Reading the daily Editorial be it of any newspaper, is very beneficial not only for Vocabulary building but also gives you useful insights on the day to day happenings in the world. So, here we are with the today’s dose of daily vocabulary from the Editorial section of the Hindu Newspaper. You can read the Editorial here. In this blog “Daily Vocabulary 23 August 2019″, we have taken difficult words, explained their meanings with synonyms, antonyms and correct usage. Go through them below.
The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary 23 August 2019
Meanings & Synonyms
|Ascertain||Find something out for certain;
Make sure of, find out, Discover, Get/come to know, work out, make out, Fathom (out), Become aware of
|Miss, Overlook, Pass over||The police have so far been unable to ascertain the cause of the explosion.|
|Concede||Admit or agree that something is true after first denying or resisting it;
Acknowledge, Accept, allow, Grant, Recognize, Own, Confess
|Deny||I had to concede that I’d overreacted.|
|Cryptic||Having a meaning that is mysterious or obscure;
Enigmatic, Mysterious, hard to understand, Confusing, Mystifying, Perplexing, Puzzling
|Straightforward, Clear||I got a cryptic text message from Sam.|
|Discriminatory||Making or showing an unfair or prejudicial distinction between different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex;
Prejudicial, Biased, Prejudiced, Preferential, Unfair, Unjust, Invidious, Inequitable
|Impartial, Fair||The law prohibits discriminatory hiring practices.|
|Humanitarian||Concerned with or seeking to promote human welfare;
|Self-centred, Self-concerned, Selfish||The prisoner has been released for humanitarian reasons.|
|Persistent||Continuing firmly or obstinately in an opinion or course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition;
Tenacious, Persevering, Determined, Resolute, Purposeful
|There have been persistent rumours that the principal might take early retirement.|
|Substantive||Having a firm basis in reality and so important, meaningful, or considerable;
Substantial, Significant, Hearty, Essential, Real, Square
|Non-Meaningful, Unessential, Inessential, Procedural, Meaningless||The documents are the first substantive information obtained by the investigators.|
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