The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 174

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) Virulence (noun) —

Meaning: the severity or harmfulness of a disease or poison

Synonyms: acidity, acidness, acridity

Antonyms: harmless, healthful

Usage: “the proportion of birds which die depends on the virulence of the virus”


2) Dole (noun)–

Meaning:benefit paid by the state to the unemployed

Synonyms: unemployment benefit, state benefit

Antonyms: forfeit, hurt

Usage: “I was on the dole for three years”


3) Prod (verb)—

Meaning: stimulate or persuade (someone who is reluctant or slow) to do something.

Synonyms: spur, stimulate, stir, rouse, prompt

Antonyms: discourage

Usage: “they attempted to prod the central bank into cutting interest rates”


4) Truant (noun) —

Meaning: a pupil who stays away from school without leave or explanation.

Synonyms: absentee, non-attender, awol

Antonyms: attentive

Usage: “if my daughter had been truanting from school I would have been informed”


5) Sludge (noun)–

Meaning: thick, soft, wet mud or a similar viscous mixture of liquid and solid components, especially the product of an industrial or refining process.

Synonyms: mud, muck, mire, ooze, silt

Antonyms: spotlessness

Usage: “the dumping of sewage sludge


6) Goad (verb)–

Meaning: provoke or annoy (someone) so as to stimulate an action or reaction.

Synonyms: provoke, spur, prick, sting, prod

Antonyms: counterincentive, disincentive

Usage: “he was trying to goad her into a fight”


7) Warmongering (adjective)-

Meaning: encouraging or advocating aggressionntowards other countries or groups.

Synonyms: hawk, jingo, jingoist, militarist, war hawk

Antonyms: dove, pacifist, peacenik

Usage: “a nation controlled by a bloodthirsty warmongering madman”


8) Grossly (adverb) —

Meaning: in a very obvious and unacceptable manner; flagrantly.

Synonyms: extremely; excessively

Antonyms: clean, decent, G-rated, nonobscene, wholesome

Usage: “you have grossly insulted a member of the community”


9) woo

Meaning: seek the favour, support, or custom of.

Synonyms: seek the support of, seek the favour of, try to win

Antonyms: stay in place, linger

Usage: “the party wooed voters with promises of electoral reform”


10) Ballast (verb) –

Meaning: give stability to (a ship) by putting a heavy substance in its bilge.

Synonyms: equilibrium, balance, brace, bracket

Antonyms: instability

Usage: “the vessel has been ballasted to give the necessary floating stability”

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