The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 340

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) Scourge (Noun) — महान कष्ट

Definition: A person or thing that causes great trouble or suffering.

Synonyms: Affliction, Bane, Curse, Plague, Menace

Antonyms: Blessing, Godsend

Usage: As an environmental scourge that killed an estimated 1.24 million people in India in 2017


2) PERENNIAL (Adjective) — बारहमासी

Definition: Lasting or existing for a long or apparently infinite time; enduring or continually recurring.

Synonyms: Everlasting, Perpetual, Eternal

Antonyms: His perennial distrust of the media

Usage:  Antiquated, Archaic, Dated, Obsolete


3) Residue (Noun) — अवशेष

Definition: A small amount of something that remains after the main part has gone or been taken or used.

Synonyms: Remainder, Remaining part, Part leftover

Antonyms: Base, Core, Lack, Necessity

Usage: The fine residue left after the sorting of tea.


4) Unbridled (Adjective) — अनियंत्रित; स्वेच्छापूर्ण

Definition: Uncontrolled; Unconstrained

Synonyms: Unrestrained, Unconstrained, Uncontrolled

Antonyms: Restrained, Controlled

Usage: A moment of unbridled ambition.


5) Ambient (Adjective) — परिवेश

Definition: Relating to the immediate surroundings of something.

Synonyms: Atmosphere, Climate, Clime, Context,

Antonyms: Motionless, Stationary, Still

Usage: The liquid is stored at below ambient temperature.


6) Notorious (Adjective) — कुख्यात

Definition: Famous or well known, typically for some bad quality or deed.

Synonyms:  Infamous, Of ill repute,  Ill-famed, Scandalous

Antonyms: Unknown, Anonymous, Faceless

Usage: Los Angeles is notorious for its smog.


7) Morbid (Adjective) — स्र्ग्ण

Definition: Characterized by an abnormal and unhealthy interest in disturbing and unpleasant subjects, especially death and disease.

Synonyms: Ghoulish, Macabre, Unhealthy, Gruesome

Antonyms: Wholesome

Usage: His morbid fascination with the horrors of contemporary warfare.


8) Defy (verb) — अवज्ञा करना

Definition: openly resist or refuse to obey.

Synonyms: Disobey, Refuse to obey, Flout

Antonyms: Obey, Surrender

Usage: A woman who defies convention.


9) Malaise (Noun) — अस्वस्थता

Definition: A general feeling of discomfort, illness, or unease whose exact cause is difficult to identify.

Synonyms: Unhappiness, Restlessness, Uneasiness

Antonyms: Comfort, Well-being

Usage: A general air of malaise.


10) Keen (Adjective) — इच्छुक

Definition: Having or showing eagerness or enthusiasm

Synonyms: Eager, Anxious, Impatient, Determined, Desirous

Antonyms: Reluctant, Apathetic, Half-hearted

Usage: A keen gardener

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