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The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster – 6 November 2019

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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 6 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 6 November 2019

Words Meanings & Synonyms Antonyms Usage
Concede Admit or agree that something is true after first denying or resisting it;

Admit, Acknowledge, Accept, Surrender, Yield, give up, Relinquish, Cede, Hand over

Deny, Retain, Gain


I had to concede that I’d overreacted.
Impasse A situation in which no progress is possible, especially because of disagreement;

A deadlock;

Dead end, Stalemate, Checkmate, Stand-off, Standstill

Solution, Boon, Agreement, Breakthrough


The dispute had reached an impasse, as neither side would compromise.
Knee-jerk Automatic and unthinking response;

Automatic, Instinctive, Instinctual, Involuntary, Mechanic



When asked about crime, the mayor’s knee-jerk reaction is to call for longer prison sentences.
Obviate Remove a need or difficulty;

Preclude, Prevent, Remove, get rid of, do away with, Get around

Support, Aid, Allow, Assist, Encourage A peaceful solution would obviate the need to send a UN military force.
Pique A feeling of irritation or resentment resulting from a slight, especially to one’s pride;

Irritation, Annoyance, Anger, Displeasure;

Arouse interest or curiosity;

Stimulate, Arouse, Rouse, Provoke

Approval, Complacency, Contentment, Delight, Gratification, Pleasure, Satisfaction He stormed from the room in a fit of pique, shouting that he had been misunderstood.
Whittle down To reduce the size or scope of something incrementally by removing small parts Increase, Lengthen, Expand, Develop We’re not going to make any major cuts, but we do need to whittle down the budget by reducing costs here and there.


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