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The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster – 23 October 2019

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Newspaper gives us information about the latest happenings in our country and the world. Reading it daily has manifold benefits. One of the benefits would be improving our English Vocabulary. Let us start with a dose of difficult words, their meanings, synonyms, antonyms & correct usage. Read the blog “Daily Vocabulary 23 October 2019” below.

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The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary 23 October 2019

Words Meanings & Synonyms Antonyms Usage
Bereft Deprived of or lacking something;

Robbed of, stripped of, denuded of, Cut off from

Filled, Flush, Fraught, Full, Replete, Rife Her room was stark and bereft of colour.
Blemish A small mark or flaw which spoils the appearance of something;

Imperfection, Fault, Flaw, Defect, Deformity, Discoloration



His reign as the world champion has been blemished by controversy.
Collation Collect and combine texts, information, or data;

Gather, Accumulate, Assemble, Combine, Aggregate

Separate All the information obtained is being collated o form a report.
Ecstasy An overwhelming feeling of great happiness or joyful excitement;

Rapture, Bliss, Elation, Euphoria, Cloud nine, Seventh heaven

Misery There was a look of ecstasy on his face.
Hoodwinking Deceive or trick;

Dupe, Outwit, Fool, Delude, Cheat, Take in

Undeceive He hoodwinked us into agreeing.
Ignominy Public shame or disgrace;

Shame, Humiliation, Embarrassment, Mortification, Disgrace

Honour, Esteem, Respect She had to endure the ignominy of being forced to resign.
Incisive A person or mental process intelligently analytical and clear-thinking;

Penetrating, Acute, Sharp

Sharp-witted, Razor-sharp, Keen

Rambling, Vague


She was an incisive critic.
Jurisprudence The theory or philosophy of law


  Starting in the 1960s, the Supreme Court started developing a jurisprudence of one person, one vote.
Lackadaisical Lacking enthusiasm and determination; Carelessly lazy, Lax, Unenthusiastic, Half-hearted, Uninterested Enthusiastic, Excited


His teachers did not approve of his lackadaisical approach to homework.
Pertinent Relevant or applicable to a particular matter; Apposite, to the point, Appropriate, Suitable

, Fitting

Irrelevant, Inappropriate


She asked me a lot of very pertinent questions.


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