The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster 23 May 2019

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, SBI ClerkRRB JENIACL AO, FCI, CWC, LIC AAO, SSC, NTPC exams as well. The words in the Daily Vocabulary Booster 23 May 2019 are taken directly from the editorial of the Hindu Newspaper.

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The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster 23 May 2019

Words Meanings & Synonyms Usage
Accede Agree to a demand, request, or treaty;

Agree to, Consent, Accept, Assent to

The authorities did not accede to the strikers’ demands as they were highly unreasonable.
Criticise Indicate the faults of someone or something in a disapproving way;

Find fault with, Censure, Denounce, Condemn

The opposition criticised the government’s failure to implement the GST properly.
Disclose Make secret or new information known;

Reveal, make known, Divulge

The company has disclosed profits of over $200 million.
Discrimination The unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex;

Prejudice, Bias, Bigotry, Intolerance

Asians are mostly the victims of racial discrimination in the Europe and Australian countries.
Dissent The holding or expression of opinions at variance with those commonly or officially held;

Disagreement, Lack of agreement

When the time came to approve the proposal, there were one or two voices of dissent.
Indigenous Originating or occurring naturally in a particular place; native originating or occurring naturally in a particular place;

Native, Aboriginal, Local

The cuisine of the indigenous people of Siberia is quite liked in other countries.
Onus Something that is one’s duty or responsibility;

Burden, Responsibility, Liability, Obligation

We are trying to shift the onus for passenger safety onto the government.
Surveillance Close observation, especially of a suspected spy or criminal;

Observation, Scrutiny, Watch, View, Inspection

The police have kept the nightclub under surveillance because of suspected illegal drug activity.
Susceptible Likely or liable to be influenced or harmed by a particular thing;

Open to, Receptive to, Vulnerable to

Patients with liver disease may be susceptible to the smallest infection.
Unanimous Fully in agreement;


The doctors were unanimous in their diagnosis of the disease.
Unease Anxiety or discontent The security lapses have caused widespread unease amongst air passengers.

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