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. DENOUEMENT (NOUN): (उपसंहार): outcome
Synonyms: upshot, consequence
I waited by the eighteenth green to see the denouement.
2. GRIM (ADJECTIVE): (अरूचिकर): stern
Synonyms: forbidding, uninviting
He gave a grim expression to me.
3. ABROGATION (NOUN): (निराकरण): repudiation
Synonyms: revocation, repeal
The abrogation of the bogus constitution was very necessary.
4. DEBILITATE (VERB): (दुर्बल करना): weaken
Synonyms: enfeeble, enervate
Hard drugs destroy families and debilitate communities.
5. ADVERSARY (NOUN): (प्रतिद्वंद्वी): opponent
Synonyms: rival, enemy
I beat his old adversary in the quarter-finals.
6. BENIGN (ADJECTIVE): (सौम्य): kindly
Synonyms: kind, warm-hearted
His mannerisms are firm yet benign.
7. RECALCITRANT (ADJECTIVE): (अक्खड़): uncooperative
Synonyms: intractable, unmanageable
It is a class of recalcitrant ten-year-olds.
8. BREAKTHROUGH (ADJECTIVE): (उन्नत): advance
Synonyms: development, step forward
It was a major breakthrough in DNA research.
9. DECEPTIVE (ADJECTIVE): (भ्रामक): misleading
Synonyms: illusory, illusive
He put the question with deceptive casualness.
10. BOHEMIAN (ADJECTIVE): (अपरंपरागत): unconventional
Synonyms: nonconformist, unorthodox
As an artist, you live a bohemian lifestyle.
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