The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster – 30 December 2019

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The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary 30 December 2019

Words Meanings & Synonyms Antonyms Usage
Complexity The state or quality of being intricate or complicated;

Problem, Difficulty, Twist, Turn, Convolution




The diagram illustrates the complexity of the cell’s structure.
Credible Able to be believed;

Convincing, Acceptable, Trustworthy, Reliable, Dependable, Sure, Good



They haven’t produced any credible evidence for convicting him.
Deplorable Deserving strong condemnation; Completely unacceptable;

Disgraceful, Shameful, Dishonourable, Disreputable, Discreditable

Admirable I thought his behaviour was absolutely deplorable.
Disproportionate Too large or too small in comparison with something else;

Excessive, Inordinate, Superfluous, Unequal, Unreasonable, Asymmetric

Proportional There are a disproportionate number of girls in the class.
Dubiously With hesitation or doubt;

Thought not to be completely true or not able to be trusted;

Debatable, Disputable, Dodgy, Doubtable






He dubiously claimed that he was a self-made man.
Egregious Outstandingly bad; Shocking;

Appalling, Horrific, Horrifying, Horrible, Terrible

Marvellous It was an egregious error for a statesman to show such ignorance.
Incentivise Motivate or encourage someone to do something;

Provide with an incentive;

Boost, Encouragement, Goad, Impetus




We need to incentivise our sales managers to achieve these targets.
Propriety Conformity to conventionally accepted standards of behaviour or morals;

Decorum, Respectability, Decency, Correctness, Appropriateness

Impropriety, Indecorum


Such a total denial offended justice and propriety.

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