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. LURE (VERB): (प्रलोभित करना): tempt
Synonyms: entice, attract
The child was lured into a car but managed to escape.
2. GRIEVOUS (ADJECTIVE): (संगीन): serious
Synonyms: severe, grave
His death was a grievous blow to the entire family.
3. DETRIMENT (VERB): (हानि पहुँचाना): harm
Synonyms: damage, injury
All the tests were a detriment to good education.
4. VILIFICATION (NOUN): (तिरस्कार): condemnation
Synonyms: criticism, censure
The politicians seldom face widespread vilification.
5. DISSIPATE (VERB): (अपव्यय करना): squander
Synonyms: misspend, waste
He inherited, but then dissipated, his father’s fortune.
6. BETRAY (VERB): (प्रकट करना): reveal
Synonyms: disclose, divulge
Many of those employed by diplomats betrayed secrets.
7 DISMAL (ADJECTIVE): (निराशाजनक): gloomy
Synonyms: glum, mournful
His dismal mood was not dispelled by finding the house empty.
8. SLUMP (NOUN): (मंदी): plunge
Synonyms: drop, collapse
The company saw a slump in profits.
9. EXPEDITE (VERB): (जल्दी करना): speed up
Synonyms: accelerate, hurry
She promised to expedite economic reforms.
10. DOOM (VERB): (नियत होना): destine
Synonyms: fate, predestine
All of her plans were doomed to failure
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