The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary: 31st July 2020


1. RAMPANT (ADJ.): (अनियंत्रित) uncontrolled

Synonyms: unrestrained, unconstrained

Antonyms: controlled

Example Sentence:

Political violence was rampant.


2. ELIMINATE (VERB): (हटाना) completely remove or get rid of (something).

Synonyms: abolish, eradicate

Antonyms: retain

Example Sentence:

A policy that would eliminate inflation.


3. OUST (VERB): (बाहर निकालना) drive out or expel (someone) from a position or place.

Synonyms: remove, eject

Antonyms: readmit 

Example Sentence:

The reformists were ousted from power.


4. ASYMPTOMATIC (ADJ.): having no symptoms of illness or disease

Synonyms: symptomless

Antonyms:  ill

Example Sentence:

Infection is usually asymptomatic.


5AKIN (ADJ.): (समान) of a similar character.

Synonyms: similar, parallel

Antonyms: unlike

Example Sentence:

Something akin to gratitude overwhelmed her.


6. ACQUIT (VERB): (बरी करना) free (someone) from a criminal charge by a verdict of not guilty.

Synonyms: discharge, absolve

Antonyms: convict

Example Sentence:

The judge directed the jury to acquit all the defendants.


7. AGGREGATE (NOUN): (कुल) a whole formed by combining several separate elements.

Synonyms: total, gross

Antonyms: segregation

Example Sentence:

The council was an aggregate of three regional assemblies.

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