Reading the daily Editorial be it of any newspaper, is very beneficial not only for Vocabulary building but also gives you useful insights on the day to day happenings in the world. So, here we are with the today’s dose of daily vocabulary from the Editorial section of the Hindu Newspaper. You can read the Editorial here. In this blog “Daily Vocabulary 19 August 2019″, we have taken difficult words, explained their meanings with synonyms, antonyms and correct usage. Go through them below.
The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary 19 August 2019
Meanings & Synonyms
|Adversary||One’s opponent in a contest, conflict, or dispute;
Opponent, Rival, Enemy, Foe, Nemesis, Antagonist, Combatant, Challenger, Contender
|Ally, Supporter||He saw her as his main adversary within the company.|
|Ambiguity||The quality of being open to more than one interpretation;
Inexactness, Ambivalence, Equivocation
|Unambiguousness, Transparency||Be as precise as possible in your answer, so that there is no ambiguity.
|Deterrence||The action of discouraging an action or event through instilling doubt or fear of the consequences;||Catalyst, Goad, Impetus, Incentive, Spur, Stimulant,||The author argues that deterrence is no longer the best way to prevent war.|
|Efficacious||Of something inanimate or abstract successful in producing a desired or intended result;
Effective, Successful, Effectual, Productive, Constructive, Fruitful, Potent, Powerful
|Fruitless, Ineffective, Ineffectual, Inefficient, Inoperative, Unfruitful, Unproductive, Useless||In the past 20 years, this technology has proved efficacious.|
|Efficacy||The ability to produce a desired or intended result;
Effectiveness, Success, Successfulness, Productiveness, Fruitfulness
|Ineffectiveness, Ineffectuality, Ineffectualness, Inefficiency||Vaccines exist, but their efficacy against aerosolized plague is unknown.|
|Enigmatic||Difficult to interpret or understand; Mysterious, Puzzling, Hard to understand||Straightforward||He left an enigmatic message on my answering machine.|
|Envision||To imagine or expect that something is a likely or desirable possibility in the future;
Anticipate, Conceive, Contemplate, Envisage, Foresee
|The company envisions adding at least five stores next year.|
|Punitive||Inflicting or intended as punishment;
Penal, Disciplinary, Corrective, Correctional, Retributive
|Acquitting, Exculpating, Exculpatory, Exonerating, Vindicating, Absolving||The UN has imposed punitive sanctions on the invading country.|
|Retaliation||The action of returning a military attack; Counterattack, Revenge, Vengeance, Reprisal, Retribution, Requital, Recrimination||Forgiveness, Pardon, Remission||If someone insults you, don’t retaliate as it only makes the situation worse.|
|Stagger||Walk or move unsteadily, as if about to fall;
Astonish or deeply shock;
Amaze, Nonplus, Startle, Astound, Surprise
|Continue, Dive in, plunge in, Stay, Carry on, Stride;
Calm, Clarify, Enlighten, Expect, Explain
|He staggered all his colleagues by suddenly announcing that he was leaving the company at the end of the month.|
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