The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster 23 July 2019

Get your daily dose of Vocabulary here with the Vocabulary Booster 23 July 2019 that comprises of a list of Difficult Words, Synonyms & Antonyms and Correct usage. It becomes very important to read and revise the list daily so that it acts as a catalyst to the pace of increasing your English Vocabulary. Read along today’s Vocabulary Booster 23 July 2019.

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Booster 23 July 2019

Words

Meanings & Synonyms

Antonyms

Usage

Amicable Characterized by friendliness and absence of discord;

Friendly, Good-natured, Cordial, Civil, Courteous

Unfriendly, Hostile Eventually we reached to an amicable settlement.
Divergence The process or state of diverging;

Separation, Dividing, Parting

Convergence, Accord, Agreement The divergence between the incomes of the rich and the poor countries seems to be increasing.
Elitism Organized for the good of the few people who have special interests or abilities;

Someone who believes that some things should be controlled or owned only by the richest or best educated people

Egalitarian Many remember sport at school as elitist, focusing only on those who were good at it.
Fraught Filled with or likely to result in something undesirable;

Causing or affected by anxiety or stress;

Anxious, Worried, Upset, Distraught, Overwrought

Calm The negotiations have been fraught with difficulties right from the start.
Indigenous Originating or occurring naturally in a particular place;

Native, Aboriginal, Local

Expatriate, Migrant, Adventitious So, who are the indigenous people of this land?
Inflexible Unwilling to change or compromise;

Stubborn, Obstinate, Obdurate, Intractable, Intransigent

Flexible, Accommodating Once she had made up her mind, she was inflexible.
Resentment Bitter indignation at having been treated unfairly;

Irritation, Pique, Displeasure, Dissatisfaction

Contentment, Happiness He resents having to explain his work to other people.
Roadblock A hindrance or obstruction;

Obstruction, Barrier, Hindrance

Catalyst The issue is still a major roadblock in the negotiations.
Sequel Something that takes place after or as a result of an earlier event;

Published, broadcast, or recorded work that continues the story or develops the theme of an earlier one;

Follow-up, Continuation

Antecedent, Causation, Cause, Occasion, Reason I’m reading the sequel to “Gone with the Wind”.
Snag An unexpected or hidden obstacle or drawback;

Obstacle, Difficulty, Complication, Catch, Hitch, Stumbling block, Pitfall

Convenience, Assistance The drug is very effective – the only snag is that it cannot be produced in large quantities.
Soaring Rising very quickly to a high level;

Ascension, Ascent, Climb, Rise, Rising

Plummet, Descent, Dip, Dive, Drop, Fall, Nosedive, Plunge The soaring price of natural gas is a serious concern, since many power plants are fuelled by it.
Suffice Be enough or adequate;

Meet requirements, Satisfy demands

Check, Deny, Disappoint, Refuse, Restrain The problems were of global importance, and only an international effort would suffice to deal with them.
Undermine Lessen the effectiveness, power, or ability, especially gradually or insidiously;

Subvert, Sabotage, Threaten, Weaken, compromise, Diminish

Enhance, Improve, Strengthen The president has accused two cabinet members of working secretly to undermine his position.
Virulent Bitterly hostile;

Vitriolic, Malicious, Malevolent, Malignant, Malign

Benevolent, Benign, Benignant, Loving She is a virulent critic of US energy policy.

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