The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 39

Dear Readers, Here we have given The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary helpful for Upcoming Bank PO, SSC and all Competitive Exams. Explore The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary to score good marks in English Section. Start practicing 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.


1) Cult (Noun) – पंथ

Meaning: a system of religious veneration and devotion directed towards a particular figure or object.

Synonyms: sect, religious group, denomination

Antonyms: disbelief, atheism, fairness

Usage: “the cult of St Olaf”


2) Arduous (Adjective) – कठिन

Meaning: involving or requiring strenuous effort; difficult and tiring.

Synonyms: onerous, taxing, difficult

Antonyms:easy, effortless

Usage: “an arduous journey”


3) Apparent(Adjective) – प्रत्यक्ष

Meaning: clearly visible or understood; obvious.

Synonyms: evident, plain, obvious

Antonyms:unclear, obscure

Usage: “for no apparent reason she laughed”


4) Fostering (Verb) – को बढ़ावा देना

Meaning: encourage the development of (something, especially something desirable).

Synonyms: encourage, promote, further

Antonyms: neglect,  suppress, destroy

Usage: “the teacher’s task is to foster learning”


5) Sustenance (Noun) – जीविका

Meaning: food and drink regarded as a source of strength; nourishment.

Synonyms: nourishment, food, nutriment

Antonyms: deprivation, extras, starvation

Usage: “poor rural economies turned to potatoes for sustenance”


6) Disruption (Noun) – गड़बड़ी, अव्यवस्था

Meaning: disturbance or problems which interrupt an event, activity, or process.

Synonyms: disturbance, disordering, disarrangement

Antonyms: calm, method, order

Usage: “the scheme was planned to minimize disruption”


7) Diminished (Verb) – कम करना, घटाना

Meaning: make or become less.

Synonyms: decrease, decline, reduce

Antonyms: increase, flare up, get worse

Usage: “the new law is expected to diminish the government’s chances”


8) Subsistence (Noun) – जीवन निर्वाह

Meaning: the action or fact of maintaining or supporting oneself, especially at a minimal level.

Synonyms: maintenance, keep, upkeep

Antonyms: inexistence, nonbeing, nonexistence

Usage:”the minimum income needed for subsistence”


9) Imperative (Adjective) – महत्वपूर्ण

Meaning: of vital importance; crucial.

Synonyms:vitally important, of vital importance, all-important

Antonyms: unimportant, optional

Usage: “immediate action was imperative”


10) Mitigate (Verb) – न्यूनीकरण करना

Meaning: make (something bad) less severe, serious, or painful.

Synonyms: alleviate, reduce, diminish

Antonyms: aggravate, increase, intensify

Usage: “drainage schemes have helped to mitigate this problem”

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