The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 101

Dear Readers, Here we have given The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary helpful for Upcoming Bank PO, 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.

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1) Impervious (Adjective) –

Meaning: Not allowing fluid to pass through

Synonyms: Impermeable, impenetrable, impregnable, waterproof, watertight

Antonyms: Permeable, absorbent, absorptive

Usage: An impervious layer of basaltic clay


2) Perhaps (Adverb) –

Meaning: Used to express uncertainty or possibility

Synonyms: Maybe, it may be (that), it is possible (that), possibly, conceivably, feasibly


Usage: Perhaps I should have been frank with him


3) Stark (Adjective) –

Meaning: Severe or bare in appearance or outline

Synonyms: Evident, clear, clear-cut, graphic, striking

Antonyms: Fuzzy, indistinct, pleasant, comfortable, ornate

Usage: The ridge formed a stark silhouette against the sky


4) Devise (Verb) –

Meaning: Plan or invent (a complex procedure, system, or mechanism) by careful thought

Synonyms: Conceive, think up, come up with, concoct, design, frame, invent, coin, originate

Antonyms: Borrowed, destroyed, disordered, disorganized, forgot

Usage: A training programme should be devised


5) Homily (Noun) –

Meaning: A religious discourse which is intended primarily for spiritual edification rather than doctrinal instruction

Synonyms: Sermon, lecture, discourse, address, lesson

Antonyms: Conversation

Usage: She delivered her homily about the need for patience


6) Propensity (Noun) –

Meaning: An inclination or natural tendency to behave in a particular way

Synonyms: Tendency, inclination, predisposition, proneness, proclivity, readiness

Antonyms: Antipathy, disinclination, dislike, hate, hatred

Usage: His propensity for violence


7) Remorse (Noun) –

Meaning: Deep regret or guilt for a wrong committed

Synonyms: Contrition, deep regret, repentance, penitence, guilt,

Antonyms: Indifference

Usage: They were filled with remorse and shame


8) Egregious (Adjective) –

Meaning: Outstandingly bad; shocking

Synonyms: Shocking, appalling, horrific, horrifying, horrible, terrible, awful

Antonyms: Marvelous, amazing, astounding, astonishing, awesome

Usage:Egregious abuses of copyright


9) Crumble (Verb) –

Meaning: Break or fall apart into small fragments, especially as part of a process of deterioration

Synonyms: Disintegrate, fall down, fall to pieces, fall apart, collapse

Antonyms: Ameliorate, improve, meliorate, build, develop

Usage: The plaster started to crumble


10) Pulpit (Noun) –

Meaning: A raised enclosed platform in a church or chapel from which the preacher delivers a sermon

Synonyms: Stand, lectern, platform, podium, stage, staging

Antonyms: Offshoot, subsidiary, supplement, branch

Usage: Many ministers delivered political guidance from their pulpits


11) Dismal (Adjective) –

Meaning: Causing a mood of gloom or depression

Synonyms: Dingy, dim, dark, gloomy, sombre, dreary, drab, dull

Antonyms: Bright, cheerful

Usage: The dismal weather made the late afternoon seem like evening

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