The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 305

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) Defuse (Verb) — नाकाम कर देना, निष्क्रिय करना

Definition: Remove the fuse from (an explosive device) in order to prevent it from exploding.

Synonyms: Deactivate, Disarm, Disable,

Antonyms: Activate

Usage: A scheme that teaches officers how to defuse potentially explosive situations


2) Peculiar (Adjective) — अजीब

Definition: Different to what is normal or expected; strange.

Synonyms: Strange, Unusual, Odd and Funny

Antonyms: Normal, Ordinary

Usage: He gave her some very peculiar looks


3) Tariff (Noun) — प्रशुल्क

Definition: A tax or duty to be paid on a particular class of imports or exports.

Synonyms: Cost, Duty, Excise, Levy, Price, Rate, Tax

Usage: The reduction of trade barriers and import tariffs


4) Loom (Verb) — आसन्न रहना

Definition: Appear as a vague form, especially one that is large or threatening.

Synonyms:       Be Imminent, Be on the Horizon, Impend,

Antonyms: Abate, Decline, De-Escalate, Die Down,

Usage: Vehicles loomed out of the darkness”


5) Tenterhook (Noun) — चिंतित, अजीब, असुविधाजनक

Definition: In a state of uneasiness, strain, or suspense

Synonyms: Anxious, Awkward, Discomfited.

Antonyms: Alleviate, Comfort, Disallow and Discontinue

Usage: The waiting kept us on tenterhooks

6) Tranche (Noun) – हिस्सा

Definition: A portion of something, especially money.

Synonyms: Share, Portion, Part and Percentage

Antonyms: Misfortune, Good Luck, Success

Usage: They released the first tranche of the loan


7) Insurmountable (Adjective) — अपरिवर्तनीय

Definition: Too great to be overcome

Synonyms:       Insuperable, Unconquerable and Invincible

Antonyms: Surmountable, Attainable and Defeatable

Usage: An insurmountable problem


8) Pendency (Noun) — लम्बित

Definition: The state of being pending

Synonyms: Imminent, Impending, Undecided and Awaiting.

Antonyms: Avocation, Entertainment, Fun and Recreation

Usage: The direction was given during a meeting of the Council of Chairmen held at the Parliament House to avoid any pendency


9) Divest (Verb) — वंचित करना

Definition: Deprive someone of (power, rights, or possessions).

Synonyms:       Deprive, Strip, Dispossess, Relieve

Antonyms: Give, Offer, Clothe, Cover and Hide

Usage: he has divested the original play of its charm


10) Corral (Verb) — एक साथ इकट्ठा करना और सीमित करना

Definition: Gather together and confine (a group of people or things).

Synonyms: Enclose, Confine and Lock Up,

Usage: The organizers were corralling the crowd into marching formation

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