The Hindu Vocabulary Booster December 2019 – Free E-book

The Hindu newspaper is treated as the Bible by the various exam aspirants be it Bank Exam aspirants, SSC aspirants or UPSC aspirants. Reading the editorial section of the newspaper daily has two-fold benefits: (a) It gives the editor’s views on the latest happenings in India and the world, (b) It also helps enhance English vocabulary. In this blog of “The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Booster December 2019”, we have come up with a list of difficult words taken from the Hindu Editorials of the December month, their meanings, synonyms, antonyms and the correct usage of the words compiled in an ebook. Read along to understand it better. 

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Vocabulary Booster December 2019 – Free e-book

Sample Questions:

 Q. What does the word Shoehorned mean?

  1. To force or compress into an insufficient space or period
  2. Relating to or using force or threats
  3. Making a certain situation or outcome likely or possible
  4. Characterized by or feeling intense excitement and happiness

 Answer: (1)

 Q. What is the meaning of the word Subterfuge?

  1. Deceit used in order to achieve one’s goal
  2. Make someone feel isolated or estranged
  3. Shock or greatly surprise
  4. Support or strengthen

Answer: (1)

Sr. No. Words Meanings & Synonyms Antonyms Usage
1.        Abhorrent Inspiring disgust and loathing;


Repugnant, Detestable, Detested, Hateful, Hated, Loathsome, Loathed, Despicable

Admirable, Loved


Racism of any kind is abhorrent to me.
2.        Absolve Declare someone free from guilt, obligation, or punishment;


Exonerate, Discharge, Acquit, Exculpate, Vindicate, Release

Blame, Condemn, Punish


The report absolved her from all blame for the accident.
3.        Adequacy  The state or quality of being adequate;


Acceptability, Reasonableness, Satisfactoriness




The adequacy of public healthcare has been brought into question.
4.        Affirmation The action or process of affirming something;


Assertion, Declaration, Statement, Proclamation, Pronouncement

Denial, Refutation


The reports are an affirmation that the students are learning.
5.        Aggravating Make a problem, injury, or offence worse or more serious;


Annoy, Bother

Calm down Attempts to restrict parking in the city centre have further aggravated the problem of traffic congestion.


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