The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster 23 January 2019

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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 23 January 2019.

The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster 23 January 2019

Sr No. Word Meaning Synonyms Usage
1. ANCESTRY One’s family or ethnic descent. Ancestors,

forebears, forefathers

He was proud of his Jewish ancestry.
2. ARRAY An impressive display or range of a thing Arrangement,



The delicious smell came from the array of food at the buffet.
3. BLINDSIDED Hit or attack someone on their blind side;

Make someone unable to perceive the truth of a situation

Assail We got blindsided by our own government.
4. CALIBRATE Mark a gauge or instrument with a standard scale of readings;

Carefully assess, set, or adjust something

Set, Fine-tune The regulators cannot properly calibrate the risks involved in bidding.
5. CAPITALISE Take the chance to gain advantage from;

Convert into capital


Finance, Fund

The opposition capitalised on the government’s embarrassment after demonetisation.
6. CONUNDRUM A confusing and difficult problem or question Difficulty, Quandary, Dilemma Trying to solve this conundrum will be difficult.
7. CURVEBALL Something which is unexpected Surprising or disruptive There will always be a curveball in any adventurous mission.
8. DIVERGENCE The process or state of diverging;

A difference in opinions, interests




The brothers show a fundamental divergence of attitudes.
9. GAUGE An instrument that measures and gives a visual display of the amount, level, or contents of something;

Estimate or determine the amount, level, or volume of

Indicator, Measure, Calculate,



Astronomers can gauge the star’s intrinsic brightness.
10. HEFT Lift or carry something heavy;

The weight of someone or something;

Ability or influence

Lift, Raise They lacked the political heft to get the film banned.
11. NATIVIST Relating to or supporting the policy of protecting the interests of native-born or established inhabitants against those of immigrants He has expressed his nativist beliefs through his divisive comments about immigrants.
12. POPULISM A political approach that strives to appeal to ordinary people who feel that their concerns are disregarded by established elite groups Doctrine The government came to power on a wave of populism.
13. PROMINENT Important; Famous Well known, Eminent The wedding saw all the prominent personalities from the entertainment industry.
14. ROBUSTNESS The quality or condition of being strong and in good condition Hardiness, Ruggedness There is an overall robustness of national and international financial systems.
15. SOAR Fly or rise high in the air Rise, Mount The prices of the vegetables soared after the floods.


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