The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 318

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) Fickle (Adjective) — परिवर्तनीय

Definition: Changing frequently, especially as regards one’s loyalties or affections.

Synonyms:       Capricious, Changeable, Variable

Antonyms: Constant, Stable

Usage: The fickle nature of the global petroleum market has been on display over the last few days.


2)  Cartel (Noun) — उत्पादक संघ

Definition: An association of manufacturers or suppliers with the purpose of maintaining prices at a high level and restricting competition.

Synonyms: Conglomerate, Consortium, Corporation, Gang

Usage: Saudi Arabia’s latest call to cut output comes just months after the OPEC cartel decided to increase its output.


3) Apprehension (Noun) – डर या चिंता

Definition: Anxiety or fear that something bad or unpleasant will happen.

Synonyms: Anxiety, Angst, Alarm, Worry, Uneasiness, Unease

Antonyms: Confidence

Usage:  OPEC members decided to ramp up supply after apprehensions over Iranian supplies in the wake of economic sanctions imposed by the U.S.


4)  Jittery (Adjective) — चिड़चिड़ा

Definition: Nervous or unable to relax.

Synonyms: Excitable, Fiddle-Footed, Flighty, Fluttery, High-Strung

Antonyms: Imperturbable, Nerveless, Unexcitable, Unflappable, Unshakable

Usage: The strong U.S. opposition to higher oil prices could be making investors feel jittery.


5) Castigate (Verb) — तिरस्कार करना

Definition: Reprimand (someone) severely.

Synonyms: Reprimand, Rebuke, Admonish, Chastise, Chide

Antonyms: Praise, Commend

Usage: He was castigated for not setting a good example


6) Lamented (Adjective) – विलाप

Definition: A conventional way of describing someone who has died or something that has ceased to exist.

Synonyms: Mourn, Grieve (for/over), Weep for, Shed tears for

Antonyms: Celebrate, Rejoice

Usage: The late and much lamented Leonard Bernstein


7) Scoff (Verb) – उपहास करना

Definition: Speak to someone or about something in a scornfully derisive or mocking way.

Synonyms: Mock, Deride, Ridicule

Antonyms: Approve, Compliment, Flatter

Usage: Patrick professed to scoff at soppy love scenes in films


8) Intrinsic (Adjective) – स्वाभाविक

Definition: Belonging naturally; essential.

Synonyms:  Inherent, Innate, Inborn, Inbred, Congenital

Antonyms: Extrinsic, Acquired

Usage: Access to the arts is intrinsic to a high quality of life


9) Pernicious (Adjective) — हानिकारक

Definition: Having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way.

Synonyms: Harmful, Damaging, Destructive, Injurious

Antonyms: Beneficial, Benign, Favourable

Usage: The pernicious influences of the mass media


10) Coarseness (Noun) — कठोर होने की गुणवत्ता

Definition: The quality of being rough or harsh.

Synonyms: Roughness, Prickliness, Wiriness, Brittleness, Scratchiness

Antonyms: Softness, Sophistication, Refinement

Usage: The coarseness of her hair.

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