The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 304

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”

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1) Ignominious (Adjective) — अपमानजनक

Definition: Deserving or causing public disgrace or shame.

Synonyms: Humiliating, Undignified, Embarrassing, Mortifying
Antonyms: Glorious, Admirable

Usage: No other party risked ignominious defeat.

With the government of Edappadi K. Palaniswami hanging on for dear life, the result could be the difference between his continuance and an ignominious exit.


2) Upheaval (Noun) — उथल-पुथल

Definition: A violent or sudden change or disruption to something.

Synonyms: Turmoil, Pandemonium, Bedlam and Furore,

Antonyms: Stability, Tranquility

Usage: The upheaval caused by wartime evacuation


3) Egalitarian (Adjective) — समानाधिकारवादी

Definition: Believing in or based on the principle that all people are equal and deserve equal rights and opportunities.

Synonyms: Moralist, Equalitarian

Antonyms:  Elitist, Tyrannical and Authoritarian

Usage: All aspects of the business of sanitation need reform if India is to meet Goal Number 6 of the Sustainable Development Goals with egalitarian policies.


4) Faecal (Adjective) – मलीय

Definition: Relating to or resembling faeces

Synonyms: Ordure, Dung, Manure, Scat

Antonyms: fresh, Pleasant, Uncorrupt

Usage: The recent data from Uttar Pradesh show that in spite of working in mission mode to expand sanitation, 87% of faecal sludge expelled from toilets in urban areas is untreated.


5) Render (Verb) — प्रस्तुत करना

Definition: Provide or give (a service, help, etc.).

Synonyms: Give, Provide, Supply

Antonyms:  Keep, Take, Withhold and Conceal

Usage: Money serves as a reward for services rendered


6) Legitimacy (Noun) — वैधता

Definition: Conformity to the law or to rules.

Synonyms: Authority, Justice, Validity and Lawfulness

Usage: The present chief Minister of the state trying to retain his political legitimacy


7) Erosion (Noun) — अपक्षरण

Definition: The gradual destruction or diminution of something.

Synonyms: Abrasion, Scraping Away, Grinding down

Antonyms:  Construction and Strengthening

Usage: The erosion of support for the party


8) Untenable (Adjective) — अस्थिर, असमर्थनीय

Definition: (especially of a position or view) not able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection.

Synonyms: Indefensible, Undefendable, Unarguable,

Antonyms: Tenable, Defensible

Usage: This argument is clearly untenable


9) Grave (Noun) — दफनाने की जगह , क़ब्र

Definition: Used as an allusive term for death.

Synonyms: Burying place, Tomb, Sepulcher, Vault

Antonyms:  Trivial, Carefree and Cheerful

Usage: The coffin was lowered into the grave


10) Defection (Noun) — परित्याग

Definition: The desertion of one’s country or cause in favour of an opposing one.

Synonyms: Desertion, Absconding, Decamping, Flig

Antonyms: Harmony, Faithfulness

Usage: His defection from the Labour Party

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