The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 349

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) Dismal (Adjective) – निराशजनक

Definition: Causing a mood of gloom or depression.

Synonyms: Dingy, Dim, Dark, Gloomy, Sombre, Drear

Antonyms: Bright, Cheerful

Usage: The dismal weather made the late afternoon seem like evening.


2) Accretion (Noun) — अभिवृद्धि

Definition: Growth or increase by the gradual accumulation of additional layers or matter.

Synonyms: Accumulation, Collecting, Gathering

Antonyms: Deduction, Subtraction

Usage: A thick accretion of ice in a freezer that obviously had not been cleaned for some time.


3) Lend (Verb) – योगदान देना

Definition: Contribute or add (a quality) to.

Synonyms: Add, Impart, Give, Bestow

Antonyms: Detract

Usage: The smile lent his face a boyish charm


4) Implicit (Adjective) – निहित

Definition: Suggested though not directly expressed.

Synonyms: Implied, Indirect, Inferred, Understood

Antonyms: Explicit, Direct

Usage: Comments seen as implicit criticism of the policies.


5) Uphill (Adjective) – ऊपर की ओर

Definition: Sloping upwards.

Synonyms: Upward, Rising, Ascending, Climbing, Arduous, Difficult, Hard, Tough

Antonyms: Easy, Downhill

Usage: The journey is slightly uphill.


6) Garner (Verb) — संचित करना

Definition: gather or collect (something, especially information or approval).

Synonyms: Gather, Collect, Accumulate

Antonyms: Spread

Usage: The police struggled to garner sufficient evidence.


7) Diversify (Verb) — वैविध्य लाना

Definition: Make or become more diverse or varied.

Synonyms: Branch out, Vary output, Expand

Antonyms: Continue, Keep, Remain, Stay

Usage: The trilobites diversified into a great number of specie.


8) Sustainable (Adjective) — धारणीय

Definition: Able to be maintained at a certain rate or level.

Synonyms: Defendable, Defensible, Justifiable, Maintainable

Antonyms: Indefensible, Insupportable, Unjustifiable

Usage: A line of argument that is probably not sustainable in a public forum against skilled debaters.


9) Patronage (Noun) — सरपरस्ती

Definition: The power to control appointments to office or the right to privileges.

Synonyms:  Favouritism, Nepotism, Partisanship

Usage: Recruits are selected on merit, not through political patronage.


10) Incumbency (Noun) — वचनबद्धता

Definition: The holding of an office or the period during which one is held.

Synonyms: Burden, Charge, Commitment, Devoir

Antonyms:  Grace, Postponement, Stay

Usage: Few incumbencies of her office are as distasteful to the college president as fund-raising, of which there seems to be no end.

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