The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 108

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 practicing 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.

1) Fillip (Noun) – उत्तेजना

Meaning: something which acts as a stimulus or boost to an activity.

Synonyms: stimulus, stimulation

Antonyms: curb

Usage: “the halving of car tax would provide a fillip to sales”


2) Becalmed (Verb) – फंसे हुए असहाय

Meaning: leave (a sailing ship) unable to move through lack of wind.

Synonyms: stranded, stuck, marooned

Antonyms: active, mobile, moving

Usage: “both boats hung on before the whole fleet was becalmed south of Rampholme”


3) Tumbled (Verb)राशि या मूल्य में तेजी से गिरावट

Meaning: fall rapidly in amount or value.

Synonyms: plummet, plunge, dive

Antonyms: rise, soar

Usage: “property prices tumbled”


4) Slump (Verb)भारी और सीमित रूप से गिरना

Meaning: sit, lean, or fall heavily and limply.

Synonyms: flop, flump, collapse

Antonyms: stand up, sit up

Usage: “she slumped against the cushions”


5) Tinkered (Verb) सुधार करने का प्रयास।

Meaning: attempt to repair or improve something in a casual or desultory way.

Synonyms: try to mend/improve, work amateurishly on

Antonyms: broke, brake

Usage: “he spent hours tinkering with the car”


6) Benign (Adjective)कोमल और दयालु

Meaning: gentle and kind.

Synonyms: kindly, kind, warm-hearted

Antonyms: unfriendly, hostile

Usage: “his benign but firm manner”


7) Accrued (Verb)प्रोद्‍भूत होना  

Meaning: be received by someone in regular or increasing amounts over time.

Synonyms: result, arise, follow

Antonyms: declined, dropped

Usage: “financial benefits will accrue from restructuring”


8) Ascent (Noun)आरोहण

Meaning: a climb or walk to the summit of a mountain or hill.

Synonyms: climb, scaling, conquest

Antonyms: descent

Usage: “the first ascent of the Matterhorn”


9) Quagmire (Noun)दलदल

Meaning: a soft boggy area of land that gives way underfoot.

Synonyms: swamp, morass, bog

Antonyms: advantage, agreement

Usage: “torrential rain turned the building site into a quagmire”


10) Acerbic (Adjective) तेज, व्यंग्यात्मक  

Meaning: sharp and forthright.

Synonyms: sharp, sarcastic, sardonic

Antonyms: mild, kind

Usage: “his acerbic wit”

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