The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 150

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) Esoteric (noun) –

Meaning: Intended to be kept secret; Not based on or conforming to what is generally done or believed

Synonyms:  unconventional, unorthodox, confidential, secret, private, intimate

Antonyms: understandable, intelligible, common, open, public, known

Usage:  The Left makes incredibly esoteric distinctions based on the motives of the social planners doing the killing.


2)  exigencies (noun)

Meaning: an urgent need or demand.

Synonyms: need, demand, requirement, want, necessity, essential, requisite

Antonyms: frivolousness, triviality,  levity, flightiness

Usage:  But here, at home, some courts have not found the time to seek an explanation for the police brutality writ large, but heartlessly shrouded in the exigencies of the Covid-19 lockdown.


3) niche (verb) –

Meaning: A comfortable or suitable position in life or employment; Position for which one is suited; The conditions suitable for an organism or population of organisms to live and thrive

Synonyms: area, discipline, field, position, class, level, habitat, environment

Antonyms: occupied, position, filled, position

Usage:  Like global public health, cyber security is a niche area,


4) Concussion (noun) –

Meaning: temporary unconsciousness or confusion caused by a blow to the head;

Synonyms: impact, crash, jolt

Antonyms: avoidance, building, compliment, construction

Usage:  Unless he’s staying overnight because of that mild concussion we’re back to sharing a room.


5) skewed (noun) –

Meaning: Slanted, curled or bending to one side; Not in a straight or level position; to bias or distort in a particular direction; cause to change direction abruptly; to distort or influence in a negative way

Synonyms: Corrupted depraved veered deviated biased crookedly aslant

Antonyms: even level straight symmetrical perfect regular

Usage:  The alternative, of remote and online learning opportunities, is skewed by economic status and geography.


6) Crestfallen (Adj) –

Meaning: Sad and disappointed;

Synonyms: saddened, shattered, dejected, depressed, deflated disenchanted

Antonyms: happy, cheerful, joyful, exultant, ebullient, proud, unashamed

Usage: To the crestfallen architect it  assured them that only qualified candidates registered with the Council of Archi¬tecture  (CoA),  the  statutory  body,could call  themselves ‘architects’.


7) surfeit (noun) –

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, superabundance

Antonyms: deficiency, insufficiency, thinness, boniness, emaciation

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


8) inoculated (noun) –

Meaning: to cause a quality to become part of someone’s nature

Synonyms:  instilled, inculcated, suffused, implanted

Antonyms: expose, harm, hurt, injure

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


9) Demit (noun) –

Meaning: To let fall; To move something to a lower level

Synonyms:  resign, quit, surrender, abandon, lower, drop, ground, detrude

Antonyms: conquer, prevail triumph, win

Usage: Smidt was told that his departure was because his name was on a list of rotating directors-general who had to demit office at a certain point.


10) smidgen (verb) –

Meaning: A very small quantity or amount; A very small or inadequate amount of money

Synonyms: ace, bit crumb pittance

Antonyms:  entirety glob lot

Usage: The pandemic has shown us a smidgen of just how reprehensible the digital divide is.

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