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. FISHY (ADJECTIVE): (संदेहजनक): dubious
Synonyms: doubtful, suspicious
Antonyms: truthful, aboveboard
I am convinced there is something fishy.
2. KNOTTY (ADJECTIVE): (जटिल): troublesome
Synonyms: mystifying, perplexing
Antonyms: easy, facile
It was his knotty idea.
3. KNAVE (NOUN): (दुष्ट): fraud
Synonyms: miscreant, rogue
Antonyms: hero, angel
He is known as a notorious knave of this area.
4. LUDICROUS (ADJECTIVE): (ऊटपटांग): absurd
Synonyms: bizarre, comical
Antonyms: normal, ordinary
It was a ludicrous statement made by her.
5. ACCOMMODATIVE (ADJECTIVE): (अनुग्राही): corrupt
Synonyms: adaptative, adaptive
She was understanding, accommodative, and always had a solution to all problems.
6. CONSENT (NOUN): (सहमति): assent
Synonyms: agreement, permission
Antonyms: dissent, disagreement
Change was made without the consent.
7. CULMINATION (NOUN): (परिणति): climax
Synonyms: peak, pinnacle
The deal marked the culmination of years of negotiation.
8. PEER (NOUN): (सहकर्मी): fellow
Synonyms: co-worker, compeer
Antonyms: commoner, junior
He has got criticism from his peers.
9. CODIFY (VERB): (संहिताबद्ध करना): organize
Synonyms: systematize, arrange
Antonyms: expunge, abrogate
The statutes have codified certain branches of common law.
10. KUDOS (NOUN): (प्रशंसा): praise
Synonyms: esteem, applause
Antonyms: dishonour, denunciation
They were given kudos for winning.
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