10 January 2018

Daily The Hindu Newspaper Editorial Vocabulary For Teaching Exam

The Hindu Newspaper Editorial Vocabulary For Teaching Exam

1.Azure (n): A light shade of blue
Synonyms : Cerulean , Sapphire , Sky-blue
Use : Jane has a ring with an azure stone that perfectly matches her blue eyes.
2.Stammer (v) : Speak with sudden involuntary pauses and a tendency to repeat the initial letters of words.
Synonyms: Halt, Mumble, Splutter
Use : The children teased the boy because of his stammer
3.Careen (v): Walk as if unable to control one's movements
Synonyms : Keel , Lurch , Reel , Stagger
Use : The drunken man staggered into the room
4.Duress (n) : Compulsory force or threat
Synonyms : Constraint, Enforcement , Pressure
Use :He confessed under duress.
5.Xenophobia (n): Dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries.
Synonyms : Ethnocentrism ,Racism
Use : The boy’s xenophobia arose when he watched a black man kill his mother.
6.Taciturn (adj) :Reserved or uncommunicative in speech , saying little.
Synonyms : Reticent, Quiet
Use : If you want to be a politician, you need to be chatty not taciturn.
7.Cupidity (n) : Greed for money or possessions.
Synonyms : Covetousness, Possessiveness , Voracity
Use : Cupidity often leads people to take things that do not belong to them.
8.Lace (n) : A fine open fabric of cotton or silk, made by looping,knitting thread in patterns and used especially for trimming garments.
Synonyms : Openwork, Lacework, Tatting, Netting
Use : She was wearing a beautiful lace shawl over her evening gown.
9.Fulminate (v) : Criticize severely
Synonyms : Protest, Rail, Rage,
Use : He fulminated against the Republican's plan to cut Medicare.
10.Quaint (adj) : Very strange or unusual
Synonyms: Picturesque, Charming, Sweet, Attractive
Use : In the summer, tourists flock to the quaint Delhi town that contains no paved roads.
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