Vocabulary plays a vital role in the world of competitive exams, therefore, it is essential to be well versed in the vocabulary section. To increase the grip in the English section, one can refer to the Hindu editorial part which will surely help in the Reading comprehension as well as in improving the vocabulary part. Following are the important words of the two editorials published on The Hindu on January 31, 2020:
Symbols and slogans of substance by Ananya Vajpeyi
- Sanctity [Noun]: The Quality of being holy. The state of being very important and worth protecting.
- Sullied [Noun]: Attack the good name and reputation of someone.
- Proponent [Noun]: A person who appeals for a cause.
- Disenfranchised [Adjective]: Deprived of the right of citizenship. Deprived of voting rights.
- Repertoire [Noun]: A collection of works (plays, songs, operas, ballets) that an artist or company can perform and do it on a regular schedule for a short interval of time.
- Feigns [Verb]: To pretend that you have a particular feeling.
- Seething [Adjective]: In constant agitation or Feeling/showing extreme anger.
- Myriad [Adjective]: too numerous to be counted or countless.
For the rural poor, a manufactured crisis by Rajendran Narayanan
- Abysmal [Adjective]: Limitless, Very great, Immeasurable and Unfathomable.
- Catastrophe [Noun]: A state of extreme misfortune. Disaster, Tragedy, calamity.
- Deciles [Noun]: Any of nine points that divided a distribution of ranked scores into equal intervals where each interval contains one-tenth of the scores.