Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Wordlist: 20th April, 2022

By Nilanjan Paul|Updated : April 20th, 2022

Daily updated The Hindu Editorial vocabulary words with their meanings dated 20th April, 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: 20th April, 2022 " to shape up your vocabulary from the newspaper wordlist.

With the help of a daily wordlist from Hindu newspaper of 20th April 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 sedition, connote 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: 20th April, 2022

Important Words from the Article

1. Word: Vigilant (चौकन्ना/सतर्क)

  • Pronunciation: vij-uh-luhnt/विजलन्ट
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: 
    a. keenly watchful to detect danger; wary
    b. ever awake and alert; sleeplessly watchful
  • Synonyms: alert, watchful, attentive, observant
  • Antonyms: careless, unaware, inattentive
  • Usage in a sentence: Following the bomb scare at the airport, the staff have been warned to be extra vigilant.

2. Word: Avaricious (लालची)

  • Pronunciation: av-uh-rish-uh s/ऐवरिशस
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. characterized by avarice; greedy; covetous
  • Synonyms: greedy, grasping, rapacious, miserly
  • Antonyms: generous, charitable, bounteous
  • Usage in a sentence: Her business empire brought her wealth beyond the dreams of avarice.

3. Word: Exorbitant (अतिशय)

  • Pronunciation: ig-zawr-bi-tuhnt/इग्ज़ॉर्बिटन्ट
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning
    a. exceeding the bounds of custom, propriety, or reason, especially in amount or extent; highly excessive
  • Synonyms: outrageous, extortionate, excessive
  • Antonyms: cheap, frugal, affordable
  • Usage in a sentence: The bill for dinner was exorbitant.

 4. Word: Retrospect (बीती बातों की जांच)

  • Pronunciation: re-truh-spekt/रेट्रस्पेक्ट
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning
    a. contemplation of the past; a survey of past time, events (Noun)
    b. to look back in thought; refer back (often followed by to) (Verb)
  • Synonyms: review, hindsight, remembering
  • Antonyms: forethought
  • Usage in a sentence: In retrospect, I think my marriage was doomed from the beginning.

5. Word: Beneficiary (लाभार्थी)

  • Pronunciation: ben-uh-fish-ee-er-ee/बेनफिशीएरी
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. a person or group that receives benefits, profits, or advantages
    b. a person designated as the recipient of funds or other property under a will, trust, insurance policy, etc
  • Synonyms: recipient, heir, legatee, payee
  • Antonyms: benefactor, contributor, giver
  • Usage in a sentence: Her wife was the chief beneficiary of her will.

6. Word: Subsume (नियम के अंतर्गत करना)

  • Pronunciation: suh b-soom/सब्सूम
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning
    a. to consider or include (an idea, term, proposition, etc.) as part of a more comprehensive one
    b. to bring (a case, instance, etc.) under a rule
    c. to take up into a more inclusive classification
  • Synonyms: incorporate, include, embrace, encompass
  • Antonyms: leave, debar, release
  • Usage in a sentence: All the statistics have been subsumed under the general heading "Facts and Figures".

7. Word: Shear (काटना)

  • Pronunciation: sheer/शीर
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning
    a. to cut (something)
    b. to remove by or as if by cutting or clipping with a sharp instrument
    c. to progress by cutting
  • Synonyms: trim, crop, clip, prune
  • Antonyms: expand, clarify
  • Usage in a sentence: The farmer taught her how to shear sheep.

8. Word: High­-handedness (स्वेच्छाचारी)

  • Pronunciation: hahy-han-did-ness/हाइ हैन्डिडनैस
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning
    a. power or authority used more forcefully than is needed, without thinking about the feelings or wishes of other people
  • Synonyms: autocratic, absolute, bossy
  • Antonyms: democratic, rational, reasoned
  • Usage in a sentence: He was a leader of some ignorance and high-handedness.

9. Phrase: Put the cap on (बाधित करना)

  • Pronunciation: put-th-cap-on/पुट द कैप ऑन
  • Meaning
    a. to establish a clear upper limit for something.
  • Synonyms: limit, set boundary, restrict
  • Antonyms: delimit, set free
  • Usage in a sentence: We need to put a cap on spending in every department.

10. Phrase: Call all hands to the deck (मदद क लिए बुलाना)

  • Pronunciation:  call all hands-on-dek/कॉल आल हैंड्स टो डेक 
  • Meaning
    a. by extension, everyone available to help with a problem, or a call for those people to help
    b. a call for all members of a ship's crew to come to the deck, usually in a time of crisis
  • Synonyms: all the help you can get, all possible assistance, every possible assistance
  • Usage in a sentence: We're under attack! All hands on deck!

Practice here Daily Wordlist Quiz

The Hindu Newspaper Vocabulary Based Exercises: 20th April, 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!

  • Put the cap on
  • Call all hands to the deck
  • Retrospect
  • Exorbitant
  • Vigilant

Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordSynonym
1Avaricious  Greedy
2High handednessTrim
3Shear Recipient
4Beneficiary Incorporate
5Subsume Autocratic

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: 20th April, 2022


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