The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster 1 August 2019

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Booster 1 August 2019

Sr. No. Words Meanings & Synonyms Antonyms Usage
1.         Abandon Cease to support or look after someone;

Desert, Leave, turn one’s back on, Cast aside

Stick by, Keep, Claim, Continue, Take up


As a baby he was abandoned by his mother.
2.         Abhorrent Inspiring disgust and loathing;

Repugnant, Detestable, Hateful, Loathsome

Innocuous, Inoffensive Racism of any kind is abhorrent to me.
3.         Cognisable Perceptible;

Clearly identifiable;

Capable of being judicially heard and determined

Hidden, Imperceptible When a person commits a cognisable and non-bailable offence the police takes him in its custody.
4.         Desertion The action of deserting a person, cause, or organization;

Abandonment, Leaving, Forsaking


Recoupment, Repossession, Retrieval, Reclamation

There were thousands of desertions in the last weeks of the war.
5.         Deter Discourage someone from doing something by instilling doubt or fear of the consequences;

Put off, Discourage, Dissuade, Scare off

Encourage High prices are deterring many young people from buying houses.
6.         Embolden Give someone the courage or confidence to do something;

Encourage, Hearten, Strengthen, Fortify

Dishearten Emboldened by her earlier success, Lynn’s recent work has been even more imaginative.
7.         Erring Having failed to adhere to the proper or accepted standards;

Having done wrong

Be right, Innocent, Well behaved He erred in agreeing to her appointment to the position.
8.         Fragile Easily broken or damaged;

Not strong or sturdy; Delicate and vulnerable

Robust, Sound, Durable,


The assassination could do serious damage to the fragile peace agreement that was signed last month.
9.         Gender-Neutral Suitable for, applicable to, or common to both male and female genders Gender-specific For terms such as policeman or watchman, use instead gender-neutral terms like police officer and guard.
10.     Imperil Put at risk of being harmed, injured, or destroyed;

Endanger, Jeopardise, Risk, put at risk, put in danger, Expose to danger

Guard, Protect, Shelter, Shield

Preserve, Resume, Save


A police raid would imperil the lives of the hostages.
11.     Inalienable Not subject to being taken away from or given away by the possessor;

Inviolable, Absolute, Sacrosanct, Unchallengeable, Unassailable

Negotiable, Conveyable, Assignable, Alienable, Transferrable The right to survival has to be the first on any list of inalienable rights for every human being.
12.     Incursion An invasion or attack, especially a sudden or brief one;

Attack on, Assault on, Raid on, Invasion of, Storming of

Retreat You should have responded immediately to the incursion and not come to seek my permission before you acted.
13.     Irrevocable Not able to be changed, reversed, or recovered; Final, Irreversible, Irremediable Reversible, Temporary The Supreme court’s ruling is irrevocable.
14.     Jeopardise Put someone or something into a situation in which there is a danger of loss, harm, or failure;

Threaten, Endanger, Imperil, Menace, Risk

Safeguard She knew that by failing her finals she could jeopardise her whole future.
15.     Non-sectarian Not involving or relating to different religious sects or political groups Sectarian, Religious-Minded About 1,500 students attend 23 non-sectarian private schools.
16.     Offence A breach of a law or rule; An illegal act;

Crime, Illegal/unlawful act, Misdemeanour

Blamelessness, Faultlessness, Guiltlessness He committed several serious offences.
17.     Overrun Spread over or occupy a place in large numbers;

Invade, Storm, March into, Occupy, Infest, Swarm over

Defend, Guard, Protect, Safeguard Rebel soldiers overran the embassy last night.
18.     Persistent continuing firmly or obstinately in an opinion or course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition;

Tenacious, Persevering, Determined, Resolute, Purposeful

Irresolute, Intermittent, Occasional Symptoms of the illness include a high temperature and a persistent dry cough.
19.     Relentless Unceasingly intense;

Persistent, Continuing, Constant, Continual, Continuous

Short-lived, Irresolute, Intermittent They were able to do so in part because of the application of relentless military force and economic coercion.
20.     Sequestered Isolated and hidden away;

Secluded, Cloistered, hidden away, Concealed;

Specialized to separate and store a harmful substance such as carbon dioxide in a way that keeps it safe

Free, Liberate, Loose, Release A growing forest sequesters carbon and gives off oxygen.
21.     Subsistence The action or fact of maintaining or supporting oneself, especially at a minimal level;

Maintenance, Keep, Upkeep, Support, Livelihood

Dearth, Lack, Want The money is intended to provide a basic subsistence and should not be paid to someone who receives other income.

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