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The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster 10 January 2019

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The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster 10 January 2019

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ADVENTURISM The willingness to take risks in business or politics; Actions or attitudes regarded as reckless or potentially hazardous Recklessness The court condemned the act as undisciplined adventurism.
2.         AMBIGUOUS Open to more than one interpretation;

Not having one obvious meaning

Arguable, debatable, equivocal, 


The usage of ambiguous phrases is not allowed.
3.         ASSUAGE Make an unpleasant feeling less intense Relieve, ease, alleviate, soothe, 


Mom tried to assuage the bad feelings that I was going through.
4.         AUGMENT Make something greater by adding to it;


Increase, supplement, enlarge I tried to augment my income by working as a freelancer on weekends.
5.         CONFER Grant a title, degree, benefit, or right;

Have discussions;

Exchange opinions

Consult, converse, 


The Queen conferred the title “Sir” to the king.
6.         CONTENTIOUS Causing or likely to cause an argument;

Given to provoking argument.



The issue of the Sabrimala Temple is highly contentious.
7.         DISTINCT Recognizably different in nature from something else of a similar type;

Readily distinguishable by the senses

Clear, clear-cut, definite, The distinct smell of nicotine was clearly recognizable.
8.         ETHNIC Relating to a population subgroup within a larger or dominant national or cultural group with a common national or cultural tradition;

Relating to national and cultural origins




The island inhabits a wide spectrum of ethnic groups.
9.         EXEMPLIFY Be a typical example of Typify, epitomize, symbolize He tried to exemplify his point with the help of an anecdote.
10.     HEADWAY Forward movement or progress, especially when this is slow or difficult


Progress, advance, proceed, move The ship was making very little headway against the heavy sea.
11.     LEGITIMISE Make legitimate. Validate, legitimate, permit, warrant, 

authorize, sanction, license

He was concerned also to legitimise his position in the eyes of the head of the party.
12.     NEGOTIATIONS Discussion aimed at reaching an agreement


Discussion, talks, consultation The ban of Chinese products in India is currently under negotiations.
13.     NICETIES A fine or subtle detail or distinction Accuracy or precision He was devoted to the niceties of grammar and style in his writing.
14.     OVERLOOK Fail to notice;

Have a view of from above

Miss, fail to notice Please overlook the minor grammatical mistakes.
15.     PERSECUTE Subject someone to hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of their race or political or religious beliefs Oppress, abuse, victimize, ill-treat The followers of the religious leaders were persecuted by the authorities.
16.     POSTURING Behaviour that is intended to impress   Mislead He wore a masking of fear with macho posturing.
17.     RAPPROCHMENT Especially in international affairs an establishment or resumption of harmonious relations Reconciliation,agreement, cooperation There is a growing diplomatic rapprochement between the two enemy countries after the change of Prime minister.
18.     RECKLESS Heedless of danger or the consequences of one’s actions;

Rash or impetuous

Rash, careless,thoughtless, incautious


Reckless driving can cause fatal accidents.
19.     RESPITE A short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant Rest, break, breathing space, interval,intermission The refugee camps provided some respite from sufferings to the refugees.
20.     RESUMPTION The action of beginning something again after a pause or interruption Restart The resumption of exports to China is a good indication for improved foreign relations.
21.     RESURRECT Restore a dead person to life;

Revive or revitalize something that is inactive, disused, or forgotten

Revive, restore,regenerate, revitalize


The deal between the partners will have to be resurrected.
22.     STALL Stop or cause to stop making progress. Obstruct, impede, hinder, hamper The career growth stalled after he resigned from the company.
23.     STIPULATE Demand or specify a requirement, typically as part of an agreement Specify, prescribe, impose She stipulated certain conditions before marriage.
24.     TACTICAL Relating to or constituting actions carefully planned to gain a specific military end;

Showing adroit planning; aiming at an end beyond the immediate action

Calculated, prudent, strategic The company gained tactical advantage by acquiring one of their competitors.
25.     TRUCE An agreement between enemies or opponents to stop fighting or arguing for a certain time. Ceasefire, armistice, Peace

The armies called a three-day truce.

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