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: rejection of a proposal or idea.
Example: The Constitution was a repudiation of these ideas and the politics that perpetuated them.
Meaning: make (someone) feel drained of energy or vitality.
synonyms: exhaust, tire, fatigue, weary, wear out, devitalize, drain, sap, weaken, make weak, make feeble, enfeeble, debilitate, incapacitate, indispose, prostrate, immobilize, lay low, put out of action;
Example: I am reading of valley and mountain life, and I grow sick at heart and enervated.
Meaning: the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, especially the exploitation of figures of speech and other compositional techniques.
synonyms: oratory, eloquence, power of speech, command of language, expression, way with words, delivery, diction
Example: Campaign in poetry, govern in prose. This has been an American explanation for Presidents abandoning their campaign rhetoric soon after moving into the White House.
Meaning: not or no longer needed or useful; superfluous.
synonyms: unnecessary, not required, inessential, unessential, needless, unneeded, uncalled for, dispensable, disposable, expendable, unwanted, useless;
Example: Some analyses based on his campaign rhetoric have become redundant as he has abandoned a part of it. But a composite view of what the U.S. under Mr. Trump stands for is still missing.
Meaning: innovative or groundbreaking.
synonyms:innovative, inventive, ingenious, original, innovatory, innovational, new, novel, fresh, unconventional, unorthodox, off-centre, unusual, unfamiliar, unprecedented, avant-garde, experimental;
Example: But Mr. Trump’s disruptive streaks have already struck decisive blows. Washington has withdrawn from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-nation trade treaty that Barack Obama said would buttress U.S. leadership in the Pacific; and the administration is reviewing withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement.
Meaning: a person who takes part in a dialogue or conversation.
Example: The Trump administration has not articulated its views on relations with India, though Indian interlocutors who met with U.S officials in the last three months say there is a “positive view of India”.
Meaning: disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others.
synonyms: unselfishness, selflessness, self-sacrifice, self-denial;
Example: What could India expect in the coming months? The days of “strategic altruism” in America’s approach to India may be over, said strategic affairs expert Ashley J. Tellis at Georgetown University’s India Ideas Conclave last week: “The new administration is likely to ask of India…, ‘what have you done for me lately?’
Meaning: ruling or dominant in a political or social context.
Example: It is a relationship between a mature hegemonic power and a post-colonial state. So even small things have consequences.
Meaning: the quality of being particularly noticeable or important; prominence.
Example: And, if these difficulties arise against a backdrop where there is no U.S. geopolitical assurance towards India, then the salience of these difficulties would only increase. We need to get the architecture right.”
Meaning: (especially of a position or view) not able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection.
synonyms: indefensible, undefendable, unarguable, insupportable, refutable, unsustainable, unjustified, unwarranted, unjustifiable, inadmissible, unsound, ill-founded, flimsy, weak, shaky, flawed, defective, faulty, implausible, specious, groundless, unfounded, baseless, invalid, absurd, illogical, irrational, preposterous, senseless, unacceptable
Example: The argument that clinical trial data needs exclusivity in the light of the money expended is an untenable one.