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The Hindu Vocabulary For All Competitive Exams | 28-12-2020

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 | 28-12-2020

1. REPRIEVE (VERB): (दण्डविराम करना): pardon
Synonyms: spare, acquit
Antonyms: charge
Example Sentence: Under the new regime, prisoners under sentence of death were reprieved.

2. UTILITARIAN (ADJECTIVE): (उपयोगी): practical
Synonyms: functional, serviceable
Antonyms: decorative
Example Sentence: I went inside a utilitarian building.

3. CREDIBILITY (NOUN): (विश्वसनीयता): plausibility
Synonyms: believability acceptability
Antonyms: implausibility
Example Sentence: The book’s anecdotes have scant regard for credibility.

4. MALIGN (VERB): (नुकसान पहुंचाना): defame
Synonyms: slander libel
Antonyms: praise
Example Sentence: He is trying to malign her in even in my presence.

5. AVERSION (NOUN): (घृणा): disinclination
Synonyms: abhorrence, hatred
Antonyms: liking
Example Sentence: They made plain their aversion to the use of force.

6. PREPOSTEROUS (ADJECTIVE): (निरर्थक): absurd
Synonyms: ridiculous, foolish
Antonyms: reasonable
Example Sentence: He gave me a preposterous suggestion.

7. BARE (ADJECTIVE): (मात्र): mere
Synonyms: no better than, simple
Antonyms: comfortable
Example Sentence: All you need to get started with this program is a bare 10k bytes of memory.

8. MEAGRE (ADJECTIVE): (पतला): thin
Synonyms: thin as a rake, lean
Antonyms: fat
Example Sentence: He is a tall, meagre man.

9. FLAG (VERB): (थकाना): tire
Synonyms: weaken, falter
Antonyms: revive
Example Sentence: If you begin to flag, there is an excellent cafe to revive you.

10. PRUDENT (ADJECTIVE): (विवेकी): wise
Synonyms: well judged, judicious
Antonyms: unwise
Example Sentence: She agreed it had been prudent to warn her.

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