The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 133

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)  Relay (noun) –  प्रसारण

Meaning: Pass on, transmit ; A short period ; A competition where the fastest wins

Synonyms: communicate, broadcast, transfer, spell, stretch, course, race, sprint

Antonyms: check, hold, keep, concealment, withholding

Usage:  It’s like a relay race in India, with each State and city taking its turn for a

COVID­19 surge.


2) Proxy (verb) – प्रतिनिधि

Meaning: a person who is appointed to undertake the duties of a superior in the

superior’s absence; The authority to represent someone else, especially in voting; An

instruction, command, or role given to a person or group

Synonyms: agent, deputy, representative, substitute

Antonyms: permanent, real, being, entity

Usage: The pandemic in the metros is a proxy for the devastating effects of

most infectious diseases and inappropriate health system responses in urban areas.


3) Intricate (verb) – जटिल

Meaning: Very complicated or detailed; Having a strange, curious or mysterious

nature; Boring or severely lacking in interest; Being advanced in development

Synonyms; complex, convoluted, strange, exotic, advanced, forward

Antonyms– simple, plain, superficial, loose, primitive, backward

Usage: Kerala has an intricate task of sustaining its track record of 0.43% of reported

cases ending up in deaths.


4) crumble (verb) – टुकड़े टुकडे होना

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

deterioration; To drive away or cause to vanish; To surrender under agreed conditions

Synonyms: dispel, disperse, capitulate, surrender, crush, fragment

Antonyms: ameliorate, improve, build, construct, resist, endure

Usage: The pandemic necessitates phenomenal leadership; adamant or complacent

Systems will crumble faster and steeper.


5) Staggering (noun) – लड़खड़ाहट

Meaning: Startling, surprising or shocking in an unexpected way; Causing great public

interest and excitement; to carry out in gradual stages

Synonyms:  unbelievable, confounding, sensational, amazing, phasing, staging

Antonyms: unsurprising, foreseeable

Usage:  “The staggering zoological result includes description of 244 species

and14genera new to science,” says Dr Das. In the latest expedition which traced out The

route of the earlier one, too, the researchers were not disappointed.


6) Interlude (noun) – अन्तराल

Meaning: a short period when a situation or activity is different from  what

comesbefore and after it; An event or situation that is absurd or disorganized

Synonyms: joke, mockery, sham, event, inciden

Antonyms: continuation perpetuation, uninterruptedness

Usage: For me, the highlight of the song was neither in the verses nor the chorus, but

rather in the interlude featuring Al Green.


7) Leeway (noun) – छूट

Meaning:  freedom to act within particular limits; Room to move, grow

Synonyms: liberty, licence, advantage, benefit

Antonyms: constraint, restriction, rigidity, stiffness

Usage: Certainly, the government deserves a significant amount of leeway when it

comes to endorsing the current administration.


8) Punctilious (Adj) – सूक्ष्म नियमवाला

Meaning: Showing great attention to detail or correct behaviour

Synonyms: fastidious, meticulous, assiduous, stilted, accurate, pedantic, studious,

dogmatic (Inclined to lay down principles as undeniably true)

Antonyms: laidback, perfunctory, slipshod, nonchalant (unconcerned)

Usage:  He is an honest and very punctilious German


9) overturned (verb) – उथल-पुथल होना

Meaning: Inverted, so that the top is now at the bottom.

Synonyms: upended, upturned, inverted, reversed, backward, capsized

Antonyms: careful, formal, standard, disciplined, coherent

Usage: His decision, now overturned by the Delhi Lieutenant Governor.


10) Eviscerate (verb) – अंतड़ी निकालना

Meaning:  To disembowel, to remove the viscera T o weaken or make feeble

Synonyms:  enervate, enfeeble, prostrate,  attenuate, blunt,  encumber, extenuate

Antonyms: invigorate, strengthen, animate

Usage: Scientists are figuring out how to locate and eviscerate the worst moments of

your life.

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