The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 258

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. Conundrum (noun) – पहेली

Definition: a confusing and difficult problem or question.

Synonyms: problem, difficult question, vexed question, difficulty, quandary, dilemma

Antonyms: solution, remedy, fix, answer, reaction, solving

Usage: one of the most difficult conundrums for the experts


  1. Cautionary (adjective) – सावधान 

Definition: serving as a warning.

Synonyms: example, deterrent, lesson, caution, exemplar, message

Antonyms: recommended, tested, successful, endorse, commend

Usage: It served as a cautionary tale


  1. Subsequent (adjective) – उत्तरवर्ती

Definition: coming after something in time; following.

Synonyms: following, ensuing, succeeding, successive, later, future, coming, upcoming, to come, next

Antonyms: previous, first, preceding, former, prior, earlier, antecede, antedate

Usage: the theory was developed subsequent to the earthquake of 1906


  1. intellectual (noun) – बौद्धिक

Definition: a person possessing a highly developed intellect.

Synonyms: intelligent person, learned person, highbrow, academic, bookworm, bookish person, thinker, scholar

Antonyms: stupid, foolish, unintelligent, ignorant, dense, mindless, imbecile

Usage: He was a prominent political thinker and intellectual


  1. Tumble (verb) – अचानक गिरना

Definition: fall suddenly, clumsily, or headlong.

Synonyms: fall (over), fall down, topple over, lose one’s footing, lose one’s balance, keel over, pitch over, take a spill, collapse

Antonyms: steady, constant, strong, balanced, stable, fixed, secure

Usage: she pitched forward, tumbling down the remaining stairs


  1. Imprecise (adjective) – अनिश्चित

Definition: lacking exactness and accuracy of expression or detail.

Synonyms: vague, loose, indefinite, inexplicit, indistinct, non-specific, unspecific, coarse-grained, broad, general, sweeping

Antonyms: exact, accurate, correct, error-free, pinpoint, specific, detailed, explicit, clear-cut

Usage: the witness could give only vague and imprecise descriptions


  1. Rattled (verb) – परेशान करना 

Definition: make (someone) nervous, worried, or irritated.

Synonyms: unnerve, disconcert, disturb, fluster, shake, perturb, discompose, discomfit, discountenance

Antonyms: calm, peace, tranquil, comfort, console, aid, support, stay composed

Usage: she turned quickly, rattled by his presence


  1. Perceive (verb) – समझना

Definition: become aware or conscious of (something); come to realize or understand.

Synonyms: discern, recognize, become cognizant of, become aware of, become conscious of, get/come to know, tell, distinguish, grasp, understand

Antonyms: misunderstand, doubtful, vague, unsure, unclear, confused

Usage: his mouth fell open as he perceived the truth


  1. Implication (noun) – निहितार्थ

Definition: the conclusion that can be drawn from something although it is not explicitly stated.

Synonyms: suggestion, inference, insinuation, innuendo, hint, intimation, imputation, indication

Antonyms: unclear, not suggested, not implied, vague, doubtful, confusing

Usage: the implication is that no one person at the bank is responsible


  1. Rallied (verb) – बेहतर हो जाना  

Definition: recover or cause to recover in health, spirits, or poise.

Synonyms: recover, improve, get better, pick up, revive, come back, make a comeback, rebound, bounce back, perk up

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

Usage: he floundered for a moment, then rallied again


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