The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Words – 17 January 2020

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The Hindu – Daily Vocabulary Words 17 January 2020


Meanings & Synonyms Antonyms


Duality The quality or condition of being dual.

Dualism, Duplexity, Ambivalence, Dichotomy

Single, Oneness His poems reveal the duality of his nature, the joy and hope, the fear and despair.
Fervour Intense and passionate feeling.

Ardour, Intensity, Zeal, Vehemence

Apathy The country was swept by patriotic fervour.
Flawed Having or characterized by a fundamental weakness or imperfection.

Unsound, Defective, Faulty, Distorted, Inaccurate, Incorrect

Sound Diamonds are still valuable, even when they are flawed.
Internationalising To make something international.

Bring a place or an issue under the protection or control of two or more nations.

Centralise, Centralization, Centralize Bob Marley internationalized reggae, making it known throughout the world.
Morph Change smoothly from one image to another by small gradual steps using computer animation techniques.

To gradually change, or change someone or something, from one thing to another.

Deform, Wring, Distort, Contort

Stay, Straighten, Unbend, Untwist, Undercharge. He grew up watching his elder brother Joe morph from a difficult child to a drug addict.
Multitude A large number of people or things.

Cram, Crowd, Crush, Drove, Flock, Herd, Horde


  The city has a multitude of problems, from homelessness to drugs and murder.
Overkill Excessive use, treatment, or action.

Bellyful, Excess, Fat, Overabundance, Overage, Overflow



Insufficiency, Undersupply

Should I add an explanation, or would that be overkill?
Overwhelming Very great in amount.

Profuse, Enormous, Immense, Inordinate, Massive

Small She felt an overwhelming urge to tell someone about what had happened.
Resounding Unmistakable, Emphatic. Faint The evening was a resounding success.
Unconstructive Not having a useful or beneficial purpose; Negative. Productive, Helpful, Handy, Useful This approach was unconstructive as it gave no incentive to develop.

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