The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster – 18 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 18 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 18 November 2019

Words Meanings & Synonyms Antonyms Usage
Abysmal Extremely bad; Appalling, Very bad, Dreadful, Awful, Terrible, Frightful, Atrocious Superb The standard of the students’ work is abysmal.
Allay Diminish or put at rest fear, suspicion, or worry;

Reduce, Diminish, Decrease, Lessen, Assuage, Alleviate

Increase, Intensify


The report attempted to educate the public and allay fears.
Antagonise Cause someone to become hostile;

Arouse hostility in, Alienate, Estrange, Disaffect, Anger

Pacify, Placate


The company doesn’t want to antagonise one of its biggest oil suppliers.
Assuage Make an unpleasant feeling less intense;

Relieve, Ease, Alleviate, Soothe, Mitigate

Aggravate The government has tried to assuage the public’s fears.
Detriment The state of being harmed or damaged;

Harm, Damage, Injury, Hurt, Impairment, Loss, Prejudice

Benefit, Good


He is engrossed in his work to the detriment of his married life.
Frittered Waste time, money, or energy on trifling matters;

Squander, Waste, Misuse, Misspend, Spend unwisely

Save, Spend wisely


While shopping at the mall, I tend to fritter my money on items I don’t need.
Plethora A large or excessive amount of something;

Excess, Abundance, Overabundance, Superfluity, Surfeit

Dearth, Lack


The plethora of regulations is both contradictory and confusing.
Revulsion A strong, often sudden, feeling that something is extremely unpleasant;

Disgust, Repulsion, Abhorrence, Repugnance

Delight, Liking


I turned away in revulsion when they showed a close-up of the operation.
Staggering Deeply shocking; Astonishing;

Amazing, Astonishing, Astounding, Awesome, Awful





It costs a staggering $50,000 per week to keep the museum open to the public.
Unabated Without any reduction in intensity or strength;

Incessant, Nonstop, Persistent

Intermittent, Relenting, 

Surrendering, Yielding

The fighting continued unabated throughout the night.

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