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: prevent (someone) from accomplishing something.
Sentence: In the last four years, British officials have reportedly thwarted at least 13 terror plots.
Meaning: express passionate grief about.
synonyms: mourn, grieve (for/over), weep for, shed tears for
Sentence: The liberal intellectual establishment has of late begun lamenting the steady (and they feel, terminal) decline of the Indian NationalCongress.
Meaning: the state or process of being or becoming extinct
synonyms: dying out, disappearance, vanishing, death;
Sentence: It has almost unanimously concluded that the main reason for this decline and fall is its vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s leadership, and that till he is at the helm of affairs (notwithstanding the party president Sonia Gandhi), the party is heading for extinction.
Meaning: a group of people leading the way in new developments or ideas.
Sentence: There are, of course, some who still say that the party which was the vanguard of the freedom movement, and led by giants such as Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, cannot be junked in the dustbin of history.
synonyms: forefront, van, advance guard, avant-garde, spearhead, front, front line, front rank, fore, lead, leading position, cutting edge,driving force;
Meaning: deliberately destroy, damage, or obstruct (something), especially for political or military advantage.
Sentence: As a result, even if there was a government led by the so-called liberal-secular Congress, the state machinery was often controlled, sabotaged, derailed and manipulated by various shades of saffron.
synonyms: wreck, deliberately damage, vandalize, destroy, obstruct, disrupt, cripple, impair, incapacitate
Meaning: a person displaying aggressive or exaggerated patriotism.
a person displaying excessive or prejudiced support for their own cause, group, or sex.
Sentence: There were Marxists, socialists, rightists, capitalists too and Lohiaites, casteists, linguistic chauvinists, and even Hindutva followers.
synonyms: sexist, male chauvinist, misogynist, woman-hater, anti-feminist, male supremacist;
Meaning: the pursuit of pleasure; sensual self-indulgence.
synonyms: self-indulgence, indulgence, pursuit of pleasure, pleasure-seeking, lotus-eating, epicureanism, epicurism, self-gratification;
Sentence: This info-tech revolution gave rise to consumerism, hedonism and hyper-individualism.
Meaning: sternness or severity of manner or attitude.
difficult economic conditions created by government measures to reduce public expenditure.
Sentence: The ideas of collectivism (trade unionism, for instance), austerity and simple life, compassion and piety (as reflected in Gandhian values in films such as Jagte Raho , Do Aankhen Barah Haath and Pyaasa ), idealism and faith in goodness began to be seen as outdated.
Meaning: bubbles in a liquid; fizz.
Sentence: The effervescence of the Modi mood cannot replace those values, and therefore cannot last for too long.
Meaning: (of a problem or illness) cause pain or trouble to; affect adversely.
synonyms: trouble, bother, burden, distress, cause trouble to, cause suffering to, beset, harass,
Sentence: It has been afflicted by a strange identity crisis, and in panic it is looking for existential survival in the face of supposed extinction.