The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 113

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) Ominous (Adjective) – अशुभ

Meaning: giving the worrying impression that something bad is going to happen; threateningly inauspicious.

Synonyms: threatening, menacing, baleful

Antonyms: promising, auspicious, propitious

Usage: “there were ominous dark clouds gathering overhead”


2) Prognosticated (Verb) – भविष्यद्वाणी करना

Meaning: foretell or prophesy (a future event).

Synonyms: forecast, predict, prophesy

Antonyms: recalled

Usage: “the economists were prognosticating financial Armageddon”


3) Belied (Verb) – झुठलाना

Meaning: fail to give a true impression of (something).

Synonyms: contradict, be at odds with

Antonyms: testify to, reveal

Usage: “his lively, alert manner belied his years”


4) Stringent (Adjective) – कड़ी से कड़ी

Meaning: strict, precise, and exacting.

Synonyms: strict, firm, rigid

Antonyms: lenient, flexible

Usage: “stringent guidelines on air pollution”


5) Malaise (Noun) – अस्वस्थता

Meaning: a general feeling of discomfort, illness, or unease whose exact cause is difficult to identify.

Synonyms: unhappiness, restlessness, uneasiness

Antonyms: comfort, well-being

Usage: “a general air of malaise”


6) Abate (Verb) – न्यून होना

Meaning: become less intense or widespread.

Synonyms: subside, die down/away/out

Antonyms: intensify

Usage: “the storm suddenly abated”


7) Tweaking (Verb) – तेजी से मोड़ना या खींचना   

Meaning: twist or pull (something) sharply.

Synonyms: twist, tug, pinch

Antonyms: allowance, blunder, coddling

Usage: “he tweaked the boy’s ear”


8) Ostensibly (Adverb)प्रत्यक्ष तौर पर

Meaning: as appears or is stated to be true, though not necessarily so; apparently.

Synonyms: apparently, seemingly, on the face of it

Antonyms: genuinely, really, truly

Usage: “the party secretary resigned, ostensibly from ill health”


9) Vaunted (Verb)डींग मारना

Meaning: boast about or praise (something), especially excessively.

Synonyms: acclaim, esteem, revere

Antonyms: criticized, unsung

Usage: “he was initially vaunted by the West for his leadership of the country”


10) Purge (Noun) निष्कासन

Meaning: an abrupt or violent removal of a group of people.

Synonyms: removal, expulsion, ejection

Antonyms: acceptance, addition

Usage: “the savagery of the government’s political purges”

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