The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 53

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) Faltering (Verb) – शक्ति या गति खोना

Meaning: lose strength or momentum.

Synonyms: hesitate, delay, drag one’s feet

Antonyms: decisive, certain, determined

Usage: “the music faltered, stopped, and started up again”


2) Galloping (Verb) – सरपटना

Meaning: progressing in a rapid and seemingly uncontrollable manner.

Synonyms: hurry, hasten, speed


Usage: “galloping inflation”


3) Floundered (Verb) – कीचड़ में तड़फड़ाना

Meaning: struggle or stagger clumsily in mud or water.

Synonyms: struggle, thrash, thresh

Antonyms:took, accomplished, achieved

Usage: “he was floundering about in the shallow offshore waters”


4) Deviant (Adjective) – विचलित

Meaning: departing from usual or accepted standards, especially in social or sexual behaviour.

Synonyms: aberrant, deviating, divergent

Antonyms: normal, orthodox

Usage: “deviant behaviour”


5) Adjourned (Verb) – निवृत्त होना

Meaning: go somewhere for rest or refreshment.

Synonyms: withdraw, retire, retreat

Antonyms: advanced, forwarded, furthered

Usage: “they adjourned to a local pub”


6) Presumed (Verb) – प्रकल्पित

Meaning: suppose that something is the case on the basis of probability.

Synonyms: assume, suppose, dare say

Antonyms: actual, known, real

Usage: “I presumed that the man had been escorted from the building”


7) Untenable (Adjective) – अस्थिर, असमर्थनीय

Meaning: not able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection.

Synonyms: indefensible, undefendable, unarguable

Antonyms: tenable, defensible

Usage: “this argument is clearly untenable”


8) Defection (Noun) – पक्षपलटा

Meaning: the desertion of one’s country or cause in favour of an opposing one.

Synonyms: desertion, absconding, decamping

Antonyms: enough, faithfulness, harmony

Usage:”his defection from the Labour Party”


9) Perfidy (Noun) – छल या कपट

Meaning: the state of being deceitful and untrustworthy.

Synonyms:treachery, duplicity, deceit

Antonyms: faithfulness, loyalty

Usage: “it was an example of his perfidy”


10) Ingenious (Adjective) – विदग्ध

Meaning: clever, original, and inventive.

Synonyms: inventive, creative, imaginative

Antonyms: unimaginative

Usage: “he was ingenious enough to overcome the limited budget”

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