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.Conundrum
Meaning: a confusing and difficult problem or question
Synonym: quandary, dilemma; riddle, puzzle,
Sentence: "one of the most difficult conundrums for the experts"

2.Interminable
Meaning: endless or apparently endless (often used hyperbolically)
Synonym: ceaseless, unceasing, incessant, constant, continual
Antonym: brief, ceasing, ending, ephemeral, halting , intermittent
Sentence: "we got bogged down in interminable discussions"

3.Precocious
Meaning: (of a child) having developed certain abilities or inclinations at an earlier age than is usual or expected.
Synonym: ahead, gifted, talented,
Antonym: backward, slow
Sentence: "a precocious, solitary boy"

4.Peruse
Meaning: read (something), typically in a thorough or careful way.
Synonym: reread; proofread; decipher;
Sentence: "he has spent countless hours in libraries perusing art history books and catalogues"

5.Precarious
Meaning: not securely held or in position; dangerously likely to fall or collapse.
Synonym: uncertain, insecure, unreliable, unsure, unpredictable,
Antonym: safe, secure
Sentence: "a precarious ladder"

6.Preceptor
Meaning: a teacher or instructor., the headmaster or principal of a school
Sentence: a preceptor at a small English boarding school

7.Ostracize
Meaning: exclude from a society or group.
Synonym: repudiate, boycott, blackball, blacklist
Antonym: welcome, accept, befriend, include
Sentence: "she was declared a witch and ostracized by the villagers"

8Contrite
Meaning: feeling or expressing remorse at the recognition that one has done wrong.
Synonym: remorseful, repentant, penitent, regretful
Antonym: unrepentant, defiant
Sentence: "a contrite tone"

9.Palliative
Meaning: (of a medicine or medical care) relieving pain without dealing with the cause of the condition
Synonym: soothing, alleviating, sedative, calmative, calming
Antonym: aggravate, exacerbate
Sentence: "orthodox medicines tend to be palliative rather than curative"

10. Sanctimonious
Meaning: making a show of being morally superior to other people.
Synonym: self-righteous, holier-than-thou, pious
Sentence: "what happened to all the sanctimonious talk about putting his family first?"