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.
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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