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The Hindu Vocabulary For All Competitive Exams | 03-01-2021

The Hindu Vocabulary For All Competitive Exams | 03-01-2021

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. STIFLE (VERB): (गला घोंटना): choke
Synonyms: suffocate, asphyxiate
Antonyms: cold
Example Sentence:Those in the streets were stifled by the fumes.

2. VOLUMINOUS (ADJECTIVE): (विशाल): capacious
Synonyms: commodious, roomy
Antonyms: tiny
Example Sentence:We have a voluminous purple cloak at home.

3. PATRONIZE (VERB): (रिआयत करना): look down on
Synonyms: talk down to, put down
Antonyms: friendly
Example Sentence:She was determined not to be put down or patronized.

4 TACTICAL (ADJECTIVE): (परिगणित): calculated
Synonyms: planned, plotted
Antonyms: unwise
Example Sentence:In a tactical retreat, she moved into a hotel with her daughters.

5. AMALGAMATE (VERB): (मिलाना): combine
Synonyms: merge, unite
Antonyms: separate
Example Sentence:She amalgamated his company with another.

6 ONEROUS (ADJECTIVE): (कष्टदायक): burdensome
Synonyms: heavy, inconvenient
Antonyms: easy
Example Sentence:She found his duties increasingly onerous.

7. DISCRETION (NOUN): (विवेक): care
Synonyms: circumspection, caution
Antonyms: indiscretion
Example Sentence:She knew she could rely on his discretion.

8. ATTENUATE (VERB): (कम करना): weaken
Synonyms: reduce, lessen
Antonyms: strengthen
Example Sentence:The filter must severely attenuate all the frequencies above 10 Hz.

9. COMBATIVE (ADJECTIVE): (जुझारू): pugnacious
Synonyms: aggressive, antagonistic
Antonyms: conciliatory
Example Sentence:He made some enemies only because of his combative style.

10. WHIP (VERB): (भागना): dash
Synonyms: rush race
Antonyms: dawdle
Example Sentence:He whipped round to face them.

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