The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 57

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) Catastrophe (Noun) – विभीषिका  

Meaning: an event causing great and usually sudden damage or suffering; a disaster.

Synonyms: disaster, calamity, cataclysm

Antonyms: salvation, godsend

Usage: “an environmental catastrophe”


2) Frayed (Verb) – उधेड़ना

Meaning: unravel or become worn at the edge, typically through constant rubbing.

Synonyms: unravel, wear

Antonyms: pristine, new, current

Usage: “cheap fabric soon frays”


3) Galvanising (Verb) – झटका या चौंका देना

Meaning: shock or excite (someone) into taking action.

Synonyms: jolt, shock, startle

Antonyms: demotivate

Usage: “the urgency of his voice galvanized them into action”


4) Compliance (Noun)अनुपालन

Meaning: excessive acquiescence.

Synonyms: acquiescence, agreement, assent

Antonyms: defiance

Usage: “the appalling compliance with government views shown by the commission”


5) Culminated (Verb)समापन हुआ

Meaning: reach a climax or point of highest development.

Synonyms: peak, climax, reach a pinnacle

Antonyms: start, begin, peter out

Usage: “weeks of violence culminated in the brutal murder of a magistrate”


6) Scramble (Verb)अपना रास्ता बनाना  

Meaning: make one’s way quickly or awkwardly up a steep gradient or over rough ground by using one’s hands as well as one’s feet.

Synonyms: clamber, climb, crawl

Antonyms: calm, order, organisation

Usage: “we scrambled over the damp boulders”


7) Tenuous (Adjective) – बहुत कमजोर  

Meaning: very weak or slight.

Synonyms: slight, insubstantial, flimsy

Antonyms: convincing, substantial, strong

Usage: “the tenuous link between interest rates and investment”


8) Contingent (Noun)आकस्मिक

Meaning: subject to chance.

Synonyms: chance, accidental, fortuitous

Antonyms: predictable

Usage: “the contingent nature of the job”


9) Hapless (Adjective) अभागी  

Meaning: unfortunate.

Synonyms: unlucky, luckless, out of luck

Antonyms: lucky

Usage: “the hapless victims of the disaster”


10) Surmised (Verb)अनुमान लगाना  

Meaning: suppose that something is true without having evidence to confirm it.

Synonyms: guess, conjecture, suspect

Antonyms: know

Usage: “he surmised that something must be wrong”

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