Daily Vocabulary from THE HINDU (Part II) – March 24, 2017

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Based on the requests received from many users, we have introduced antonyms of the words that we are discussing. Let us know if this helps to you also.

Youtube Channel    The Hindu Editorial

In today’s episode we will be going to explore THE HINDU’s editorial “Trust the EVMs: allegations by politicians have no real basis” for words with rich vocabulary.

Word 1


Class : Noun

Meaning : Lawfulness by virtue of being authorized or in accordance with law.

Synonyms : authenticity, lawfulness

Antonyms : wrongness, iniquity

Example Sentences:

refusal to recognize the legitimacy of both governments

it is difficult to judge the legitimacy of the rumour


Word 2


Class : Verb

Meaning : confirm or give support to (a statement, theory, or finding).

Synonyms : confirm, validate

Antonyms : apparent, assumed

Example Sentences:

The doubted statement is corroborated to a greater or lesser extent by the other statements or circumstances with which it fits in.

Observations and data from focus groups corroborated these findings.


Word 3


Class : Verb

Meaning : be in the position of authority in a meeting or gathering.

Synonyms : lead, chairperson

Antonyms : subordinate, following

Example Sentences:

the prime minister will preside at an emergency cabinet meeting

For a long period the Christian Democrats did not lose control of the democratic process and of the governments presiding over it.


Word 4


Class : Noun

Meaning : a person inclined to question or doubt all accepted opinions.

Synonyms : agnostic, doubter

Antonyms : believers, acceptors

Example Sentences:

I have no doubt that there are many sceptics who will describe this vision as a pipe-dream.

Some sceptics even question the statistical findings of the Central Statistics Office.


Word 5


Class : Adjective

Meaning : not resulting from or achieved through deliberate planning.

Synonyms : unintentional, accidental

Antonyms : intentional, cautious

Example Sentences:

I doubt very much that the good judge requested that his inadvertent disclosure be off the record.

To avoid being billed twice inadvertently , don’t press any button more than once.


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