The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Words – 7 January 2020

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The Hindu – Daily Vocabulary Words 7 January 2020

Words Meanings & Synonyms Antonyms Usage
Alacrity Brisk and cheerful readiness;

Eagerness, Willingness, Readiness, Enthusiasm, Ardour, Fervour

Apathy She accepted the money with alacrity.
Anarchy A state of disorder due to absence or non-recognition of authority or other controlling system;

Lawlessness, Absence of government, Nihilism, Mobocracy

Government, Order


He must ensure public order in a country threatened with anarchy.
Connivance Willingness to allow or be secretly involved in an immoral or illegal act;

Collusion, Complicity, Collaboration, Involvement, Assistance

Disapproval Discouragement Disapprobation Dislike Rejection Their appalling treatment of their child could only have happened with the connivance of their neighbours.
Conscience A person’s moral sense of right and wrong viewed as acting as a guide to one’s behaviour;

Sense of right and wrong, Sense of right, Moral sense, Still small voice



You didn’t do anything wrong – you should have a clear conscience.
Dispensation Exemption from a rule or usual requirement;

 Exemption, Immunity, Exception, Exclusion, Exoneration;

Disbursement, Allotment, Appointment

Reservation, Injunction, Prohibition, Enforcement, Retention, Restriction The state gave the town a special dispensation, allowing it to ignore the law in this case.
Exemplary Serving as a desirable model;

Very good;

Perfect, Ideal, Model, Faultless, Without fault, Copybook

Deplorable, Unworthy


His carefulness was exemplary, and his references are always exact. 
Fanaticism The quality of being fanatical;

 Zealotry, Zeal, Extremism, Militancy, Sectarianism

Moderation, Indifference


Fanaticism has already destroyed countless lives.
Grievous Having very serious effects or causing great pain;

 Serious, Severe, Grave, Bad, Critical, Dreadful

Slight, Trivial, Good, Venial


Her death is a grievous loss to the whole of the community.
Methodical Done according to a systematic or established procedure;

 Orderly, Well ordered, well organized, Well thought out, Planned

Disorganized, Chaotic, Inefficient


She was so methodical, she kept everything documented.
Torment Severe physical or mental suffering;

 Agony, Suffering, Torture, Pain, Anguish

Pleasure, Joy He was tormented by jealousy

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