The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Words – 3 January 2020

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The Hindu – Daily Vocabulary Words 3 January 2020


Meanings & Synonyms Antonyms


Adherence The fact of someone behaving exactly according to rules, beliefs, etc;

Attachment, Faithfulness, Loyalty, Obedience

Disloyalty, Inconstancy, Unsteadiness


He was noted for his strict adherence to the rules.
Bone of contention A subject or issue over which there is continuing disagreement;

Arguable, Disputable, Problematic

Agreement The examination system has long been a serious bone of contention.
Disaffection A state or feeling of being dissatisfied, especially with people in authority or a system of control;

Dissatisfaction, Disgruntlement, Discontent, Restlessness, Frustration

Contentment, Loyalty


Poverty clearly causes disaffection and unrest.



Hazardous Risky, Dangerous, Dangerous, 

Grave, Grievous, Jeopardizing, Menacing

Safe, Secure, Certain, Harmless, Innocent, Innocuous, Non-Hazardous These are hazardous chemicals that can cause death if inhaled.
Jarring Incongruous in a striking or shocking way;


Causing a physical shock, jolt, or vibration

Pleasing The book is his angry, raunchy, opinionated, sometimes moving, jarringly frank autobiography 
Rigour The quality of being extremely thorough and careful;

Meticulousness, Thoroughness, Carefulness, Attention to detail

Carelessness Her arguments lacked intellectual rigour.
Spectacularly In an impressive, dramatic, or eye-catching way;

Circus, Extravaganza, Pageant, Rare show, Spectacle

Dull At night, the city is spectacularly lit.
Sustainability The ability to be maintained at a certain rate or level;

The quality of being able to continue over a period of time;

Viable, Feasible

Absurd, Illogical, Irrational, Ridiculous, Unsound, Extreme Considering the cost is vital to achieving long-term sustainability.
Unleash Cause a strong or violent force to be released or become unrestrained;

Release, Free, set free, Loose, Unloose, Unbridle



The failure of the talks could unleash more fighting between the neighbours.
Vaulted Arched, Domed, Cavernous, Hemispheric   Giant glittering chandeliers descended from a vaulted ceiling.


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