The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Words – 31 January 2020

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Meanings & Synonyms Antonyms


Blistering Intense, Extremely fast, forceful, or impressive.

Savage, Vicious, Fierce, Bitter, Severe, Sharp, Harsh

Icy, Mild We went out in the blistering heat.
Camouflage Something that is meant to hide something, or behaviour that is intended to hide the truth.

Disguise, Concealment



He believed that her kindness was merely a camouflage for her real intentions.
Discordant Disagreeing or incongruous.

Inharmonious, Unmelodic, Unmusical, Tuneless





She has the difficult task of bringing together a number of discordant elements.
Gestational Gestation is the period of time when something is conceived and developed.   As many as 5% of pregnant women experience gestational diabetes.
Outsmart Defeat or get the better of someone by being clever or cunning.

Outwit, Out-think, Outmanoeuvre, Outplay, Be cleverer than

  You think you can outsmart me?
Painstakingly With great care and thoroughness.

Careful, Conscientious, Fussy, Loving, Meticulous, Scrupulous



The property has been painstakingly restored by its current owners.
Remarkable Worthy of attention;

Striking, Extraordinary, Exceptional, Amazing, Astonishing, Astounding

Ordinary, Commonplace, Run-of-the-mill Nelson Mandela was a truly remarkable man.
Sui generis Unique, Peculiar, Special,  Common Fashion experts consider the entertainer’s unique sense of style to be sui generis
Viability Ability to work successfully.


Impracticable Rising costs are threatening the viability of many businesses.

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