As we all know that now a day’s in All Banking Exams and other competitive exams most of the English Sections were taken from Editorial pages. So it is essential to have a sound knowledge and understanding of English vocabulary. So here we are presenting you Vocabulary from “The Hindu”.


  • Inexorably: In a way that is impossible to stop or prevent.
    Synonyms: relentless, unstoppable, unavoidable, inescapable, inevitable, irrevocable, persistent, continuous, non-stop, steady, unabating, interminable, incessant, unceasing, unending, unremitting, unrelenting
    Antonyms: gently, kindly, nicely


  • Dissension: a lack of agreement or harmony
    Synonyms: conflict, disaccord, discordance, discordancy, disharmony, discord (also dissention), dissent, dissidence, dissonance, disunion, disunity, division, friction, infighting, inharmony, schism, strife, variance, war, warfare
    Antonyms: concurrence, cooperation, accord, agreement, concord, concordance, harmony, peace


  • Echelons: the placement of someone or something in relation to others in a vertical arrangement
    Synonyms: degree, rank, footing, level, place, position, ranking, reach(es), rung, situation, standing, station, status, stratum
    Words Related: condition, estate, order, walk, capacity, function


  • Reverberations: marked by conspicuously full and rich sounds or tones
    Synonyms: golden, orotund, plangent, resounding, resonant, reverberating, reverberative, ringing, rotund, round, sonorous, vibrant
    Antonyms: faint, low, murmurous, muted, smothered, soft, weak, cavernous, hollow


  • Subside: to grow less in scope or intensity especially gradually
    Synonyms: abate, decline, de-escalate, die (away or down or out), diminish, drain (away), drop (off), dwindle, ease, ebb, fall, fall away, lessen, let up, lower, moderate, pall, phase down, ratchet (down) also rachet (down), recede, relent, remit, shrink, decrease, taper, taper off, wane
    Antonyms: accumulate, balloon, build, burgeon (also bourgeon), enlarge, escalate, expand, grow, increase, intensify, mount, mushroom, pick up, rise, snowball, soar, swell, wax


  • Ferment: a disturbed or uneasy state
    Synonyms: disquiet, unrest, fermentation, restiveness, restlessness, Sturm und Drang, turmoil, uneasiness, unquietness
    Antonyms: calm, ease, peace, peacefulness, quiet, tranquillity (or tranquility)


  • Perception: the knowledge gained from the process of coming to know or understand something
    Synonyms: appreciation, apprehension, grasp, grip, hold, comprehension, percipience, understanding
    Antonyms: incomprehension, noncomprehension, misapprehension, miscomprehension, misinterpretation, misperception, misunderstanding


  • Ominous: being or showing a sign of evil or calamity to come
    Synonyms: baleful, dire, direful, doomy, foreboding, ill, ill-boding, inauspicious, menacing, minatory, portentous, sinister, threatening
    Antonyms: auspicious, benign, bright, encouraging, favorable, golden, heartening, hopeful, promising, propitious, prosperous


  • Concede: to accept the truth or existence of (something) usually reluctantly
    Synonyms: acknowledge, agree, allow, admit, confess, fess (up), grant, own (up to)
    Antonyms: contradict, dispute, gainsay, negate, negative,. rebut, refute, reject, repudiate, disallow, disavow, disclaim, disown


  • Deliberations: a careful weighing of the reasons for or against something
    Synonyms: account, advisement, debate, consideration, reflection, study, thought
    Antonyms: short shrift


  • Delineate: to draw or make apparent the outline of
    Synonyms: define, outline, silhouette, sketch, trace
    Antonyms: color, distort, falsify, garble, misdescribe, misrepresent, misstate, pervert, twist, warp


  • Compelling: having the power to persuade
    Synonyms: cogent, conclusive, convincing, decisive, effective, forceful, persuasive, satisfying, strong, telling
    Antonyms: inconclusive, indecisive, ineffective, uncompelling, unconvincing, unpersuasive


  • Inexplicably: impossible to explain
    Synonyms: inexplainable, unaccountable, unexplainable
    Antonyms: accountable, explainable, explicable, confirmed, corroborated, determined, established, explained, substantiated, validated


  • Convene: to bring together in assembly by or as if by command
    Synonyms: assemble, call, convoke, muster, summon
    Antonyms: break up, dissolve, disjoin, dissociate, disunite


  • Fester: a small, inflamed swelling of the skin
    Synonyms: boil, pock, hickey, papule, pimple, pustule, whelk, zit
    Antonyms: build, grow, heal, delight, improve, dissipate, lessen


  • Posterity: the descendants of a person, animal, or plant
    Synonyms: fruit, get, issue, offspring, progeny, seed, spawn
    Antonyms: ancestor, antecedent, father, forebear (also forbear), forebearer, forefather, grandfather, parent, primogenitor, progenitor


  • Aberration: something that is different from what is ordinary or expected
    Synonyms: anomaly, abnormality, exception, oddity, oddment, rarity
    Antonyms: norm, ordinary, usual, mind, saneness, sanity, lucidity, rationality, rationalness, reasonability, reasonableness


  • Discomfited: to prevent from achieving a goal
    Synonyms: baffle, balk, beat, checkmate, frustrate, foil, thwart
    Antonyms: advance, cultivate, encourage, forward, foster, further, nurture, promote


  • Introspection: examination of one’s own thoughts and feelings
    Synonyms: self-contemplation, self-examination, self-observation, self-questioning, self-reflection, self-scrutiny, self-searching, soul-searching
    Words Related: self-analysis, self-awareness, self-consciousness, self-recognition, contemplation, meditation, reflection, rumination




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