Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Wordlist: 12th May, 2023

By Shruti Kapoor|Updated : May 12th, 2023

Daily updated The Hindu Editorial vocabulary words with their meanings dated 12th May, 2023 are important for Bank, SSC, Railway & IAS exams. At BYJU’S Exam Prep, our Series is named "Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Words List: 12th May, 2023 " to shape up your vocabulary from the newspaper wordlist.

With the help of a daily wordlist from the Hindu newspaper of 12th May, 2023 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. which can be downloaded from the monthly PDF of The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary to strengthen your preparation.

Important Vocabulary from The Hindu Editorial: 12th May, 2023

1. WordBureaucracy (अधिकारी-तन्त्र)

  • Pronunciation: byoo-rok-ruh-see/ब्युराक्रसी
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning
    a. government by many bureaus, administrators, and petty officials
    b. the body of officials and administrators, especially of a government or government department
    c. excessive multiplication of, and concentration of power in, administrative bureaus or administrators
    d. administration characterized by excessive red tape and routine
  • Synonyms: red tape, paper work, government, administration
  • Usage in a sentence: The city’s bureaucracy is almost unmanageable.

2. Word: Proactive (अग्रसक्रिय)

  • Pronunciation: proh-ak-tiv/ प्रोऐक्टिव
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: (of a person or action) creating or controlling a situation rather than just responding to it after it has happened.
  • Synonyms: active, dynamic, farsighted, anticipatory, enterprising
  • Antonyms: passive, idle, sluggish, weak
  • Usage in a sentence: The city is taking a proactive approach to fighting crime by hiring more police officers.

 3Phrase: Shore up (मजबूत करना)

  • Pronunciation: shohr up/शोर अप
  • Meaning:
    a. to support by or as if by a shore or shores; prop (usually followed by up) (Verb)
    b. a supporting post or beam with auxiliary members, especially one placed obliquely against the side of a building, a ship in drydock, or the like; prop; strut (Noun)
  • Synonyms: prop up, support, reinforce
  • Antonyms: suppress, dis-recommend
  • Usage in a sentence: Boundary walls have had to be shored up.

4. Word: Ominous (अपशकुन)

  • Pronunciation: om-uh-nuh s/आमनस
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: 
    a. suggesting that something unpleasant is likely to happen
    b. portending evil or harm, threatening or inauspicious
  • Synonyms: threatening, sinister, menacing, foreboding
  • Antonyms: auspicious, bright, promising, hopeful
  • Usage in a sentence: There was an ominous silence when I asked whether my contract was going to be renewed.

5. Word: Empower (अधिकार देना)

  • Pronunciation: em-pou-er/एम्पाउअर
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: give (someone) the authority or power to do something.
  • Synonyms: authorize, license, enable
  • Antonyms: deny, reject
  • Usage in a Sentence: The role of the chief manager is to empower the team.

6. Word: Ramshackle (जीर्ण)

  • Pronunciation: ram-shak-uhl/रैम्शैकल
  • Part of Speech
  • Meaning:
    a. badly or untidily made and likely to break or fall down easily
  • Synonyms: dilapidated, tumbledown, decrepit
  • Antonyms: strong, stable, undamaged
  • Usage in a sentence: There's a ramshackle old shed at the bottom of the garden.

7. Word:  Hesitancy (हिचकिचाहट)

  • Pronunciation: hez-i-tuhn-see
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the failure to do something immediately or quickly because you are nervous or not certain
  • Synonyms: uncertain, unsure, reluctant
  • Antonyms: certain, sure, decisive
  • Usage in a sentence: Her hesitancy to become class captain hinted at her lack of confidence.

8. Word: Truism (सामान्य सत्य)

  • Pronunciation: troo-iz-uhm/ट्रूइज़म
  • Part of Speech
  • Meaning:
    a. a statement that is so obviously true that it is almost not worth saying
  • Synonyms: platitude, axiom, banality
  • Antonyms: falsehood, lie, blindness
  • Usage in a sentence: As far as health is concerned, it's a truism that prevention is better than cure.

9. Word: Refurbish (नवीकरण करना)

  • Pronunciation: ree-fur-bish/रीफर्बिश
  • Part of Speech
  • Meaning:
    a. to make a building look new again by doing work such as painting, repairing, and cleaning
  • Synonyms: renovate, overhaul, revamp
  • Antonyms: destroy, ruin
  • Usage in a sentence: The developers refurbished the house inside and out.

10. Word: Consonance (तालमेल)

  • Pronunciation: kon-suh-nuhns/कान्सनन्स
  • Part of Speech
  • Meaning:
    a. a combination of sounds or musical notes that are pleasant when heard together
    b. a situation in which people are peaceful and agree with each other, or when things seem right or suitable together
  • Synonyms: accord, agreement, harmony
  • Antonyms: disagreement, dissonance, chaos
  • Usage in a sentence: Martin Luther King's vision of consonance still seems radical.

Practice here Daily Wordlist Quiz

The Hindu Newspaper Vocabulary Based Exercises: 12th May, 2023

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!

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!

  • proactive
  • shore up
  • hesitancy
  • ominous
  • empower

Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordSynonym
1 bureaucracy overhaul
2 refurbish administration
3 ramshackle banality
4 truism harmony
5 consonance decrepit

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 May, 2023


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