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The Hindu Vocabulary For All Competitive Exams | 30-12-2020

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. 

1. EXACERBATE (VERB): (बदतर करना): aggravate
Synonyms: worsen, inflame
Antonyms: calm
Example Sentence:
The exorbitant cost of land in urban areas only exacerbated the problem.

2. TENUOUS (ADJECTIVE): (तुच्छ): slight
Synonyms: insubstantial, Antonyms: flimsy
: convincing
Example Sentence:
The tenuous link between interest rates and investment.

3. LACKLUSTRE (ADJECTIVE): (निरुत्साही): uninspired
Synonyms: uninspiring, unimaginative
Antonyms: inspired
Example Sentence:
No excuses were made for the team’s lacklustre performance.

4. CONTENTION (NOUN): (तकरार): disagreement
Synonyms: dispute disputation
Antonyms: agreement
Example Sentence:
The captured territory was the main area of contention between the two countries.

5. PLETHORA (NOUN): (बहुतायत): excess
Synonyms: abundance, overabundance
Antonyms: dearth
Example Sentence:
She always has a plethora of bad jokes.

6. RETICENCE (NOUN): (अल्पभाषिता): reserve
Synonyms: introversion, restraint
Antonyms: expansiveness
Example Sentence:
She paused, as if hesitating to confide, until her anger overcame her reticence.

7. SURMISE (VERB): (अंदाज़ा लगाना): guess
Synonyms: conjecture, suspect
Antonyms: know
Example Sentence:
I surmised that something must be wrong.

8. FALLACIOUS (ADJECTIVE): (ग़लत): erroneous
Synonyms: false, untrue
Antonyms: true
Example Sentence:
His argument is based on fallacious reasoning.

9. VEIL (VERB): (ढंक देना): covert
Synonyms: surreptitious, hidden
Antonyms: overt
Example Sentence:
Cold mists veiled the mountain peaks.

10. TRASH (NOUN): (बकवास): nonsense
Synonyms: drivel, pap
Antonyms: logic
Example Sentence:
If they read at all, they read trash.

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