The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 176

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) Gruesome (Adjective) –

Meaning: Causing repulsion or horror; grisly

Synonyms: Grisly, ghastly, frightful, horrid, horrifying, fearful

Antonyms: Pleasant

Usage: The most gruesome murder


2) Stratified (Verb) –

Meaning: form or arrange into strata.

Synonyms: laminated, classist

Antonyms: unstratified

Usage: “socially stratified cities”


3) Downbeat (Adjective) —

Meaning: pessimistic or gloomy.

Synonyms: pessimistic, gloomy, negative

Antonyms: upbeat

Usage: “the assessment of the UK’s economic  prospects is downbeat


4) Emphatically (Adverb) –

Meaning: without doubt; clearly.

Synonyms: absolutely, certainly, assuredly

Antonyms: doubtfully, questionably, hesitantly

Usage: “Jane, though born in California, feels  emphatically English”


5) Undershooting (Verb) —

Meaning: fall short of (a point or target).

Synonyms: falling short

Antonyms: exceedance

Usage: “the figure undershot the government’s  original estimate”


6) Stasis (Noun) —

Meaning: a period or state of inactivity or  equilibrium.

Synonyms: stagnation, immobility, inaction

Antonyms: movement, boom, rise

Usage: “long periods of stasis


7) Squirrelling (Verb) –

Meaning: hide money or something of value in a  safe place.

Synonyms: save, put aside, put by, lay by

Antonyms: using, exhausting, consuming

Usage: “the money was squirrelled away in foreign  bank accounts”


8) Preponderance (Noun) —

Meaning: the quality or fact of being greater in

number, quantity, or importance.

Synonyms: prevalence, predominance,  dominance

Antonyms: disadvantage, inferiority,  subordination

Usage: “the preponderance of women among  older people”


9) Puritanical (Adjective) –

Meaning: having or displaying a very strict or  censorious moral attitude towards self-indulgence  or sex.

Synonyms: moralistic, pietistic, strait-laced

Antonyms: permissive, broad-minded

Usage: “his puritanical parents saw any kind of  pleasure as the road to damnation”


10) Leeway (Noun) —

Meaning: the amount of freedom to move or act  that is available.

Synonyms: freedom, scope, room to manoeuvre

Antonyms: constraint, restriction

Usage: “the government had greater leeway to  introduce reforms”


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