Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Wordlist: 17th May, 2022

By Shruti Kapoor|Updated : May 17th, 2022

Daily updated The Hindu Editorial vocabulary words with their meanings dated 17th May 2022 are important for Bank, SSC, Railway & IAS exams. At BYJU’S Exam Prep, our Series is named "Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Words List: 17th May 2022 " to shape up your vocabulary from the newspaper wordlist.

With the help of a daily wordlist from the Hindu newspaper of 17th May 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 agonistic, cede etc. which can be downloaded from the monthly PDF of The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary to strengthen your preparation.

Important Vocabulary from The Hindu Editorial: 17th May 2022 

1. WordCede (त्याग करना)

  • Pronunciation: seed/सीड
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: give up (power or territory).
  • Synonyms: yield, surrender, relinquish
  • Antonyms: defend, refrain, arrogate
  • Use in a Sentence: The General had decided to cede power by this month.

2. Word: Induct (परिचित कराना)

  • Pronunciation: in-duhkt/इन्डक्ट
  • Part of speech: Verb
  • Meaning
    a. to introduce someone formally or with a special ceremony to an organization or group, or to beliefs or ideas
  • Synonyms: introduce, welcome, install, inaugurate, 
  • Antonyms: reject, expel, dethrone
  • Usage in a sentence: Last weekend, the group inducted 600 more members at another ceremony.

3. Word: Bastion (गढ़)

  • Pronunciation: bas-chuhn/ बैस्चन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. a fortified place.
    b. anything seen as preserving or protecting some quality, condition, etc.:
  • Synonyms: citadel, bulwark, stronghold
  • Antonyms: weakness, deficiency, blemish
  • Usage in a sentence: He has always been a bastion of utmost integrity.

4.  Word: Lurch ( झटका)

  • Pronunciation: lurch/लर्च
  • Part of Speech: Verb, Noun
  • Meaning: 
    a. make an abrupt, unsteady, uncontrolled movement or series of movements; stagger. [Verb]
    b. an abrupt uncontrolled movement, especially an unsteady tilt or roll. [Noun]
  • Synonyms: wobble, stumble
  • Antonyms: steady, stabilize
  • Usage in Sentence:  The baby suddenly lurched to the side and threw up violently.

5. Word: Churn ( मथना/आन्दोलित होना)

  • Pronunciation: चर्न (chur-n)
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning
    (a) a machine for making butter by shaking milk or cream (मंथन) (noun)
    (b) move or cause to move about vigorously (मन्थन करना) (verb)
  • SynonymsStir, Shake, Agitate
  • Antonyms: Unruffled, Unflustered
  • Use in a SentenceThe universities are churning out innumerable unemployable graduates each year.

6. Word: Ripple (तरंगतरंगित करना)

  • Pronunciation: rip-uhl/ रिपल
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning:
    a. a small wave or series of waves on the surface of water, especially as caused by a slight breeze or an object dropping into it. [Noun]
    b. (of a sound or feeling) spread through a person, group, or place. [Verb]
  • Synonyms: wave, corrugation, undulation
  • Usage in a sentence: The announcement sent a ripple of excitement through the crowd.

7. WordAgnostic (संशयवादी )

  • Pronunciation: ag-nos-tik/ ऐग्नास्टिक
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Adjective
  • Meaning
    a. a person who believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God. [Noun]
    b. relating to agnostics or agnosticism. [Adjective]
  • Synonyms: faithless, sceptic, dubious, unbelieving
  • Antonyms: believer, devout, adherent
  • Usage in a Sentence: These notices are sometimes the only way the agnostic or the non-church member can find of expressing their grief.

8. WordPolarise (विपरीत करना)

  • Pronunciation: poh-luh-rahyz/ पोलराइस
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: divide or cause to divide into two sharply contrasting groups or sets of opinions or beliefs
  • Synonyms: differentiate, split, separate, divide
  • Antonyms: unite, bring together, amalgamate
  • Usage in a Sentence: The current architectural debate has served to polarise popular opinion on modern architecture.

9.  Word: Rhetoric (शब्दाडम्बर)

  • Pronunciationret-er-ik
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: language designed to have a persuasive or impressive effect, but which is often regarded as lacking in sincerity or meaningful content.
  • Synonyms: Elocution, Discourse, Bombast
  • Antonyms: Conciseness, Quiet
  • Use in a Sentence: As the elections are just one week away, the rhetoric on both parties is building.

10. Word: Rigour (कठिनाई)

  • Pronunciationrig-er/ रीगर
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning
    a. the quality of being extremely thorough and careful
    b. severity or strictness
    c. harsh and demanding conditions
  • Synonyms: stringency, severity, harshness
  • Antonyms: agility, adaptability, leniency, benevolence
  • Usage in a sentence: They underwent the rigours of military training

Practice here Daily Wordlist Quiz

The Hindu Newspaper Vocabulary Based Exercises: 17th May 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!

  • cede
  • induct
  • bastion
  • Lurch
  • churn

Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordSynonym
1 ripple split
2 rhetoric corrugation
3 polarise devout
4 agnostic severity
5 rigour discourse

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:12th May 2022\


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