The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 285

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). Profess (Verb)

Definition: claim, often falsely, that one has (a quality or feeling).

Synonyms: declare, announce, proclaim, assert, state, affirm, avow, maintain, protest, aver

Antonyms: conceal, deny, disavow, disown, dispute, refuse

Usage: he had professed his love for her only to walk away


2). Celibate (Adjective)

Definition: abstaining from marriage, typically for religious reasons.

Synonyms:  unmarried, single, unwed, spouseless, wifeless, husbandless

Antonyms: promiscuousness, married

Usage: a celibate priest


3). Prevail (Verb)

Definition: prove more powerful or superior

Synonyms: win, triumph, succeed, conquer, overcome

Antonyms: collapse, fail, flop, wash out, struggle, decline

Usage: it is hard for logic to prevail over emotion


4). Demolish (Verb)

Definition: pull or knock down (a building).

Synonyms: destroy, flatten, raze, level, topple

Antonyms: build, construct, confirm, strengthen

Usage: the house was demolished to make way for the shopping centre


5). Dissent (Verb)

Definition: hold or express opinions that are at variance with those commonly or officially held.

Synonyms: differ, demur, diverge

Antonyms: assent, agree, accept

Usage: two members dissented from the majority.


6). Salutary (Adjective)

Definition: (especially with reference to something unwelcome or unpleasant) producing good effects; beneficial.

Synonyms: beneficial, good, advantageous, profitable, productive, helpful

Antonyms: unwelcome, irrelevant

Usage: it failed to draw salutary lessons from Britain’s loss of its colonies


7). Woo (Verb)

Definition: seek the favour, support, or custom of.

Synonyms: collection, mass, cluster, lump, clump, pile, heap, bunch, stack, bundle, quantity, hoard, store, stockpile

Antonyms: disperse, dab, diffusion, breakdown, anatomy, crumb

Usage: the arts centre is an agglomeration of theatres, galleries, shops, restaurants and bars


8). Trajectory (Noun)

Definition: the path followed by a projectile flying or an object moving under the action of given forces.

Synonyms: course, route, path, track, line, orbit, flight

Antonyms: captivity, confinement, immurement, internment

Usage: the powers accorded to the head of state


9). Curb (Noun)

Definition: a check or restraint on something

Synonyms:  restraint, restriction, check, brake, rein, control

Antonyms: freedom, encouragement, center, inside, middle

Usage: plans to introduce tougher curbs on insider dealing


10). Elapse (Verb)

Definition: (of time) pass or go by.

Synonyms:  pass, proceed, progress, advance

Antonyms: draw out, extend, prolong, protract

Usage: weeks elapsed before anyone was charged with the attack

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