The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster – 21 October 2019

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The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary 21 October 2019

Words Meanings & Synonyms Antonyms Usage
Corroborated Confirm or give support to a statement, theory, or finding;

Confirm, Verify, Endorse, Ratify, Authenticate, Validate, Certify

Contradict Recent research seems to corroborate his theory.
Euphoric Characterized by or feeling intense excitement and happiness;

Elated, Happy, Joyful, Joyous, Delighted, Gleeful, Excited

Miserable Scientists are euphoric at the success of the test.
Impinge Affect, especially a negative one;

Affect, have an effect on, Have a bearing on, Touch, Influence

Leave alone, Avoid, Dodge


Hail was noisily impinging upon the car’s exterior.
Implication The conclusion that can be drawn from something although it is not explicitly stated;

Inference, Insinuation, Innuendo, Hint, Intimation

Explicit statement She accused the party and, by implication, its leader too.
Incarceration The state of being confined in prison; Imprisonment, Confinement, Detention, Custody Freedom Thousands of dissidents have been interrogated or incarcerated by the Police.
Inescapable Unable to be avoided or denied;

Unavoidable, Inevitable, Ineluctable, Ineliminable, Inexorable, Assured



The evidence points to the inescapable conclusion that he is guilty of the crime.
Quid Pro Quo A favour or advantage granted in return for something;

Exchange, Trade, Trade-Off, Swap, Switch, Barter, Substitute

  In politics nobody does something for nothing: there’s always a quid pro quo involved.
Scrutiny Critical observation or examination;

Careful examination, Inspection, Survey, Scan, Study, Perusal

Glance, Cursory look


The government’s record will be subjected to scrutiny in the weeks before the election.


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