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The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster 31 December 2018

Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster 31 December 2018

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The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster 31 December 2018

Sr No. Word Meaning Usage
1.         ACCRUE Accumulate or receive payments or benefits over time He was able to accrue a large amount of money and that is why he need not want a regular job.
2.         AUGURY A sign of what will happen in the future;

An omen

Our army winning the war is a good augury.
3.         CONSOLIDATION The action or process of making something stronger or more solid;

The action or process of combining several things into a single more effective

The parliament passed the bill for the consolidation of State Bank of India.
4.         CONTEND Assert something as a position in an argument She contends that the judgement was wrong and unjust.
5.         DEFICIT An excess of expenditure or liabilities over income or assets in a period The government’s only objective was to decrease the revenue deficit.
6.         DIAGNOSE Identify the nature of an illness by examination of the symptoms;


His father was diagnosed with cancer the last week.
7.         DISQUIET A feeling of worry or unease She felt disquieted after the sales data didn’t show any upward trend.
8.         DUTIFULLY In a conscientious or obedient manner The man in the white car was the one who dutifully reported the incident that took place last night.
9.         ESTIMATE Roughly calculate or judge the value, number, quantity, or extent of The sales estimates came out be fallacious.
10.     FISCAL Relating to government revenue, especially taxes Fiscal deficit needs to be reduced.
11.     GLARING Giving out or reflecting a strong or dazzling light;

Staring fiercely or fixedly;

Highly obvious or conspicuous

The glaring omission in data is hidden from nobody.
12.     IMPERATIVE Of vital importance;


The filing of tax returns is imperative.
13.     INDUCE Bring about or give rise to None of the incentives could induce a change in the behaviour of employees.
14.     ONUS Something that is one’s duty or responsibility. The onus of sending everybody home safely was on me.
15.     OVERSHOT Go past an intended stopping or turning point inadvertently;

Exceed a financial target or limit

They overshot the original destination.


16.     PROTRACTED Lasting for a long time or longer than expected or usual. The bitter and protracted land dispute troubled the villagers.
17.     QUANTUM A required or allowed amount, especially an amount of money legally payable in damages The court will decide on the quantum of compensation that is to be paid to the family.
18.     REASSURING Say or do something to remove the doubts and fears of someone Mother tried to reassure her daughter after the assault.
19.     REQUISITE A thing that is necessary for the achievement of a specified end Requisite changes need to be made in the plans.
20.     SKEW An oblique angle;

A bias towards one group or subject

The skewed sex-ratio was a clear indication of the situation.
21.     SURGE A sudden powerful forward or upward movement;

A sudden large increase, typically a temporary one

The company predicted a 20% surge in the prices of the shares.
22.     TEMPTATION The desire to do something, especially something wrong or unwise The temptation to eat chocolates can be very harmful for a diabetic person.
23.     TRAJECTORY Course, route, path, track,


The missile’s trajectory could not be predicted anymore.
24.     TRANSFUSED Transfer blood or its components from one person or animal to another The blood transfusion was not done with precautions and safety.
25.     TRANSMISSIBLE Capable of being transmitted from one person to another This is the list of transmissible diseases.
26.     UNDERWHELMING Fail to impress or make a positive impact on someone;


The underwhelming performance of the group disappointed the judges.

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