The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster 19 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 19 September 2019 blog. 

The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary 19 September 2019



Meanings & Synonyms Antonyms Usage
Abrogated Repeal or do away with a law, right, or formal agreement;

Repudiate, Revoke, Repeal, Rescind, Overturn, Overrule, Override

Institute, Introduce Lawmakers passed legislation to abrogate or effectively revoke, the court decision.
Curtail Reduce in extent or quantity;

Impose a restriction on;

Reduce, Cut, Cut Down, Cut Back, Decrease, Lessen, Diminish

Increase, Lengthen With all the snow, our daily walks have been severely curtailed.
Discredited Brought into disrepute; having lost respect or credibility;

Disesteem, Disgrace, Dishonour, Disrepute, Debase, Degrade, Demean





Evidence of links with drug dealers has discredited the mayor.
Disingenuous Not candid or sincere, typically by pretending that one knows less about something than one really does;

Dishonest, Deceitful, Underhand, Underhanded, Duplicitous, Double-Dealing,

Ingenuous, Frank The journalist was being somewhat disingenuous as well as cynical.
Endemic Belonging or native to a particular people or country;

Aboriginal, Autochthonous, Born, Domestic, Indigenous, Native

Nonindigenous, Non-native The islands have a number of interesting endemic species.
Inimical Tending to obstruct or harm;

Harmful, Injurious, Detrimental, Deleterious, Pernicious, Antagonistic, Antipathetic, Hostile, Inhospitable

Friendly, Hospitable, Non-antagonistic, Nonhostile, Sympathetic Conditions that are inimical to something make it difficult for that thing to exist or do well.
Travesty A false, absurd, or distorted representation of something;

Misrepresentation, Distortion, Perversion, Corruption;

Represent in a false, absurd, or distorted way;

Misrepresent, Parody, Caricature, Burlesque, Mock

Homage, Tribute Langdale described the court ruling as a travesty of justice.
Vengeful Seeking to harm someone in return for a perceived injury.

Vindictive, Revengeful, Out for Revenge, Avenging, Unforgiving

Forgiving, Benevolent The robbery was committed by a vengeful former employee.
Volition The faculty or power of using one’s will;

Accord, Autonomy, Choice, Free Will, Self-Determination, Will

Coercion, Compulsion, Constraint, Duress, Force, Pressure The singer wished it to be known that he had left the band out of his own volition

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