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The Hindu Vocabulary For All Competitive Exams | 01-01-2021

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. COROLLARY (NOUN): (परिणाम): consequence
Synonyms: result, upshot
Antonyms: cause
Example Sentence:The huge increases in unemployment were the corollary of expenditure cuts.


2. FRIVOLOUS (ADJECTIVE): (क्षुद्र): flippant
Synonyms: glib, waggish
Antonyms: serious
Example Sentence:At bottom the man was frivolous, selfish and unstable.


3. CONTEMPT (NOUN): (अपमान): disrespect
Synonyms: disregard, slighting
Antonyms: respect
Example Sentence:This action displays an arrogant contempt for the wishes of the majority.


4. DRENCH (VERB): (भिगाना): soak
Synonyms: saturate, wet through
Antonyms: dry
Example Sentence:I fell in the stream and was drenched.


5. PROPRIETY (NOUN): (शिष्टाचार): decorum
Synonyms: respectability decency
Antonyms: impropriety
Example Sentence: She always behaves with the utmost propriety.


6. REFUTE (VERB): (खंडन करना): disprove
Synonyms: rebut, confute
Antonyms: confirm
Example Sentence:These claims have not been refuted at all.


7. COLLOQUIAL (ADJECTIVE): (बोल-चाल की शैली): informal
Synonyms: conversational, everyday
Antonyms: literary
Example Sentence:His colloquial talents were indeed of the highest order.


8. BEWILDER (VERB): (भरमाना): baffle
Synonyms: mystify, bemuse
Antonyms: enlighten
Example Sentence:She was bewildered by his sudden change of mood.


9. HAPLESS (ADJECTIVE): (अभागे): unfortunate
Synonyms: unlucky, luckless
Antonyms: lucky
Example Sentence:I met the hapless victims of the disaster.


10. INHIBIT (VERB): (रोकना): impede
Synonyms: hinder hamper
Antonyms: assist
Example Sentence:Too much cold inhibits plant growth.

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