The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 156

The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary

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.

Daily Hindu Editorial Analysis:

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01) Glum (noun) –

Meaning: Gloomy and quiet, usually because of a disappointment;

Synonyms: gloomy, dejected, forlorn, wretched, depressive, sullen

Antonyms: cheery, joyful, upbeat, blissful, buoyant

Usage: Jayaraj, who was going to buy idli batter for the household, stopped on the way and asked them why they were glum.


02) poise (verb) –

Meaning:  Composure and dignity of manner; Graceful and elegant bearing in a person; The state or quality of being tactful; The quality of being brave or confident without being reckless or thoughtless

Synonyms: courage, bravery, tactfulness, tact, discretion, balance, equilibrium, assurance, composure, aplomb, dignity, equanimity, calmness

Antonyms: agitation, confusion, excitedness, imbalance, nonequilibrium, incompetence, inability

Usage: His wit and poise set the tone for the afternoon event, which was seasoned with songs from Randall’s performing friends.


03) Overarch (Noun) –

Meaning: something that includes or affects everything or everyone;  Leap or spring while supporting or propelling oneself with one or both hands or with the help of a pole

Synonyms: vault, jump, leap, arch, bend, underlying, enveloping

Antonyms: decline, decrease, drop, fall

Usage: Another barrier is the fact that economic considerations overarch many of our decisions.


04) Condign (verb) –

Meaning:  Fitting, appropriate, deserved, especially denoting punishment; Appropriate, relevant, or significant;

Synonyms: happy, apposite, deserved, just, merited, appropriate

Antonyms: undeserved, undue, unfair, unjust

Usage: I may pity him, and even understand his motives, but a murderer is still deserving of condign punishment.


05) simmer (verb) –

Meaning: To cook in liquid; Become burnt when exposed to heat or a flame

Synonyms; churns, cooks, scorches, parches

Antonyms– cools, freezes, soothes

Usage: In a society where a feudal sense of entitlement simmers beneath a veneer of economic modernity, aspirational upper castes with bottled up resentments are legion in every domain.


07) Bewitch  (adj) –

Meaning: Likely or willing to cooperate; Showing approval of or favour towards an idea or action; Showing enthusiasm or displaying positive energy about something

Synonyms: excited, enthusiastic, eager, buoyant, sympathetic, pro, agreeable, compatible, compliant, biddable, tractable, acquiescent

Antonyms: intractable, recalcitrant, balky, contrary

Usage: Actors have also been bewitched by your questions


06) scramble (verb) –

Meaning: To cause disarray or disorganization in the order of: Struggle or compete with others for something in an eager or uncontrolled and undignified way, A rush or hurry towards a destination or goal

Synonyms: swiftness, urgency, hastiness, bustle, hustle, flurry , scuffle, tussle

Antonyms: arrangement, neatness, single, orderliness, calm, control

Usage: Nebraska is a classic West Coast team with a lot of jumps and scramble shifts before the ball is snapped.

This is a new benchmark for LCD production that competitors will have to scramble to emulate.


8) Demit (noun) –

Meaning: To let fall; To move something to a lower level; To cover completely with water

Synonyms: submerse, deluge, lower, drop, ground, detrude, resign, quit, surrender, abandon, bow out

Antonyms: conquer, prevail, triumph, win, continue, keep, pursue

Usage:  Sampath, who will demit office on January 15 on attaining 65 years of age.


09) Outright (verb) –

Meaning: Open and direct, Conspicuously or obviously bad, wrong or offensive

Synonyms: unexpurgated, unabridged, entire, uncondensed, exhaustive,  clear, definite, unequivocal

 Antonyms: ambiguous, conditional, hesitating, imperfect, incomplete

Usage: His idea of campaign finance reform is to ban soft money outright while removing all limits for personal contributions.


10) Expeditions (noun) –

Meaning: . a journey undertaken by a group of people with a particular purpose, especially that of exploration, research, or war.

 Synonyms: peregrination, voyage, commission, enterprise

Antonyms: hindrance, shortage, reatrdation

Usage:  Ghulam Rasool remained attached with the British expeditions as a guide

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