Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Wordlist: 18th February, 2023

By Shruti Kapoor|Updated : February 18th, 2023

Daily updated The Hindu Editorial vocabulary words with their meanings dated 18th February, 2023 are important for Bank, SSC, Railway & IAS exams. At BYJU’S Exam Prep, our Series is named "Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Words List: 18th February, 2023 " to shape up your vocabulary from the newspaper wordlist.

With the help of a daily wordlist from the Hindu newspaper of 18th February, 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: 18th February, 2023

1. Word: Standstill (ठहराव)

  • Pronunciationstand-stil/ स्टैन्ड्स्टिल
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a situation or condition in which there is no movement or activity at all.
  • Synonyms: deadlock, stalemate, impasse, dead-end
  • Antonyms: advance, progress, journey, synergy
  • Usage in a Sentence: The entire city came to a standstill after the transportation department declared a day-long strike.

2. Word: Lockdown (लॉकडाउन)

  • Pronunciationlok-doun/ लाक्डाउन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning
    a. the confining of prisoners to their cells, typically in order to regain control during a riot.
    b. a state of isolation or restricted access instituted as a security measure.
  • Synonyms: solitary confinement, curfew, isolation
  • Antonyms: freedom, liberty, release
  • Usage in a Sentence: Thirty-nine states require lockdown, active-shooter or similar safety drills.

3. WordSemblance (अनुरूपता)

  • Pronunciation: sem-bluh ns/सेम्ब्लन्स
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the outward appearance or apparent form of something, especially when the reality is different.
  • Synonyms: likeness, similarity, guise
  • Antonyms: contrast, opposite, unlikeness
  • Use in a Sentence: The film lacks any semblance of realism.

4. Word: Inevitable (अनिवार्य)

  • Pronunciation: in-ev-i-tuh-buh l/ इनेविटबल
  • Part of Speech: Adjective, Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. certain to happen; unavoidable. [Adjective]
    b. a situation that is unavoidable. [Noun]
  • Synonyms: unavoidable, necessary, ineluctable
  • Antonyms: avoidable, preventable, evitable
  • Usage in a sentence: Accidents are the inevitable result of driving too fast.

5. WordMalady (व्याधि)

  • Pronunciation: mal-uh-dee/ मैलडी
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a disease or an ailment
  • Synonyms: disease, infirmity, ailment, affliction
  • Antonyms: wellness, remedy, strength
  • Usage in a Sentence: All the rose bushes seem to be suffering from the same mysterious malady.

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6. Word: Reconciliation (मेल-जोल)

  • Pronunciation: rek-uh n-sil-ee-ey-shuh n/ रेकन्सिलीऐशन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: 
    a. the restoration of friendly relations.
    b. the action of making one view or belief compatible with another.
  • Synonyms: settlement, accord, agreement
  • Antonyms: conflict, breakup
  • Use in a Sentence: They aimed to secure a lasting reconciliation between the two countries.

7. Word: Cauldron (कड़ाह)

  • Pronunciationkawl-druh n/ कॉल्ड्रन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning
    a. a large metal pot with a lid and handle, used for cooking over an open fire.
    b. a situation characterized by instability and strong emotions.
  • Synonyms: kettle, boiler, pot, vessel
  • Usage in a Sentence: Does human nature undergo a true change in the cauldron of totalitarian violence?

8. Word: Discord (अनबन)

  • Pronunciation: dis-kawrd/डिस्कॉर्ड
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning:

       a. disagreement between people. [Noun]

      b. lack of harmony between notes sounding together. [Noun]

     c. (of people) disagree. [Verb]

  • Synonyms: dissension, strife, dispute, disharmony
  • Antonyms: peace, sympathy, agreement, concord
  • Use in a Sentence:  A note of discord surfaced during the proceedings.

9. Word: Prelude (मंगलाचार)

  • Pronunciationprel-yood/ प्रेल्यूड
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning
    a. an action or event serving as an introduction to something more important. (Noun)
    b. an introductory piece of music, most commonly an orchestral opening to an act of an opera, the first movement of a suite, or a piece preceding a fugue.(Noun)
    c.serve as a prelude or introduction to. (Verb)
  • Synonyms: introduction, preface, preamble, foreword
  • Antonyms: ending, conclusion, closing, epilogue
  • Usage in a sentence: The musical had a brief prelude to getting the audience in the proper mood.

10. WordSobering (गम्भीरता की ओर)

  • Pronunciationsoh-ber-ing/सोबरिंग
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: making or becoming more serious, sensible, and solemn.
  • Synonyms: serious, alerting, severe
  • Antonyms: haphazard, fiery
  • Use in a Sentence: It is sobering to realize that it is not a problem.

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The Hindu Newspaper Vocabulary Based Exercises: 18th February, 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!

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!

  • standstill
  • lockdown
  • semblance
  • inevitable
  • malady

Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordSynonym

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: 15th February, 2023


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