The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster – 9 December 2019

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The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary 9 December 2019

Words Meanings & Synonyms Antonyms Usage
Delimitation The action of fixing the boundary or limits of something;

Demarcation, Boundary, Ring-fencing, Border

Freedom, Liberation, Liberty, Allowance, Permission The government is yet to pass legislation on delimitation of constituencies in the province.
Dissent The holding or expression of opinions at variance with those commonly or officially held;

Disagreement, Lack of Agreement, Difference of Opinion, Argument

Agreement, Acceptance


When the time came to approve the proposal, there were one or two voices of dissent.
Lapse A brief or temporary failure of concentration, memory, or judgement;

Failure, Failing, Slip, Error, Mistake, Blunder, Fault

Continue, hang on, Persist


The management’s decision to ignore the safety warnings demonstrated a remarkable lapse of judgment.
Litigation The process of taking legal action;

Legal proceeding, Legal action, Lawsuit, Legal dispute, Legal case

  The company has consistently denied responsibility, but it agreed to the settlement to avoid the expense of lengthy litigation.
Travesty A false, absurd, or distorted representation of something;

Misrepresentation, Distortion, Perversion, Corruption

Seriousness, Solemnity


The absurdly lenient sentence is a travesty of justice.


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