The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster – 17 October 2019

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The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary 17 October 2019

Words Meanings & Synonyms Antonyms Usage
Ameliorative Make something bad or unsatisfactory better;

Improve, make better, Better, make improvements to, Enhance

Worsen, Leave alone


Foreign aid is badly needed to ameliorate the effects of the drought.
Apprehension Anxiety or fear that something bad or unpleasant will happen;

Angst, Alarm, Worry, Uneasiness, Unease

Confidence It’s normal to feel a little apprehension before starting a new job.
Bolster Support or strengthen;

Reinforce, make stronger, Boost, Fortify

Undermine She tried to bolster my confidence/morale by telling me that I had a special talent.
Master of the Roster It refers to the privilege of the Chief Justice to constitute Benches to hear cases   Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India is referred to as the master of the roster.
Per Incuriam Without due reference to other laws, judgments, or facts that may have been relevant   The High Court once even refused to follow a decision of the Court of Appeal on the grounds that the decision had been reached per incuriam.
Predisposition A liability or tendency to suffer from a particular condition, hold a particular attitude, or act in a particular way;

Susceptibility, Proneness, Tendency, Liability, Inclination

Antipathy, Disinclination, Dislike


She has an annoying predisposition to find fault.
Recuse Challenge a judge, prosecutor, or juror as unqualified to perform legal duties because of a potential conflict of interest or lack of impartiality;

To disqualify oneself as a judge in a particular case

  The judge had to recuse herself from the case when the defendant turned out to be her cousin
Salubrious Health-giving;


Unhealthy He doesn’t live in a very salubrious part of town.
Vehement Showing strong feeling; forceful, passionate, or intense;

Forceful, Ardent, Impassioned, Heated, Spirited, Urgent

Mild, Apathetic


Despite vehement opposition from his family, he quit school and became an actor.

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