The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster 21 August 2019

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 21 August 2019″, we have taken difficult words, explained their meanings with synonyms, antonyms and correct usage. Go through them below.

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The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary 21 August 2019


Meanings & Synonyms



Disentangle Free something or someone from something that they are entangled with;

Extricate, Extract, Free, Remove, Disengage, Untwine, Disentwine, Release, Liberate, Loosen

Embroil, Entangle It’s difficult to disentangle hard fact from myth, or truth from lies.
Dismissive Feeling or showing that something is unworthy of consideration;

Contemptuous, Disdainful, Scornful, Sneering, Snide, Scathing, Disparaging

Admiring, Interested He’s so dismissive of anybody else’s suggestions.
Elusive Difficult to find, catch, or achieve;

Difficult to catch/find, Difficult to track down; 

Evasive, Slippery, Shifty

Accessible, Approachable, Attainable, Available, Convenient, Obtainable, Reachable The answers to these questions remain as elusive as ever.
Perilous Full of danger or risk;

Dangerous, Fraught with danger, Hazardous, Risky, Unsafe, Treacherous

Safe, Secure The country roads are quite perilous.
Polytheistic Relating to or characterized by belief in or worship of more than one god;

Belief in multiple Gods

Monotheism Most anthropologists consider religion to be polytheistic because it has many deities.
Proclivity A tendency to choose or do something regularly;

An inclination or predisposition towards a particular thing;

Liking, Inclination, Tendency, Leaning, Disposition, Propensity, Bent, Bias, Penchant

Disinclination, Dislike


Anna was very worried about her son going to kindergarten because he has a proclivity to misbehave.


Puritanical Having or displaying a very strict or censorious moral attitude towards self-indulgence or sex;

Moralistic, Pietistic, Strait-laced, Tight-laced, Stuffy

Permissive, Broad-minded His puritanical parents saw any kind of pleasure as the road to damnation.
Purported Appearing or stated to be true, though not necessarily so; Alleged Deny, Gainsay The study purports to show an increase in the incidence of the disease.
Semblance The outward appearance or apparent form of something, especially when the reality is different;

Appearance, Outward appearance, Approximation, Similarity

Difference, Concrete, Dissimilarity, Unlikeness The city has now returned to some semblance of normality after last night’s celebrations.
Transnational Extending or operating across national boundaries;

Foreign, International, Multinational

Domestic, Internal, National Global warming is a transnational problem that requires a transnational solution.

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