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
She mustn’t dawdle—she had to make the call now.
2. WRETCHED (ADJECTIVE): (मनहूस): miserable
Synonyms: unhappy sad
I felt so wretched because I thought I might never see you again.
3. SHORTLY (ADVERB): (एकाएक): sharply
Synonyms: abruptly, bluntly
Do you like cricket?’ ‘I do not,’ she said shortly.
4. BLEAK (ADJECTIVE): (निरावरण): bare
Synonyms: exposed, desolate
It was nothing but a bleak moor.
5. SUCCUMB (VERB): (अधीन होना): yield
Synonyms: give in, give way
We cannot merely give up and succumb to despair.
6. SORDID (ADJECTIVE): (नीच): sleazy
Synonyms: seedy, seamy
The story paints a sordid picture of bribes and scams.
7. STRINGENT (ADJECTIVE): (कठोर): strict
Synonyms: firm, rigid
Stringent guidelines are necessary on air pollution.
8. TACIT (ADJECTIVE): (निहित): implicit
Synonyms: understood implied
Your silence may be taken to mean tacit agreement.
9. LOPSIDED (ADJECTIVE): (असममात्रिक): asymmetrical
Synonyms: unsymmetrical, uneven
He showed a lopsided grin.
10. CONSTRAINT (NOUN): (बाधा): inhibition
Synonyms: uneasiness, embarrassment
They are able to talk without constraint.
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