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”.
- Satirical (Adj):- exposing human folly to ridicule.
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.
- Begrudge (V):- be envious of; set one’s heart on.
Uses: Americans, for the most part, don’t begrudge someone his success.
- 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
- Enfeeblement (N):- serious weakening and loss of energy.
Synonyms: ebilitation, enervation, exhaustion
Uses: The boring class enfeebled my imagination.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Fortuitous (Adj):- occurring by happy chance.
Uses: profits were enhanced by a fortuitous drop in the cost of raw materials
- Tantamount (Adj):- being essentially equal to something.
Uses: his statement was tantamount to an admission of guilt
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.