The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster – 12 November 2019

The Editorial section of the Hindu newspaper is treated as the Bible by the various exam aspirants be it Bank Exam aspirants, SSC aspirants or UPSC aspirants. Not only does it give the editor’s views on the latest happenings in India and the world, but it also helps enhance English vocabulary for the ones who read it daily. In this blog of “The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary 12 November 2019“, we have come up with a list of difficult words, their meanings, synonyms, antonyms and the correct usage of the words taken from today’s Hindu Editorial. Read along to understand it better. 

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The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary 12 November 2019

Words Meanings & Synonyms Antonyms Usage
Churlish Rude in a mean-spirited and surly way;

Ill-Mannered, Discourteous, Impolite, Ungracious

Polite They invited me to dinner, and I thought it would be churlish to refuse.
Devout Having or showing deep religious feeling or commitment;

Pious, Religious, Devoted, Dedicated, Reverent, God-Fearing

Disloyal, Faithless, False, 

Fickle, Inconstant, Perfidious

It is his devout wish to help people in need.
Emulation Match or surpass a person or achievement, typically by imitation;

Imitate, Copy, Reproduce, Mimic, Mirror, Echo, Follow

Disaffect, Shun, Forego, Abandon, Despise, Contemn, Waive They hope to emulate the success of other software companies.
Fervent Having or displaying a passionate intensity;

Impassioned, Passionate, Intense, Vehement, Ardent, Fervid

Apathetic It is his fervent hope that a peaceful solution will soon be found.
Obeisance A gesture expressing deferential respect, such as a bow or curtsy;

Respect, Homage, Worship, Adoration, Reverence, Veneration

Dishonour, Disloyalty, 


Disrespect, Scorn, 


Some also use helicopter services to pay quick obeisance.
Recrimination An accusation in response to one from someone else;

Accusation, Mutual accusation, Counteraccusation

Acquiescence, Acceptance, Confession, Silence, Assent The meeting ended with bitterness and recrimination.
Skewed Suddenly change direction or position;

Asymmetrical, Unbalanced, Unsymmetrical


Ordered, Orderly, 

Regular, Uniform

The curriculum is skewed towards the practical subjects.
Slugfest A tough and challenging contest, especially in sports such as boxing and baseball;

Altercation, Brawl

Agreement, Calm, Harmony, Peace


The fight was a hard, horrible 12-round slugfest.


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