Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Wordlist: 15th January, 2022

By Nilanjan Paul|Updated : January 15th, 2022

Daily updated The Hindu Editorial vocabulary words with their meanings dated 15th 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: 15th January, 2022" to shape up your vocabulary from the newspaper wordlist.

With the help of a daily wordlist from Hindu newspaper of 15th 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: 15th January, 2022

Bucking the trend

1. Word: Helm (नियंत्रण)

  • Pronunciation: helm/हेल्म
  • Part of Speech
  • Meaning:
    a. a wheel or tiller by which a ship is steered (Noun)
    b. the entire steering apparatus of a ship (Noun)
    c. the place or post of control (Noun)
    d. to steer; direct (Verb)
  • Synonyms: control, tiller, rudder
  • Antonyms: uncontrolled, muddle, rebellion
  • Usage in a sentence: In January, a new president will take the helm.

2. Word: Competence (योग्यता)

  • Pronunciation: kom-pi-tuhns/काम्पिटन्स
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. the ability to do something well
    b. an important skill that is needed to do a job
    c. (legal) the power of a person, business, court, or government to deal with something or take legal decisions
  • Synonyms: ability, skill, expertise
  • Antonyms: inability, inadequacy, incapability
  • Usage in a sentence: Her competence as a teacher is unquestionable.

3. Phrase: Bucking the trend (सफल होना)

  • Pronunciation
  • Meaning: to succeed in doing something, even though there is a general tendency for this not to happen
  • Synonyms: succeed, manage, pull off
  • Antonyms: fail, weaken, fall, abort
  • Usage in a Sentence: Scottish industry bucked the UK trend with a 5% rise in exports.

4. Word: Unwind (उधेड़ना, तनाव कम करना)

  • Pronunciation: uhn-wahynd/ अन्वाइन्ड
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: 
    a. undo or be undone after winding or being wound.
    b. relax after a period of work or tension.
  • Synonyms: relax, uncoil, loosen up, unroll, unreel, unfurl, disentangle
  • Antonyms: wind, tangle, fasten, fold, twist
  • Usage in a sentence: She unwound some thread from the spool.

5. Word: Frontier (सरहद)

  • Pronunciation: frant-ee-ar/ फ्रन्टीर
  • Part of speech: Noun 
  • Meaning: a line that separates two countries , limit
  • Synonyms: Boundary , Margin , Edge, Border
  • Antonyms: Inside , Inward
  • Usage in a sentence: Lille is close to the frontier between France and Belgium.

6. Word: Stance (उद्देश्य)

  • Pronunciation: stans/ स्टैन्स
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the attitude of a person or organization towards something; a standpoint.
  • Synonyms: position, posture, attitude, opinion
  • Usage in a sentence: The doctor's stance on the issue of abortion is well known.

7. Word: Venture (उद्यम)

  • Pronunciationven-cher/ वेन्चर
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning
    a. a risky or daring journey or undertaking. (Noun)
    b. undertake a risky or daring journey or course of action. (Verb)
    c. dare to do or say something that may be considered audacious (often used as a polite expression of hesitation or apology). (Verb)
  • Synonyms: risk, hazard, adventure, attempt, enterprise, project undertaking 
  • Antonyms: protect, abstain, guard
  • Usage in a Sentence: The joint venture ended in a legal wrangle between the two companies.

8. Word: Unilateral (एकतरफ़ा)

  • Pronunciation: yoo-nuh-lat-er-uhl/ यूनिलैटरल
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: 
    a. relating to, occurring on, or involving one side only:
    b. undertaken or done by or on behalf of one side, party, or faction only; not mutual:
    c. having only one side or surface; without a reverse side or inside, as a Möbius strip.
  • Synonyms: lopsided, partial, skewed
  • Antonyms: bilateral, mutual, united
  • Usage in a sentence: The decision needs to be unilateral within the company.

9.  Word: Anticipation (अग्रदृष्टि)

  • Pronunciation: an-tis-uh-pey-shuh n/ऐन्टिसपैशन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: 

         a. the action of anticipating something; expectation or prediction.

  • Synonyms: hope, forethought, apprehension
  • Antonyms: amazement, surprise, astonishment
  • Use in Sentence: We look forward to your lecture with eager anticipation

10. WordImpasse (कठिन स्थिति)

  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Pronunciation: im-pas/इम्पैस
  • Meaning: a situation in which no progress is possible, especially because of disagreement; a deadlock.
  • Synonyms: deadlock, standstill, stalemate
  • Antonyms: passage, journey, advance
  • Use in a Sentence: The dispute had reached an impasse, as neither side would compromise.


Practice here Daily Wordlist Quiz

The Hindu Newspaper Vocabulary Based Exercises: 15th 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!

  • Impasse 
  • Bucking the trend
  • Venture 
  • Stance
  • Frontier

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 January, 2022

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  • The important vocabulary words from The Hindu newspaper of 15th January, 2022 are competence, helm, impasse, unwind etc.

  • You can download The Hindu Editorial vocabulary PDF of January 15, 2022 from the monthly capsule.

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