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The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster 14 March 2019

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Vocabulary based questions are often asked in all Banking and Government Exams. So we at Oliveboard will be providing you with a daily dose of vocabulary to help you with overcoming your struggle in this section. You need to go through it daily to see a marked improvement in your English vocabulary. We hope it will help you in the upcoming SBI PO, RRB JENIACL AO, FCI, CWC, LIC AAO, SSC exams as well. The words in the Daily Vocabulary Booster 14 March 2019 are taken directly from the editorial of the Hindu Newspaper.

The Hindu Newspaper is considered the Bible by the various exam aspirants as it has the best unbiased views on various current news and happenings in the world. Also, it helps immensely if you are looking for daily dose of English reading and building your English vocabulary. So, we at Oliveboard present to all our viewers and Exam aspirants a daily dose of difficult words with their meanings, synonyms and the correct usage in this blog of the Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster 14 March 2019.

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The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster 14 March 2019

Words Meanings & Synonyms Usage
Affordability Ability to be afforded;


There is a rapid spread and increased affordability of wireless communication.
Agrarian Agricultural, Rural, Countryside,


Our country needs agrarian reforms.
Becalm Stranded, Stuck, Marooned,


To calm down, Settle & Quiet

The shopkeeper tried to becalm the customers by giving them some discounts.
Contempt The feeling that a person or a thing is worthless or beneath consideration;

Scorn, Disdain, Disrespect,


This action of the government displays an arrogant contempt for the wishes of the minority.
Disquiet A feeling of worry or unease;

Unease, Uneasiness, Worry,


She felt disquieted at the lack of interest the group had shown.
Dissenting Hold or express opinions that are at variance with those commonly or officially held;

Differ, Demur, Diverge

Two members of the party dissented from the majority.
Explicit Stated clearly and in detail, leaving no room for confusion or doubt;

Clear, Direct, Plain, Obvious,


The arrangement had not been made explicit by the caterers.
Heavy-Handed Clumsy, Insensitive, or Overly forceful The protesters accused the police

of using heavy-handed tactics.

Moot Subject to debate, dispute, or uncertainty;

Debatable, Arguable, Questionable

The whole matter is becoming increasingly moot.
Persistent Continuing firmly or obstinately in an opinion or course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition;

Tenacious, Persevering,

Determined, Resolute

He is one of the government’s most persistent critics.
Propaganda Information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote a political cause or point of view;

Promotion, Advertising, Advertisement, Publicity, Advocacy

The party’s leaders believed that a long period of education and propaganda would be necessary to influence voters.
Reimburse Repay a person who has spent or lost money;

Compensate, Recompense, Refund, Repay

The investors should be reimbursed for their losses.
Scandalise Shock or horrify someone by a real or imagined violation of propriety or morality;

Shock, Appall, Outrage, Horrify,


Their lack of manners scandalised their hosts.
Stifle Prevent or constrain an activity or idea;

Constrain, Hinder, Hamper, Impede

High taxes were stifling growth of private enterprises.
Suo Motu On its own motion The Commission took Suo Motu control over the matter.
Umbrage Offence or annoyance;

Take offence, be offended

She took umbrage at his remarks.
Unfortunate Having or marked by bad fortune;


There’d been an unfortunate accident in the vicinity of the hospital.

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