The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster 14 August 2019

Read today’s dose of Daily Vocabulary 14 August 2019. The words explained here are taken from the Editorial section of the Hindu Newspaper. It is advisable to read the Editorial articles thoroughly and then go through this Vocabulary blog. This would be quite beneficial as it would enhance your reading and comprehension skills as well add to your English Vocabulary. This blog Daily Vocabulary 14 August 2019 would help you answer Vocabulary (Synonyms & Antonyms) questions in Bank, SSC, Insurance, Railways and Other Government Exams as well it will aid you in Descriptive Writing.

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The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary 14 August 2019


Meanings & Synonyms



Deliberate Done consciously and intentionally;

Intentional, Calculated, Conscious, done on purpose, Intended

Accidental, Unintentional I don’t think his name was left off the list by accident – I think it was deliberate.


Desist Stop doing something;

Cease or abstain

Continue, Persist in The high winds are expected to desist tomorrow.
Disrupt Interrupt an event, activity, or process by causing a disturbance or problem;

Distort, Damage, Buckle, Warp

Organize, Arrange The meeting was disrupted by a group of protesters who shouted and threw fruit at the speaker.
Exhortation An address or communication emphatically urging someone to do something;

Urging, Encouragement, Persuasion, Pressure

Discouragement The governor exhorted the prisoners not to riot.
Inordinate Unusually or disproportionately large;

Excessive, Undue, Unreasonable, Unjustifiable, Unwarrantable, Disproportionate

Moderate, Limited She seemed to be inordinately fond of her dog.
Naysayers A person who criticizes, objects to, or opposes something;


Optimist, Positivist There are always naysayers who say it can’t be done.
Purported Appear to be or do something, especially falsely;

Claim, lay claim, Profess, Pretend

  They purport to represent the wishes of the majority of parents at the school.
Staunchly Very loyal and committed in attitude;

Stalwart, Loyal, Faithful, Trusty, Committed, Devoted, Dedicated

Disloyal, Unfaithful, Unreliable He gained a reputation as being a staunch defender of civil rights.
Tenuous Very weak or slight;

Slight, Insubstantial, Flimsy, Negligible, Weak, Fragile

Convincing, Substantial, Strong The police have only found a tenuous connection between the two robberies.
Unedifying Unpleasant and causing people to feel no respect;

Not morally uplifting or instructive;

Unilluminating, Unenlightening

Enlightening, Edifying The unedifying saga of their divorce was played out in the newspapers.
Vet Make a careful and critical examination of something;

Screen, Assess, Evaluate, Appraise, weigh up, Examine

Ignore During the war, the government vetted all news reports before they were published.


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