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.
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
|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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