Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Wordlist: 25th December 2021

By Oindrila Banerjee|Updated : December 25th, 2021

Daily updated The Hindu Editorial vocabulary words with their meanings dated 25th December 2021 are important for Bank, SSC, Railway & IAS exams. At BYJU’S Exam Prep, our Series is named as "Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Words List: 25th December 2021" to shape up your vocabulary from the newspaper wordlist.

With the help of a daily wordlist from Hindu newspaper of 25th December 2021, our aim is to help you completely understand the commonly used words with their meanings, pronunciations, synonyms, antonyms, proper use in sentences, etc. Today's the Hindu newspaper contains important vocabulary words like daunting, testimony, etc. which can be downloaded from the monthly PDF of The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary to strengthen your preparation.

Important Vocabulary from The Hindu Editorial: 25th December 2021

1. Word: Daunting (चुनौतीपूर्ण)

  • Pronunciation: dawnting/डॉन्टिंग
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. seeming difficult to deal with in prospect; intimidating
  • Synonyms: scary, intimidating, frightening
  • Antonyms: encouraging, approachable
  • Usage in a sentence: The country was faced with the daunting prospect of overcoming four decades of division.

2. Word: Walk the talk (कार्य करके दिखाना)

  • Pronunciation: wawk-thuh-tawk
  • Meaning:
    a. To do what one said one could do, or would do; not just making empty promises.
  • Synonyms: lead by example, exemplary, role model
  • Antonyms: empty vessel makes much noise
  • Usage in a sentence: It remains to see whether he simply preaches or if he actually walks the talk.

 3. Word: Sweeping (विस्तृत)

  • Pronunciation: swee-ping/स्वीपिंग
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. extending or performed in a long, continuous curve.
    b. wide in range or effect.
  • Synonyms: comprehensive, broad
  • Antonyms: restricted, confine
  • Usage in a Sentence: They want to make sweeping changes to the education policies.

4. WordTestimony (कथन)

  • Pronunciation: tes-tuh-moh-nee/ टेस्टमोनी
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a formal written or spoken statement, especially one given in a court of law.
  • Synonyms: evidence, proof, statement
  • Antonyms: denial, refutation, disproof
  • Usage in a sentence: His testimony was an important element of the prosecution case.

5. Word: Bastion (गढ़)

  • Pronunciation: bas-chuhn/ बैस्चन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. a fortified place.
    b. anything seen as preserving or protecting some quality, condition, etc.:
  • Synonyms: citadel, bulwark, stronghold
  • Antonyms: weakness, deficiency, blemish
  • Usage in a sentence: He has always been a bastion of utmost integrity.

6. Word: Equitable (उचित)

  • Pronunciation: ek-wi-tuh-buhl /एक्विटबल
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: fair and impartial.
  • Synonyms: fair, just, impartial,
  • Antonyms: unfair, unjust, biased, prejudiced
  • Usage in a sentence: It provides a reasonably equitable and comprehensive service to the whole population at remarkably low cost.

7. WordStatus-quo (यथास्थिति) 

  • Pronunciation: stey-tuh s kwoh/estatus-quo
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the way things are
  • SynonymsState, situation, condition
  • Antonyms: Reverse, revolution
  • Use in a Sentence: A lack of desire to change the status quo is the reason for the poor voter turnout at last year’s election.

8. Word: Systemic (सर्वांगी)

  • Pronunciation: si-stem-ik/सिस्टेमिक
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. of or relating to a system, especially when affecting the entirety of a thing
    b. relating to or noting a policy, practice, or set of beliefs that has been established as normative or customary throughout a political, social, or economic system: systemic inequality; systemic racism.
    c. Physiology, Pathology: relating to or affecting the body as a whole.
    d. (of a pesticide) absorbed and circulated by a plant or other organism so as to be lethal to pests that feed on it.
  • Synonyms: routine, persistent, consistent
  • Antonyms: isolated, local
  • Usage in a sentence: The problem of systemic violence against women should be dealt with immediately and with an iron fist.

9. WordTopple (गिर जाना)

  • Pronunciation: top-uhl/ टापल
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: 
    a. overbalance or cause to overbalance and fall.
    b. remove (a government or person in authority) from power; overthrow.
  • Synonyms: tumble, overthrow, oust, depose
  • Antonyms: place, restore
  • Usage in a sentence: Political corruption threatens to topple the regime.

10Word: Crux (कठिन बात)

  • Pronunciation: kruhks/क्रक्स
  • Part of Speech: Noun 
  • Meaning: 
  • a. the decisive or most important point at issue.
    b. a particular point of difficulty.
  • Synonyms: essence, puzzle, basis
  • Antonyms: exceptional, triviality
  • Usage in a Sentence: The crux of the difficulty lay in the lack of material.

Practice here Daily Wordlist Quiz

The Hindu Newspaper Vocabulary Based Exercises: 22nd December 2021

Based on the description of the words, we have some practice questions for you. Answer these questions in the comments section. Our team will review them at the earliest!

Exercise 1. Make your own Sentences.

Here are some of the words from the above article. Try to frame sentences from them in your own words and share them with us in the comments section!

  • daunting
  • walk the talk
  • sweeping
  • testimony
  • bastion 

Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordSynonym
2status quotumble

Share your answers in the comment section. 

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You can also check the wordlist articles for the previous days from the link below: Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Wordlist: 23rd December 2021


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  •  The important vocabulary words from The Hindu newspaper of 25th December 2021 are equitable, systemic, crux

  • You can download the Hindu Editorial vocabulary PDF of December 25th, 2021 from the monthly capsule.

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