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”.

  1. Satirical (Adj):- exposing human folly to ridicule.
    Synonyms: satiric
    Uses: a persistent campaign of mockery by the France satirical fortnightly magazine ‘Charlie Hebdo’ of Hajrat Muhammed Sahab, annoyed the vicious terrorist syndicate ISIS so much, they attacked on it, to retaliate.
  2. Begrudge (V):- be envious of; set one’s heart on.
    Synonyms: envy
    Uses: Americans, for the most part, don’t begrudge someone his success.
  3. Barefaced (Adj):- with no effort to conceal; unrestrained by convention or propriety.
    Synonyms: audacious, bald-faced, brassy, brazen, brazen-faced, insolent
    Uses: They attacked him in various ways with barefaced questions
  4. Enfeeblement (N):- serious weakening and loss of energy.
    Synonyms: ebilitation, enervation, exhaustion
    Uses: The boring class enfeebled my imagination.
  5. Bacchanal (N):- someone who engages in drinking bouts; a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
    Synonyms: bacchanalia, debauch, debauchery, drunken revelry, orgy, riot, saturnalia.
    Uses: a night of bacchanalian revelry
  6. Beleaguer (V):- annoy persistently.
    Synonyms: badger, bug, pester, tease
    Uses: If we do not spray our house with insect repellant, mosquitos will beleaguer us all summer.
  7.  Chastisement (N):- a rebuke for making a mistake, a verbal punishment.
    Synonyms: chastening, correction, castigation
    Uses: The government then took this chastisement(verbal punishment) and ran wild.
  8. Dictum (N):- an authoritative declaration; an opinion voiced by a judge on a point of law not directly bearing on the case in question and therefore not binding.
    Synonyms: pronouncement, say-so, obiter dictum.
    Uses: Responsible corporates have long discarded the Milton Friedman dictum(announce,घोषणा) from their public vocabulary.
  9.  Rancour (N):- a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will.
    Synonyms: bitterness, gall, rancor, resentment, reprisal.
    Uses: Although my friend betrayed me, I have no rancor towards him.
  10. Hitherto (Adj):- used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present time.
    Synonyms: as yet, heretofore, so far, thus far, til now, until now, up to now, yet
    Uses: Before John learned to fly an airplane, he had hitherto been afraid of heights.
  11. Fortuitous (Adj):- occurring by happy chance.
    Synonyms: fortunate
    Uses: profits were enhanced by a fortuitous drop in the cost of raw materials
  12. Tantamount (Adj):- being essentially equal to something.
    Synonyms: equivalent
    Uses: his statement was tantamount to an admission of guilt
  13. Temerity (N):- the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger.
    Synonyms: audaciousness, audacity.
    USes: The correspondent must have lost the playbook and had the temerity to ask him to explain.
  14. Iconoclastic (Adj):- characterized by attack on established beliefs or institutions; destructive of images used in religious worship; said of religions, such as Islam, in which the representation of living things is prohibited.
    Synonyms: Unorthodox, destructive.
    Uses: This comes in the wake of other iconoclastic destruction by Islamic State.
  15. Dwindle (N):- become smaller or lose substance.
    Synonyms: dwindle away, dwindle down
    Uses: When the store manager realized that his supply of the popular new toy was beginning to dwindle, he placed an order for a thousand more units.


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