The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Words – 21 January 2020

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The Hindu – Daily Vocabulary Words 21 January 2020


Meanings & Synonyms Antonyms


Akin Of similar character.

Related, Close, Near, Corresponding, Comparable

Unlike The dog and fox are closely akin.
Charade An absurd pretence intended to create a pleasant or respectable appearance.

Farce, Pantomime, Travesty, Mockery, Parody, Pretence, Act

Bluntness, Candidness, Candour, Directness, Forthrightness, Frankness, Everyone knew who was going to get the job from the start – the interviews were just a charade.
Expedition A journey undertaken by a group of people with a particular purpose, especially that of exploration, research, or war.

Journey, Voyage, Tour, Odyssey, Undertaking, Enterprise

  We’re going on a shopping expedition on Saturday.
Inconspicuous Not clearly visible or attracting attention.

Unobtrusive, Unnoticeable, Unremarkable, Unspectacular, Unostentatious

Conspicuous, Noticeable, High-profile


This type of bird is very inconspicuous because of its dull feathers.
Manoeuvring Move skillfully or carefully.

Carefully guide or manipulate someone or something in order to achieve an end.

Intrigue, Plot, Scheme, Plan, Lay plans, Conspire

Directness He claimed he knew nothing about the political manoeuvrings which had got him into power.
Overhaul If you overhaul a system or method, you examine it carefully and make many changes in it in order to improve it.   The government has recently overhauled the healthcare system.
Plummet Fall or drop straight down at high speed.

Plunge, Fall Headlong, Hurtle, Nosedive, Dive, Drop, Crash

Arise, Ascend, Lift, Mount, Rise, Soar, Spike, Up House prices have plummeted in recent months.
Testimony A formal written or spoken statement, especially one given in a court of law.

Evidence or proof of something.

Evidence, Sworn statement, Attestation, Affidavit, Statement



There were contradictions in her testimony.
Trespassing Enter someone’s land or property without permission.

Intrude on, encroach on, Invade

Noninfringement I hope this is a public footpath and we’re not trespassing on someone’s land.
Unauthorised Not having official permission or approval.

Unofficial, Unsanctioned, Uncertified, Unaccredited, Unlicensed

Authorized, Official, Lawful


This unauthorised biography of the star has sold over 10,000 copies in its first week in print.

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