Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Wordlist: 18th March, 2022

By Shruti Kapoor|Updated : March 18th, 2022

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

With the help of a daily wordlist from Hindu newspaper of 18th 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  churn, adversary, complacent 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 March, 2022

1. Word: Franchise (मताधिकार)

  • Pronunciation: fran-chahyz/ फ्रैन्चाइज़
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: an authorization granted by a government or company to an individual or group enabling them to carry out specified commercial activities, for example acting as an agent for a company's products.
  • Synonyms: warrant, charter, licence, permit
  • Usage in a sentence: The diving school has acquired a franchise for scuba equipment.

2. Word: Churn (मन्थन करना)

  • Pronunciation: churn/ चर्न
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning:
    a. (with reference to liquid) move or cause to move about vigorously.
    b. break up the surface of (an area of ground).
  • Synonyms: shake, stir, swirl, agitate
  • Antonym: freeze
  • Usage in a sentence: We stood on the dock and watched the ocean churn.

3. Word: Retain (बनाये रखना)

  • Pronunciation: ri-teyn/ रिटेन
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: continue to have (something); keep possession of.
  • Synonyms: keep, hold, preserve
  • Antonyms: abandon, release
  • Usage in a sentence: The union needs to retain the allegiance of all its members for the strike to succeed.

4. Word: Arch-rival (कट्टर प्रतिद्वंदी)

  • Pronunciation: ahrch-rahy-vuh l/ आर्च- राइवल
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the chief rival of a person, team, or organization.
  • Synonyms: biggest rival, chief rival, greatest rival, opponent, competitor
  • Usage in a sentence: Her archrival, former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, is serving 17 years in jail for corruption.

5. Word: Adversary (प्रतिवादी)

  • Pronunciation: ad-ver-ser-ee / ऐड्वर्सेरी
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: one's opponent in a contest, conflict, or dispute.
  • Synonyms: opponent, competitor, enemy
  • Antonyms: friend, ally, supporter
  • Usage in a sentence: He saw her as his main adversary within the company.

6. Word: Perception (संवेदन)

  • Pronunciation: per-sep-shuhn/ पर्सेप्शन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the ability to see, hear or become aware of something through the senses.
  • Synonyms: understanding, feeling, awareness
  • Antonyms: misunderstanding, incomprehension
  • Usage in a Sentence: We have to change the public's perception that money is being wasted.

7. Word: Abide (मानना)

  • Pronunciation: uh-bahyd/ अबाइड
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning
    a. accept or act in accordance with (a rule, decision, or recommendation).
    b. (of a feeling or memory) continue without fading or being lost.
  • Synonyms: endure, stay, remain, tolerate, 
  • Antonyms: reject, quit, depart, leave, migrate 
  • Usage in a sentence: The petitioner is a law-abiding citizen and has a reputation to sustain in society.

8. Word: Delimitation (सीमा-निर्धारण)

  • Pronunciation: dih-lim-i-tey-shion/ डीलिमिटेशन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning
    a. the action of fixing the boundary or limits of something.
    b. a dividing line or boundary.
  • Synonyms: demarcation, boundary, border, definition
  • Antonyms: affinity, allowance
  • Usage in a sentence: Strict guidelines delimit his responsibilities.

9. Word: Credible (विश्वास करने योग्य)

  • Pronunciationkred-uh-buhl/ क्रेडबल
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. able to be believed; convincing.
    b. capable of persuading people that something will happen or be successful. 
  • Synonyms: believable, plausible, trustworthy, reliable
  • Antonyms: unbelievable, incredible, unreliable
  • Usage in a Sentence: The plot is credible but the characters lack individuality.

10. Word: Complacent (प्रयासहीन)

  • Pronunciation: kuhm-pley-suhnt/ कम्प्लेसन्ट
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: showing smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one's achievements.
  • Synonyms: self-satisfied, comfortable, conceited, satisfied, docile
  • Antonyms: discontent, concerned, dissatisfied
  • Usage in a sentence: The strong economy has made people complacent.

The Hindu Newspaper Vocabulary Based Exercises: 18th 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!

  • Perception
  • Retain
  • Churn
  • Arch-rival
  • Franchise
  • Delimitation


Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordsAntonyms

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PO, Clerk, SO, Insurance


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