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) Ploy (Noun) — चालाक योजना
Definition: A cunning plan or action designed to turn a situation to one’s own advantage.
Synonyms: Ruse, Tactic, Move, Device, Stratagem, Scheme
Usage: The Bill, contentious in itself for its exclusion of Muslims, is seen by many as a ploy to legitimize the presence of Hindu Bengalis who had reached the Northeast in the aftermath of the birth of Bangladesh in 1971.
2) Persecuted (Verb) – सताया हुआ
Definition: Subject (someone) to hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of their race or political or religious beliefs.
Synonyms: Oppress, Abuse, Victimize, Ill-treat, mistreat, maltreat
Usage: The Bill seeks to confer Indian citizenship to persecuted migrants from the Hindu, Jain, Sikh, Parsi, Christian and Buddhist communities from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh who came to India before 2014.
3) Contentious (Adjective) — विवादास्पद
Definition: Causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial.
Synonyms: Controversial, Disputable, Debatable
Usage: The Bill, contentious in itself for its exclusion of Muslims.
4) Thaw (Verb) — पिघलना
Definition: Become liquid or soft as a result of warming up.
Antonyms: Freeze, Solidify
Usage: It is evidence of the continuing calm in the Korean peninsula for nearly a year since the thaw between Pyongyang and Washington.
5) Resonate (Verb) — प्रतिध्वनि
Definition: To continue or be repeated in a series of reflected sound waves.
Synonyms: Echo, Reverberate, Vibrate, Oscillate
Antonyms: Damp, Dampen, Deaden, Dull, Quiet
Usage: U.S. President Donald Trump will be equally eager that his peace deal continues to resonate in the region and beyond.
6) Nicety (Noun) — नुकताचीनी
Definition: A single piece of information
Synonyms: Article, Item, Component, Constituent
Antonyms: Error, Fallacy, Falsehood, Inaccuracy
Usage: Knows all the niceties of diplomatic protocol
7) Truce (Noun) — युद्धविराम संधि
Definition: An agreement between enemies or opponents to stop fighting or arguing for a certain time.
Synonyms: Ceasefire, Armistice
Antonyms: Fighting, Hostilities
Usage: The guerrillas called a three-day truce
8) Exemplify (Verb) — मिसाल देना
Definition: Illustrate or clarify by giving an example.
Synonyms: Typify, Epitomize, Illustrate
Antonyms: Becloud, Blur, Cloud, Darken
Usage: In your review you don’t really exemplify your points with specific examples from the novel
9) Respite (Noun) – मोहलत
Definition: A short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant.
Synonyms: Rest, Break, Breathing Space, Interval
Antonyms: Continuation, Advance, Beginning
Usage: The refugee encampments will provide some respite from the suffering.
10) Stockpile (Noun) — भंडार
Definition: A large accumulated stock of goods or materials, especially one held in reserve for use at a time of shortage or other emergency.
Synonyms: Stock, Store, Supply, Accumulation, Collection
Usage: Washington is impatient for information on the North Korean weapons stockpile.