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The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster – 18 October 2019

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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 18 October 2019” below.

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The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary 18 October 2019

Words Meanings & Synonyms Antonyms Usage
Acrimonious Angry and bitter speech or discussion;

Rancorous, Caustic, Acerbic, Scathing, Sarcastic

Caring, Forgiving, Gentle, Kind, Kind-hearted, Loving Their marriage ended eight years ago in an acrimonious divorce.
Catapult Hurl or launch something with or as if with a catapult;

Propel, Launch, Hurl, Hurtle, Fling

 Take back The award for best actress meant that almost overnight she was catapulted into the limelight.
Egregious Outstandingly bad; Shocking, Appalling, Horrific, Horrifying, Horrible, Terrible Marvellous It was an egregious error for a statesman to show such ignorance.
Execrable Extremely bad or unpleasant;

Appalling, Awful, Dreadful, Terrible, Frightful, Atrocious

Good, Admirable

 

She has always had execrable taste in men.
Impassioned Filled with or showing great emotion;

Emotional, Heartfelt, Wholehearted, Full-Hearted, From the heart

Cold, Cool, Dispassionate, Emotionless, Impassive, Unemotional Her lawyer made an impassioned argument in her defence.
Intractable Hard to control or deal with;

Unmanageable, Uncontrollable, Ungovernable, Out of control

Amenable, Biddable, Compliant, Conformable, Docile, Obedient, Submissive, Tractable We are facing an intractable problem.
Litigation The process of taking legal action;

Legal proceedings, Legal action, Lawsuit, Legal dispute, Legal case

  The company has consistently denied responsibility, but it agreed to the settlement to avoid the expense of lengthy litigation.
Mediation Intervention in a dispute in order to resolve it;

Arbitration, Conciliation, Reconciliation, Intervention, Intercession

 

Argument, Contention, Disagreement, Fight

 

Many cases are settled out of court through mediation or other means.
Revanchism A policy of seeking

to retaliate, especially to recover lost territory

  Past grievances are usually involved and can cause revanchism.
Stoke Encourage or incite a strong emotion or tendency;

Accelerate, Add, Aggrandize, Amplify, Augment, Boost

Abate, Decrease, De-Escalate, Diminish, Downsize, Dwindle He’s been accused of stoking up racial hatred in the region.
Surreptitious Kept secret, especially because it would not be approved of;

Secret, Stealthy, Clandestine, Secretive, Sneaky, Sly, Furtive

Blatant, Open, Honest

 

She seemed to be listening to what I was saying, but I couldn’t help noticing her surreptitious glances at the clock.
Torrential Falling rapidly and in copious quantities;

Copious, Severe, Heavy, Rapid, Relentless, Violent, Soaking

Controlled, Scarce Torrential rains caused a series of landslips, carrying away houses and breaking up the hill railway.
Transmogrified Transform in a surprising or magical manner;

 

Keep, leave alone, Preserve

 

Almost overnight, that sweet, little child had transmogrified into an antisocial monster.
Voluminous Very lengthy and detailed;

Capacious, Commodious, Roomy, Spacious, Ample, Full

Tiny

, Tight-fitting

 

Have you read McClelland’s voluminous account of his life?

 

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