The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster 22 July 2019

Here is your dose of Vocabulary for today that is for 22 July 2019. The words in Vocabulary Booster 22 July 2019 are taken from Editorial section of the Hindu Newspaper. Here you will find difficult words with their meanings, synonyms, antonyms and correct usage. This will definitely prove to be good source for building your English Vocabulary if you read and learn the words regularly. So read along the Vocabulary Booster 22 July 2019.

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Booster 22 July 2019


Meanings & Synonyms



Amass Gather together or accumulate a large amount or number of material or things over a period of time;

Collect, Assemble

Dissipate She has amassed a huge fortune from her novels.
Autonomy The right or condition of self-government




The universities want to preserve their autonomy from central government.
Budge Make or cause to make the slightest movement;

Move, Shift, change position, Stir

Resist, Freeze, Still I’ve tried moving the desk but I can’t budge it.
Confiscate Take or seize someone’s property with authority;

Impound, Seize, Appropriate, Expropriate, take possession of, Sequester, take away, take over, Take, Annex

Return The courts can confiscate assets from people who have committed offences.
Confrontational Tending to deal with situations in an aggressive way;

Hostile or argumentative

Non-aggressive, Non-belligerent, Pacific, Peaceable, Peaceful He distanced himself from the confrontational approach adopted by his predecessor.
Credibility The quality of being trusted and believed in;

Trustworthiness, Reliability, Dependability, Integrity, Character

Implausibility, Incredibility His arrest for lewd behaviour seriously damaged his credibility as a religious leader.
Distrust The feeling that someone or something cannot be relied upon;

Mistrust, Suspicion, Wariness

Trust Many politicians are deeply distrusted by the electorate.
Prima Facie Based on the first impression;

Accepted as correct until proved otherwise

Arguable, Contestable, Debatable, Disputable There is prima facie evidence that he was involved in the fraud.
Rationale A set of reasons or a logical basis for a course of action or belief;

Reason, Reasoning, Thinking, Basis, Logic, Grounds

Irrational, Non-rational,

Unintelligent, Unreasonable,

He tried to explain the scientific rationale behind his work.
Strip If you strip someone of something, you remove it from that person Dress, Cover Because of the pollution, the trees are almost completely stripped of bark.

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