The Hindu Editorial with Vocabulary – Day 69

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) Paramount (Adjective) – आला दर्जे का

Meaning: more important than anything else; supreme.

Synonyms: uppermost, supreme, chief

Antonyms: least, last, inferior

Usage: “the interests of the child are of paramount importance”


2) Inflicted (Verb) – पीड़ा पहुंचाना

Meaning: cause (something unpleasant or painful) to be suffered by someone or something.

Synonyms: lay, impose, exact

Antonyms: held, holden, kept

Usage: “they inflicted serious injuries on three other men”


3) Allegedly (Adverb) – कथित तौर पर

Meaning: used to convey that something is claimed to be the case or have taken place, although there is no proof.

Synonyms: reportedly, supposedly, reputedly

Antonyms: dubiously, improbably, questionably

Usage: “he was allegedly a leading participant in the coup attempt”


4) Foe (Noun) – शत्रु

Meaning: an enemy or opponent.

Synonyms: enemy, adversary, opponent

Antonyms: friend

Usage: “his work was praised by friends and foes alike”


5) Implication (Noun) – निहितार्थ

Meaning: the conclusion that can be drawn from something although it is not explicitly stated.

Synonyms: suggestion, inference, insinuation

Antonyms: explicit statement

Usage: “the implication is that no one person at the bank is responsible”


6) Emphasise (Verb) – ज़ोर देना

Meaning: give special importance or value to (something) in speaking or writing.

Synonyms: highlight, point up, spotlight

Antonyms: understate, play down

Usage: “they emphasize the need for daily, one-to-one contact between parent and child”


7) Contagion (Noun) – रोग-संचार

Meaning: a disease spread by close contact.

Synonyms: contamination, infection, disease

Antonyms: advantage, cleanliness, purification

Usage: “through personal hygiene the spread of common contagions is discouraged”


8) Obfuscated (Verb) –    अस्पष्ट, भ्रमित                                                                                                                                        Meaning: make obscure, unclear, or unintelligible.

Synonyms: obscure, confuse

Antonyms: clarify

Usage: “the spelling changes will deform some familiar words and obfuscate their etymological origins”


9) Perilous (Adjective) – जोखिम से भरा   

Meaning: full of danger or risk.

Synonyms: dangerous, fraught with danger, hazardous

Antonyms: safe, secure

Usage: “a perilous journey south”


10) Hostility (Noun)द्वेषभाव

Meaning: hostile behaviour; unfriendliness or opposition.

Synonyms: antagonism, unfriendliness, bitterness

Antonyms: friendliness, approval

Usage: “their hostility to all outsiders”

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