The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  4th January 2023

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  4th January 2023

Vocabulary plays a vital role in scoring good marks in the English section of various competitive exams that you can improve if you work in the right direction. So, we are providing you The Hindu Vocab on daily basis to increase your vocabulary power, which will help you prepare for many exams like Banking, Railway, Insurance, SSC, and other government exams.


  1. Obsolete (adj.)

Meaning: no longer produced or used; out of date. (पुराना)

Synonyms: out of date, outdated, outmoded

Antonyms: new-fashioned, modern, recent

Sentence: Gas lamps became obsolete when electric lighting was invented.

  1. Outskirts (noun)

Meaning: the outer parts of a town or city. (उपनगर)

Synonyms: outlying districts, purlieu, suburb

Antonyms: inner city, midtown

Sentence: They live on the outskirts of Bangalore.

  1. Tactless (adj.)

Meaning: having or showing a lack of adroitness and sensitivity in dealing with others or with difficult issues. (उद्दंड)

Synonyms: insensitive, inconsiderate, thoughtless

Antonyms: judicious, prudent, tactful

Sentence: His tactless words had incurred his father’s deep displeasure.

  1. Bivouac (noun)

Meaning: a temporary camp without tents or cover, used especially by soldiers or mountaineers. (शिविर)

Synonyms: tent, encamp, cantonment

Sentence: Soldiers setting up a bivouac by the stream.

  1. Concomitant (adj.)

Meaning: naturally accompanying or associated. (सहगामी)

Synonyms: attendant, accompanying, associated

Antonyms: unrelated, unconnected

Sentence: Any increase in students meant a concomitant increase in funding.

  1. Inane (adj.)

Meaning: having or showing a lack of common sense or judgment; absurd and foolish (मूर्खतापूर्ण)

Synonyms: silly, foolish, stupid

Antonyms: meaningful, significant, eloquent

Sentence: Penny began an inane conversation about the book she was reading to fill the silence.

  1. Eleventh hour (noun)

Meaning: the latest possible time (अंतिम क्षण)

Synonyms: last minute, zero-hour, last moment

Sentence: He postponed his trip at the eleventh hour.

  1. Conviviality (noun)

Meaning: the quality of being friendly and lively; friendliness. (प्रफुल्लता)

Synonyms: friendliness, geniality, affability

Antonyms: misery, grief, mourning

Sentence: Gatherings of friends bring joy with conviviality and celebration.

  1. Guile (noun)

Meaning: the inclination or practice of misleading others through lies or trickery (छल)

Synonyms: deception, cunning, slyness

Antonyms: sincerity, guilelessness, ingenuousness

Sentence: With a little guile he might get what he wanted.

  1. Abortive (adj.)

Meaning: failing to produce the intended result. (निष्फल)

Synonyms: failed, unsuccessful, futile

Antonyms: effective, effectual, efficacious

Sentence: He made an abortive attempt to recover the sunken pirate ship.

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