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Aspirants of nearly all competitive exams are strongly recommended to read newspapers on a daily basis. It benefits aspirants in broadly 2 ways: improving the word power and staying updated about the general awareness. To ease your editorial-reading experience, we have come up with a list of 10 difficult words from today’s editorial. Next to the word, we have put the contextual meaning so that you don’t get confused by the array of different meaning a word has.

Let’s check out the words in today’s editorials:



Usage in a sentence

tardy Delayed The opposition gave him no credit for these tardy concessions.
plight A situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one From the civil rights movement, to the Vietnam War, to the plight of the poor, Marvin Gaye helped a generation deal with what seemed to be a never ending crisis of social consciousness.
punitive Inflicting punishment It is clear from these illustrations that the use of excommunication is chiefly for disciplinary and protective rather than punitive purposes.
evasive deliberately vague No notice was taken by the king of this famous, though somewhat evasive, reply, but the judges were again asked what course they would take in the special case now before them.
impoverished extremely poor (financially) Drought and famine came in 1860, and then upon the impoverished state came the strain of the Civil War.
diversify Make diverse In recent years there has been a tendency to diversify crops, Indian corn, wheat and oats being raised extensively in the “Cereal Belt.”
flagrant Conspicuously and outrageously reprehensible A succession of worldly pontiffs brought the church into flagrant discord with the principles of Christianity.
primitive Belonging to an early stage of technical development Even using extremely primitive technology, we have made marvelous progress.
overdue past due Interest was charged at very high rates for overdue loans of this.
rathole A small dirty uncomfortable room I wonder how miners work in mines which are nothing but ratholes.


We hope that this article would definitely help in reading the editorial uninterrupted and at the same time augment your word power. Wishing you all the best for your preparation!


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