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. HUDDLE (VERB): (करीब आना): crowd
Synonyms: gather, throng
Both of them huddled under the blanket, watching the flames grow.
2. STARK (ADJECTIVE): (स्पष्टवादी): blunt
Synonyms: bald, bare
His position is in stark contrast to that of his brothe
3. DAUNT (VERB): (भयभीत करना): intimidate
Synonyms: abash, shake
Most of the elderly people are daunted by technology.
4. VIABLE (ADJECTIVE): (व्यवहार्य): workable
Synonyms: feasible, practicable
The proposed investment was of economically viable nature.
5. DRACONIAN (ADJECTIVE): (कड़ा): harsh
Synonyms: severe, strict
The Nazis destroyed the independence of the press by a series of draconian laws.
6. DELECTABLE (ADJECTIVE): (स्वादिष्ट): delicious
Synonyms: mouth-watering, appetizing
We love delectable handmade chocolates.
7. CAUSTIC (ADJECTIVE): (व्यंग्यपूर्ण): sarcastic
Synonyms: cutting, biting
The players were making caustic comments about the refereeing.
8. CONTENTIOUS (ADJECTIVE): (विवादास्पद): controversial
Synonyms: disputable, debatable
We are dealing with a contentious topic.
9. SPARE (ADJECTIVE): (अतिरिक्त): extra
Synonyms: disputable, debatabl
Synonyms: supplementary, additional
Few people had spare cash for essentials.
10. IMPERATIVE (ADJECTIVE): (आज्ञसूचक): peremptory
Synonyms: commanding, imperious
The bell pealed again, a final imperative call.
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