Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Wordlist: 15th February, 2023

By Shruti Kapoor|Updated : February 15th, 2023

Daily updated The Hindu Editorial vocabulary words with their meanings dated 15th February, 2023 are important for Bank, SSC, Railway & IAS exams. At BYJU’S Exam Prep, our Series is named as "Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Words List: 15th February, 2023" to shape up your vocabulary from the newspaper wordlist.

With the help of a daily wordlist from Hindu newspaper of 15th February, 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 like  rhetoric, rigour, homologous  etc. which can be downloaded from the monthly PDF of The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary to strengthen your preparation.

Important Vocabulary from The Hindu Editorial:15th February, 2023

1. Word: Sporadic (छिट पुट)

  • Pronunciation: spuh-rad-ik/स्पोरैडिक
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. occurring at irregular intervals or only in a few places; scattered or isolated.
  • Synonyms: occasional, infrequent, irregular, periodical
  • Antonyms: frequent, constant, ceaseless, seasonal
  • Usage in a Sentence: There were reports of sporadic fighting in the streets.

2. Word: Intriguing (लुभावना)

  • Pronunciation: in-treeg-ing/इन्ट्रीगिंग
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: arousing one's curiosity or interest; fascinating.
  • Synonyms: fascinating, alluring, engaging
  • Antonyms: tedious, boring, dull
  • Usage in a Sentence: The deal was an intriguing matter of 1.7 million dollars.

 3Word: Quest (अनुसंधान)

  • Pronunciation: kwest/क्वेस्ट
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. a long search for something that is difficult to find, or an attempt to achieve something difficult
  • Synonyms: search, pursuit, hunt, mission, seeking
  • Antonyms: retreat
  • Usage in a sentence: Nothing will stop them in their quest for truth. 

4. Word: Impede (बाधा डालना)

  • Pronunciation: im-peed/ इम्पीड
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning:
    a. to retard in movement or progress by means of obstacles or hindrances; obstruct; hinder.
  • Synonyms: hinder, obstruct, hamper
  • Antonyms: assist, support, encourage
  • Usage in a sentence: The construction work was impeded by the minister's caravan. 

5. WordEndeavour (उद्योग करना)

  • Part of Speech: Verb, Noun
  • Pronunciation: en-dev-er/इन्डेवर
  • Meaning:
    a. try hard to do or achieve something. [Verb]
    b. an attempt to achieve a goal. [Noun]
  • Synonyms: strive, effort, attempt
  • Antonyms: giving up, end up, forsake
  • Usage in a Sentence: We must always endeavour to improve our work.

6. Word: Directive (आदेश/दिशासूचक)

  • Pronunciation: dih-rek-tiv/ डिरेक्टिव
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. an official or authoritative instruction. [Noun]
    b. involving the management or guidance of operations. [Adjective]
  • Synonyms: order, regulation, mandate
  • Antonyms: deregulation
  • Usage in a sentence: The directive requires member states to establish systems for the national regulation of releases.

7. Word: Vandalization (बर्बरता)

  • Pronunciation: van-dl-shuh n/ वैन्डलज़ैशन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the act of deliberately destroying or damaging public or private property.
  • Synonyms: destruction, vandalism, sabotage
  • Antonyms: rejoice
  • Usage in a sentence: Owing to vandalization in the past, a security system has been installed in the house.

8. Word: Stooge (कठपुतलीटहलुआ बनना)

  • Pronunciation: stooj/ स्टूज
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning:
    a. a subordinate used by another to do unpleasant routine work. [Noun]
    b. move about aimlessly; drift or cruise. [Verb]
  • Synonyms: puppet, pawn, flunky
  • Antonyms: senior
  • Usage in a sentence: The latter had for decades acted largely as a stooge for the party leaders.

9. Word: Provocation (उकसाहट)

  • Pronunciation: prov-uh-key-shuh n/ प्रावकेशन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: action or speech that makes someone angry, especially deliberately.
  • Synonyms: incitement, inducement, stimulus
  • Antonyms: pacification, prevention, suppression
  • Usage in a sentence: Julie has a tendency to burst into tears at the slightest provocation.

10. Word: Ferocious (उग्र)

  • Pronunciation: fuh-roh-shuhs/ फरोशस
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: savagely fierce, cruel, or violent.
  • Synonyms: savage, wild, fierce, brutal
  • Antonyms: calm, kind, benevolent
  • Usage in a sentence: The police had to deal with some of the most ferocious violence ever seen on the streets of London.

The Hindu Newspaper Vocabulary Based Exercises: 15th February, 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!

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!


  • sporadic
  • intriguing
  • quest
  • impede
  • endeavour

Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordSynonym

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: 14th February, 2023


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