HINDU Editorial Vocabulary 17 December 2018

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HINDU Editorial Vocabulary 17 December 2018 and English Vocabulary based on The Hindu daily newspaper. Here we are listed the words used in The HINDU Editorial and providing the usage of words for easy learning. So that it will become very easy to improve vocabulary and learn new words.

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HINDU Editorial Vocabulary 17 December 2018

  1. Whether the Congress erred in privileging members
  2. bold and break the old mould
  3. Rahul Gandhi, making a mockery of democratic conventions
  4. it has become something of a custom
  5. Closed-door discussions and opaque deal-making
  6. Gehlot had done as the campaign spearhead
  7. it takes more than a change at the helm
  8. a feeble euphemism for the Nehru-Gandhi family
  9. it has shown signs of reconciliation
  10. exporter of liquefied natural gas, remains defiant
  11. exit from OPEC was a snub to Saudi Arabia
  12. Gulf currency and robust connectivity projects
WordMeaning & Synonyms
err

verb

Meaning: be mistaken or incorrect; make a mistake.

Synonyms: mistake, blunder, misjudge, miscalculate

mould

verb

Meaning: form (an object) out of malleable material.

Synonyms: shape, form, fashion, model, work, construct, frame

mockery

noun

Meaning: an absurd misrepresentation or imitation of something.

Synonyms: travesty, charade, farce, parody, laughing stock, caricature

custom

noun

Meaning: a traditional and widely accepted way of behaving or doing something that is specific to a particular society, place, or time.

Synonyms: tradition, practice, usage, observance, way, convention

opaque 

adjective

Meaning: not able to be seen through; not transparent.

Synonyms: non-transparent, cloudy, filmy, blurred

spearhead 

verb

Meaning: lead (an attack or movement).

Synonyms: lead, head, front,

helm 

noun

Meaning: a tiller or wheel for steering a ship or boat.

Synonyms: tiller, wheel; steering gear, rudder

euphemism 

noun

Meaning: a mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing.

Synonyms: substitute, mild alternative, indirect term, understatement,

reconciliation 

noun

Meaning: the restoration of friendly relations.

Synonyms: appeasement, placating, propitiation, mollification

defiant 

adjective

Meaning: showing defiance.

Synonyms: intransigent, resistant, obstinate, uncooperative, non-compliant

snub 

verb

Meaning: rebuff, ignore, or spurn disdainfully.

Synonyms: insult, slight, affront, humiliate

robust 

adjective

Meaning: strong and healthy; vigorous

Synonyms: strong, vigorous, sturdy, tough, powerful

The Hindu Wordlist 17 December 2018

  1. State braces for Cyclone Phethai
  2. Sirisena reinstates Ranil as PM
  3. Gurdwara gutted in fire in Anantnag
  4. Tripura to turn into business hub devoid of crimes: Biplab Deb
  5. 5 drug peddlers held, 120-kg poppy straw seized in J&K
  6. Elephant depredation reported from 3 Odisha districts
  7. Daunting task ahead of TN
  8. Doughty Belgium gets the top of the world feeling
  9. Sir Cecil puts on a blistering winning run
WordMeaning & Synonyms
brace

noun

Meaning: a device fitted to something, in particular a weak or injured part of the body, to give support.

Synonyms: support, caliper, truss

reinstate

verb

Meaning: restore (someone or something) to their former position or state.

Synonyms: reinstitute, reinstall, rehabilitate, re-establish

gutted

adjective

Meaning: bitterly disappointed or upset.
devoid

adjective

Meaning: entirely lacking or free from.

Synonyms: lacking, without

peddler

noun

Meaning: a person who sells illegal drugs or stolen goods.
depredation

noun

Meaning: an act of attacking or plundering.

Synonyms: wreckage, destruction, damage;

Devastating

adjective

Meaning: highly destructive or damaging.

Synonyms: destructive, ruinous, disastrous, catastrophic, calamitous

daunting

adjective

Meaning: seeming difficult to deal with in prospect; intimidating.

Synonyms: forbidding, ominous, awesome, frightening,

doughty

adjective

Meaning: brave and persistent.

Synonyms: fearless, dauntless, determined, resolute, indomitable, intrepid

blistering

adjective

Meaning: (of heat) intense.

Synonyms: intense, extreme, ferocious, fierce, acute, strong,

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