Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Wordlist: 17th May, 2023

By Shruti Kapoor|Updated : May 17th, 2023

Daily updated The Hindu Editorial vocabulary words with their meanings dated 17th 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: 17th May, 2023 " to shape up your vocabulary from the newspaper wordlist.

With the help of a daily wordlist from the Hindu newspaper of 17th 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: 17th May, 2023

1. Word: Succour (सहायता)

  • Pronunciation: suhk-er/सकर 
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning:
    a. help; relief; aid; assistance (Noun)
    b. a person or thing that gives help, relief, aid, etc (Noun)
    c. to help or relieve (Verb)
  • Synonyms: help, assistance, relief
  • Antonyms: hindrance, obstruction, agony
  • Usage in a sentence: Good health, and succour when ill, are among the most fundamental and universal human needs.

2. Word: Ebb (कम होना/घटना)

  • Pronunciation: eb/एब
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning
    a. the flowing back of the tide as the water returns to the sea (opposed to flood, flow) (Noun)
    b. a flowing backward or away; decline or decay (Noun)
    c. a point of decline (Noun)
    d. to decline or decay; fade away (Verb)
    e. to flow back or away, as the water of a tide (Verb)
  • Synonyms: wane, decline, decrease, subside
  • Antonyms: surge, increase, advance, tide
  • Usage in a sentence: He could feel his strength ebbing.

 3.  Word: Falter (अटकना)

  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Pronunciation: fawl-ter/फॉल्टर
  • Meaning: 
    a. lose strength or momentum.
    b. speak hesitantly.
    c. move unsteadily or hesitantly.
  • Synonyms: stumble, stagger, vacillate
  • Antonyms: maintain, persist, continue
  • Use in a Sentence: We must not falter in our resolve.

4. WordConcede (झुक जाना)

  • Pronunciation: kuhn-seed/ कन्सीड
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: admit or agree that something is true after first denying or resisting it
  • Synonyms: admit, allow, acknowledge, accept, surrender
  • Antonyms: deny, fight, refuse, contradict
  • Usage in a Sentence: He is not willing to concede any of his power/authority.

5. Word: Turmoil (खलबली)

  • Pronunciation: tur-moil/टर्मॉइल
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a state of great disturbance, confusion, or uncertainty.      
  • Synonyms: disorder, clutter, chaos, mess
  • Antonyms: calm, peace, structure
  • Use in a Sentence: His mind was in a state of constant turmoil.

6. Word: Plummet (तेज़ी से गिरना)

  • Pronunciationpluhm-it/ प्लमट
  • Part of Speech: Verb, Noun
  • Meaning
    a. fall or drop straight down at high speed. (Verb)
    b. a steep and rapid fall or drop. (Noun)
  • Synonyms: plunge, fall, drop, descend
  • Antonyms: ascend, escalate, rise, soar, climb
  • Usage in a sentence: An excellent rice harvest caused prices to plummet by 40 %.

7. Word: Coup (सहसाघात)

  • Pronunciation: koo/ कू
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of power from a government.
  • Synonyms: stroke, putsch, revolution
  • Antonyms: defeat, failure
  • Usage in a sentence: Some of the leaders of the coup took their lives rather than face dishonour.

8. Word: Purge (परिशोध)

  • Pronunciation: purj/ पर्ज
  • Part of Speech: Verb, Noun
  • Meaning
    a. rid (someone or something) of an unwanted quality, condition, or feeling. (Verb)
    b. remove (a group of people considered undesirable) from an organization or place in an abrupt or violent way. (Verb)
    c. an abrupt or violent removal of a group of people. (Noun)
  • Synonyms: clear, purify, cleanse, purification
  • Antonyms: contaminate, maintain, corrupt
  • Usage in a Sentence: The judge ordered Vineet to purge his contempt by apologizing to the court.

9. Word: Tame (अनुकूल बनाना)

  • Pronunciation: teym/टेम 
  • Part of Speech: Adjective, Verb
  • Meaning: 
    a. changed from the wild or savage state; domesticated (Adjective)
    b. without shyness, as if domesticated (Adjective)
    c. to deprive of courage, ardor, or zest (Verb)
  • Synonyms: subdue, docile, train
  • Antonyms: violent, fierce, savage
  • Usage in a sentence: After a few months' contact the monkeys become very tame.

10. Word: Devastate (बरबाद करना)

  • Pronunciation: dev-uh-steyt/ डेवस्टैट
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: cause (someone) severe and overwhelming shock or grief.
  • Synonyms: destroyed, wrecked
  • Antonyms: preserved, natural
  • Use in a Sentence: The plantation was devastated by a typhoon.

Practice here Daily Wordlist Quiz

The Hindu Newspaper Vocabulary Based Exercises: 17th 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!

  • succour
  • ebb
  • falter
  • concede
  • turmoil


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: 16th May, 2023


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