The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Words – 23 January 2020

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The Hindu – Daily Vocabulary Words 23 January 2020


Meanings & Synonyms Antonyms


Adjudicate Make a formal judgement on a disputed matter.

Judge, Adjudge, Try, Hear, Examine, Arbitrate, Decide on

Defer, Dodge, Ignore


The board will adjudicate claims made against teachers.
Affluent Having a great deal of money.


Poor, Impoverished We live in an affluent neighbourhood.
Bolster Support or strengthen.

Reinforce, make stronger, Boost, Fortify

Undermine More money is needed to bolster the industry.
Inadequacy The state or quality of being inadequate; lack of the quantity or quality required.

Insufficiency, Deficiency, Scantiness, Scarcity, Scarceness

Abundance, Surplus


Economic growth is hindered by the inadequacies of the public transport system.
Invariably In every case or on every occasion.

Always, Every time, Each time, On every occasion, At all times

Sometimes, Never


The train is invariably late.
Meagre Lacking in quantity or quality.

Inadequate, Scanty, Scant, Paltry, Limited, Restricted, Modest

Abundant They were forced to supplement their meagre earnings.
Merely Just, Only, Solely, Plainly, Hardly, Alone, Barely Substantively I wasn’t complaining, I merely said that I was tired.
Paradox A situation or statement that seems impossible or is difficult to understand because it contains two opposite facts or characteristic.

Contradiction, Dichotomy, Incongruity

Accuracy, Certainty, Correction


It’s a curious paradox that drinking a lot of water can often make you feel thirsty.
Substantive Having a firm basis in reality and so important, meaningful, or considerable.

Biggish, Considerable, Good, Goodly, Handsome

Inconsequential, Inconsiderable, Insignificant, Insubstantial, Negligible, Nominal Substantive research on the subject needs to be carried out.

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