The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 129

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)  brooked (verb) – विचार, सहन, अनुमोदित करना

Meaning: to consider or give serious or careful thought to ; To have tolerated

Synonyms: entertained, considered, contemplated, tolerated, approved, beared

Antonyms: abhorred, disfavored, disapproved

Usage:  Coming from an ordinary person, how can such a challenge ever be brooked?\


2) Unwittingly (verb) – भोलेपन से, गलती से

Meaning: In an accidental manner ; having no knowledge of a situation or fact ; lacking

worldly experience, wisdom, or judgment

Synonyms: innocently, naively, ingenuously, ignorantly, unconsciously, inadvertently,


Antonyms: advisedly, knowingly, intentionally

Usage: He unwittingly made the mistake of questioning the command of the loca



3) flogged (noun) – कोड़े लगाना

Meaning: To have dispossessed someone of something ; to lash or strike repeatedly,

especially with a long pliable instrument ; to work arduously in pursuit of an aim or goal

Synonyms:  strained, pushed, stole, pilfered, purloined, whipped, lashed, scourged

Antonyms: guarded, protected

Usage:  The Tablighi Jamaat was mercilessly flogged, especially by certain people and

sections of the electronic media, in order to profile Muslims adversely.

Flogged in an enclosed public space, their bloodied bodies must have been brought to

the hospital in full public glare,


4) residual (verb) – अवशिष्ट

Meaning: Remaining after the greater part or quantity has gone ; The act of entailing,

the state of being entailed, or something that is entailed ;

Synonyms: consequence, ramification, repercussion, lasting, lingering, abiding,


Antonyms: core, base, requisite, essential

Usage: Indeed, residual elements of the public display of violence are evident even in

the Raja’s case.


5) surfeit (noun) – अतिरेक

Meaning: An excessive amount of something; To cause a feeling of disgust or revulsion

in; To provide assuagement or palliation to

Synonyms:  assuage, calm, soothe, disgust, repel, revolt excess, oversupply,


Antonyms: deficiency, insufficiency, thinness, boniness, emaciation

Usage:  Yet they were victims of a surfeit of unwarranted violence..


6) façade (noun) – मुहार

Meaning: A deceptive outward appearance ; A person or thing used to mislead or lure

someone into a trap ; The representation of something through art or imagery; The

outside part or uppermost layer of something

Synonyms: representation, picture, decoy, lure, bait, attraction surface, exterior,


Antonyms: semblance, act, appearance

Usage: The action of remanding Rahul to judicial custody exemplified an infirm,

callous, judicial system designed to keep up the façade of the rule of law.


7) wrought (verb) – गढ़ा गया

Meaning:  Having been worked or prepared somehow; Finished or having been

brought to an end; To have convinced or manipulated; to move in an agitated manner;

to produce as a result of effort

Synonyms: quivered, convulsed, agitated, accomplished, achieved, toiled, drudged,


Antonyms: influenced, convinced, confused, abashed, addled, baffled, pacified,

placated, subdued

Usage: Sam appeared to believing not in a post independent constitutional state but

under a local police state wrought in the colonial or pre-colonial era.


8) splintered (Adj) – किरचों में तोड़ना

Meaning:  having been broken ; break or cause to break into small sharp fragments

Synonyms: fractured, shattered, split, disintegrated

Antonyms: combined, fixed, mended, unbroken, whole, intact

Usage: It is as if the entire country is splintered into little fiefdoms(spheres, areas,

fields) , each believing to have a monopoly of violence. The bare bones of the incident

are widely known.


9) Facetious (noun) – अमान्य परीक्षण, अन्याय, मजाक

Meaning: A false, absurd, or distorted representation of something;

Synonyms: invalid trial, injustice, mockery, caricature, parody, sham

Antonyms: truth, honesty, reality, flatter, praise

Usage: This slightly facetious example is an illustration of a problem that is causing

some real teeth-gnashing..


10) Succour (Adj) – परेशानी में सहायता

Meaning: Give assistance or aid to; Feel or express sympathy

Synonyms: relieve, alleviate, aid, help, assist

Antonyms: agitation, annoyance, antagonism,  hindrance, obstruction

Usage: It is true that all NGOs, except those exclusively concerned with succour and

relief, are about change.

Conditions deteriorated and the milch cow of the state could no longer succour the


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