The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster 27 December 2018

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The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster 27 December 2018 

Sr No. Words Meaning Usage
1.       ACKNOWLEDGE Recognize the importance or quality of The corporate world has begun to acknowledge his genius and excellence.
2.         COLLOQUIAL Used in ordinary or familiar conversation;

Not formal or literary

Colloquial language is not considered appropriate in official mails.
3.         CRITICISM The expression of disapproval of someone or something based on perceived faults or mistakes The present government received a lot of criticism by the intellectuals.
4.         DICKENSIAN Reminiscent of the novels of Charles Dickens, especially in suggesting the poor social conditions or comically repulsive characters that they portray The Dickensian characters were very interesting.
5.         ERA A long and distinct period of history The death of the emperor is considered beginning of new era.
6.         GAUGE An instrument that measures and gives a visual display of the amount, level, or contents of something;

A means of estimating something.

Astronomers can gauge the brightness of any planet or star.
7.         GLARE Stare in an angry or fierce way His glare scares me to the core.
8.         INCUMBENT Necessary for someone as a duty or responsibility;

Of an official currently holding office

The incumbent chief minister lost the recent elections.
9.         INFLATION A general increase in prices and fall in the purchasing value of money;

The condition of being inflated

The main agenda of the monetary policy was to control inflation.


10.     LAPSE A brief or temporary failure of concentration, memory, or judgement Her lapse of concentration in the first half of the match cost her the match.
11.     MANDATE An official order or commission to do something;

Require something to be done; make mandatory

The government issued a mandate to seek the release of the political prisoners.
12.     PLUNGE Fall suddenly and uncontrollably;

Suffer a rapid decrease in value

The prices of the vegetables plunged to great extent.
13.     PROHIBITION Formally forbid something by law, rule, or other authority Cigarette smoking was strictly prohibited inside the premises.
14.     PROTOCOL The accepted or established code of procedure or behaviour in any group, organization, or situation The princess went against the protocol in front of the king.
15.     REMISS Lacking care or attention to duty;


It would be very remiss of me if I do not follow the traffic rules.
16.     REMUNERATIVE Financially rewarding;


The labourers found the mining job reasonably remunerative.
17.     REQUISITIONING Demand the use or supply of something by official order;

An official order laying claim to the use of property or materials

The official ordered the requisitioning of the building for personal usage.
18.     SHORTCOMING A fault or failure to meet a certain standard The shortcomings in the plan cost the company millions.
19.     SLUMP Sit, lean, or fall heavily and limply;

Undergo a sudden severe or prolonged fall in price, value, or amount

The prices of the land slumped after the government interference.
20.     SPECTRUM A band of colours, as seen in a rainbow;

Used to classify something in terms of its position on a scale between two extreme points

He was on the right of the political spectrum.
21.     TEETERING Move or balance unsteadily; sway back and forth. She had to teeter after him in her sandals.
22.     UNAPPROVED Not officially accepted or sanctioned The builder started working on the unapproved plans.
23.     UNSCRUPULOUS Having or showing no moral principles;

Not honest or fair

The unscrupulous landlord extracted extra money from the poor tenants.
24.     UPTREND An upward tendency, especially a rise in economic value The uptrend in sales was seen after she joined the team.


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