The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster 17 September 2019

Here we are with our Daily Vocabulary Blog for your English Vocabulary building. Go on and read the Hindu Editorial here and then go through the list of difficult words, their meanings, synonyms, antonyms & correct usage of the words taken from the Editorial. Here is your Daily Vocabulary 17 September 2019 blog. 

The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary 17 September 2019



Meanings & Synonyms



Absurd Wildly unreasonable, illogical, or inappropriate;

Preposterous, Ridiculous,

Ludicrous, Farcical, Laughable, Risible

Reasonable, Sensible It’s an absurd situation – neither of them will talk to the other.
Bewitch Enchant and delight someone;

Captivate, Enchant, Entrance, Enrapture, Charm, Beguile

Repel He was bewitched by her beauty.
Capsize (of a boat) be overturned in the water;

Turn-over, Turn Upside Down, Upset, Upend, Knock Over, Flip Over

Stand Up, Straighten (Up)

Erect, Raise


When the boat capsized, we were trapped underneath it.
Cauldron A large kettle or boiler;

A dangerous or exciting situation where you cannot be sure what will happen next;

Danger, Crisis, Emergency

  The city had become a cauldron of lawlessness and unrest.
Customary According to the customs or usual

practices associated with a particular society, place, or set of circumstances;

Usual, Traditional, Normal, Conventional

Unusual, Exceptional, Rare It is customary to mark an occasion like this with a toast.
Defuse Make a situation less tense or dangerous;

Reduce, Lessen, Diminish,

Lighten, Relieve, Ease, Alleviate,

Allay, Moderate, Mitigate

Heighten, Intensify The organization helped defuse potentially violent situations.

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