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The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster 20 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 20 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 20 March 2019.

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The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster 20 March 2019

Words Meanings & Synonyms Usage
Affliction A cause of pain or harm;

Disorder, Disease, Malady, Complaint, Ailment

He is suffering from a crippling affliction of the nervous system.
Anxious Feeling or showing worry, nervousness, or unease;

Worried, Concerned, Apprehensive, Fearful

She was extremely anxious about her exams.
Discontent Dissatisfaction with one’s circumstances;

Dissatisfaction, Disaffection

Voters voiced discontent with both parties.
Expedient Convenient and practical although possibly improper or immoral;

Convenient, Advantageous

Holding of a public inquiry into the scheme was not expedient as it should have been.
Legacy Bequest, Inheritance, Heritage My grandmother died and unexpectedly left me a small legacy.
Legitimacy Conformity to the law or to rules; The voters refused to recognize the legitimacy of both governments.
Longevity Long life Better medical treatment has led to greater longevity.
Manipulation The action of manipulating something in a skillful manner My gift is the ability to manipulate minds.
Modest Unassuming in the estimation of one’s abilities or achievements;

Humble, Unpretentious

He was a very modest man, refusing to take any credit for the success of the enterprise.
Oligarchy Small group of people having control of a country or organization I always believed that Britain was an oligarchy.
Patronage Sponsorship, Backing, Funding, The survival of arts could no longer depend on private patronage.
Pluralist Relating to a system of thought that recognizes more than one ultimate principle Ours is a tolerant, pluralist society.
Populist Appealing to or aimed at ordinary people Loan waivers by the governments is a populist measure.
Predominantly Mainly;

For the most part

It is predominantly a coastal bird.
Pursuit The action of pursuing someone or something;


The cat crouched in the grass in pursuit of the dead bird.
Roulette A gambling game He was at a casino, playing roulette.
Speculation The forming of a theory or conjecture without firm evidence;

Conjecture, Theorizing

There has been widespread speculation that he plans to quit the company.
Strive Make great efforts to achieve or obtain something;

Attempt, Endeavour, Aim, Aspire

Scholars must strive against bias
Systemic Relating to a system, especially as opposed to a particular part The disease is localized rather than systemic.
Watershed An event or period marking a turning point in a situation; These works were a watershed in the history of music.

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