The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster 17 June 2019

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Meanings & Synonyms



Agitation A state of anxiety or nervous excitement;

Anxiety, Perturbation, Disquiet, Distress

Calmness, Relaxation She forced herself to breathe calmly and not show her agitation.
Antagonistic Showing or feeling active opposition or hostility towards someone or something;

Hostile, Opposed, Aggressive, Belligerent, Bellicose






He’s extremely antagonistic towards all critics.
Compassion Sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others;

Pity, Sympathy, Feeling, Fellow Feeling, Empathy

Indifference, Heartlessness I was hoping she might show a little compassion.
Cooperation The action or process of working together to the same end;

Collaboration, Working together, Joint action, Combined effort, Teamwork, Mutual support

Hindrance, Disunity This documentary was made with the cooperation of the victims’ families.
Distress Extreme anxiety, sorrow, or pain, Anguish, Suffering Happiness, Comfort She claimed that the way she had been treated at work had caused her extreme emotional and psychological distress.
Indefensible Not justifiable by argument;

Inexcusable, Unjustifiable, Unjustified

Justifiable, Excusable, Tenable This behaviour with the subordinates is morally indefensible.
Reprisal An act of retaliation;

Counterattack, Counterstroke, Comeback

Forgiveness, Pardon, Kindness, Sympathy The attack was in reprisal for the kidnapping of their leaders.
Riven Violently divided;

Torn apart, Split, Rent, Ripped apart

Unite, Combine The four provinces are riven by deep tribal conflicts.
Substantive Having a firm basis in reality and so important, meaningful, or considerable Unessential, Meaningless There is no substantive evidence for the efficacy of these drugs.

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