Let us move ahead in this new year by learning something new daily. What would be better than learning a few new English words daily which will not only enhance our English Language Vocabulary but also would raise our confidence levels while having day-to-day conversations in the English Language? We will be coming up with this daily article on Oliveboard giving you a list of English Vocabulary Words taken from The Hindu Editorial, with their correct meanings, synonyms, antonyms and correct usage. This blog-post will aid you immensely in your competitive exams preparation if you are consistent in reading this article daily. So, read along the Daily Vocabulary Words 16 January 2020.
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The Hindu – Daily Vocabulary Words 16 January 2020
|Meanings & Synonyms||Antonyms||
|Astronomical||Extremely large amount.
Huge, Enormous, Very Great, Very Big, Prodigious, Tremendous, Monumental, Mammoth, Colossal, Vast, Gigantic, Massive, Epic, Monstrous, Terrific, Titanic, Towering, King-sized
|Bantam, Bitty, Diminutive, Infinitesimal, Lilliputian, Little bitty, Micro
|The cost of the office building was astronomical.|
|Authoritative||Commanding and self-confident.
Likely to be respected and obeyed.
Self-assured, Assured, Self-confident, Confident
|Timid, Diffident||His manner is polite but authoritative.|
|Detriment||A cause of harm or damage.
Harm, Damage, Injury, Hurt, Impairment, Loss, Prejudice, Disadvantage, Disservice, Ill, Wrong, Mischief, Disbenefit
|Beneficial||Are you sure that I can follow this diet without detriment to my health?|
|Dissenting||A strong difference of opinion on a particular subject, especially about an official suggestion or plan or a popular belief.
Differing, Disagreeing, Non-concurring
|Assent, Agree, Accept||When the time came to approve the proposal, there were one or two voices of dissent.|
|Emanate||To come out from a source.
Cast, Discharge, Emit, Evolve, Exhale, Expel, Expire
|Terminate, Culminate, End, Issue, Arrive, Eventuate||Good smells emanated from the kitchen.|
|Inconsequential||Not important or significant.
Insignificant, Unimportant, Inconsequential, Irrelevant
|Big, Consequential, Eventful, Important, Major, Material, Meaningful||That’s an inconsequential problem compared to the other issues.|
|Regressive||Returning to a former or less developed state;
Characterized by regression.
|Liberal, Progressive, Radical
|The movement will defeat the autocratic and regressive regime.|
Lucrative, well paid, financially rewarding, Financially worthwhile, Moneymaking
|Unprofitable||Charity work is not very remunerative.|
|Convalescing, Rallying, Rebounding, Recovering, Recuperating, Gaining||He said he cut taxes by $9 billion as mayor to revitalize the city’s sagging economy.|
|Stagflation||Persistent high inflation combined with high unemployment and stagnant demand in a country’s economy.||Growth, Boom, Upturn, Rise
|The oil shock helped tip the US into stagflation with prices rising 13% a year.|
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