The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 24 June 2022
|Word/Phrase||Part of Speech/Idiom||Meaning||Synonyms||Antonyms||Example|
|Narrative||Adjective||In the form of story; chronological
|Fictional, Narrated, Historical, Reported||Rambling||The author’s narrative style helped him win the literary award.|
|Account, Anecdote, Fiction, Chronicle||–||You need a strong narrative to cover up your misdeeds.|
|Poise||Verb||To hold steadily or in equilibrium.
|Hover, Hold, Wait, Brood||Reject, Drop, Refuse, Release||He learned to poise the earthen pots on his head.|
|Noun||A stable and balanced state of equilibrium.
|Aplomb, Calmness, Equanimity, Grace||Agitation, Confusion, Tactlessness, Imbalance||There is a lack of poise between the political parties in Maharashtra.|
|Significance||Noun||The quality of being worthy of attention; importance.
|Importance, Noteworthiness, Seriousness, Obviousness, Matter, Relevance||Insignificance, Disregard, Disrespect, Imperfection, Weakness||I understood the significance of the post after I assumed it.|
|Elevation||Noun||Promotion; Altitude of a place above sea level
|Boost, Eminence, Raise, Advancement||Decrease, Demotion, Disdain||The elevation of the mountain increased by 2 metres within a century.|
|Pronounce||Verb||Declare or announce, typically formally or solemnly.
|Announce, Proclaim, Rule, Decree, Ordain, Adjudicate, Affirm||Conceal, Hide, Mumble||Mr. Bhatia refrained from pronouncing his next successor.|
|Remarkable||Adjective||Worthy of attention
|Exceptional, Important, Impressive, Miraculous, Momentous, Notable||Average, Bad, Common, Familiar, Normal, Ordinary||He was conferred with the prestigious award for his remarkable research in the field of medicine.|
|Testimony||Noun||A formal written or spoken statement, especially one given in a court of law.
|Affidavit, Demonstration, Witness, Deposition||Denial, Opposition, Veto||Professor William was not willing to give testimony against his student.|
|Notwithstanding||Preposition||In spite of.
|Nevertheless, Nonetheless, Withal, After all||–||Notwithstanding the new evaluation method, many students failed.|
|Conjunction||In spite of the fact that.
|Although||–||Sheena could not crack the PCS exam, notwithstanding she has been a topper.|
|Subaltern||Adjective||Of lower status
(सब से नीचा)
|Subordinate, Inferior||Superior||The people belonging to subaltern areas need not come close to the King.|
|Aboriginal||Adjective||Inhabiting or existing in a land from the earliest times or from before the arrival of colonists.
|Indigenous, Native, Earliest, Original, Initial, Primordial||Modern, New, Foreign||The aboriginal leader decided to contest local elections.|
Strengthen or support physically or mentally.
|Assist, Bolster, Continue, Feel, Suffer, Undergo, Withstand||Surrender, Evade, Stop, Hinder, Obstruct, Discourage, Condemn||He cannot sustain the strong cold winds blowing outside.|
|Incorporate||Verb||take in or contain (something) as part of a whole; include/ Constitute (a company, city, or other organization) as a legal corporation.
(शामिल करना/ निगमित करना)
|Assimilate, Consolidate, Cover, Embody, Fuse, Merge, Organise||Disconnect, Part, Disperse, Divide, Exclude||The government must frame policies to incorporate the tribal communities socially and politically.|
|Relentless||Adjective||Remaining strict or determined
|Determined, Dogged, Ferocious, Harsh||Compassionate, Easy, Gentle, Flexible||His relentless efforts led him to launch his own music album.|
|Critic||Noun||A person who expresses an unfavorable opinion of something.
|Faultfinder, Detractor, Expert, Reviewer, Judge||Amateur, Complimenter||He has been a strong critic of romantic novels.|
|Ideological||Adjective||Relating to ideology.
|Doctrinaire, Ideation, Quixotic, Visionary, Abstract, Cerebral, Imaginative, Analytical||Latitudinarian, Practical, Unsentimental, Broadminded||The ideological struggle between the two groups led to the formation of the Hinayana and Mahayana sects.|
|Radical||Noun||A person who holds or follows strong convictions or extreme principles
|Agitator, Anarchist, Extremist, Fanatic, Insurgent||Conservative, Moderate||The radical leaders were arrested before they could plan a raging protest.|
|Starkly||Adverb||In a way that is harsh and blunt.
|Blunt, Simple, Abrupt, Arrant||Clothed, Hidden, Complex, Covered||His bidding contrasted with my interest starkly.|
|Adrift||Adverb||So as to float without being either moored or steered.
|Afloat, Loose, Drifting, Unanchored||Anchored, Determined, Stable, Purposeful||The boat went adrift and was found at the other end of the lake.|
(स्थापित करना/ छिपाना)
|Shelter, Establish, Settle, Stash, Cover, Bury||Depart, Destroy, Disorganise, Forget, Leave, Move||Some people do not want to ensconce from their cocoon.|
|Inclusive||Adjective||Including or covering all the services, facilities, or items normally expected or required.
|Broad, Comprehensive, All together, Full||Exclusive, Incomprehensive, Narrow||The price of the book is inclusive of GST.|
|Pursuit||Noun||The action of pursuing someone or something.
|Chasing, Pursuing, Stalking, Tracking, Trailing||Ignoring, Avoiding, Letting go, Denying||The pursuit of becoming the Prime Minister has led him to betray his own party.|
|Exclusivist||Noun||The practice of excluding
|One should not promote exclusivist views.|
The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 23 June 2022
|Difficult Word/ Phrase||Contextual Sense|
|Expediency||providing an easy and quick way to do something|
|Fraught||causing or having extreme worry or anxiety|
|Invalidation||a formal termination|
|Strike down||abolish a law or regulation|
|Earmark||to designate (something, such as funds) for a specific use or owner|
|Denude||to deprive of something important|
|Hindrance||Any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome|
|Impending||Close in time; about to occur|
|Restive||Being in a tense state|
|Ally||someone who helps and supports someone else|
The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 22 June 2022
|Difficult Word/ Phrase||Contextual Sense|
|clear the decks||prepare for an event or course of action by dealing with anything that might hinder progress|
|Cater||Give what is desired or needed|
|Vanguard||the leading position in any movement or field|
|Underscore||Give extra weight to (a communication)|
|Laudable||Worthy of high praise|
|Perceptible||Easily seen or detected|
|Staggered||arranged so that they do not all happen at the same time|
|Shrink||Reduce in size|
|Duopoly||State of market dominance by two companies|
|Viability||Capable of being done in a practical and useful way|
|Bank||Have faith or confidence in|
|Roll out||officially launch or introduce a new product or service|
|Roil||to move or proceed turbulently|