The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster 3 January 2019

The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster 3 January 2019

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The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster 3 January 2019

Sr No.

Word Meaning Usage
1.         ABUSE Misuse;

Treat with cruelty or violence, especially regularly or repeatedly

The minister was charged for abusing his powers.
2.         ADEQUATE Satisfactory or acceptable in quality or quantity The office space is perfectly adequate for our office.
3.         APPARENTLY As far as one knows or can see The hilltop is apparently two kilometers away from this point.
4.         BARGAIN An agreement between two or more people or groups as to what each will do for the other;

Negotiate the terms and conditions of a transaction

They must bargain with the local authorities to rent the space for program.
5.         BILATERAL Having or relating to two sides; affecting both sides The bilateral agreements benefitted both the countries.
6.         CEDING Give up power or territory The Islands were ceded to the France government.
7.         COMPLIANCE The state or fact of according with or meeting rules or standards;

The action or fact of complying with a wish or command

The terms and conditions of exports were in compliance with the regulations of the US government.
8.         CONCESSION A thing that is granted, especially in response to demands;

A commercial operation set up by agreement within the premises of a larger concern

Railcard holders cannot get the concessions.
9.         CONSECUTIVE Following each other continuously The team won the consecutive matches.
10.     CONTEXT The circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea, and in terms of which it can be fully understood; The plans needed to be considered in the context of new directives by the government.
11.     CONVICTED Declare someone to be guilty of a criminal offence by the verdict of a jury He was convicted by the court after the proceedings.
12.     CREDENTIALS A document proving a person’s identity or qualifications;

A letter of introduction given by a government to an ambassador before a new posting

The Indian Ambassador to Russia had to submit his credentials to the Russian government on January 30.
13.     CROSSFIRE Gunfire from two or more directions passing through the same area The soldiers were killed in crossfire that happened in the border area.
14.     DE-ESCALATE Reduce the intensity of a conflict or potentially violent situation The firemen had the training in how to de-escalate a situation.
15.     DESIST Stop doing something; Cease or abstain Each of them pledged to desist from violence.
16.     DETENTION The action of detaining someone or the state of being detained in official custody The sessions judge ordered the detention of the criminals.
17.     DETRIMENT A cause of harm or damage


He was overworked most of the times and that proved to be detriment to his family life.
18.     DIPLOMATIC Having or showing an ability to deal with people in a sensitive and tactful way The diplomatic relations improved after he became the ambassador.
19.     DISINVESTMENT The action of an organisation or government selling or liquidating an asset or subsidiary The government earns a huge revenue by disinvestment.
20.     ELUSIVE Difficult to find, catch, or achieve;

Difficult to remember

Dreams are elusive to achieve.
21.     ESCALATE Increase rapidly;

Make or become more intense or serious

The small fight escalated into a communal riot.
22.     FERVOUR Intense and passionate feeling The country was swept by patriotic fervour after India won the match.
23.     FORBEARANCE Patient self-control;

Restraint and tolerance

His forbearance deserves admiration.
24.     IMPLICATIONS A likely consequence of something The implications of the act cannot be predicted.
25.     INVOKE Cite or appeal to someone or something as an authority for an action or in support of an argument. The wrongdoings with the children invoked public anger.
26.     LENIENT More merciful or tolerant than expected The teacher was too lenient with her students.
27.     PERSIST Continue in an opinion or course of action despite difficulty or opposition The symptoms of this disease persist for more than a month.
28.     PLUG Block or fill in a hole or cavity The new sanctions were meant to plug the gaps in trade embargo.
29.     POPULIST A person who supports or seeks to appeal to the concerns of ordinary people;

Relating to or characteristic of a populist or populists

Loan waivers announced by the government are a part of populist measure.
30.     PUNITIVE Inflicting or intended as punishment;

Of a tax or other charge extremely high

The punitive measures were considered very harsh.
31.     RATIONALISATION The action of reorganizing a process or system to make it more logical and consistent The rationalisation of the measurement standards is very important.
32.     RE CALIBRATE Calibrate something again or differently The ATM machines had to be re calibrated after the introduction of the new notes.
33.     RESOLUTION A firm decision to do or not to do something My new year resolution is to get a new car.
34.     RETRIBUTION Punishment inflicted on someone as vengeance for a wrong or criminal act The employees feared retribution.
35.     SANCTION A threatened penalty for disobeying a law or rule;

Give official permission or approval for (an action

The range of sanctions by the authorities were aimed at improving the financial conditions of the locals.
36.     SPATE Many similar things coming in quick succession There was a spate of attacks on the Indian army by the terrorist groups.
37.     SPATS A quarrel about an unimportant matter The regular spats between the couple seemed unnecessary.
38.     SPECULATION The forming of a theory or conjecture without firm evidence;

Investment in stocks, property, etc. in the hope of gain but with the risk of loss

There were speculations about the acquisition of the company.
39.     STAND-OFF A deadlock between two equally matched opponents in a dispute or conflict The 45-day stand-off between the armies seem to be never ending.
40.     SURPASS Exceed;

Be greater than

The sales this month surpassed the expected threshold.
41.     TARIFF A tax or duty to be paid on a class of imports or exports The import tariffs were scrapped by the government.
42.     THRESHOLD The magnitude or intensity that must be exceeded for a certain reaction, phenomenon, result, or condition to occur or be manifested. The sales this month surpassed the expected threshold.
43.     TRANSGRESSIONS An act that goes against a law, rule, or code of conduct;

an offence

Any further transgressions will not be tolerated.
44.     UPTICK A small increase or slight upward trend The tourism department reported an uptick in foreign tourism.
45.     WOO Try to gain the love of, especially with a view to marriage;

Seek the favour, support, or custom of

He tried his best to woo her, but she was not interested in his advances.

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