Important Vocabulary Words – ‘The Hindu’ Editorial (30th March 2018)

Daily vocabulary words from The Hindu

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In this post, we are going to look at some Important Vocabulary Words – ‘The Hindu’ Editorial (30th March 2018). These are very helpful for Banking and other competitive exams.

These words have been taken from an Editorial of “The Hindu” newspaper and the name of the article is:

Testing exam: restoring trust in the CBSE exam process”

Important Vocabulary Words – ‘The Hindu’ Editorial (30th March 2018)


  1. Erosion (noun) :the gradual destruction of something. (अपक्षरण)

Synonyms: Corrosion, abrasion

Antonyms: Rebuilding, strengthening

Example: Acid rain has caused severe erosion on the hillside.


  1. Credibility (noun):established firmly and securely. (विश्वसनीयता)

Synonyms: Reliability, trustworthiness, integrity

Antonyms: Implausibility, deceit, incredibility

Example: There is a credibility gap developing between employers and employees.


  1. Strenuous(adjective) :requiring or using great effort. (ज़ोरदार)

Synonyms: Arduous, demanding, stiff, formidable

Antonyms: Easy, trivial

Example:  Avoid strenuous exercise immediately after a meal.


  1. Breach (verb) :a failure to perform some promised act or obligation. (उल्लंघन)

Synonyms: rapture, crack

Antonyms: agreement, closure

Example: They were sued for breach of contract.


  1. Sanctity (noun) :the state or quality of being holy, sacred, or saintly. (पवित्रता)

Synonyms: Holiness, divinity, inviolability

Antonyms: irreverence, evilness, wickedness

Example: We should not violate the sanctity of the institution.


  1. Vulnerable (adjective) : exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed. (भेद्य)

Synonyms:  defenceless, exposed, susceptible

Antonyms: guarded, protected, safe

Example: Old people are particularly vulnerable to the flu.


  1. Scramble (noun) :a disorganized struggle. (संघर्ष करना)

Synonyms:  Struggle, tussle

Antonyms: peace, order

Example: There was a mad scramble for the best seats.


  1. Alleviate (verb) :make (suffering, deficiency, or a problem) less severe. (कम करना)

Synonyms:  allay, assuage, ease

Antonyms: intensify, worsen

Example: The doctor gave her an injection to alleviate the pain.


Hope you liked Important Vocabulary Words – ‘The Hindu’ Editorial (30th March 2018). Please keep yourself updated to learn important vocabulary and try to use these words so you can remember them for long time.

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