The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster – 28 November 2019

The Editorial section of the Hindu newspaper is treated as the Bible by the various exam aspirants be it Bank Exam aspirants, SSC aspirants or UPSC aspirants. Not only does it give the editor’s views on the latest happenings in India and the world, but it also helps enhance English vocabulary for the ones who read it daily. In this blog of “The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary 28 November 2019“, we have come up with a list of difficult words, their meanings, synonyms, antonyms and the correct usage of the words taken from today’s Hindu Editorial. Read along to understand it better. 

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The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary 28 November 2019

Words Meanings & Synonyms Antonyms Usage
Pre-empt Act in order to prevent an anticipated event happening;

Forestall, Prevent,

Steal a march on

Anticipate, Get in before

Doubt, Fail, Forfeit


The minister held a press conference in order to pre-empt criticism in the newspapers.
Propriety Conformity to conventionally accepted standards of behaviour or morals;

Decorum, Respectability, Decency, Correctness, Appropriateness

Impropriety, Indecorum


The director insisted that there was no question as to the propriety of how the funds were raised.
Unprecedented Never done or known before;

Unparalleled, Unequalled, Unmatched, Unrivalled

Normal, Common


This century has witnessed environmental destruction on an unprecedented scale.
Usurp Take a position of power or importance illegally or by force;

Seize, take over, Expropriate, Take possession of

Receive, Inherit, Accept Local control is being usurped by the central government.
Vandalise Deliberately destroy or damage public or private property;

Deface, Trash


Conserve, Preserve, Protect, Save, Salvage, Build, Rebuild Bored teenagers went around vandalising phone boxes.


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