The Hindu Editorial 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.
Remunerative Financially rewarding;

Lucrative, well paid, financially rewarding, Financially worthwhile, Moneymaking

Unprofitable Charity work is not very remunerative.
Sagging Becoming weaker;


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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