The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster 5 September 2019

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The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary 5 September 2019


Meanings & Synonyms




The state or experience of being alienated;

Isolation, Detachment, Estrangement, Distance, Separation, Severance, Parting

Combine, Reconcile,



Depressed people frequently feel a sense of alienation from those around them.
Detriment The state of being harmed or damaged;

Harm, Damage, Injury, Hurt, Impairment, Loss, Prejudice, Disadvantage

Benefit, Good Are you sure that I can follow this diet without detriment to my health?
Dubious Thought not to be completely true or not able to be trusted

Hesitating or doubting;

Uncertain, Unsure

Certain, Definite; Trustworthy, Decisive, Clear, Definite These claims are dubious and not scientifically proven.
Rankle To make someone annoyed or angry for a long time;

Bother, Embitter


Delight, Gratify, Please The unkind way in which his girlfriend left him still rankled with him long after.
Revocation The official cancellation of a decree, decision, or promise;

Abandonment, Abortion, Calling, Calling Off, Cancellation 

Continuation The complaint against the bar could lead to revocation of its licence.
Startling Very surprising, astonishing, or remarkable;

Surprising, Astonishing, Amazing, Unexpected, Unforeseen, Staggering, Shocking, Stunning

Predictable, Ordinary He made some startling admissions about his past.
Triumphalism Excessive exultation over one’s success or achievements used especially in a political context;


  There wasn’t a hint of triumphalism in her acceptance speech at the awards ceremony.

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