Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Wordlist: 12th January, 2022

By Shruti Kapoor|Updated : January 12th, 2022

Daily updated The Hindu Editorial vocabulary words with their meanings dated 12th January, 2022 are important for Bank, SSC, Railway & IAS exams. At BYJU’S Exam Prep, our Series is named as "Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Words List: 12th January, 2022" to shape up your vocabulary from the newspaper wordlist.

With the help of a daily wordlist from Hindu newspaper of 12th January, 2022, 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  rhetoric, rigour, homologous  etc. which can be downloaded from the monthly PDF of The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary to strengthen your preparation.

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Important Vocabulary from The Hindu Editorial: 12th January, 2022

At play

1. Word: Rigour (कठिनाई)

  • Pronunciationrig-er/ रीगर
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning
    a. the quality of being extremely thorough and careful
    b. severity or strictness
    c. harsh and demanding conditions
  • Synonyms: stringency, severity, harshness
  • Antonyms: agility, adaptability, leniency, benevolence
  • Usage in a sentence: They underwent the rigours of military training

2. Word: Cohesion (संसक्त)

  • Pronunciation: koh-hee-sion/ कोहीश़न
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: characterized by or causing cohesion.
  • Synonyms: coherence, unification, union, integration
  • Antonyms: division, detachment, disunion, fragmentation
  • Usage in a sentence: The cohesion among the members of their tribe is exemplary.

3. Word: Rhetoric (शब्दाडम्बर)

  • Pronunciationret-er-ik
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: language designed to have a persuasive or impressive effect, but which is often regarded as lacking in sincerity or meaningful content.
  • Synonyms: Elocution, Discourse, Bombast
  • Antonyms: Conciseness, Quiet
  • Use in a Sentence: As the elections are just one week away, the rhetoric on both parties is building.

4. Word: Efficacious (प्रभावशाली)

  • Pronunciation: ef-i-key-shuh s/एफकैशस
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. able to produce the intended result
  • Synonyms: effective, effectual, powerful, efficient
  • Antonyms: ineffective, inefficient, feeble
  • Usage in a sentence: Similar approaches might be efficacious with respect to insect pests of agriculture.

5. Word: Mitigate (घटाना)

  • Pronunciation: mit-i-geyt/ मिटिगेट
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: 
    a. make (something bad) less severe, serious, or painful.
    b. lessen the gravity of (an offence or mistake).
  • Synonyms: alleviate, ease, relieve, diminish
  • Antonyms: aggravate, incite, intensify
  • Usage in a Sentence: Governments should endeavour to mitigate anxiety.

6. Word: Divisive (विभाजनात्मक)

  • Pronunciation: dih-vahy-siv/ डिवाइसिव 
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: tending to cause disagreement or hostility between people.
  • Synonyms: dividing, splitting, disruptive, inharmonious
  • Antonym: unifying
  • Usage in a Sentence: The divisive issue has divided families and friends, but demonstrations had largely been peaceful until this week.

7. Word: Bugle (करनाई)

  • Pronunciation: byoo-guhl/ब्यूगल
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. a brass wind instrument resembling a cornet and sometimes having keys or valves, used typically for sounding military signals.
  • Synonyms: trumpet, cornet, horn
  • Antonyms: belt up, calm, go quiet
  • Usage in a sentence: I felt that our country was awaiting a bugle call to saving the nation action.

8. Word: Homologous (अनुकूल)

  • Pronunciation: हमालगस/huh-mol-uh-guhs
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. having the same or a similar relation
    b. b. corresponding, as in relative position or structure
  • Synonyms: corresponding, equivalent, analogous
  • Antonyms: heterologous, different, diverse
  • Usage in a sentence: These activities are meant to be homologous to modern work conditions.

9.  Word: Adversarial (अलविरोधात्मक)

  • Pronunciation: advur-sireal/ऐड्वसेरी
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. pertaining to or characterized by antagonism and conflict
  • Synonyms: adverse, opposed, contradictory
  • Antonyms: mutually beneficial, as evidenced
  • Usage in a sentence: In the old days of two-party adversarial politics, voting was easy.

10. Phrase: At Play

  • Meaning:
    a. Actively playing or involved in other leisure activities.
    Active or existing as something to be considered.
  • Synonyms: at risk, in a game
  • Usage in a sentence: It's a complicated matter with several important issues at play. 

Practice here Daily Wordlist Quiz

The Hindu Newspaper Vocabulary Based Exercises: 12th January, 2022

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!

  • Bugle
  • Cohesion
  • Rhetoric
  • Efficacious
  • Mitigate

Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordSynonym
1 Homologous
2 Rigour In a game
3 At play Equivalent
4 Divisive Severity 
5 Adversarial Disruptive

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: 11th January, 2022


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  • The important vocabulary words from The Hindu newspaper of 12th January, 2022 are rhetoric, rigour, homologous etc.

  • You can download The Hindu Editorial vocabulary PDF of January 12, 2022 from the monthly capsule.

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