The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster 21 December 2018

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The Hindu Newspaper is considered the Bible by the various exam aspirants as it has the best unbiased view on various current news and happenings in the world. Also, it helps immensely if you are looking for daily dose of English reading and building your English vocabulary. So, we at Oliveboard present to all our viewers and Exam aspirants a daily dose of difficult words with their meanings and the correct usage in this blog The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster 21 December 2018.


The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster 21 December 2018 

Sr No. Words Meaning Usage
1.       BIANNUAL Occurring twice a year The examination for the post of engineer is biannual.
2.         BLATANT Bad behaviour done openly and unashamedly He spoke blatant lies.
3.         BLEAK Not hopeful or encouraging; unlikely to have a favourable outcome The bleak picture of the company can be clearly seen.
4.         CONSULAR Relating to the consul or consulate in a foreign city The consular official must interview all the applicants.
5.         DETENTION The action of detaining someone  The Indian national was kept in detention for six years by the Pakistani authorities.
6.         DETER Discourage from doing something by instilling doubt or fear of the consequences Stringent punishment should be given to deter locals from committing crimes.
7.         DISAFFECTION A state or feeling of being dissatisfied with people in authority or a system of control People have developed great disaffection for the corporate people.
8.         ESPIONAGE The practice of spying especially by governments to obtain political and military information The man was charged with espionage by the foreign government.
9.         HUMANE Having or showing compassion or benevolence The driver’s humane approach was much appreciated by the locals.
10.     HUMANITARIAN Concerned with or seeking to promote human welfare The humanitarian agenda of the NGO was awarded by the Government
11.     IMMATERIAL Irrelevant; unimportant under the circumstances The criminal record of the convict was immaterial.
12.     INADVERTENTLY Without intention;


The name of the student was inadvertently deleted from the records.
13.     INCARCERATION Imprisonment;

The state of being confined in prison

The justice would not be served just by his incarceration.
14.     INDICTMENT A formal charge or accusation of a serious crime The consulate was charged with indictment for espionage.
15.     INHIBIT Hinder, restrain, or prevent Extreme cold inhibited the growth of plants.
16.     INSURRECTION A violent uprising against an authority or government. The insurrection was put down by the Chinese authorities.
17.     ORDEAL A very unpleasant and prolonged experience I don’t intend to recollect your ordeal in prison.
18.     PRO BONO Denoting work undertaken without charge especially legal work for a client on low income The lawyer was representing the family pro bono.
19.     REPATRIATION The return of someone to their own country The soldier was repatriated to his country after twenty-two years in prison.
20.     REPEAL Repeal or revoke The ordinance passed by the previous chief minister was repealed by the newly elected chief minister.
21.     REVOKE Officially cancel His sentence was revoked by the authorities.
22.     SCATHE Harm or injure. He was not scathed by the fires.
23.     SEDITION Conduct a speech inciting people to rebel against the authority The comedians were charged with sedition.
24.     STRINGENT Strict The girl’s hostel had put forth some very stringent rules.
25.     SUBSEQUENT Coming after something in time; following Earthquake was subsequently followed y heavy rains.
26.     TRESPASS Enter someone’s land or property without permission Strangers should not trespass the premises.
27.     VENGEFUL Seeking to harm someone in return His actions towards the employee were vengeful.
28.     VINDICTIVE Having or showing a strong or desire for revenge The criticism was vindictive.
29.     WHEREABOUTS Where or approximately where Are you aware of her whereabouts?
30.     WIELDING Have and be able to use power or influence The minister wielded his powers to seek revenge.


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