The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary – Set 195

The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Words with Meanings for various Exams: SBI PO/Clerk, IBPS PO/Clerk, RRB, RBI, LIC, NABARD, SEBI, SSC, UPSC, IPPB, etc.

We are providing vocabulary words from the Editorial articles in The Hindu newspaper which is important for all the upcoming competitive exams. Add some more words to your English vocabulary words list.


TOPIC – Unconquered

Sport throws up surprises and cricket is not immune to it. The latest twist transpired at Cape Town’s Newlands where South Africa registered a seven-wicket victory in the third Test and won the series 21 against India. In recent cricketing history, this was a script-altering moment. India was the fancied team even if it missed the injured duo of Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja. Virat Kohli’s men had a swagger gained from defeating Australia in its backyard and leading 21 over England in an unfinished series at the Old Blighty. The loss to New Zealand in the World Test Championship final was deemed an aberration. This squad had quality batters, fearsome pacers, Rishabh Pant’s x-factor, and R. Ashwin’s guile. In contrast, South Africa was in transition and after the first Test loss at Centurion, Quinton de Kock prematurely retired. Leading 10, India was expected to twist the knife in and win the series, an accomplishment that eluded it since the maiden tour of South Africa in 1992-93. South Africa remains India’s Final Frontier and when the dust settled at Newlands on Friday with the nearby Table Mountain casting a shadow, the host had the last word, having ambushed India in consecutive Tests. Dean Elgar’s men triumphed in the second Test at Johannesburg and extended that winning habit into Newlands while the Indians were sore losers. The manner, in which Kohli and Company reacted after an LBW appeal was negated through the Decision Review System, was obnoxious. Elgar survived against Ashwin and Kohli set a poor example with his antics before the stump microphone, a trait that a few wrongly emulated. South Africa won because Elgar and Keegan Petersen bolstered the top order while speedsters Kagiso Rabada and Marco Jansen bowled sharp. Over two seasons India coped with a fragile middle order. Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane and Kohli have not flourished, though the last-named hinted at having turned a corner with a 79 in the last Test. But time is running out for Pujara and Rahane, especially after the latest series average of 20.67 and 22.67, respectively. Pant’s splendid hundred proved inadequate as his acclaimed colleagues flattered to deceive. Defending meager 200 plus targets can test the finest bowling attacks and Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami had an unenviable task. India has to strengthen its batting and improve its on-field demeanor. Above all, a Test captaincy change has been forced after Kohli stepped down on Saturday. Perhaps the latest result precipitated his decision, marking the end of a leadership era. Having taken charge in 2014, Kohli became India’s most successful leader in the longest format with 40 triumphs from 68 matches. Rohit may be the successor, but before that the three ODIs against South Africa beckon.

The Hindu Editorial Words with meanings, synonyms, and antonyms 


Deemed (verb) – Regard or consider in a specified way

Synonyms – Reckoned, gauged, surmised, assayed, adjudicated

Antonyms – Refuted, disfavored, mistook, misconstrued, discommended


Aberration (noun) – A departure from what is normal, usual, or expected, typically an unwelcome one

Synonyms – Anomaly, quirk, freak, straying, vagary

Antonyms – Inclusion, sanity, admittance, conformity, conventionality


Guile (noun) – Sly or cunning intelligence

Synonyms – Chicanery, cozenage, sneakiness, ruses, shrewdness

Antonyms – Probity, bluntness, candor, verity, ethicality


Eluded (verb) – To have caused (someone) to be unable to pursue one any longer

Synonyms – Shirked, ditched, bilked, shunned, baulked

Antonyms – Abetted, enticed, rollicked, indulged, coddled


Ambushed (noun) – A surprise attack by people lying in wait in a concealed position

Synonyms – Ambuscade, snare, bait, noose, decoy

Antonyms –Repulsion, ignorance, forthrightness, predictability


Negated (verb) – Make ineffective

Synonyms – Rescind, quash, obviate, annihilate, impugn

Antonyms – Corroborate, reinstate, accede, embrace, promulgate


 Obnoxious (adjective) – Extremely unpleasant

Synonyms –Nauseating, obscene, execrable, ghastly, scabrous

Antonyms –Endearing, beguiling, debonair, delectable, copacetic


Emulated (verb) – Copy the actions of

Synonyms –Simulate, portray, epitomize, parody, incarnate

Antonyms –Rebuff, spurn, eschew, scorn, snub


Splendid (adjective) – Magnificently impressive in nature

Synonyms –Sumptuous, ornate, opulent, palatial, baronial

Antonyms –Beggarly, shoddy, penniless, craven, penurious


Unenviable (adjective) – Difficult, undesirable, or unpleasant

Synonyms –Infelicitous, wretched, invidious, deplorable, appalling

Antonyms –Covetable, admirable, alluring, congenial, dulcet


Demeanor (noun) – Outward behavior or bearing

Synonyms –Comportment, physiognomy, contortion, visage, masquerade

Antonyms –Viscera, crudeness, truism, infallibility, veracity


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