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). Glean (Verb) — निस्सारण करना
Definition: obtain (information) from various sources, often with difficulty
Synonyms: obtain, get, take, draw, derive, extract, cull, garner, gather, reap
Antonyms: distribute, dispense, apportion, spread
Usage: the information is gleaned from press cuttings
2). Aggrieved (Adjective) – परेशान
Definition: feeling resentment at having been unfairly treated.
Synonyms: resentful, affronted, indignant, disgruntled, discontented, angry, distressed, unhappy, disturbed, anguished, hurt, pained, upset
Antonyms: comforted, happy, pleased
Usage: they were aggrieved at the outcome
3). Contestation (Noun) – तर्क या मुकाबला
Definition: the action or process of disputing or arguing.
Synonyms: argument, contest, contention, debate, dispute, controversy, disagreement
Antonyms: agreement, harmony, peace, quiet
Usage: ideological contestation over social policy in the European Union
4). Precise (Adjective) – सटीक
Definition: marked by exactness and accuracy of expression or detail.
Synonyms: exact, accurate, correct, error-free, pinpoint, specific, detailed, explicit
Antonyms: imprecise, inaccurate, ambiguous, improper, flexible, general, incorrect
Usage: precise directions
5). Prone (Adjective) – अतिसंवेदनशील
Definition: likely or liable to suffer from, do, or experience something unpleasant or regrettable
Synonyms: susceptible, vulnerable, liable, inclined, given, subject, disposed, predisposed
Antonyms: resistant, immune, unlikely, upright, straight
Usage: farmed fish are prone to disease
6). Stagger (Verb) – आश्चर्यचकित होना
Definition: astonish or deeply shock
Synonyms: astonish, amaze, nonplus, startle, astound, surprise, bewilder, stun, flabbergast, shock, shake
Antonyms: carry on, continue, stay
Usage: I was staggered to find it was six o’clock
7). Vulnerable (Adjective) – भेद्य
Definition: exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.
Synonyms: endangered, unsafe, unprotected, ill-protected, unguarded
Antonyms: invulnerable, resilient
Usage: we were in a vulnerable position
8). Consensus (Noun) – आम सहमति
Definition: a general agreement.
Synonyms: agreement, harmony, concord, like-mindedness, concurrence, consent, common consent, accord, unison, unity, unanimity
Antonyms: withhold, remove, denial, dissension, opposition
Usage: there is a growing consensus that the current regime has failed
9). Perspective (Noun) – परिप्रेक्ष्य
Definition: a particular attitude towards or way of regarding something; a point of view.
Synonyms: outlook, view, viewpoint, position, stand, stance, angle, slant, attitude
Antonyms: hopeless, unpromising, ineffectual
Usage: most guidebook history is written from the editor’s perspective
10). Aggravate (Verb) – बदतर करना
Definition: make (a problem, injury, or offence) worse or more serious.
Synonyms: bother, irritate, provoke, exasperate, grate
Antonyms: aid, delight, help, please
Usage: military action would only aggravate the situation