Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Wordlist: 16th September, 2022

By Yitika Saini|Updated : September 16th, 2022

Daily updated The Hindu Editorial vocabulary words with their meanings dated 16th September, 2022 are important for Bank, SSC, Railway & IAS exams. At BYJU’S Exam Prep, our Series is named "Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Words List: 16th September, 2022" to shape up your vocabulary from the newspaper wordlist.

With the help of a daily wordlist from the Hindu newspaper of 16th September, 2022 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 resonate, unviable 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 September, 2022

1. Word: De-escalate (युद्ध की तीव्रता में कमी)

  • Pronunciation: dee-es-kuh-leyt/डीएस्कलेट
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning
    a. to decrease in intensity, magnitude, etc
  • Synonyms: truce, decrease, calm, ease tension
  • Antonyms: increase, scale up, escalate
  • Usage in a sentence: There are signs that the confrontation is beginning to de-escalate.

2. Word: Prolonged (दीर्घकालीन)

  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Pronunciation: Pro-long-ed
  • Meaning - continuing for a long time or longer than usual, lengthy.
  • Synonyms - continued, delayed
  • Antonyms - shortened
  • Example - They prolonged their visit by a few days.

3. Word: Mobilise (संघटित करना)

  • Pronunciation: moh-buh-lahyz/ मोबलाइज़
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning
    a. (of a country or its government) prepare and organize (troops) for active service.
    b. organize and encourage (a group of people) to take collective action in pursuit of a particular objective.
    c. make (something) movable or capable of movement.
  • Synonyms: rally, summon, muster
  • Antonyms: demobilise, inactivate, bring to a halt
  • Usage in a Sentence: India is now in a better position to mobilise its forces.

4. Word: Contravention (उल्लंघन)

  • Pronunciation: kon-truh-ven-shuh n/ कान्ट्रवेन्शन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: an action which offends against a law, treaty, or other ruling.
  • Synonyms: breach, violation, infringement, conflict
  • Antonyms: obedience, conformity, compliance
  • Usage in a Sentence: Several of the girls were wearing trousers, in contravention of the school rules on dress.

5. Word: Steer (हानि पहुंचाना)

  • Pronunciation: steer/स्टीर
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a piece of advice or information concerning the development of a situation.
  • Synonyms: guide, direct
  • Antonyms: obey, abandon
  • Use in a Sentence: The government chose to steer a middle course between the two strategies.

6. Word: Disconcerting (चिंताजनक)

  • Pronunciation:  dis-kun-sur-ting/ डिस्कन्सर्टिंग
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: tending to cause discomfort, uneasiness or alarm; unsettling; troubling; upsetting.    
  • Synonyms: unsettling, disturbing, embarrassing
  • Antonyms: soothing, affable, comforting
  • Usage in a Sentence: I found it very disconcerting to be in the function in which I was not invited.

7. Word: Imposition (अधिरोपण)

  • Pronunciation: im-puh-zish-uh n/ इम्पज़िशन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. the action or process of imposing something or of being imposed.
    b. a thing that is imposed, in particular, an unfair or unwelcome demand or burden.
  • Synonyms: imposing, burden, load, onus
  • Antonyms: absolve, abdicate
  • Usage in a sentence: Several reasons were put forward to justify the imposition of censorship.

8. Word: Curb (नियंत्रण करना)

  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Pronunciation: kurb/कर्ब
  • Meaning: a check or restraint on something.
  • Synonyms: inhibit, hinder
  • Antonyms: encourage, support
  • Use in a Sentence: We are trying to keep a curb on their activities.

9. Word: Uptick (बढ़ोतरी)

  • Pronunciation: uhp-tik/अपटिक 
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. a rise or improvement in business activity, in mood, etc.
  • Synonyms: uptrend, rise, increase
  • Antonyms: decrease, down-tick, decrement
  • Usage in a sentence: We can see some uptick in activity in the marketplace.

10. Word: Hedge (रोकना)

  • Pronunciation: hej/हेज
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: 
    a. limit or qualify (something) by conditions or exceptions.
  • Synonyms: evade, put off
  • Antonyms: expose, release
  • Usage in a Sentence: Buying new flat may be a hedge against inflation.

Practice here Daily Wordlist Quiz

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

  • Mobilise
  • Uptick
  • Hedge
  • De-escalate
  • Prolonged

Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordSynonym

Share your answers in the comment section. 

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