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The Hindu Vocabulary For All Competitive Exams | 09-01-2021

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. SEVER (VERB): (अलग करना): break off
Synonyms: discontinue suspend
Antonyms: maintain
Example Sentence:
The notice itself may be sufficient to sever the joint tenancy.

2. EPHEMERAL (ADJECTIVE): (अल्पकालिक): transitory
Synonyms: transient, fleeting
Antonyms: long-lived
Example Sentence:
Fashions are ephemeral as new ones regularly drive out the old.

3. OUTCRY (NOUN): (शिकायत): complaints
Synonyms: objections, indignation
Antonyms: indiffference
Example Sentence:
The public outcry over the bombing has had solid ramifications.

4. PETRIFY (VERB): (डराना): terrify
Synonyms: horrify, scare
Antonyms: reassure
Example Sentence:
Her icy controlled quietness petrifies me all the time.

5. TACIT (ADJECTIVE): (निहित): implicit
Synonyms: understood, implied
Antonyms: explicit
Example Sentence:
He gave his tacit approval in letters to the media.

6. WRATH (NOUN): (रोष): anger
Synonyms: rage, fury
Antonyms: happiness
Example Sentence:
He hid his pipe for fear of incurring his father’s wrath.

7. RELUCTANCE (NOUN): (अनिच्छा): unwillingness
Synonyms: disinclination, hesitation
Antonyms: willingness
Example Sentence:
She sensed his reluctance to continue.

8. VANQUISH (VERB): (जीतना): conquer
Synonyms: trounce, annihilate
Antonyms: lose
Example Sentence:
He successfully vanquished his rival.

9. CESSATION (NOUN): (समापन): end
Synonyms: ending, termination
Antonyms: start
Example Sentence:
The hostilities finally came to a cessation.

10. OBSCURE (VERB): (ढांकना): hide
Synonyms: conceal cover
Antonyms: reveal
Example Sentence:
Grey clouds ten to obscure the sun.

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