The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 43

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) Ebb (Noun)भाटा

Meaning: gradually decrease.

Synonyms: diminish, dwindle, wane

Antonyms: increase, intensify, intensification

Usage: “my enthusiasm was ebbing away”


2) Jolt (Verb)झटका

Meaning: push or shake (someone or something) abruptly and roughly.

Synonyms: push, thrust, jar

Antonyms: tug, pull, yank

Usage: “a surge in the crowd behind him jolted him forwards”


3) Marauding (Verb) छापा मारना और लूटना

Meaning: raid and plunder (a place).

Synonyms: plunder, go looting, go pillaging

Antonyms: helping, protecting, supporting

Usage: “rapacious bluefish marauded the crab pots”


4) Bereft (Adjective)अभाव

Meaning: deprived of or lacking (something).

Synonyms: robbed of, stripped of, denuded of

Antonyms: happy, overwhelmed, cheerful

Usage: “her room was stark and bereft of colour”


5) Jousts (Noun) – शामिल होना  

Meaning: engage in a sporting contest in which two opponents on horseback fight with lances.

Synonyms: enter the lists, tourney, tilt

Antonyms: agreement

Usage: “to joust, a man must have an opponent to ride against”


6) Exert (Verb)बल लगाना

Meaning: apply or bring to bear (a force, influence, or quality).

Synonyms: bring to bear, apply, bring into play

Antonyms: conceal, hide, idle

Usage: “the moon exerts a force on the Earth”


7) Ilk (Noun) – प्रकार  

Meaning: a type of person or thing similar to one already referred to.

Synonyms: type, sort, class

Antonyms: individual, one

Usage: “the veiled suggestions that reporters of his ilk seem to be so good at”


8) Complacent (Adjective)सुसन्तुष्ट

Meaning: showing smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one’s achievements.

Synonyms: smug, self-satisfied, pleased with oneself

Antonyms: dissatisfied, humble

Usage: “you can’t afford to be complacent about security”


9) Flee (Verb)भाग जाना

Meaning: run away from a place or situation of danger.

Synonyms: run, run away, run off

Antonyms: arrive, come, continue

Usage: “to escape the fighting, his family fled from their village”


10) Nemesis (Noun)कट्टर-दुश्मन, कट्टर-प्रतिद्वंद्वी

Meaning: a long-standing rival; an arch-enemy.

Synonyms: arch-enemy, arch-rival, enemy

Antonyms: friend, ally, associate

Usage: “will Harry Potter finally defeat his nemesis, Voldemort?”

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