Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Wordlist: 16th May, 2023

By Shruti Kapoor|Updated : May 16th, 2023

Daily updated The Hindu Editorial vocabulary words with their meanings dated 16th 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: 16th May, 2023 " to shape up your vocabulary from the newspaper wordlist.

With the help of a daily wordlist from the Hindu newspaper of 16th 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: 16th May, 2023

1. Word: Sagacity (विलक्षणता)

  • Pronunciation: suh-gas-i-tee 
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. the quality of having or showing understanding and the ability to make good judgments
  • Synonyms: judiciousness, intelligence, shrewdness, discernment, wisdom
  • Antonyms: foolishness, silliness, ignorance, stupidity
  • Usage in a sentence: Despite having differences of opinion, the team was saved by the sagacity of its leader.

2. Word: Deterrence (निवारण)

  • Pronunciation: dih-tur-uh ns/ डिटरन्स
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the action of discouraging an action or event through instilling doubt or fear of the consequences.
  • Synonyms: obstruction, prevention, dissuasion
  • Antonyms: incentive, support, encouragement
  • Usage in a sentence: The author argues that deterrence is no longer the best way to prevent war.

 3 Word: Fortify (सशक्त करना)

  • Pronunciation: fawr-tuh-fahy/ फॉर्टिफाइ
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: strengthen (someone) mentally or physically.
  • Synonyms: strengthen, brace, reinforce
  • Antonyms: weaken, soften
  • Usage in a sentence: Concrete blocks were piled high to fortify the government centre.

4. Word: Furious (प्रचंड)

  • Pronunciation: fyoo r-ee-uh s/फ्युरीअस
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: 

        a. extremely angry.

        b. full of anger or energy; violent or intense.

  • Synonyms: violent, irate
  • Antonyms: calm, peaceful
  • Use in a Sentence: He was furious with himself for letting things get so out of control.

5. Word: Prudent (चतुर)

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

6. Word: Potent (प्रभावकारी)

  • Pronunciation: poht-nt/पोटन्ट
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: 
    a. having great power, influence, or effect.
  • Synonyms: powerful, influential
  • Antonyms: weak, incapable
  • Use in a Sentence: The medicine had a potent effect on your disease.

7. Word: Purview (दायरा)

  • Pronunciation: pur-vyoo/ पर्व्यू
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the scope of the influence or concerns of something.
  • Synonyms: range, reach, realm
  • Antonyms: constriction, verge
  • Usage in a Sentence: These are questions that lie outside the purview of our inquiry.

8. Word: Cumbersome (दुखदायक)

  • Pronunciation: kuhm-ber-suh m/कम्बर्सम
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry or use; unwieldy.
    b. slow or complicated and therefore inefficient.
  • Synonyms: awkward, clumsy, heavy, bulky, unmanageable
  • Antonyms: graceful, convenient, handy
  • Usage in a Sentence:  The organization changed its cumbersome policies to something more streamlined.

9. Word: Apex (चोटी)

  • Pronunciation: ey-peks/ एपेक्स
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the top or highest part of something, especially one forming a point.
  • Synonyms: peak, acme, zenith
  • Antonyms: nadir, bottom, base
  • Usage in a sentence: He was at the apex of his career.

10. Word: Pertain (सरोकार रखना)

  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Pronunciation: per-teyn/ पर्टैन
  • Meaning: 
    a. be appropriate, related, or applicable to.
    b. be in effect or existence in a specified place or at a specified time.
  • Synonyms: concern, belong, relate
  • Antonyms: dissect, impervious, dissociate
  • Usage in a Sentence: The matter does not pertain to bilateral relations.

Practice here Daily Wordlist Quiz

The Hindu Newspaper Vocabulary Based Exercises: 16th 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!

  • sagacity
  • deterrence
  • fortify
  • furious
  • prudent


Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordSynonym

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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 May, 2023


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