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) Rattle (Verb) – चिंतित करना
Definition: Make (someone) nervous, worried, or irritated
Synonyms: Unnerve, Disconcert, Disturb, Fluster, Shake
Antonyms: Quietude, Serenity, Tranquility
Usage: Donald Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops out of Syria has rattled his team and his allies.
2) Unfazed (Adjective) – विकृत नहीं होना
Definition: Not disconcerted or perturbed.
Synonyms: Undaunted, Unperturbed, Calm
Antonyms: Anxious, Perturbed, Upset, Worried
Usage: Mr. Trump, however, appears unfazed.
3) Caliphate (Noun) — खलीफा
Definition: The rule or reign of a caliph or chief Muslim ruler.
Synonyms: Czar, Emperor, King
Antonyms: Commoner, Subject
Usage: Now he claims that the physical infrastructure of the IS caliphate is destroyed and the U.S.
4) Remnant (Noun) — अंतिमांश
Definition: A part or quantity that is left after the greater part has been used, removed, or destroyed.
Synonyms: Remains, Remainder, Leftovers, Leavings
Antonyms: Whole, Base, Core, Lack
Usage: can leave the war against the remnants of the jihadist group to the Syrian government and its main backers, Russia and Iran.
5) Confined (Adjective) — परिरुद्ध
Definition: (of a space) restricted in area or volume; cramped.
Synonyms: Cramped, Constricted, Restricted, Limited
Antonyms: Open, Roomy
Usage: The IS has lost 95% of the territory it once controlled and is now confined to narrow pockets on the Iraqi-Syrian border.
6) Abrupt (Adjective) — अचानक और अप्रत्याशित
Definition: Sudden and unexpected.
Synonyms: Sudden, Immediate, Instantaneous
Antonyms: Gradual, Unhurried
Usage: The cost of being so abrupt is that it leaves a dangerous vacuum in northeastern Syria.
7) Impulsive (Adjective) — आवेगशील
Definition: Acting or done without forethought.
Synonyms: Impetuous, Spontaneous, Hasty, Passionate
Antonyms: Cautious, Premeditated
Usage: They’d married as impulsive teenagers.
8) Inextricable (Adjective) – उलझा हुआ
Definition: Impossible to disentangle or separate.
Synonyms: Inseparable, Indivisible, Entangled, Tangled
Usage: The past and the present are inextricable.
9) Concede (Verb) – स्वीकार करना
Definition: Admit or agree that something is true after first denying or resisting it.
Synonyms: Admit, Acknowledge, Accept, Allow, Grant
Usage: I had to concede that I’d overreacted.
10) Foreword (Noun) — प्राक्कथन
Definition: A short introduction to a book, typically by a person other than the author.
Synonyms: Preface, Introduction, Prologue, Preamble
Antonyms: Aftermath, Cessation, Close
Usage: The editor makes some good points in the foreword about the author’s life, so be sure to read it.