Dear Students, we are providing to you Vocabulary Words from The HINDU Newspaper Editorial. We suggest you read a newspaper daily. In case if you are not able to read The Hindu, we will post important words every day from editorial section. These vocab words will help you a lot in your competitive exams.
Meaning: relevant or applicable to a particular matter; apposite.
Synonym: relevant, to the point, apposite
Antonym: irrelevant, inappropriate
Sentence:“she asked me a lot of very pertinent questions”
Meaning: praise highly in speech or writing.
Synonym: acclaim, extol;
Sentence: “he was eulogized as a rock star”
Meaning: give or ascribe value or validity to.
Synonym: Price -fixing
Sentence: the culture valorizes the individual”
Meaning: the passionate expression of grief or sorrow; weeping.
Synonym: crying, sobbing, moaning
Sentence: “scenes of lamentation”
Meaning: a disease or ailment.
Synonym: illness, sickness, ailment, disorder
Sentence: “an incurable malady”
Meaning: lacking restraint in spending money or using resources.
Synonym: spendthrift, profligate, unthrifty
Antonym: cheap, thrifty
Sentence: “it was rather extravagant to buy both”
Meaning: the condition of being considered more important than someone or something else; priority in importance, order, or rank.
Synonym: outweigh, supersede,
Sentence: “his desire for power soon took precedence over any other consideration”
Meaning: a system in which members of an organization or society are ranked according to relative status or authority
Synonym: pecking order, ranking, grading, ladder, social order, social stratum
Antonym: disordered, free-for-all
Sentence: “the initiative was with those lower down in the hierarchy”
Meaning: (of a view or picture) with a wide view surrounding the observer; sweeping.
Synonym: sweeping, wide, extensive, bird’s-eye, scenic
Antonym: restricted, narrow, limited
Sentence: “on a clear day there are panoramic views”
Meaning: a harsh discordant mixture of sounds.
Synonym: din, racket, noise,
Sentence: “a cacophony of deafening alarm bells