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The Hindu Vocabulary For All Competitive Exams | 24-12-2020

The Hindu Vocabulary For All Competitive Exams | 24-12-2020

The Hindu newspaper is treated as the Bible by the various exam aspirants be it Bank Exam aspirants, SSC aspirants, or UPSC aspirants. Reading the editorial section of the newspaper daily has two-fold benefits: (a) It gives the editor’s views on the latest happenings in India and the world, (b) It also helps enhance English vocabulary.

In this blog of “The Hindu Vocabulary December 2020”, we have come up with a list of difficult words taken from the Hindu Editorials, their meanings, synonyms, antonyms, examples (the correct usage of the words)

Read along to understand it better. 

The Hindu Vocabulary For All Competitive Exams | 24-12-2020


MeaningWishing to do one’s work or duty well and thoroughly. (ईमानदार)

Synonyms: Diligent, Punctilious, Assiduous, Industrious

Antonyms– Careless, Heedless, Thoughtless

Example– He is observant and conscientious and pays meticulous attention to details.


Meaning– Of no value or importance. (तुच्छ)

Synonyms: Worthless, Inconsequential, Insignificant

Antonyms– Significant, Momentous, Meaningful

Example– First of all, the sums involved in the new savings accounts are nugatory.


Meaning– Considerably, Significantly, Greatly. (काफी हद तक)

Antonyms– Hardly, Marginally

Example– We would like to think that we can grow the business substantially.


Meaning– Attempt to persuade people of the merits of. (प्रचारित करना)

Synonyms– Commend, Endorse, Support, Talk of

Antonyms– Condemn, Criticise, Reprove, Reprobate

Example– She was touted as a potential Prime Minister.


Meaning– Made in imitation. (नकली)

Synonyms: Artificial, Imagined, Unreal

Antonyms– Natural, Real, Genuine

Example– His accent was so faux.


Meaning– Unnecessary, especially throw being more than enough. (अनावश्यक अतिरिक्त)

Synonyms: Unneeded, Inessential, Pointless

Antonyms– Necessary, Essential

Example– The purchaser should avoid asking for superfluous information.


Meaning– Express or feel sympathy or pity (हमदर्दी रखना)

Synonyms: Sympathize, Grieve For, Feel Pity For,

Antonyms– Discourage, Dishearten, Depress

Example– She commiserated with the losers on their defeat.


Meaning– Perhaps (मुमकिन है)

Synonyms: May Be, Possibly, Mayhap, By Chance

Antonyms– Definitely, Surely, Certainly, Absolutely

Example– If we were more self-confident, perchance we would feel better about ourselves.


Meaning– In a way that has a strong effect on your feelings, especially when it makes you feel sad (तीखेपन से)

Synonyms: Touchingly, Affectingly, Movingly

Antonyms– Unemotionally, Heartlessly, Indifferently

Example– Their experiences of war are poignantly described.


Meaning– A thing, situation, etc. that is different from what is normal or expected. (अनियमितता)

Synonyms: Abnormality, Irregularity, Oddity

Antonyms– Standard, Normality, Regularity

Example– There are a number of anomalies in the present system.

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