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The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster 15 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 15 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 15 March 2019.

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The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster 15 March 2019

Words Meanings & Synonyms Usage
Accentuate Make more noticeable or prominent;

Underline, Underscore, Accent, Highlight, Spotlight, Foreground, Feature

Alex wore a light blue sweater that accentuated his fair complexion.
Coercion The action or practice of persuading someone to do something by using force or threats;

Force, Compulsion, Constraint

The school bully used coercion to force the other kids to give him their lunch money.
Condemnable To express an unfavourable or adverse judgment on;

Indicate strong disapproval of;


If such a comment has been made, then it is condemnable.
Confidentiality The state of keeping or being kept secret or private; The Swiss bank’s duty of confidentiality to the borrower is the reason why rich people prefer to keep their money in them.
Confront Come face to face with someone;

Challenge, square up to, Oppose, Resist, Defy

The new government was confronted with many profound difficulties.
Diplomacy The profession, activity, or skill of managing international relations, typically by a country’s representatives abroad;

Statesmanship, Statecraft;

Negotiation, Discussion

With perfect diplomacy, he divided his attention between both his children Meryl and Anthea.
Emanate Issue or spread out from a source;

Emerge, Flow, Pour, Proceed, Issue, Ensue

Warmth emanated from the fireplace.
Fait Accompli A thing that has already happened or been decided before those affected hear about it, leaving them with no option but to accept it; The results of the IPO were presented to shareholders as a fait accompli.
Gravity Extreme importance, Seriousness, Solemnity Death penalty should be the only punishment for crimes of the utmost gravity.
Heinous Utterly odious or wicked;

Evil, Atrocious, Monstrous, Disgraceful

Sexual assault is a heinous crime.
Persuasive Good at persuading someone to do or believe something through reasoning or the use of temptation;

Convincing, Effective, Cogent, Compelling

An informative and persuasive speech was delivered by higher management so that we agree with his proposals.
Piteously In a way that causes you to feel sadness and sympathy;


The awful pain he suffered made him to moan incessantly and piteously.
Punitive Inflicting or intended as punishment;

Penal, Disciplinary, Corrective,


A current punitive interest rate of 3% is followed by the banks.
Refrain Stop oneself from doing something;

Abstain, Desist

She refrained from commenting on the issue.
Regrettable Giving rise to regret; Undesirable, Unwelcome;

Undesirable, Unfortunate, Unwelcome

The missing of the opportunity was regrettable for me.
Setback A reversal or check in progress;

Problem, Difficulty, Issue, Hitch, Complication

The terrorist attack is a serious setback in the peace process.
Summon Order someone to be present;

Send for, call for, ask for, Request the presence of, Demand the presence of

The waiter was summoned by the manager of the hotel after his misbehaviour.
Unravel Untangle, Disentangle, Straighten out He cut the rope and started to unravel its strands.
Victimise Single someone out for cruel or unjust treatment;

Exploit, Prey on, Take advantage of

Indian citizens have been victimised by racism or discriminatory barriers in many countries.

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