The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 147

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.

01) Inure(Adj) –

Meaning: To cause (someone) to become accustomed (to something); To make

stronger or more solid

Synonyms: strengthen, harden, toughen,harden, season, toughen, indurate,acclimatize

Antonyms: soften, neglect,sensitise

Usage: While such events can lead to considerable psychological trauma and distress,

they may also inure a young mind to violence.


02) Insouciant (noun) –

Meaning: Showing a casual lack of concern; reating serious issues with inappropriate

humor; Showing no interest, vigor, determination, or enthusiasm

Synonyms: lackadaisical, limp, languid, languorous,wise, flippant, facetious,

flip,nonchalant, casual, unconcerned, untroubled

Antonyms: strict,rigid,, rigorous,concerned, anxious, interested

Usage: Its driver, insouciant about having one more dent to add to the several he had

already accumulated, waved an airy palm of instant forgiveness.


03) Contrite(adj) –

Meaning: Feeling or expressing remorse at the recognition that one has done wrong;

Synonyms: penitent, remorseful, repentant, regretful

Antonyms:unrepentant, impenitent, remorseless

Usage:There’s nothing wrong with putting your hand up, accepting that you’ve made a

big mistake and saying sorry in an honest, contrite declaration.


04) Inveigle(verb) –

Meaning: To persuade (someone) to do something by means of deception; To cause

(someone) to have a liking for or interest in something; To decrease the value, character,

or quality of

Synonyms: debauch, pervert, corrupt,attract,dupe, trick, beguile, con, fool

Antonyms: discourage, disenchant, disgust, dissuade

Usage:The plot involves three villains who inveigle a girl into prostitution in order to

make ends meet.


05) Ludicrous(verb) –

Meaning: So foolish, unreasonable, or out of place as to be amusing; Lamentably bad

or poor in quality; Unfair and excessive

Synonyms: unreasonable, excessive,sad, lamentable, mediocre,ridiculous, absurd,

farcical, preposterous

Antonyms: sensible, grave, logical

Usage:The sincerity of the feeling that Alexander evidences is apparently ludicrous to

these people.


06) Farce(Adj) –

Meaning:  An event or situation that is absurd or disorganized; Something that is, or

the state of being, significantly ridiculous;

Synonyms: absurdity, folly, stupidity,joke, mockery, sham, travesty

Antonyms: seriousness, sobriety, solemnity,prudence, reasonableness

Usage:  He took a last look at the shaded green garden and left, whistling in an off key

an untuneful air from a roofless farce comedy.


07) hauteur(adj) –

Meaning: The quality of being graceful and stylish in appearance or manner;

Synonyms: admiration, respect, esteem,haughtiness, arrogance, loftiness, pride,


Antonyms: humility, modesty, unassumingness

Usage: To her finer qualities must be added a quick temper and considerable hauteur,

more readily apparent to the Chinese than to most foreigners.


08) Sermonise (verb) –

Meaning: Utter or deliver words in a rhetorical or impassioned way, as if to an

audience; Speak to a formal gathering

Synonyms: address, lecture, discourse,preach, admonish, edify,evangelise

Antonyms:abridge, agree, compress

Usage:This is not the time, he says, to stir up anti-American sentiments, or sermonise

over US foreign policy.


09) Nostrum(Adj) –

Meaning:  A scheme or remedy for bringing about some social or political reform or

improvement; A medicine prepared by an unqualified person, especially one that is not

considered effective

Synonyms:cure-all, elixir, panacea,cure, remedy, answer, prescription

Antonyms: disease, injury, hurt

Usage:  This sounds like the pitch for a nineteenth-century patent medical nostrum.


10) Rankle(Adj) –

Meaning: To cause to become angry; To feel or express great anger

Synonyms: fume, seethe, rage,exasperate, upset, vex

Antonyms: delight, gratify, please

Usage; The issues they raise often have their roots in the past and yet continue to


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