The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster 16 July 2019

Reading “The Hindu” has always been recommended by the Government Exam Toppers, as it offers an aspirant not only the daily news but also with views and perspective on daily current affairs. It also offers its readers a means to enhance their vocabulary on a day to day basis. As we all know that English Language plays a prominent role in competitive Exam whether be it IBPS PO, SBI PO, RBI Grade B, SSC CGL, NABARD and many more Banking, Insurance & other Government Exams. Many of these exams also have a Descriptive section which again requires a good vocabulary to score high in it. Also descriptive section can help aspirants increase their overall marks in the Exam and thereby increasing their chances of getting selected. Therefore, to help aspirants enhance their vocabulary we will come up daily with this vocabulary blog “Vocabulary Booster 16 July 2019” comprising of difficult words, their meanings, synonyms, antonyms and correct usage. We hope that you will like and benefit from it.

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The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster 16 July 2019


Meanings & Synonyms



Gladiatorial Of conflict or competition intense, ruthless, and hard-fought;

Battling, Fighting, Warring

Non-aggressive, Non-belligerent, pacific, peaceable, peaceful Some cricketers see the game as an esoteric test of skill, others as a raw personal battle, a gladiatorial contest between batsman and bowler.
Glitch A sudden, usually temporary malfunction or fault of equipment;


Strength, Perfection. We’d expected a few glitches, but everything’s gone remarkably smoothly.
Indefinite Lasting for an unknown or unstated length of time;

Unknown, Indeterminate, Unspecified, Unlimited

Fixed, Limited It was a wonderful opportunity, but it meant leaving family and friends for an indefinite period, perhaps forever.
Lopsided With one side lower or smaller than the other;

Asymmetrical, Unsymmetrical, Uneven, unevenly balanced, Unbalanced

Even, Level, Balanced The article presents a somewhat lopsided view of events.
Nail-biting Causing great anxiety or tension;

Anxious, Edgy, Jittery

Restful, Calming, Easy England won the World Cup after a nail-biting finale.
Ramification A complex or unwelcome consequence of an action or event;

Consequence, Result, Aftermath, Outcome, Effect

Antecedent, causation, Cause Have you considered all the ramifications of your suggestion?
Rendezvous Meet at an agreed time and place;

Meeting, Appointment, Engagement

Break up, Disband, Disperse, Split up This restaurant is a popular rendezvous for local artists.
Resuscitate Revive someone from unconsciousness or apparent death;

Resurrect, Restore, Regenerate, Revitalize

Extinguish, Kill, Quench, Suppress Her heart had stopped, but the doctors successfully resuscitated her.
Revels Enjoy oneself in a lively and noisy way, especially with drinking and dancing;

Celebrate, make merry, Have a party

Grieve, Deplore Cats positively revel in heat, whether natural or man-made. 
Underwhelm Fail to impress or make a positive impact on someone;


Overwhelm, Blow your mind American voters seem underwhelmed by the choices for president
Wane To decrease in size, extent, or degree;

Abate, De-escalate, Decline, Decrease

Accumulate, Balloon, Build, Burgeon The scandal caused her popularity to wane.

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