The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 18

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) Enthuse (Verb)उत्साही बनना

Meaning: express eager enjoyment, interest, or approval regarding something.

Synonyms: rave, be enthusiastic, gush

Antonyms: bore, deaden, dull

Usage: “they both enthused over my new look”


2) Desperation (Noun)निराशा की स्थिति

Meaning: a state of despair, typically one which results in rash or extreme behaviour.

Synonyms: hopelessness, despair, distress

Antonyms: hope, hopefulness, advantage

Usage: “she wrote to him in desperation”


3) Devouring (Verb)भक्षण

Meaning: destroy completely.

Synonyms: destroy, consume, engulf

Antonyms: renewing, replacing, building

Usage: “the hungry flames devoured the old house”


4) Whittled (Verb)छांटे जाते हैं

Meaning: reduce something in size, amount, or extent by a gradual series of steps.

Synonyms: erode, wear away, eat away

Antonyms: increase, augment

Usage: “the shortlist of fifteen was whittled down to five”


5) Liability (Noun)देयता

Meaning: the state of being legally responsible for something.

Synonyms: accountability, responsibility, legal responsibility

Antonyms:        immunity

Usage: “once you contact the card protection scheme your liability for any loss ends”


6) Contingent (Adjective)आकस्मिक

Meaning: subject to chance.

Synonyms: chance, accidental, fortuitous

Antonyms: predictable

Usage: “the contingent nature of the job”


7) Falter (Verb)लड़खड़ाना

Meaning: lose strength or momentum.

Synonyms: hesitate, delay, drag one’s feet

Antonyms: conclude, decide, reach

Usage: “the music faltered, stopped, and started up again”


8) Pruning (Verb) छंटाई

Meaning: reduce the extent of (something) by removing superfluous or unwanted parts.

Synonyms: reduce, cut, cut back

Antonyms: increase, enlargement, expansion

Usage: “the workforce was pruned”


9) Hog (Verb)एकाधिकार करना

Meaning: take or use most or all of (something) in an unfair or selfish way.

Synonyms: monopolize, keep to oneself, dominate

Antonyms: share

Usage: “he never hogged the limelight”


10) Attrition (Noun)संघर्षण

Meaning: the process of reducing something’s strength or effectiveness through sustained attack or pressure.

Synonyms: wearing down, wearing away, weakening

Antonyms: buildup, accretion, building

Usage: “the council is trying to wear down the opposition by attrition”

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