HINDU Editorial Vocabulary 20 December 2018

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HINDU Editorial Vocabulary 20 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 20 December 2018

  1. The MNF faces the task of upgrading infrastructure and diversifying the economy
  2. MNF’s victory as a significant accretion
  3. NEDA means it is an ally of the BJP
  4. always expected to face an uphill task
  5. retain power because of growing anti-incumbency sentiment
  6. scheme effectively provided patronage for commercial crop
  7. The revised definition omits the reference
  8. those with intersex variations, the gender-queer
  9. There are other legitimate concerns in the revised Bill
  10. entice a transgender person into seeking alms
WordMeaning & Synonyms
diversify

verb

Meaning: (of a company) enlarge or vary its range of products or field of operation.

Synonyms: modify, alter, change, transform;expand, enlarge

accretion

noun

Meaning: growth or increase by the gradual accumulation of additional layers or matter.

Synonyms: growth, formation, enlargement, increase, gain, augmentation

ally

verb

Meaning: combine or unite a resource or commodity with (another) for mutual benefit.

Synonyms: merge, amalgamate, join, pool, fuse, weld, knit

uphill

adjective

Meaning: sloping upwards.

Synonyms: upward, rising, ascending, climbing, mounting

incumbency 

noun

Meaning: the holding of an office or the period during which one is held.
patronage 

noun

Meaning: the support given by a patron.

Synonyms: philanthropy, promotion, furtherance, help, aid, assistance

omit 

verb

Meaning: leave out or exclude (someone or something), either intentionally or forgetfully.

Synonyms: drop, delete, cut, erase, eliminate, elide, expunge

queer 

adjective

Meaning: strange; odd.

Synonyms: odd, strange, unusual, funny, peculiar, curious, bizarre

legitimate 

adjective

Meaning: conforming to the law or to rules.

Synonyms: licensed, statutory, constitutional,

alms 

noun

Meaning: (in historical contexts) money or food given to poor people.

Synonyms: bounty, benefaction, subsidy

The Hindu Wordlist 20 December 2018

  1. Manipur scribe held under NSA for 1 year
  2. OPS’s brother expelled from AIADMK
  3. Assam govt. gives sops to farmers
  4. Bill banning commercial surrogacy passed in LS
  5. ‘I was not destined to wear the India cap’
  6. Qatar confident of riding out embargo
  7. Warrior Supreme obliges in feature
  8. Kirsten, Gibbs, and Powar in the fray
WordMeaning & Synonyms
scribe

noun

Meaning: a person who copies out documents, especially one employed to do this before printing was invented.

Synonyms: clerk, secretary, copyist, transcriber, amanuensis, recorder

expel

verb

Meaning: officially make (someone) leave a school or other organization

Synonyms: reject, dismiss;blackball, blacklist;cashier

sop

noun

Meaning: a thing of no great value given or done as a concession to appease someone whose main concerns or demands are not being met.
surrogacy

noun

Meaning: the process of giving birth as a surrogate mother or of arranging such a birth.
destined

adjective

Meaning: (of a person’s future) regarded as developing as though according to a pre-existing plan.

Synonyms: heading, bound, en route, scheduled

embargo

noun

Meaning: an official ban on trade or other commercial activity with a particular country.
oblige

verb

Meaning: make (someone) legally or morally bound to do something.

Synonyms: require, compel, bind, make, constrain, obligate, force

 fray

verb

Meaning: (of a fabric, rope, or cord) unravel or become worn at the edge, typically through constant rubbing.

Synonyms: worn, well worn, threadbare, tattered, ragged

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