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The Hindu Vocabulary For All Competitive Exams | 07-01-2021

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. DAWDLE (VERB): (समय नष्ट करना): linger
Synonyms: dally, take one’s time
Antonyms: hurry
Example Sentence:
She mustn’t dawdle—she had to make the call now.

2. WRETCHED (ADJECTIVE): (मनहूस): miserable
Synonyms: unhappy sad
Antonyms: cheerful
Example Sentence:
I felt so wretched because I thought I might never see you again.

3. SHORTLY (ADVERB): (एकाएक): sharply
Synonyms: abruptly, bluntly
Antonyms: patiently
Example Sentence:
Do you like cricket?’ ‘I do not,’ she said shortly.

4. BLEAK (ADJECTIVE): (निरावरण): bare
Synonyms: exposed, desolate
Antonyms: lush
Example Sentence:
It was nothing but a bleak moor.

5. SUCCUMB (VERB): (अधीन होना): yield
Synonyms: give in, give way
Antonyms: resist
Example Sentence:
We cannot merely give up and succumb to despair.

6. SORDID (ADJECTIVE): (नीच): sleazy
Synonyms: seedy, seamy
Antonyms: high-minded
Example Sentence:
The story paints a sordid picture of bribes and scams.

7. STRINGENT (ADJECTIVE): (कठोर): strict
Synonyms: firm, rigid
Antonyms: lenient
Example Sentence:
Stringent guidelines are necessary on air pollution.

8. TACIT (ADJECTIVE): (निहित): implicit
Synonyms: understood implied
Antonyms: explicit
Example Sentence:
Your silence may be taken to mean tacit agreement.

9. LOPSIDED (ADJECTIVE): (असममात्रिक): asymmetrical
Synonyms: unsymmetrical, uneven
Antonyms: even
Example Sentence:
He showed a lopsided grin.

10. CONSTRAINT (NOUN): (बाधा): inhibition
Synonyms: uneasiness, embarrassment
Antonyms: openness
Example Sentence:
They are able to talk without constraint.

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