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”.
- Ravenous (Adj) :- devouring or craving food in great quantities, extremely hungry
Synonyms: voracious, rapacious, edacious, esurient, gluttonous.
Uses: It keeps the ravenous predators of the market at bay.
Ambivalence (Noun):- the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes.
Synonyms: Equivocation; indecision; uncertainty
Torn between loving her parents one minute and hating them the next, she was confused by the ambivalence of her feelings.
- Vivacious (Adj) :- vigorous and animated.
Synonyms: animated, lively, vibrant.
Uses: A vivacious person is lively and spirited.
Acrimonious (Adj.):- Bitter or sharp in language or tone.
Synonyms: stinging, caustic, bitter, scathing.
His tendency to utter acrimonious remarks alienated his audience.
- Detrimental (Adj.) :- causing harm or injury
Synonyms: baleful, deleterious, noxious, pernicious, obnoxious, baneful,hazardous.
Uses: It noted Pakistani leaders’ fears it could have “substantial detrimental effects” on the economy.
Perseverance (Noun):- The act of persisting or perserving; continuing or repeating behaviour; the quality of being determined to do or achieve something.
Synonyms:- doggedness; persistence
Uses: If you have perseverance oneday you will be on the pinnacle of your career trajectory.
- Industrious (Adj.) :- characterized by hard work and perseverance.
Synonyms: assiduous, diligent, laborious, sedulous.
Uses: If someone comments that you are very industrious, they are complimenting you for working hard and tirelessly.
Reproach (Verb):- Express criticism towards someone.
Synonyms:- dishonour; opprobrium; disgrace.
Uses: Narendra Modi rebuked one of his MP for his irresponsible behaviour.
- Predicament (N) :- a situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one.
Synonyms: quandary, plight, dilemma, impasse, quagmire.
Uses: If you’re engaged to get married, but suddenly fall in love with someone else, you have got yourself in quite a predicament.
Peccadillo (Noun):- A small mistake or fault that is not regarded as very bad or serious, minor offence.
Uses: If we examine these escapades carefully, we will realize that they are mere peccadilloes rather than major crimes.