Dear all, We are providing The Hindu Vocabulary to get good marks in the English section in Bank PO, SO, SSC, and every single Competitive Exam. The Readers we have given English vocabulary passage along with the meaning, synonyms, Antonyms, and usages of hard words to make use of it and also you can learn more new words so that you can develop your vocabulary. This will help you to understand the passage clearly.
- Amicable – “His manner was perfectly amicable, but I felt uncomfortable.”
Meaning – Characterized by friendliness and absence of discord.
Synonyms – Friendly, Cordial, Courteous
Antonyms – Unfriendly, Hostile
- Apprehension – “There is some apprehension in the office about who the new director will be.”
Meaning – Anxiety or fear that something bad or unpleasant will happen.
Synonyms – Angst, Alarm, Worry
- Promulgated – “The new law was finally promulgated in the autumn of last year.”
Meaning – Promote or make widely known an idea or cause.
Synonyms –Make known, Publicize, Spread
Antonyms – Repress, Conceal, Suppress, Stifle, Hush, Burke, Discountenance
- Mockery – “Bill’s mockery of his dad was cruel, but it made us laugh.”
Meaning – Teasing and contemptuous language or behavior directed at a particular person or thing.
Synonyms – Ridicule, Derision, Jeering, Sneering
Antonyms – Praise, Flattery
- Acquittals – “Of the three cases that went to trial, two ended in acquittals.”
Meaning – A judgment or verdict that a person is not guilty of the crime with which they have been charged.
Synonyms – Absolution, Clearing, Exoneration
Antonyms – Conviction
6. Sophistry – “Commentators have spoken eloquently on both sides of the issue”
Meaning – The use of clever but false arguments, especially with the intention of deceiving.
Synonyms – Sophism, Casuistry, Quibbling, Equivocation
Antonyms – Honesty, Truth
7. Eloquently – “Commentators have spoken eloquently on both sides of the issue.”
Meaning – In a fluent or persuasive manner,
Synonyms – giving a
a clear, strong message
Antonyms – Inarticulate
8. Opprobrium – “International opprobrium has been heaped on the country following its attack on its neighbors..”
Meaning – Harsh criticism or censure.
Vilification, Abuse, Vituperation
Synonyms – Public disgrace arising from shameful conduct
Antonyms – Praise
9. Hitherto – “Mira revealed hitherto unsuspected talents on the dance floor.”
Meaning – Until now or until the point in time under discussion.
Synonyms – Previously, Formerly, Earlier, So far
Antonyms – Henceforth, Hereafter
10. Scandalous – “It’s scandalous that we do so little to prevent homelessness.”
Meaning – Causing general public outrage by a perceived offense against morality or law.
Synonyms – Discreditable, Disreputable, Dishonourable
Antonyms – Seemly, Proper