The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster – 14 October 2019

Newspaper gives us information about the latest happenings in our country and the world. Reading it daily has manifold benefits. One of the benefits would be improving our English Vocabulary. Let us start with a dose of difficult words, their meanings, synonyms, antonyms & correct usage. Read the blog “Daily Vocabulary 14 October 2019” below.

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The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary 14 October 2019

Words Meanings & Synonyms Antonyms Usage
Bonhomie Cheerful friendliness; Geniality, Congeniality, Conviviality, Cordiality, Affability, Amiability Coldness There was a lot of cheerful bonhomie amongst the people on the trip.
Conflict A serious disagreement or argument, typically a protracted one;

Dispute, Quarrel, Squabble, Disagreement, Difference of opinion



There was a lot of conflict between him and his father.
Conscription Compulsory enlistment for state service, typically into the armed forces;

Draftee, Inductee, Selectee



He was conscripted into the army at the age of 18.
Disastrous Causing great damage;

Catastrophic, Calamitous, Cataclysmic, Tragic, Devastating

Fortunate, Successful, Beneficial Such a war would be disastrous for the country.
Dissident A person who opposes official policy, especially that of an authoritarian state;

Dissenter, Objector, Protester, Disputant, Freethinker

Conformist Union dissidents have challenged the leadership of the current president.
Ethnic Relating to a population subgroup within a larger or dominant national or cultural group with a common national or cultural tradition;

Racial, Race-Related, Ethnological, Genetic, Inherited, Cultural

Non-racial The factory’s workforce reflects the ethnic mix from which it draws its labour.
Repression The action of subduing someone or something by force;

Suppression, Quelling, Quashing, Subduing, Crushing, Squashing

Disinhibition, Incontinence, Unconstrained They survived 60 years of political repression.


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