Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Wordlist: 16th February, 2022

By Shruti Kapoor|Updated : February 16th, 2022

Daily updated The Hindu Editorial vocabulary words with their meanings dated 16th February, 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: 16th February, 2022 " to shape up your vocabulary from the newspaper wordlist.

With the help of a daily wordlist from Hindu newspaper of 16th February, 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 fray, heft, upheaval  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: 16th February, 2022

1. Word: Fray ( झगड़ा)

  • Pronunciation: freɪ/फ्रै
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a situation of intense competitive activity, a battle or fight.
  • Synonyms: brawl, scuffle, quarrel
  • Antonyms: agreement, harmony, tranquility
  • Usage in a Sentence: Why should we get involved in others fray?

2. Word: Upheaval (कायापलट)

  • Pronunciation: uhp-hee-vuhl
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. a violent or sudden change or disruption to something.
  • Synonyms: upset, disturbance, trouble, turbulence
  • Antonyms: consonance, peace, harmony, calm
  • Usage in a Sentence: The company underwent a massive upheaval after the takeover. 

3. Word: Turf (घास का मैदान)

  • Pronunciation: t-urf/टर्फ
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning
    a. a layer of matted earth formed by grass and plant roots (Noun)
    b. peat, especially as material for fuel (Noun)
    c. a block or piece of peat dug for fuel (Noun)
    d. to cover with turf or sod (Verb)
  • Synonyms: field, area, grass, lawn
  • Antonyms: lodge, shelter, harbour
  • Usage in a sentence: Lush turf lined the river’s banks.

4. Word: Prudent (चतुर)

  • Pronunciation: prood-nt
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: acting with or showing care and thought for the future.
  • Synonyms: careful, wise
  • Antonyms: foolish, careless
  • Use in a Sentence: It would be prudent to save some of the money.

5. Word: Erstwhile (भूतपूर्व)

  • Pronunciationerst·​while
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: former.
  • Synonyms: Former, previous
  • Antonyms: current, future
  • Usage in a Sentence: She found herself ostracized by erstwhile friends.

6.  Word: Bolster (सहारा)

  • Pronunciationbohl-ster/ बोल्स्टर
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: support or strengthen.
  • Synonyms: reinforce, brace, fortify
  • Antonyms: obstruct, weaken, hinder
  • Usage in a Sentence: He is making a strong effort to bolster the territory's confidence.

7. Word: Heft (महत्त्व)

  • Pronunciation: heft/ हेफ्ट
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. weight; heaviness:
    b. significance or importance.
    c. Archaic. the bulk or the main part.
  • Synonyms: heave, lift, ponderousness
  • Antonyms: adjunct, supplement, addendum
  • Usage in a sentence: It was a rather flimsy chair, without much heft to it.

8. Word: Proscribe (निषिद् ध करना)

  • Pronunciation: proh-skrahyb/प्रोस्क्राइब
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: 
    a. forbid, especially by law.
    b. denounce or condemn.
    c. outlaw (someone).
  • Synonyms: prohibit, ban, criticize, censure, exclude, ostracize
  • Antonyms: allow, permit, include, approve
  • Usage in a Sentence: The Act proscribes discrimination on the grounds of race.

9.  Word: Rebuke (फटकार)

  • Pronunciation: Re-bew-k/रिब्यूक
  • Part of Speech: Noun, verb
  • Meaning: express sharp disapproval or criticism of (someone) because of their behaviour or actions (Verb)
    an expression of sharp disapproval or criticism (Noun)
  • Synonyms: censure, disapproval
  • Antonyms: approval, endorsement
  • Usage in a sentence: His bad manners earned him a sharp rebuke.

10. Word: Traction (खिंचाव/कर्षण)

  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Pronunciation: trak-shuhn
  • Meaning: 
    a. the action of drawing or pulling something over a surface, especially a road or track.
    b. the fact of an idea, product, etc. becoming popular or being accepted 
  • Synonyms: grip, friction, intensity
  • Antonyms: repulsion, slickness, berth
  • Use in a Sentence: Rubber tyres get good traction on wet roads.

Practice here Daily Wordlist Quiz

The Hindu Newspaper Vocabulary Based Exercises: 16th February, 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!

  • bolster
  • heft
  • proscribe
  • rebuke
  • traction


Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordSynonym
1 fray lawn
2 upheaval previous
3 turf scuffle
4 prudent turbulence
5 erstwhile wise

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: 15th February, 2022


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Rishabh Gautam
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Hrithik Raj

Hrithik RajFeb 16, 2022

Skoda soon launching its sedan which they claim to be more hefty than the erstwhile models, the marketing team of the German automobile leaves no bar to rebuke their competitors to flash their upcoming sedan in the market. Honda as well as Hyundai have a premonition that this will plague their sales in upcoming quarterly sales.
Chan Doraemi

Chan DoraemiFeb 18, 2022

The owner was looking for the worker to construct some bracing around the pillar but as he is known for his rebuking and popping off nature, nobody agreed to work for him. Many proscribed and even bad-mouthed behind his back. The work was very hefty so he couldn't even organise himself either, so at the end he called the people out of the town and made them work with full traction.


  • The important vocabulary words from The Hindu newspaper of 16th February, 2022 are upheaval, fray, turf etc.

  • You can download The Hindu Editorial vocabulary PDF of 16th February, 2022 from the monthly capsule.

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