The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster 10 September 2019

Here we are with our daily Vocabulary blog for your English Vocabulary building. Go on and read the Editorial here and then go through the list of difficult words, their meanings, synonyms, antonyms & correct usage of those words. Here is your Daily Vocabulary 10 September 2019 blog. 

The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary 10 September 2019



Meanings & Synonyms Antonyms Usage
Beleaguered Lay siege to;

Put in a very difficult situation;

Hard-pressed, Troubled, in difficulties, Under pressure, Under stress

Emancipate, Free, Liberate, Release, Rescue The arrival of the fresh medical supplies was a welcome sight for the beleaguered doctors working in the refugee camps.
Cessation The fact or process of ending or being ended;

Termination, Stopping, Halting, Ceasing, Finish, Finishing, Stoppage

Continuance The cessation of the snowstorm was a relief.
Demotion Reduction in rank or status;


Advance, Boost, Elevate, Promote, Raise


She could remain on the staff if she accepted demotion to ordinary lecturer.
Disquiet A feeling of worry or unease;

Unease, Uneasiness, Worry, Anxiety, Anxiousness, Distress, Concern

Calm, Ease, Peace, Peacefulness, Quiet, Tranquillity There is increasing public disquiet about the number of violent crimes in the city.
Erratic Not even or regular in pattern or movement; Unpredictable, Inconsistent, Changeable, Variable, Inconstant, Uncertain, Irregular Predictable, Consistent She can be very erratic; one day she is friendly and the next she’ll hardly speak to you.
Eschew Deliberately avoid using;

Abstain from, Forgo, Forswear, Shun, Renounce, Swear Off, Abjure

Indulge in We won’t have discussions with this group unless they eschew violence.
Fallacious Based on a mistaken belief;

Erroneous, False, Untrue, Wrong, Incorrect, Faulty, Flawed, Inaccurate

Logical, Rational, Reasonable, Sound, Valid, Well-Founded, Well-Grounded It is fallacious to say that something must exist because science hasn’t proven its nonexistence.
Humiliation The action of humiliating someone or the state of being humiliate;

Embarrassment, Mortification, Shame, Indignity, Ignominy, Disgrace, Dishonour

Honour How could you humiliate me by questioning my judgment in front of everyone like that?
Internecine Destructive to both sides in a conflict;

Deadly, Bloody, Violent, Fierce, Destructive, Ruinous

Beneficial, Restorative, Salubrious, Salutary



The political party suffered because of bitter internecine rivalries amongst its leaders.
Maverick An unorthodox or independent-minded person;

Individualist, Nonconformist, Free spirit, Original, Trendsetter, Bohemian, Eccentric, Outsider

Conformist He was considered as something of a maverick in the publishing world.
Misconceived Wrongly or badly planned or judged, typically because of faulty understanding;

Miscalculate, Misestimate, Misgauge, Misjudge, Mistake

Clarify, Clear Up, Comprehend, Enlighten, Explain


The plan to build the road through the forest is wholly misconceived.
Perverse Showing a deliberate and obstinate desire to behave in a way that is unreasonable or unacceptable;

Awkward, Contrary, Difficult, Unreasonable, Uncooperative, Unhelpful, Obstructive

Accommodating, Cooperative,


Jack was being perverse and refusing to agree with anything we said.
Punitive Inflicting or intended as punishment;

Penal, Disciplinary, Corrective, Correctional, Retributive

Nonpunitive The state government will take punitive action against the company that polluted the river.
Wanton Deliberate and unprovoked;

Wilful, Malicious, Malevolent, Spiteful, Vicious, Wicked, Evil, Cruel


Chaste, Moral

He displayed a wanton disregard for the facts.

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