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The Hindu Vocabulary For All Competitive Exams | 25-12-2020

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 | 25-12-2020

1. LET DOWN (VERB): disappoint (निराश करना)

Synonyms: abandon, leave stranded

Antonyms: benefit, satisfy

Example Sentence:

Over the harbour, I started to let down.

2. ABASH (VERB): embarrass (लज्जित करना)

Synonyms: disconcert, rattle

Antonyms: soothe, allay

Example Sentence:

Shamita looked slightly abashed.

3. EVICTION (NOUN): ejection (बेदखली)

Synonyms: expulsion, removal

Antonyms: receiving, welcoming

Example Sentence:

The forced eviction of residents took place.

4. UNTENABLE (ADJECTIVE): indefensible (असमर्थनीय)

Synonyms: illogical, unsound

Antonyms: logical realistic

Example Sentence:

I am being perplexed so as why he is making such untenable comments.

5. DELIVERABLE (NOUN): output (प्रदेय)

Synonyms: product, result

Antonyms: input, admission

Example Sentence:

From that time he has been adding steadily to his deliverable and his reputation.

6. AGGRIEVE (VERB): offend (दु:ख देना)

Synonyms: oppress, abuse

Antonyms: assist, back

Example Sentence:

Her sharply penetrating cuss words aggrieved me a lot.

7. SERMONIZE (VERB): moralize (उपदेश देना)

Synonyms: preachify, teach

Antonyms: mislead, misguide

Example Sentence:

The saint was sermonizing the people of Canada.

8. RUPTURE (NOUN): crack (फूटन)

Synonyms: break, fissure

Antonyms: closing, closure

Example Sentence:

As soon as each understood the other’s full intention, there would be a rupture.

9. TENOR (NOUN): gist (विषय)

Synonyms: body, core

Antonyms: exterior, outside

Example Sentence:

He could not understand the general tenor of the debate.

10. CREDENCE (NOUN): trust (विश्वसनीयता)

Synonyms: belief, faith

Antonyms: disbelief, distrust

Example Sentence:

Psychoanalysis finds little credence among laymen.

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