SSC and all Competitive Exams. Explore The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary to score good marks in English Section. Start practising 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. We also providing Important Vocabulary Quiz based on “THE ECONOMIST” and “THE HINDU”
1). Hauled (Verb) — ढोना
Definition: (of a person) pull or drag with effort or force.
Synonyms: drag, pull, tug, heave, hump, trail, draw, tow, manhandle
Usage: he hauled his bike out of the shed
2). Colonial (Noun) — औपनिवेशिक
Definition: a native or inhabitant of a colony.
Synonyms: group, joint, together.
Antonyms: separate, disjoint.
Usage: a rebellion by Dutch-speaking colonials
3). Overawe (Verb) – प्रभावित करना
Definition: impress (someone) so much that they are silent or inhibited.
Synonyms: intimidate, daunt, cow, take someone’s breath away, awe, disconcert, blind someone with something
Antonyms: discourage, fail.
Usage: the eleven-year-old was overawed by the atmosphere
4). Absurdity (Noun) – विसंगति, हास्यास्पद
Definition: the quality or state of being ridiculous or wildly unreasonable.
Synonyms: preposterousness, ridiculousness, ludicrousness, absurdness, farcicality
Antonyms: reasonableness, sense
Usage: Duncan laughed at the absurdity of the situation
5). Ridiculous (Adjective) — हास्यास्पद
Definition: deserving or inviting derision or mockery; absurd.
Synonyms: laughable, absurd, comical, funny, hilarious, humorous, risible, derisory, droll
Antonyms: serious, sensible, reasonable
Usage: that ridiculous tartan cap
6). Lure (Verb) – लुभाना
Definition: tempt (a person or animal) to do something or to go somewhere, especially by offering some form of reward.
Synonyms: tempt, entice, attract, induce, coax, persuade, inveigle, allure, seduce, win over, cajol
Antonyms: deter, put off
Usage: the child was lured into a car but managed to escape
7). Crippled (Adjective) – पंगु
Definition: (of a person) unable to walk or move properly; disabled.
Usage: a crippled old man
8). Pedestrians (Noun) — पैदल यात्री
Definition: a person walking rather than travelling in a vehicle.
Synonyms: walker, person on foot, hiker, rambler, stroller, wayfarer
Usage: the road is so dangerous pedestrians avoid it
9). Paradigm (Noun) — रूप-निदर्शन
Definition: a set of linguistic items that form mutually exclusive choices in particular syntactic roles
Usage: English determiners form a paradigm: we can say ‘a book’ or ‘his book’ but not ‘a his book’
10). Dismal(Adjective) — निराशाजनक
Definition: causing a mood of gloom or depression.
Synonyms: dingy, dim, dark, gloomy, sombre, dreary, drab, dull, desolate, bleak, cheerless, comfortless
Antonyms: bright, cheerful.
Usage: the dismal weather made the late afternoon seem like evening