The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster 29 July 2019

Let us go through today’s The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Booster 29 July 2019 comprising of difficult words, their meanings, Synonyms & Antonyms and most importantly correct usage of the word in a sentence.  Go through this on a daily basis and you will definitely see a marked improvement in your Language. Read along today’s Vocabulary Booster 29 July 2019.

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Booster 29 July 2019


Meanings & Synonyms



Chauvinistic Feeling or displaying aggressive or exaggerated patriotism;

Undue partiality or attachment to a group or place to which one belongs or has belonged;

Believing that or behaving as if women are naturally less important, intelligent, or able than men




It is a deeply chauvinist community where the few women who have jobs are ridiculed.
Defraud Illegally obtain money from someone by deception;

Swindle, Cheat, Rob, Deceive, Dupe, Hoodwink, Double-cross, Fool, Trick

Be honest The film is based on the memoirs of a stockbroker who defrauded investors out of millions of dollars in the 1980s.
Dissent The holding or expression of opinions at variance with those commonly or officially held;

Disagreement, Lack of agreement, Difference of opinion

Agree, Assent, concur, Accord, Agreement, Concord, concordance Three of the justices dissented from the majority opinion.
Distaste Mild dislike or aversion;

Disfavour, Disdain

Liking His distaste for publicity of any sort is well known.
Misogynist A person who dislikes, despises, or is strongly prejudiced against women;

Womanhater, Anti-feminist, Male chauvinist, Male supremacist

Philogynist, Feminist


She left the Church because of its misogynist teachings on women and their position in society.
Nitty-gritty The most important aspects or practical details of a subject or situation;

Basics, Essentials, Essence, Core, Heart, Centre, Quintessence, Point, Crux

Big picture Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty of the actual building costs.
Prejudice Preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience;

An unfair and unreasonable opinion or feeling, especially when formed without enough thought or knowledge

Preconceived idea, Preconception, Preconceived notion,


Objectivity, Open-mindedness, Unbiasedness Laws against racial prejudice must be strictly enforced.
Thwart Prevent someone from accomplishing something;


Forward, Foster, Further, Nurture, Promote Our holiday plans were thwarted by the airline pilots’ strike.
Yo-yoed Move up and down; Fluctuate, Oscillate, Swing, Fluctuate, Alternate, See-saw, Veer, Waver, Sway Fix, Hold, Stay Popularity polls yo-yoed up and down with the flow of events.

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