The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 267

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). Condemned (Verb) – की निंदा करना

Definition: express complete disapproval of; censure.

Synonyms: censure, criticize, castigate, attack, denounce, deplore, decry,  revile, inveigh against, blame, chastise

Antonyms: encourage, praise, commend

Usage: most leaders roundly condemned the attack


2). Mettle (Noun) – भावना

Definition: a person’s ability to cope well with difficulties; spirit and resilience.

Synonyms:  spirit, fortitude, tenacity, strength of character, moral fibre, steel,  determination, resolve, resolution

Antonyms: timidity, apathy, weakness.

Usage: the team showed their true mettle in the second half


3). Ruthlessly (Adverb) — बेरहमी के साथ

Definition: without pity or compassion for others.

Synonyms: merciless, pitiless, cruel, heartless, hard-hearted, hard, stony-hearted, stony, with a heart of stone

Antonyms: compare, merciful.

Usage: they fell prey to money lenders who ruthlessly exploited them


4). Fixture (Noun) — एक विशेष तारीख पर होने वाली खेल आयोजन की व्यवस्था की गई

Definition: a sporting event arranged to take place on a particular date.

Synonyms: match, race, game, competition, contest, meet, meeting, encounter,

sporting event; clash

Antonyms: movable

Usage: the team’s last away fixture of the season


5). Reliant (Adjective) — निर्भर

Definition: dependent on someone or something.

Synonyms: depending, counting, depending,

Antonyms: irrelevant, independent.

Usage: the company is heavily reliant on the baby market


6). Curious (Adjective) — उत्सुक

Definition: strange; unusual.

Synonyms:  strange, odd, peculiar, funny, unusual, bizarre, weird, eccentric, queer, unexpected, unfamiliar, extraordinary

Antonyms: ordinary, same.

Usage: a curious sensation overwhelmed her


7). Intrusive (Adjective) — बिना अधिकार के प्रवेश करनेवाला

Definition: causing disruption or annoyance through being unwelcome or uninvited.

Synonyms: intruding, invasive, obtrusive, interrupting, trespassing, unwanted, unwelcome

Antonyms: unobtrusive

Usage: that was an intrusive question


8). Couched (Verb) – अभिव्यक्त करना

Definition: express (something) in language of a specified style.

Synonyms:  express, phrase, word, frame, put, formulate, style, render, set forth, put across, convey

Usage: the assurances were couched in general terms


9). Gratuitous (Adjective) – निःशुल्क

Definition: given or done free of charge.

Synonyms:  free, gratis, complimentary, voluntary, volunteer, unpaid, unrewarded

Antonyms: justifiable, necessary.

Usage: solicitors provide a form of gratuitous legal advice


10). Unconstitutional (Adjective) — असंवैधानिक

Definition: not in accordance with the political constitution or with procedural rules.

Synonyms:  banned, illicit, prohibited.

Antonyms: authorized, ethical, legal.

Usage: they do not countenance unconstitutional action by the police


11). Assertion (Noun) — अभिकथन

Definition: a confident and forceful statement of fact or belief.

Synonyms: declaration, contention, statement, claim, submission, postulation,

averment, opinion, proclamation

Antonyms: quiet, silence.

Usage: his assertion that his father had deserted the family


12). Solidarity (Noun) — एकजुटता

Definition:  unity or agreement of feeling or action, especially among individuals with a common interest; mutual support within a group.

Synonyms:  unanimity, unity, like-mindedness, agreement, accord, harmony,  consensus, concord, concurrence

Antonyms: divorce, disagreement.

Usage: factory workers voiced solidarity with the striking students


13). Denied (Verb) – निषेध करना

Definition: state that one refuses to admit the truth or existence of.

Synonyms:  contradict, repudiate, gainsay, declare untrue, dissent from, disagree with, challenge, contest

Antonyms: accept, confirm.

Usage: both firms deny any responsibility for the tragedy

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