The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 320

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) Dent (Verb)

Definition: Have an adverse effect on; diminish.

Synonyms: Diminish, Reduce, Lessen, Shrink

Antonyms: Increase

Usage: The experience did not dent her confidence


2) Propellant (Noun)

Definition: A substance that propels something, in particular:

Synonyms: Catalyst, Encouragement, Fillip

Antonyms: Block, Discouragement

Usage: The main uses of CFCs are in aerosols as propellants


3) Impoverish (Verb)

Definition:  Make (a person or area) poor.

Synonyms: Make poor, Make penniless, Reduce to penury

Antonyms: Make wealthy, Rich, Wealthy

Usage: The wars had impoverished him


4) Sabotage (verb)

Definition: Deliberately destroy, damage, or obstruct (something), especially for political or military advantage.

Synonyms: Wreck, Deliberately Damage, Vandalize

Antonyms: Devotion, Faithfulness, Fidelity, Loyalty

Usage: Power lines from South Africa were sabotaged by rebel forces


5) Smuggle (verb)

Definition:  Move (goods) illegally into or out of a country.

Synonyms: Bring/take illegally, Run, Sneak

Antonyms: Consign, Convey, Dump

Usage: He smuggled out a message


6) Inflict (Verb)

Definition: Cause (something unpleasant or painful) to be suffered by someone or something.

Synonyms: Impose, Force, Press, Thrust, Foist

Antonyms: Hold, Keep, Take

Usage: She is wrong to inflict her beliefs on everyone else


7) Precarious (Adjective)

Definition: Not securely held or in position; dangerously likely to fall or collapse.

Synonyms: uncertain, insecure, unreliable, unsure

Antonyms: Safe, secure

Usage: he made a precarious living as a painter


8) Enclave (Verb)

Definition: To isolate or enclose (especially territory) within a foreign or uncongenial environment; make an enclave of

Synonyms: Archipelago, Isle, Islet, Peninsula

Usage: The engineering department is traditionally a male enclave


9) Botch (verb)

Definition: Carry out (a task) badly or carelessly.

Synonyms: Bungle, Do badly, Do clumsily, Make a mess of

Antonyms: Do well, Succeed, Break, Build

Usage: He was accused of botching the job


10) Grim (Adjective)

Definition: Very serious or gloomy.

Synonyms: Stern, Forbidding, Uninviting, Unapproachable

Antonyms: Amiable, Pleasant

Usage: His grim expression

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