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: an action or event serving as an introduction to something more important.
Synonym: preliminary, overture, opening, preparation
Sentence: “a ceasefire had been agreed as a prelude to full peace negotiations”
Meaning: a strong feeling that something is about to happen, especially something unpleasant.
Synonym: foreboding, presage, presentiment, prognostication
Sentence: “he had a premonition of imminent disaster”
Meaning: the quality or fact of being greater in number, quantity, or importance.
Synonym: prevalence, predominance, dominance
Sentence: “the preponderance of women among older people”
Meaning: contrary to reason or common sense; utterly absurd or ridiculous.
Synonym: absurd, ridiculous, foolish, stupid, ludicrous
Antonym: reasonable, sensible
Sentence: “a preposterous suggestion”
Meaning: a right or privilege exclusive to a particular individual or class.
Synonym: entitlement, right, privilege, advantage
Sentence: “in some countries, higher education is predominantly the prerogative of the rich”
Meaning: occurring, awarded or appearing after the death of the originator., (of a child) born after the death of its father.
Sentence: “he was awarded a posthumous Military Cross”
Meaning: safe to drink; drinkable.
Antonym: contaminated, dirty, foul, polluted;
Sentence: “there is no supply of potable water available”
Meaning: a mixture of dried petals and spices placed in a bowl to perfume a room.
a mixture or medley of things.
Synonym: mixture, assortment, collection, selection
Sentence: “he played a potpourri of tunes from Gilbert and Sullivan”
Meaning: dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations.
Synonym: practical, realistic
Antonym: idealistic, impractical, unrealistic, utopian
Sentence: “a pragmatic approach to politics”
Meaning: a preference or special liking for something; a bias in favour of something.
Synonym: liking, fondness, preference, partiality,
Sentence: “your predilection for pretty girls”