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The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster 17 January 2019

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The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster 17 January 2019

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1.         ANATHEMA Something or someone that one vehemently dislike Abhorrent, 



Radical hatred was anathema to the college students.
2.         ANTIPATHY A deep-seated feeling of aversion Hostility, 



The traditional 


of the rhinoceros to the elephant seems to be rubbish concept.

3.         ASSAILANTS A person who physically attacks another. Attacker The assailants of the social workers should be punished severely.
4.         BACKSTOP support or reinforce The founding banks were backstopping the loans.
5.         CHANCELLOR The head of the government in some European countries;

A senior state or legal official

The German chancellor announced the budget provisions.
6.         CLAMOUR An aloud and confused noise, especially that of people shouting  Uproar, tumult The growing public clamour for more security for women in the city lead to the following changes.
7.         COGNISANCE Knowledge or awareness Awareness, 



My son has no cognisance that his reckless actions are dangerous.
8.         CONSPICUOUSLY In a clearly visible way The directions to various stores were conspicuously displayed outside the mall.
9.         CONTRARIAN A person who opposes or rejects popular opinion, especially in stock exchange dealing It has become fashionable to be stock-market contrarian.
10.     CRIMINALISE Turn an activity into a criminal offence by making it illegal The government should criminalise the usage of marijuana inside the clubs.
11.     DISSENTING Holding or expressing opinions that are at variance with those commonly or officially held Differ, demur, 


A couple of dissenting voices could be heard from the group members.
12.     EUROSCEPTIC A person who is opposed to increasing the powers of the European Union Not all the citizens of UK are Eurosceptic.
13.     EXCHEQUER A royal or national treasury. Lawbreakers are liable to pay a hefty fine that would add 50 crores for the exchequer.
14.     HEAVY-HANDED Clumsy, insensitive, or overly forceful Inept, unskillful, 


The heavy-handed moral policing would not be tolerated.
15.     IMPONDERABLE a factor that is difficult or impossible to estimate or assess There are too many imponderables for the overall predictions of the cyclone.
16.     IMPROBABLE Not likely to be true or to happen Unlikely




The situations in this drama scene are improbable.
17.     INVARIABLY In every case or on every occasion Always Party food invariably high on calories.
18.     NEEDLESSLY In a way that is unnecessary because it is avoidable The extra costs are needlessly ridiculous.
19.     NEGOTIATE Obtain or bring about by discussion Talk We tried to negotiate the terms of the contract.
20.     OVERWHELMING Very great in amount. Enormous, 


The response that we received for the new album is overwhelming.
21.     PAINSTAKINGLY With great care and thoroughness The property has been painstakingly restored by its owner.
22.     PERNICIOUS Having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way Harmful, 



The pernicious effects of the passive smoking cannot be overlooked.
23.     POPULIST Relating to or characteristic of a political approach that strives to appeal to ordinary people who feel that their concerns are disregarded by established elite groups The farm loan waivers were populist measures announced by various state governments are not feasible at all.
24.     RADICALISE Cause someone to adopt radical positions on political or social issues The youth is highly radicalised by the party members to further their political agenda.
25.     SLOGANEERING Employ or invent slogans, typically in a political context The group of protesters were using vapid sloganeering.
26.     STATURE Importance or reputation gained by ability or achievement Reputation, 

repute, standing

He is an architect of international stature.
27.     STRINGENT Strict, precise, exacting Firm, rigid, 


The need of the hour is stringent guidelines on air pollution.
28.     SUBSERVE Help to further or promote They extended the usage of mainstream media to subserve their political agenda.
29.     SYMPTOMATIC Serving as a symptom or sign, especially of something undesirable Indicative The difficulties in your comprehension are symptomatic of fundamental problem in your language.
30.     TRANSITION The process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another Change, move, 


The transition in technology in recent years is remarkable.


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