Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Wordlist: 18th January, 2022

By Shruti Kapoor|Updated : January 18th, 2022

Daily updated The Hindu Editorial vocabulary words with their meanings dated 18th January, 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: 18th January, 2022" to shape up your vocabulary from the newspaper wordlist.

With the help of a daily wordlist from Hindu newspaper of 18th January, 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  adage, spur, friction  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: 18th January, 2022


1. Word: Swagger (इठलाना)

  • Pronunciation: swag-er/स्वैगर
  • Part of Speech: Verb, Noun
  • Meaning
    a. to walk or strut with a defiant or insolent air (Verb)
    b. to boast or brag noisily (Verb)
    c. to bring, drive, force, etc., by blustering (Verb)
    d. swaggering manner, conduct, or walk; ostentatious display of arrogance and conceit (Noun)
  • Synonyms: blow, boast, brag, flamboyant, flashy, glitzy
  • Antonyms: belittle, deprecate, dowdy, graceless, inelegant, style-less
  • Usage in a sentence: A group of young men swaggered around outside the bar.

2. Word: Friction (टकराव)

  • Pronunciation: frik-shuhn/फ्रिक्शन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning
    a. surface resistance to relative motion, as of a body sliding or rolling
    b. the rubbing of the surface of one body against that of another
    c. dissension or conflict between persons, nations, etc., because of differing ideas, wishes, etc
  • Synonyms: conflict, dissension, disagreement, strife
  • Antonyms: harmony, peace, agreement
  • Usage in a sentence: When you rub your hands together the friction produces heat.

3. Word: Slump (भारी गिरावट आना)

  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Pronunciation: sluhmp/स्लम्प
  • Meaning: a sudden severe or prolonged fall in the price, value, or amount of something.
  • Synonyms: drop, decline
  • Antonyms: surge, boon
  • Use in a Sentence: If prices slump further, the farmers will starve.

4. Word: Naive (निष्कपट)

  • Pronunciation: nah-eev/नाईव
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. too willing to believe that someone is telling the truth, that people's intentions in general are good, or that life is simple and fair. People are often naive because they are young and/or have not had much experience of life
    b. not having previously been the subject of a scientific experiment, as an animal
    c. having or showing a lack of experience, judgment, or information; credulous
  • Synonyms: innocent, simple, gullible
  • Antonyms: skeptical, suspicious
  • Usage in a sentence: She was very naive to believe that he'd stay with her.

5. Word:  Peril (जोखिम)

  • Pronunciation: Per-il
  • Parts of speech: Noun
  • Meaning: Serious  and imminent danger
  • Synonyms: danger, jeopardy, risk, hazard,
  • Antonyms: safety, security, immunity
  • Usage in a sentence: Everyone knows smoking is an act that will put your life in peril.

6. Word: Adage (कहावत)

  • Pronunciation: ad-ij/ऐडिज
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. a wise saying
    b. a traditional saying expressing a common experience or observation; proverb
  • Synonyms: proverb, maxim, saying, axiom
  • Usage in a sentence: He remembered the old adage "Look before you leap".

7. Word: Deferred (विलम्बित)

  • Pronunciation: dih-furd/डिफर्ड
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning
    a. postponed or delayed
    b. suspended or withheld for or until a certain time or event
    c. classified as temporarily exempt from induction into military service
  • Synonyms: postponed, delayed, adjourned
  • Antonyms: hurried, forwarded, hastened, prepone
  • Usage in a sentence: The decision has been deferred indefinitely.

8.  Word: Dwindle (दुर्बल होना)

  • Pronunciation: dwin-dl/ड्विन्डल
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning:
    a. to become smaller and smaller; shrink; waste away
    b. to fall away, as in quality; degenerate
    c. to make smaller and smaller; cause to shrink
  • Synonyms: lessen, decrease, diminish, wane
  • Antonyms: expand, enlarge, extend
  • Usage in a sentence: The community has dwindled to a tenth of its former size in the last two years.

9. WordSpur (प्रेरित करना)

  • Pronunciation: spur/ स्पर
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning: 
    a. a thing that prompts or encourages someone; an incentive. [Noun]
    b. give an incentive or encouragement to (someone). [Verb]
  • Synonyms: urge, encourage, motivate
  • Antonyms: discourage, hindrance, obstacle
  • Usage in a Sentence: On the spur of the moment, we all decided to hold a dance party.

10. Word: Precarious (अनिश्चित)

  • Pronunciation: pri-kair-ee-uh s/प्रिकेरीअस
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: dependent on chance; uncertain
  • Synonyms: hazardous, perilous, insecure
  • Antonyms: strong, secure, stable
  • Usage in a Sentence:  This place is a precarious and unstable area.

Practice here Daily Wordlist Quiz

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

  • Peril
  • Swagger
  • Naïve
  • Friction
  • Slump

Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordSynonym
1 Precarious Diminish
2 Adage Motivate
3 Deferred Insecure
4 Dwindle Adjourned
5 Spur Axiom

Share your answers in the comment section. 

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  • The important vocabulary words from The Hindu newspaper of 18th January, 2022 are adage, spur, friction etc.

  • You can download The Hindu Editorial vocabulary PDF of January 18, 2022 from the monthly capsule.

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