The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Words – 20 January 2020

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The Hindu – Daily Vocabulary Words 20 January 2020


Meanings & Synonyms Antonyms


Arrogated Take or claim something without justification.

Assume, Take, take on, take over, Secure, Acquire, Seize

Renounce They arrogate to themselves the power to punish people.
Boisterous Noisy, energetic, and cheerful.

Lively, Active, Animated, Exuberant, Spirited, Bouncy, Frisky

Quiet, Restrained


The audience burst into boisterous laughter.
Discernible Able to be discerned; Perceptible. Imperceptible There is no discernible reason why this should be the case.
Disconcerting Causing one to feel unsettled.

Unsettling, Unnerving, Discomfiting, Disturbing, Perturbing, Troubling

Reassuring The whole experience had disconcerted him.
Dubious Hesitating or doubting.

Doubtful, Uncertain, Unsure, In doubt, Hesitant, Undecided

Certain, Definite


I was rather dubious about the whole idea.
Fracas A noisy disturbance or quarrel.

Disturbance, Quarrel, Scuffle, Brawl

Agreement, Calm, Harmony, Peace The police broke up the fracas in the bar and threw both combatants in the lockup
Ingenious Clever, original, and inventive.

Inventive, Creative, Imaginative, Original, Innovative, Resourceful

Unimaginative Johnny is so ingenious – he can make the most remarkable sculptures from the most ordinary materials.
Insatiable Impossible to satisfy.

Unquenchable, Unappeasable, Uncontrollable, Voracious

Fulfilled, Full, Pleased, Satiable, Satisfied Success only stimulated his insatiable ambition
Provocative Causing anger or another strong reaction, especially deliberately.

Annoying, Irritating, Exasperating, Infuriating, Provoking

Soothing, Calming


The programme will take a detailed and provocative look at the problem of homelessness.
Squabbles A noisy quarrel about something trivial.

Quarrel, Row, Argument, Fight, Contretemps, Disagreement

Coexist, Get Along, Accept, Agree, Assent, Concur, Consent Often relationships between family members are so strained that squabbles break out.

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