The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster 8 August 2019

Read today’s dose of Daily Vocabulary 8 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 8 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 8 August 2019

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Meaning & Synonyms



1.     Annul Declare invalid an official agreement, decision, or result;

Nullify, Invalidate, Void

Restore, Enact Unfortunately, his arrogant attitude annuls the many generous favours he does for people
2.     Benign Gentle and kind;

Warm-hearted, Good-natured, Friendly;

Anodyne, Harmless, 

Hurtless, Innocent, 

Innocuous, Inoffensive

Harsh, Unkind, Rough;

Adverse, Bad, 

Baleful, Baneful, Damaging

His humour was benignnever cruel or hurtful.
3.     Cavalier Showing a lack of proper concern; Offhand, Indifferent, Casual, Dismissive, Insouciant,

Uninterested, Unconcerned

Thoughtful He has a cavalier disregard for the rights of others.
4.     Consequential Following as a result or effect;

Resulting, Resultant, 

Ensuing, Consequent



Causal, Unrelated;

Insignificant, Minor

There have been several consequential innovations in their computer software.
5.     Corollary Something that results from something else; 

Inference, Deduction

Antecedent, Causation, Cause, Occasion Unfortunately, violence is the inevitable corollary of such a  revolutionary change in society.
6.     Dissent The holding or expression of opinions at variance with those commonly or officially held;

Disagreement, Lack of agreement, 

Difference of opinion, Argument, 

Dispute, Demur

Agreement, Acceptance When the time came to approve the  proposal, there were one or two voices of dissent.
7.     Foregone Precede in place or time; 

Previous, Past

Keep, Follow, Postdate, Succeed


The result of the election seems to be a foregone conclusion.
8.     Goldilocks Used to describe a situation in which something is or has to be exactly right; 

Suitable, Perfect, Well-chosen

Unsuitable, Inappropriate, Inconvenient, Improper


Its nickname is the Goldilocks Bird, because it nests only when water levels are “just right”.
9.     Incentivise To make someone want to do something; 

Encourage, Motivate, Boost, Stimulate

Deter, Disincentivise, Discourage


We need to incentivise our sales managers to achieve these targets.
10.     Incomprehensible Not able to be understood;

Not intelligible;

Unintelligible, Indecipherable

Intelligible, Comprehensible, 

Understandable, Clear

It’s incomprehensible to me why he would want to kill himself.
11.     Inhibit Hinder, restrain, or prevent an action or process;


Aid, Assist, Facilitate, Help You shouldn’t allow fear of failure to inhibit you.
12.     Ironically Used in reference to a paradoxical, unexpected, or coincidental situation;

Interesting, Strange, or funny because of being very different from what you would usually expect;

Showing that you really mean the opposite of what you are saying

Sincere, Genuine He was a life insurance broker who ironically died with no life insurance, leaving his bookkeeper, our mother, unemployed.
13.     Muzzling Prevent a person or group from expressing their opinions freely;

Gag, Silence, Censor, Suppress, Stifle, Inhibit, Restrain, Check, Curb, Fetter

Support, Amplify, Broadcast, Disseminate, Encourage


The new Secrecy Act will muzzle the media and the opposition.
14.     Suffice Be enough or adequate


Fall short The problems were of global importance, and only an international effort would suffice to deal with them.
15.     Throttle To prevent something from succeeding; Restore, Resuscitate, Revive The reduction in funds is throttling the development of new programmes.
16.     Treacherous Guilty of or involving betrayal or deception; 

Traitorous, Disloyal, Perfidious, Faithless, Unfaithful, Duplicitous

Loyal, Faithful;

Safe, Reliable

The President spoke of the treacherous intentions of the enemy.

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