The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster 22 February 2019

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The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster 22 February 2019

Words Meanings & Synonyms Usage
Ambiguity The quality of being open to more than one interpretation;

Inexactness, Ambivalence, Equivocation

We can detect no ambiguity in this section of the Act of the Parliament.
Arbitrary Based on random choice or personal whim, rather than any reason or system;

Capricious, Whimsical, Random, Chance, Erratic

The CEO made an arbitrary decision.
Dismissive Feeling or showing that something is unworthy of consideration;  

Disdainful, Scornful

The local Government’s theory is dismissive of the need to control local spending.
Exemption Immunity, Exception,


Electric vehicles may qualify for exemption from tax.
Ghastly Terrible, Frightful, Horrible,

Grim, Awful

There was a ghastly terrorist attack on the Indian army.
Harassment Aggressive pressure or intimidation;

Persecution, Annoyance

The girls face daily harassment and assault on the streets outside the college.
Intimidation The action of intimidating someone;

Frightening, Menacing,


The convicts intimidated witnesses and jurors of the murder case.
Launder Conceal the origins of money obtained illegally;

Alter information to make it appear more acceptable

We began to notice attempts to launder the data.
Majoritarian Governed by or believing in decision by a majority Supreme Court is a guardian of our liberties from ordinary majoritarian politics.
Petition A formal written request, typically one signed by many people The members of the society were asked to sign a petition against plans to build on the local playing fields.
Reassurance The action of removing someone’s doubts or fears;

Comforting, Consolation

Children need reassurance and praise.
Retrospectively Looking back on or dealing with past events or situations;


She presented him a retrospective collection of albums spanning the course of his entire career.
Rhetoric Oratory, Eloquence, Power of speech He used a common figure of rhetoric, hyperbole.
Semblance Appearance, Outward appearance, Approximation He tried to force her thoughts back into some semblance of order.
Sloganeering Employ or invent slogans, typically in a political context At least he avoided vapid sloganeering in the hall.
Stern Serious and unrelenting The child’s a smile transformed his stern face.
Stringent Strict, Precise, Exacting The Government issued stringent guidelines on air pollution.
Ulterior Existing beyond what is obvious or admitted;

Secondary, Underlying,


There could there be an ulterior motive behind his request.
Unreasonable Uncooperative, Obstructive, Unhelpful, Disobliging She knew she was being unreasonable, but she resented his domesticity.
Uproar A loud and impassioned noise or disturbance;

Turmoil, Disorder, Confusion

The room was in an uproar after the announcement of the plan.

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