Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Wordlist: 16th January, 2023

By Shruti Kapoor|Updated : January 16th, 2023

Daily updated The Hindu Editorial vocabulary words with their meanings dated 16th January, 2023 are important for Bank, SSC, Railway & IAS exams. At BYJU’S Exam Prep, our Series is named "Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Words List: 16th January, 2023" to shape up your vocabulary from the newspaper wordlist.

With the help of a daily wordlist from the Hindu newspaper of 16th January, 2023 our aim is to help you completely understand the commonly used words with their meanings, pronunciations, synonyms, antonyms, and proper use in sentences, etc. Today's Hindu newspaper contains important vocabulary words like  etc. which can be downloaded from the monthly PDF of The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary to strengthen your preparation.

Important Vocabulary from The Hindu Editorial: 16th January, 2023

1. Word: Ripple (तरंगित होना)

  • Pronunciation: rip-uhl/रिपल
  • Part of Speech: Verb, Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. (of a liquid surface) to form small waves or undulations, as water agitated by a breeze (Verb)
    b. to flow with a light rise and fall or ruffling of the surface (Verb)
    c. to form small waves or undulations on; agitate lightly (verb)
    d. to mark as if with ripples; give a wavy form to (verb)
    e. a small wave or undulation, as on water (Noun)
    f. any similar movement or appearance; a small undulation or wave, as in hair (Noun)
  • Synonyms: wave, undulate, riffle
  • Antonyms: serene, calm
  • Usage in a sentence: The breeze rippled the water.

2. Word: Affinity (आकर्षण)

  • Pronunciation: uh-fin-i-tee
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a natural liking for and understanding of someone or something.
  • Synonyms: sympathy, attraction, rapport, similarity
  • Antonyms: dislike, dissimilarity, distaste
  • Usage in a sentence: A house design should have some affinity to the surrounding architecture.

 3Word: Ambiguity (संदिग्धता)

  • Pronunciation: am-bi-gyoo-i-tee/ ऐम्बग्यूइटी
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the quality of being open to more than one interpretation; inexactness.
  • Synonyms: vagueness, obscurity, uncertainty
  • Antonyms: certainty, clarity
  • Usage in a Sentence: There was an element of ambiguity in the president's reply.

4. Word:  Antagonism (वैर-भाव)

  • Pronunciation: an-tag-uh-niz-uhm
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. an active hostility or opposition, as between unfriendly or conflicting groups
    b. an opposing force, principle, or tendency
  • Synonyms: hostility, enmity, antipathy, hostility
  • Antonyms: benevolence, affection, fraternity, harmony
  • Usage in a sentence: The antagonism grew between the two brothers, before they finally decided to part ways forever.

5. Word: Contentious (कलहप्रिय)

  • Pronunciation: kuh n-ten-shuh s/कन्टेन्शस
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: 
    a. causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial.
    b. involving in a heated argument.
  • Synonyms: quarrelsome, combative, belligerent
  • Antonyms: pacifist, friendly, amicable
  • Usage in a Sentence: She has some contentious opinions on education.

6. 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.

7. Word: Foothold (पकड़)

  • Pronunciation: foot-hohld/फुट्होल्ड
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. a place or support for the feet; a place where a person may stand or walk securely
    b. a secure position, especially a firm basis for further progress or development
  • Synonyms: beachhead, grip, toehold
  • Usage in a sentence: We are still trying to get/gain a foothold in the Japanese market.

8. Word: Erosion (कटाव)

  • Pronunciation: ih-roh-zhuhn/इरोश़न
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. the act or state of eroding; state of being eroded
    b. the process by which the surface of the earth is worn away by the action of water, glaciers, winds, waves, etc.
    c. the gradual decline or disintegration of something
  • Synonyms: corrosion, abrasion, attrition
  • Antonyms: construction, building, strengthening
  • Usage in a sentence: The survey reveals a gradual erosion of the president's popularity and support.

9. Word: Agility (दक्षता)

  • Pronunciation: uh-jil-i-tee/अजिलिटी
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. the power of moving quickly and easily; nimbleness
    b. the ability to think and draw conclusions quickly; intellectual acuity
  • Synonyms: nimbleness, dexterity, legerity
  • Antonyms: clumsiness, laziness, disability
  • Usage in a sentence: Confronting rapid change requires agility and flexibility along with the ability to implement strategies quickly.

10. Word: Splinter (अलग हो जाना)

  • Pronunciation: splin-ter/स्प्लिन्टर
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. to split or break into splinters (Verb)
    b. to break off (something) in splinters (Verb)
    c. a small, thin, sharp piece of wood, bone, or the like, split or broken off from the main body (Noun)
  • Synonyms: fragment, shatter, fracture
  • Antonyms: fix, combine, assemble
  • Usage in a sentence: The edges of the plastic cover had cracked and splintered

The Hindu Newspaper Vocabulary-Based Exercises: 16th January, 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!

  • Ripples
  • Foothold
  • Affinity
  • Ambiguous
  • Antagonistic

Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordSynonym
1 Erosion Belligerent
2 Agility Abrasion
3 Splinter Nimbleness
4 Contentious Alleviate
5 Mitigate Shatter

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: 13th January, 2023


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