The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Words – 27 January 2020

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The Hindu – Daily Vocabulary Words 27 January 2020


Meanings & Synonyms Antonyms


Commemorate Recall and show respect for someone or something.

Mark or celebrate an event or person) by doing or producing something.

Celebrate, pay tribute to, Pay homage to, Honour, Salute

Forget, Disregard, Contemn, Despise, Profane, Neglect, Dishonour, Ignore, Overlook. A statue has been built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the poet’s birthday
Deliberation Long and careful consideration or discussion.

Thought, Thinking, Consideration, Reflection, Contemplation

Short shrift


After hours of deliberation, the council came to a decision.
Dubious Hesitating or doubting.

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

Certain, Definite


I was rather dubious about the whole idea.
Money laundering The concealment of the origins of illegally obtained money, typically by means of transfers involving foreign banks or legitimate businesses.   He was convicted of money laundering and tax evasion.
Outlandish Looking or sounding bizarre or unfamiliar.

Aberrant, Abnormal, Bizarre

Ordinary, Commonplace, Conventional


She liked to dress in outlandish clothes.
Plenary Unqualified, Absolute, Unconditional, Unlimited, Unrestricted, Unqualified, Absolute.

A plenary meeting is one at which all the members of a group or organization are present, especially at a conference

  They will reconvene in early March to continue deliberations, before bringing the rules to a full plenary of members for a vote.
Purported Appearing or stated to be true, though not necessarily so; Alleged. Conceal, Deny, Disclaim, Hide Thus, the theory both predicts and purports to explain an association between these two variables.
Scrutiny Critical observation or examination.

Inspection, Survey, Scan, Study, Perusal

Glance, Cursory look


I’d never faced that kind of scrutiny before.
Watchdog An individual or group that monitors the activities of another entity (such as an individual, corporation, non-profit group, or governmental organization) on behalf of the public to ensure that entity does not behave illegally or unethically.   Now the officer has been disciplined after a police watchdog group found that his lie at least partly caused the suspect’s suicide.

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