The Hindu Newspaper Editorial Vocabulary For Teaching Exam

The Hindu Newspaper Editorial Vocabulary For Teaching Exam

Dear Readers, we are providing to you Word List from The HINDU Newspaper to improve your word power. It will help you to enhance your word power as well as you can understand the correct usage of the word.Your reading habit can make all the difference. If you are not able to read a newspaper for Teaching Exam.We will post important words every day from editorial section.

1. Perjury
Meaning: the offence of willfully telling an untruth or making a misrepresentation under oath.
Synonym: violation of an oath, giving false evidence/testimony, bearing false witness/testimony, forswearing oneself, making false statements, wilful falsehood
Sentence: "he claimed two witnesses at his trial had committed perjury"

2. Solace
Meaning: comfort or consolation in a time of great distress or sadness, give solace to
Synonym: comfort, consolation, cheer, support, relief
Antonym: distress, heartache, heartbreak, torment, torture
Sentence: "she sought solace in her religion"

3. Ostensible
Meaning: stated or appearing to be true, but not necessarily so.
Synonym: apparent, seeming, outward, surface, superficial,
Antonym: real, genuine
Sentence: "the real dispute which lay behind the ostensible complaint"

4. Agnostic
Meaning: a person who believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God
Synonym: sceptic, doubter,
Sentence: After my husband became agnostic, he stopped going to church because of his doubt about god's existence 

Meaning: able to move quickly and easily.
Synonym: acrobatic, dexterous, deft,
Antonym: clumsy, stiff, slow, dull
Sentence: "Ruth was as agile as a monkey"

6. Sinister
Meaning: giving the impression that something harmful or evil is happening or will happen.
Synonym: menacing, threatening, ominous
Antonym: auspicious, benign, bright, encouraging, favorable
Sentence: "there was something sinister about that murmuring voice"

7. Ambidextrous
Meaning: able to use the right and left hands equally well.
Synonym: two-handed, equipoised
Antonym: right-handed
Sentence: "few of us are naturally ambidextrous"

8. Labyrinth
Meaning: a complicated irregular network of passages or paths in which it is difficult to find one's way; a maze
Synonym: maze, rabbit warren, warren
Sentence: a complex labyrinth of tunnels and chambers

9. Lackadaisical
Meaning: lacking enthusiasm and determination; carelessly lazy.
Synonym: lax, unenthusiastic, half-hearted, uninterested, lukewarm, indifferent,
Antonym: enthusiastic, excited
Sentence: "a lackadaisical defence left Spurs adrift in the second half"

Meaning: a person who makes slow progress and falls behind others.
Synonym: straggler, loiterer, lingerer,
Sentence: "staff were under enormous pressure and there was no time for laggards"