The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster 7 August 2019

Read today’s dose of Daily Vocabulary 7 August 2019. The words explained here are taken from the Editorial section of the Hindu Newspaper. It is advisable to read the Editorial articles thoroughly and then go through this Vocabulary blog. This would be quite beneficial as it would enhance your reading and comprehension skills as well add to your English Vocabulary. This blog Daily Vocabulary 7 August 2019 would help you answer Vocabulary (Synonyms & Antonyms) questions in Bank, SSC, Insurance, Railways and Other Government Exams as well it will aid you in Descriptive Writing.

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The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary 7 August 2019

Sr. No. Words Meanings & Synonyms Antonyms Usage
1.         Altruistic Showing a selfless concern for the well-being of others;

Unselfish, Unselfish, Selfless, Self-sacrificing, Self-denying

Self-centered, Self-concerned, Selfish I doubt whether her motives for donating the money are altruistic – she’s probably looking for publicity.
2.         Aplenty In abundance;

In profusion, Galore, In large quantities,

In large numbers

Bare, Minimal, Scant, Spare If that’s not enough, there are shows, movies, and amusements aplenty.
3.         Bigotry A person who is intolerant towards those holding different opinions;

Dogmatist, Partisan, Sectarian, Prejudiced person

Freethinker, Latitudinarian, Liberal He was known to be a loud-mouthed, opinionated bigot.
4.         Bioethical The study of what is right and wrong in new discoveries and techniques in biology, such as genetic engineering and the transplantation of organs   The uproar led to the establishment of bioethics committees to oversee research.
5.         Buttressed Something that supports or strengthen Undercut, Undermine, Weaken The mother had always been the buttress of our family in trying times.
6.         Condemn Express complete disapproval of;

Censure, Criticize, Castigate, Attack, Denounce, Deplore, Decry

Praise, Commend The terrorist action has been condemned as an act of barbarism and cowardice.
7.         Denounce Publicly declare to be wrong or evil;

Condemn, Criticize, Attack, Censure, Castigate, Decry, Revile

Praise The government’s economic policy has been denounced on all sides.
8.         Embolden Give someone the courage or confidence to do something;

Give courage, make brave/braver, Encourage, Hearten, Strengthen, Fortify

Dishearten, Discourage Great leaders embolden the rest of us to rise to our highest potentialities, to be active, insistent and resolute in affirming our own sense of things.
9.         Espouse Adopt or support a cause, belief, or way of life;

Adopt, Embrace, Take up

Reject, Oppose Vegetarianism is one cause she does not espouse.
10.     Excursion A journey taken for pleasure;

 A deviation from a regular activity or course;

Digression

Accord, Agreement, Directness

 

While driving home I took an excursion and saw some deer.

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