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The Hindu Vocabulary For All Competitive Exams | 08-01-2021

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. DENOUEMENT (NOUN): (उपसंहार): outcome
Synonyms: upshot, consequence
Antonyms: origin
Example Sentence:
I waited by the eighteenth green to see the denouement.

2. GRIM (ADJECTIVE): (अरूचिकर): stern
Synonyms: forbidding, uninviting
Antonyms: amiable
Example Sentence:
He gave a grim expression to me.

3. ABROGATION (NOUN): (निराकरण): repudiation
Synonyms: revocation, repeal
Antonyms: institution
Example Sentence:
The abrogation of the bogus constitution was very necessary.

4. DEBILITATE (VERB): (दुर्बल करना): weaken
Synonyms: enfeeble, enervate
Antonyms: strengthen
Example Sentence:
Hard drugs destroy families and debilitate communities.

5. ADVERSARY (NOUN): (प्रतिद्वंद्वी): opponent
Synonyms: rival, enemy
Antonyms: ally
Example Sentence:
I beat his old adversary in the quarter-finals.

6. BENIGN (ADJECTIVE): (सौम्य): kindly
Synonyms: kind, warm-hearted
Antonyms: unfriendly
Example Sentence:
His mannerisms are firm yet benign.

7. RECALCITRANT (ADJECTIVE): (अक्खड़): uncooperative
Synonyms: intractable, unmanageable
Antonyms: amenable
Example Sentence:
It is a class of recalcitrant ten-year-olds.

8. BREAKTHROUGH (ADJECTIVE): (उन्नत): advance
Synonyms: development, step forward
Antonyms: setback
Example Sentence:
It was a major breakthrough in DNA research.

9. DECEPTIVE (ADJECTIVE): (भ्रामक): misleading
Synonyms: illusory, illusive
Antonyms: honest
Example Sentence:
He put the question with deceptive casualness.

10. BOHEMIAN (ADJECTIVE): (अपरंपरागत): unconventional
Synonyms: nonconformist, unorthodox
Antonyms: conventional
Example Sentence:
As an artist, you live a bohemian lifestyle.

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