Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 40

English Vocabulary for various Exams: SBI PO, NIACL, NICL, Bank of Baroda, IBPS PO. We are providing vocabulary words from The Articles of Newspapers like The Hindu, The Economist, Indian Express, etc. which are important for the upcoming exams. Add some more words to your English vocabulary words list. Hindu editorial vocabulary word meaning.

Today’s words have been taken from articles: Hike of fuel prices: On a glide path? AND Ahmadinejad bid for Presidency: Populist’s return

  1. Spike – a sharp increase in the magnitude or concentration of something.

    • Synonyms: enlargement, multiplication, elevation, swelling, augmentation
    • Antonyms: decrease, reduction
    • Usage: The oil price spike
  2. Tandem – one following or behind the other

    • Synonyms: together, concurrently, collectively, concurrence
    • Antonyms: single
    • Usage: They moved in tandem without looking at each other, their movements controlled and efficient.
  3. Calibrate – to determine, check, or rectify

    • Synonyms: balance, correct, improve, overhaul, readjust, regulate, tighten
    • Antonyms: disorganize, break, damage, destroy
    • Usage: The doctor will calibrate her oxygen level by blowing air into a tube that is attached to a computer.
  4. Dismantle – to disassemble or pull down; take apart

    • Synonyms: demolish, destroy, wreck, annihilate, bankrupt, denudate
    • Antonyms: build, construct, create, repair
    • Usage: The engines were dismantled and the bits piled into a heap
  5. Sprang – move or jump suddenly or rapidly upwards or forwards.

    • Synonyms: bounce, hop, hurdle, rebound, startle, recoil
    • Usage: I sprang out of bed
  6. Toe – to stand, walk, etc., with the toes in a specified position.

    • Synonyms: appendage, dactyl, digit, phalanges
    • Usage:  If one of his steel-toed boots connected with her head, she’d be dead.
  7. Strident – (of a sound) loud and harsh; grating.

    • Synonyms: raucous, rough, grating, rasping, jarring, stentorian
    • Antonyms: quiet, silent, soft
    • Usage: His voice had become increasingly strident
  8. Distortion – the action of giving a misleading account or impression.

    • Synonyms: perversion, twisting, falsification, manipulation; garbling, travesty
    • Antonyms: beauty, clarity, perfection
    • Usage: We’re fed up with the media’s continuing distortion of our issues
  9. Cripple – cause (someone) to become unable to walk or move properly.

    • Synonyms: debilitate, hamstring, immobilize, incapacitate, stifle, attenuate
    • Antonyms: mobilize, strengthen, capacitate
    • Usage: A young student was crippled for life
  10. Firebrand – a person who is very passionate about a particular cause.

    • Synonyms: radical, revolutionary. agitator, demagogue, protestor
    • Antonyms: soother, calmer
    • Usage: BJP Names Hindutva Firebrand Yogi Adityanath as Uttar Pradesh CM.

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