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”
1). Contentious (Adjective) — विवादास्पद
Definition: causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial.
Synonyms: controversial, disputable, debatable, disputed, contended
Usage: a contentious issue
2). Expropriation (Noun) — जब्त
Definition: the action by the state or an authority of taking property from its owner for public use or benefit.
Synonyms: seize, take away, take over, take, appropriate, take possession of, requisition, commandeer
Antonyms: refuse, reject, disturb.
Usage: the decree provided for the expropriation of church land and buildings
3). Skewed (Verb) — अचानक दिशा या स्थिति बदलना
Definition: suddenly change direction or position.
Synonyms: alter, bend, curve, bias.
Antonyms: maintenance, straighten.
Usage: the car had skewed across the track
4). Denying (Verb) — इनकार 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: confirm, true.
Usage: both firms deny any responsibility for the tragedy
5). Hampered (Verb) – बाधा डालना
Definition: hinder or impede the movement or progress of.
Synonyms: hinder, obstruct, impede, inhibit, retard, baulk, thwart, foil, curb, delay,
set back, slow down
Antonyms: help, advice.
Usage: their work is hampered by lack of funds
6). Manoeuvres (Verb) – युद्धाभ्यास करना
Definition: move skilfully or carefully.
Synonyms: steer, guide, drive, negotiate, navigate, pilot, direct, manipulate, move
Antonyms: random, non-controllable.
Usage: the lorry was unable to manoeuvre comfortably in the narrow street
7). Frontiers (Noun) — सीमांत
Definition: a line or border separating two countries.
Synonyms: border, boundary, partition, borderline, dividing line, bounding line, demarcation line
Antonyms: centre, inside, interior.
Usage: international crime knows no frontiers
8). Flagrant (Adjective) – चमकदार
Definition: (of an action considered wrong or immoral) conspicuously or obviously offensive.
Synonyms: blatant, glaring, obvious, overt, evident, conspicuous
Antonyms: unobtrusive, slight
Usage: a flagrant violation of the law
9). Litigation (Noun) — मुक़दमेबाज़ी
Definition: the process of taking legal action.
Synonyms: legal proceeding(s), legal action, lawsuit, legal dispute, legal case, case, legal contest, action, cause
Usage: the company wishes to avoid litigation
10). Unbridgeable (Adjective) — अंतर, असमानता
Definition: (of a gap or difference) not able to be bridged or made less significant.
Synonyms: difference, dissimilarity, contrast, distinction, distinctness, differentiation
Antonyms: resemblance, likeness, sameness, similar nature, similitude, comparability, correspondence
Usage: a seemingly unbridgeable cultural abyss