Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Wordlist: 17th March, 2022

By Shruti Kapoor|Updated : March 17th, 2022

Daily updated The Hindu Editorial vocabulary words with their meanings dated 17th March, 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:17th March, 2022 " to shape up your vocabulary from the newspaper wordlist.

With the help of a daily wordlist from Hindu newspaper of 17th March, 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  flout, punitive, pledge 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: 17th March, 2022 

1. Word: Plenary (परिपूर्ण)

  • Pronunciation: plee-nuh-ree/ प्लीनरी
  • Part of Speech: Adjective, Noun
  • Meaning
    a. unqualified; absolute. (Adjective)
    b. (of a meeting) to be attended by all participants at a conference or assembly, who otherwise meet in smaller groups. (Adjective)
    c. a meeting or session attended by all participants at a conference or assembly. (Noun)
  • Synonyms: full, entire, total, absolute
  • Antonyms: partial, incomplete, restricted, abridged
  • Usage in a Sentence: A plenary meeting of the 500 members was held last summer.

2. Word: Prosecution (अनुसरण)

  • Pronunciation: pros-i-kyoo-shuh n/ प्रासक्यूशन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning
    a. the institution and conducting of legal proceedings against someone in respect of a criminal charge.
    b. the party instituting or conducting legal proceedings against someone in a lawsuit.
    c. the continuation of a course of action with a view to its completion.
  • Synonyms: litigation, judicial proceedings, lawsuit
  • Antonyms: defense, hiatus, denial
  • Usage in a Sentence: There has been an increase in prosecutions for gun-related crimes.

3. Word: Sanction (अनुमोदन)

  • Pronunciation: sangk-shuhn/ सैंगक्शन 
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning: 
    a. a threatened penalty for disobeying a law or rule. (Noun)
    b. official permission or approval for an action. (Noun)
    c. give official permission or approval for (an action). (Verb)
  • Synonyms: approve, endorse, support
  • Antonyms: disapprove, refuse, forbid
  • Usage in a sentence: The church refused to sanction the king's second marriage.

4. Word: Flout (अवज्ञा)

  • Pronunciation: flout/ फ्लाउट
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: openly disregard (a rule, law, or convention)
  • Synonyms: defy, mock, disregard, deride, despise
  • Antonyms: respect, comply, acknowledge, obey
  • Usage in a Sentence: Despite repeated warnings, they have continued to flout the law.

5. Word: Comply (पालन करना)

  • Pronunciation: kuhm-plahy/ कम्प्लाइ
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: act in accordance with a wish or command.
  • Synonyms: obey, conform, agree
  • Antonyms: disobey, challenge, refuse
  • Usage in a sentence: Failure to comply with the regulations will result in prosecution.

6. Word: Consensus (मतैक्य)

  • Pronunciation: kuh n-sen-suh s/ कन्सेन्सस
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a general agreement.
  • Synonyms: agreement, consent, unity, unanimity, accord
  • Antonyms: disagreement, argument, conflict, discord
  • Usage in a Sentence: Everyone on the council seems to understand the need for consensus.

7. Word: Punitive (दंडात्मक)

  • Pronunciationpyoo-ni-tiv/ प्यूनिटिव 
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: 
    a. inflicting or intended as punishment.
    b. (of a tax or other charge) extremely high.
  • Synonyms: harsh, disciplinary, penal, corrective
  • Antonyms: rewarding, beneficial, compensatory
  • Usage in a Sentence: The government is expected to take punitive steps against the offenders.

8. Word: Conviction (अपराधी ठहराना)

  • Pronunciation: kuhn-vik-shuhn / कन्विक्शन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: 
    a. a formal declaration by the verdict of a jury or the decision of a judge in a court of law that someone is guilty of a criminal offence.
    b. a firmly held belief or opinion.
    c. the quality of showing that one is firmly convinced of what one believes or says.
  • Synonyms: sentence, judgement, belief, opinion, view, certainty, assurance
  • Antonyms: acquittal, amnesty, uncertainty
  • Usage in a sentence: 
    a. She appealed unsuccessfully against her conviction for murder.
    b. Certainly, the basis of our democracy is the conviction of the worth of the individual.

9. Word: Scrutiny (छान-बीन)

  • Pronunciation: skroot-n-ee/ स्क्रूटनी
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: critical observation or examination
  • Synonyms: investigation, review
  • Antonyms: disregard, neglect
  • Usage in Sentence: Their enterprises have come under police scrutiny.

10. Word: Pledge (संकल्प)

  • Pronunciation: plej/ प्लेज
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning
    a. a solemn promise or undertaking. (Noun)
    b. a thing that is given as security for the fulfilment of a contract or the payment of a debt and is liable to forfeiture in the event of failure. (Noun)
    c. commit (a person or organization) by a solemn promise. (Verb)
  • Synonyms: promise, guarantee, swear, oath, commitment
  • Antonyms: break, cancel, expiate, abort
  • Usage in a sentence
    a. To make a pledge or donation, please call the charity's office. (Noun)
    b. Her family pledged $100,000 toward the construction of a new school. (Verb) 

Practice here Daily Wordlist Quiz

The Hindu Newspaper Vocabulary Based Exercises: 12th March, 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!

  • Plenary
  • Comply
  • Punitive
  • Scrutiny
  • Conviction
  • Pledge

Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordAntonym

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: 11th March, 2022

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