Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Wordlist: 19th May, 2022

By Shruti Kapoor|Updated : May 19th, 2022

Daily updated The Hindu Editorial vocabulary words with their meanings dated 19th 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: 19th May 2022 " to shape up your vocabulary from the newspaper wordlist.

With the help of a daily wordlist from the Hindu newspaper of 19th 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 stave off, adage etc. which can be downloaded from the monthly PDF of The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary to strengthen your preparation.

Important Vocabulary from The Hindu Editorial: 19th May 2022 

1. Word: Harbinger (अग्रगामी)

  • Pronunciation: hahr-bin-jer / हार्बिन्जर
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a person or thing that announces or signals the approach of another.
  • Synonyms: presage, portent, sign
  • Antonyms: descendent
  • Usage in a sentence: The increase in homes prices may be a harbinger of better economic times.

2. Word: Penchant (रुचि)

  • Pronunciation: pen-chuh nt/पेन्चन्ट
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:  
    a. a strong or habitual liking for something or tendency to do something.
  • Synonyms: inclination, fondness
  • Antonyms: indifference, aversion
  • Usage in a Sentence: He had penchant for considering himself better than mere mortals.

3. Word: Unequivocal (असंदिग्ध)

  • Pronunciation: uhn-i-kwiv-uh-kuhl
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: leaving no doubt; unambiguous
  • Synonyms: clear, unambiguous, unmistakable, indisputable, incontrovertible
  • Antonyms: equivocal, ambiguous, vague
  • Usage in a Sentence: His views turned out to be staunch and unequivocal.

4. Word: Thaw (पिघलाना)

  • Pronunciation: thaw/थॉ
  • Part of Speech: Verb, Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. to pass or change from a frozen to a liquid or semiliquid state; melt (Verb)
    b. to be freed from the physical effect of frost or extreme cold (sometimes followed by out) (Verb)
    c. to cause to change from a frozen to a liquid or semiliquid state; melt (Verb)
    d. to free from the physical effect of frost or extreme cold; bring to a more normal temperature, especially to room temperature (Verb)
    e. to cause to change from a frozen to a liquid or semiliquid state; melt (Noun)
    f. to free from the physical effect of frost or extreme cold; bring to a more normal temperature, especially to room temperature (Noun)
  • Synonyms: melt, thawing, defrost, dissolve
  • Antonyms: freeze, solidify, chill, coagulate
  • Usage in a sentence: Allow the meat to thaw completely before cooking it.

5. Word: Bonhomie (मिलनसारिता)

  • Pronunciation: bon-uh-mee/ बानमी
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: cheerful friendliness; geniality.
  • Synonyms: affability, amiability, sociability
  • Antonyms: aloofness, coldness, ferocity
  • Usage in Sentence: There was a casual bonhomie between the actors at rehearsals.

6. Word: Concerted (अनुकूल)

  • Pronunciation: kuhn-sur-tid/ कन्सर्टिड
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: jointly arranged or carried out; coordinated.
  • Synonyms: combined, harmonious, conjunctive
  • Antonyms: separate, unilateral
  • Usage in a sentence: There has been a concerted campaign against the proposals.

7. Word: Assert (द्दढ़तापूर्वक करना)

  • Pronunciation: uh-surt/असर्ट
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning:
    a. to behave in a way that expresses your confidence, importance, or power and earns you respect from others
    b. to say that something is certainly true
    c. to do something to show that you have power
    d. to maintain or defend
  • Synonyms: Affirm, declare, claim, state, maintain
  • Antonyms: deny, reject, abandon
  • Usage in a sentence: I really must assert myself more in meetings.

8. Word: Strain (क्षति पहुँचानाविकृति)

  • Pronunciation: streyn/ स्ट्रेन
  • Part of Speech: Verb, Noun
  • Meaning: 
    a. force (a part of one's body or oneself) to make an unusually great effort. [Verb]
    b. a force tending to pull or stretch something to an extreme or damaging degree. [Noun]
  • Synonyms: stress, pressure, struggle
  • Antonyms: relax, rest, compress
  • Usage in a sentence: The transport service cannot cope with the strain of so many additional passengers.

9.  Word: Patronage (प्रतिपालन,वृत्ति देने का अधिकार)

  • Pronunciation: pey-truh-nij/ पैट्रनज
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning
    a. the support given by a patron.
    b. the power to control appointments to office or the right to privileges.
    c. the regular custom attracted by a shop, restaurant, etc.
  • Synonyms: support, aegis, backing, protection
  • Antonyms: opposition, competition, antagonism, nonalignment
  • Usage in a Sentence: The college relied on the patronage of its wealthy graduates to expand its funds.

10. WordPreponderance (प्रचुरता)

  • Pronunciation: pri-pon-der-uhns/प्रीपान्ड्रन्स
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the quality or fact of being greater in number, quantity, or importance.
  • Synonyms: prevalence, dominance
  • Antonyms: uncommonness, counterbalance
  • Use in a Sentence: There is a preponderance of female students in the music department.

Practice here Daily Wordlist Quiz

The Hindu Newspaper Vocabulary Based Exercises: 19th 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!

  • harbinger
  • penchant
  • unequivocally
  • thaw
  • bonhomie

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:18th May 2022\


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