The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Words – 24 January 2020

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The Hindu – Daily Vocabulary Words 24 January 2020


Meanings & Synonyms Antonyms


Clemency Mercy, Lenience. Ruthlessness, Strictness


The President has granted clemency to several people this month.
Condemn Express complete disapproval of; 

Censure, Criticize, Castigate, Attack, Denounce, Deplore

Praise, Commend


The terrorist action has been condemned as an act of barbarism and cowardice.
Curative Able to cure disease.

Healing, Therapeutic, Medicinal, Remedial, Curing, Corrective.

Law: serving to correct or negate

Damaging, Harmful, Hurtful, Injurious, Hurting, Painful Do you believe in the curative powers of the local mineral water?
Dilatory Slow to act.

Unhurried, Tardy, Unpunctual, Lax, Slack, Sluggish

Fast, Prompt They resorted to dilatory tactics, forcing a postponement of peace talks.
Punitive Inflicting or intended as punishment.

Penal, Disciplinary, Corrective, Correctional, Retributive

Non-punitive Lobbyists complain that the bill would impose punitive taxes on the industry.
Quarantining A strict isolation imposed to prevent the spread of disease.

To exclude, detain, or isolate for political, social, or hygienic reasons.

Assimilate, Associate, Connect, Join, Link, Unite


The hospital quarantined infected patients.
Remedy Something that corrects or counteracts.

Cure, Drug, Medicament, Medication, Medicinal

Damage, Harm, Hurt, Injury, Stop, Disease, Pain The problem was beyond remedy.
Unequivocal Leaving no doubt; Unambiguous, Indisputable, Incontrovertible Equivocal, Ambiguous, Vague Her answer was an unequivocal yes.
Unprecedented Never done or known before.

Unparalleled, Unequalled, Unmatched, Unrivalled

Normal, Common


The government took the unprecedented step of releasing confidential correspondence.

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