, venomous, poisonous, evil-intentioned, ill-natured, evil, baleful, vindictive, vengeful, vitriolic, rancorous, malignant, pernicious, mean

Antonyms: good-willed, well wishing, pleasant, helpful, caring, positive

Usage: he was found guilty of malicious damage


  1. Outrage (noun) – अधिक क्रोध

Definition: an extremely strong reaction of anger, shock, or indignation.

Synonyms: indignation, fury, anger, rage, disapproval, wrath, shock, resentment, horror, disgust, amazement

Antonyms: calm, tranquil, peaceful, without worry, not angered, enjoyable

Usage: her voice trembled with outrage

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