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The Hindu Editorial Daily Vocabulary Booster 30 July 2019

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Get your daily dose of Vocabulary Booster 30 July 2019 here. The words are directly taken from the Editorial Section of the Hindu Newspaper. Here you will get the Meanings of those words, their Synonyms & Antonyms and also the correct usage in a sentence. This Hindu Editorial Blog if read regularly, will surely help you enhance your English Language Vocabulary and as well as make you more confident when it comes to speaking the Language.

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Booster 30 July 2019


Meanings & Synonyms



Amoral Lacking a moral sense; Unconcerned with the rightness or wrongness of something;

Unprincipled, Without standards, Without morals

Moral, Principled Humans, he argues, are amoral and what guides them is not any sense of morality but an instinct for survival.
Beleaguered Put in a very difficult situation;

Hard-pressed, Troubled

Emancipate, Free, Liberate, Release, Rescue The arrival of the fresh medical supplies was a welcome sight for the beleaguered doctors working in the refugee camp.
Ceasefire A temporary suspension of fighting;

A truce;

Armistice, Truce, Peace

Conflict, Hostilities, Hot war, War Neither party ever broke the ceasefire.
Concede Admit or agree that something is true after first denying or resisting it;

Admit, Acknowledge, Accept, Allow, Grant, Recognize

Deny, Retain I had to concede that I’d overreacted.
Fortified Provide a place with defensive works as protection against attack;

Build defences round, strengthen with defensive works, Secure, Protect, Surround

Weaken Property owners have to fortify their oceanfront homes against weather damage.
High-handedness Having or showing no regard for the rights, concerns, or feelings of others;

Arrogant, Assumptive, Bumptious, Overbearing

Humble, Lowly, Modest, Unarrogant, Unpretentious It certainly appears that some of his followers, had given good cause for offence by highhanded and selfish acts.
Leeway The amount of freedom to move or act that is available;

Freedom, Scope, Room to manoeuvre

Constraint, Restriction Local councils will be given some leeway as to how they implement the legislation.
Machination A plot or scheme;

Schemes, Plotting, Plots, Intrigues, Conspiracies, Designs, Plans

Artlessness, Candor, Fairness, Frankness, Guilelessness Despite a commitment to a more open government, the public is still being kept in the dark about the inner machinations of the Cabinet.
Pursuit The action of pursuing someone or something;

Chasing, Pursuing, 

Stalking, Tracking

Retreat I enjoy outdoor pursuits, like hiking and riding.
Rebellion An act of armed resistance to an established government or leader;

Uprising, Revolt, Insurrection, Mutiny, Defiance, Disobedience

Obedience The rebellion would have failed if not for the aid sent by other countries.


Relentless Unceasingly intense;

Persistent, Continuing, Constant

Short-lived, Irresolute, Intermittent Her relentless optimism held the team together.
Resolute Admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering;

Determined, Purposeful, Purposive, Resolved, Decided

Faltering, Hesitant, Indecisive, Irresolute He has remained resolute in his opposition to the bill.

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