The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster 28 December 2018

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The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster 28 December 2018

Sr No. Word Meaning Usage
1.         ABRIDGE Shorten a book, film, speech, etc. without losing the sense The abridged version of the book is also very nice.
2.         ALLEGATION A claim or assertion that someone has done something illegal or wrong He made serious allegations of corruption against my father.
3.         AUTHORITARIAN Favouring or enforcing strict obedience to authority;

Showing a lack of concern for the wishes or opinions of others; dictatorial

The authoritarian regime of the king was overthrown by the military.
4.         BREACH An act of breaking or failing to observe a law, agreement, or code of conduct Breach of agreement will be considered a serious offence.
5.         CONTEST An event in which people compete for supremacy in a sport or other activity The MLA informed that he doesn’t want to contest in the elections again.
6.         CREDIBILITY An event in which people compete for supremacy in a sport or other activity The government lost its credibility after the 9000-crore scam.
7.         DECRYPT Make a coded or unclear message intelligible;

A text that has been decoded

The computer was used to encrypt and decrypt transmissions that came from the spies.
8.         ENVISAGE Contemplate or conceive of as a possibility or a desirable future event;

Form a mental picture of something 

He was envisaging about the event that is going to happen next year.
9.         EVOKE Bring or recall a feeling, memory, or image to the conscious mind; The sight of the school evoked some pleasant memories of that time.
10.     FOMENT Instigate or stir up an undesirable or violent sentiment or course of action The extremist group tried to foment religious sentiments of the opposite group but was not successful.
11.     FORMIDABLE Inspiring fear or respect through being impressively large, powerful, intense The opposition was quite formidable.
12.     FURORE An outbreak of public anger or excitement The role of the MLA in the scam that happened recently created a furore in the legislative assembly.
13.     HIGH-HANDEDNESS Having or showing no regard for the rights, concerns, or feelings of others Her high-handedness disappointed everyone.
14.     INTERCEPT Obstruct someone or something to prevent them from continuing to a destination The NIA intercepted hundreds of phone calls.
15.     INTERMEDIARY A person who acts as a link between people in order to try and bring about an agreement The intermediary was very kind and helpful.
16.     LEGITIMATE Conforming to the law or to rules Mob-lynching is not a legitimate act.
17.     LYNCH A group of people) kill someone for an alleged offence without a legal trial Lynch mobs have become uncontrollable these days in many parts of the country.
18.     MARRED Impair the quality or appearance of;


Violations marred the spirit of celebrations of the festival.
19.     OBLIGATION An act or course of action to which a person is morally or legally bound She did not fulfill her obligations.
20.     OFFEND To displease or cause hurt to someone;

Commit an illegal act

The small gang of criminals offend again and again.
21.     PAEDOPHILIA Sexual feelings directed towards children The man was accused of paedophilia.
22.     REPRESSIVE Inhibiting or restraining personal freedom The regime of the Chinese government is quite repressive.
23.     RESENTMENT Bitter indignation at having been treated unfairly When she didn’t win the first prize, resentment surrounded her.
24.     REVOKE Officially cancel a decree, decision, or promise The sentence was revoked by the supreme court.
25.     SALUTARY Beneficial;

Especially with reference to something unwelcome or unpleasant producing good effects

We have failed to draw salutary lessons from our earlier failures.
26.     SECTARIAN Denoting or concerning a sect or sects The new law will create a sectarian divide.
27.     SNOOP Investigate or look around to find out something especially information about someone’s private affairs You should stop snooping into our private matters.
28.     SPIKE A thin, pointed piece of metal, wood, or another rigid material;

A sharp increase in the magnitude or concentration of something

The government was worried after the sudden spikes in the prices of oil barrel.
29.     STATUTORY Required, permitted, or enacted by statute SEBI is a statutory body.
30.     STRINGENT Strict, precise, and exacting The stringent regulations evoked resentment in the members of the party.
31.     SURVEILLANCE Close observation, especially of a suspected spy or criminal The surveillance conducted last month proved to be futile.
32.     SUSPICION A feeling or thought that something is possible, likely, or true I had a strong suspicion that he was the murderer.
33.     VIOLATE Break or fail to comply with a rule or formal agreement I was the only one who violated the rules of the company.

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