The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 04

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) Fuel (Verb) तीव्र करना

Definition: Cause (a fire) to burn more intensely.

Synonyms: Stimulate, Boost, Encourage, Intensify,

Antonyms: Dampen

Usage: Petrol may have been used to fuel the fire.


2) Falter (Verb)  लड़खड़ाना

Definition: To show uncertainty about the right course of action

Synonyms: Balance, Dither, Halt, Hang Back, Hesitate

Antonyms: Decide, Budge, Stir, Advance, Continue

Usage: The music faltered, stopped, and started up again.


3) Mire (Verb) डूबना

Definition: to place in conflict or difficulties

Synonyms: Broil, Embrangle, Embroil

Antonyms: Emancipate, Free, Liberate, Release

Usage: Most governments are already deeply mired in debt


4) Revelation (Noun) — रहस्योद्घाटन

Definition: A surprising and previously unknown fact that has been disclosed to others.

Synonyms: Disclosure, Surprising Fact, Divulgence, Declaration

Antonyms: Keeping, Covering up

Usage: Child care institutions in India have been trapped in an administrative blind spot, as revelations of the sexual abuse of inmates.


5) Predation (Noun) – शिकार

Definition: The action of attacking or plundering.

Synonyms: Predacity, Predation, Predatism, Rapaciousness, Rapacity

Usage: A home meant to protect girls rescued from exploitation itself turned into a den of predation.


6) Lacuna (Noun) – कमी

Definition: A falling short of an essential or desirable amount or number.

Synonyms: Crunch, Dearth, Deficiency, Deficit

Antonyms: Abundance, Adequacy, Amplitude, Opulence

Usage: Only an emergency measure to address the serious lacunae can bring some semblance of order to these faceless shelters.


7) Doom (Verb) — विनाश की निंदा करना

Definition: Condemn to certain death or destruction.

Synonyms: Destine, Fate, Predestine, Ordain, Preordain

Antonyms: Happy, Lucky, Promising

Usage:  The new currency, brought into being on January 1st 1999, has defied early critics, who thought it doomed to failure.


8)  Turbulent (Adjective) – अशांत

Definition: Characterized by conflict, disorder, or confusion; not stable or calm.

Synonyms: Tempestuous, Stormy, Unstable, Unsettled

Antonyms: Peaceful

Usage: The country’s turbulent history


9) Culmination (Noun) — परिणति

Definition: The highest or climactic point of something, especially as attained after a long time.

Synonyms: Climax, Pinnacle, Peak, High point

Antonyms: Nadir

Usage: The deal marked the culmination of years of negotiation


10) Profligate (Adjective) — अपव्ययी

Definition: Recklessly extravagant or wasteful in the use of resources.

Synonyms: Wasteful, Extravagant, Spendthrift, Improvident

Antonyms: Thrifty, Frugal

Usage: Profligate consumers of energy

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