The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 169

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:


1)  Hedging (Verb)–

Meaning: protect oneself against loss on (a bet or investment)  by  making  balancing  or  compensating  transactions.

Synonyms: safeguard, protect, shield

Antonyms: expose to risk

Usage:    “the    company    hedged    its    investment    position on the futures market”


2) Purported (Verb)–

Meaning:    appear    to    be    or    do    something,    especially falsely.

Synonyms: claim, lay claim, profess

Antonyms: artless, genuine, natural

Usage: “she is not the person she purports to be”


3) Botched  (Verb)  –

Meaning: carry out (a task) badly or carelessly.

Synonyms: bungle, do badly, do clumsily

Antonyms: adroit, deft, dexterous

Usage: “he was accused of botching the job”


04) Sordid (Adjective) —

Meaning:   involving   immoral   or   dishonourable   actions  and  motives;  arousing  moral  distaste  and  contempt.

Synonyms: sleazy, seedy, seamy

Antonyms: high-minded, respectable

Usage: “the story paints a sordid picture of bribes and scams”


05) Turf (Noun) –

Meaning: force (someone) to leave somewhere.

Synonyms: throw out, remove, eject

Antonyms: aid, allow, approve

Usage: “they were turfed off the bus”


06) Hedged (Verb) —

Meaning: surround with a hedge.

Synonyms: surround, enclose, encircle

Antonyms: aided, assisted, centred

Usage: “a garden hedged with yew”


07) Limbo (Noun)–

Meaning:   an   uncertain   period   of   awaiting   a   decision  or  resolution;  an  intermediate  state  or  condition.

Synonyms:      in      abeyance,      unattended      to,      unfinished

Antonyms: in hand, under way, continuing

Usage:  “the  legal  battle  could  leave  the  club  in  limbo until next year”


08) Foiling (Verb) —

Meaning:  prevent  (something  considered  wrong  or undesirable) from succeeding.

Synonyms: thwart, frustrate, counter


Usage:  “a  brave  policewoman  foiled  the  armed  robbery”


09) Shoddy (Adjective) —

Meaning: badly made or done.

Synonyms: poor-quality, inferior, second-rate

Antonyms: well made, careful

Usage:  “we’re not  paying  good  money  for  shoddy  goods”


10) Scuttled (Verb) —

Meaning:  run hurriedly  or  furtively  with  short  quick steps.

Synonyms: scamper, scurry, scramble

Antonyms: crawled, crept, creeped

Usage: “a mouse scuttled across the floor”



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