Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Wordlist: 20th January, 2023

By Shruti Kapoor|Updated : January 20th, 2023

Daily updated The Hindu Editorial vocabulary words with their meanings dated 20th January, 2023 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 January, 2023" to shape up your vocabulary from the newspaper wordlist.

With the help of a daily wordlist from Hindu newspaper of 20th January, 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 like  rhetoric, rigour, homologous  etc. which can be downloaded from the monthly PDF of The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary to strengthen your preparation.

Important Vocabulary from The Hindu Editorial: 20th January, 2023

1. WordUnduly (अनावश्यक रूप से)

  • Pronunciation: uhn-doo-lee/अन्डूली
  • Part of Speech: Adverb
  • Meaning: to an unwarranted degree; inordinately.
  • Synonyms: excessively, extremely, exorbitantly
  • Antonyms: properly, aptly, appropriately
  • Usage in a Sentence: My cousin doesn't seem unduly concerned about his exams.

2. Word: Revocation (खण्डन)

  • Pronunciation: रेवकेशन / रेवकैशन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the official cancellation of a decree, decision, or promise.
  • Synonyms: Cancellation, Withdrawal, Repeal, Abolition
  • Antonyms: Appeal, Entrance, Continuation
  • Usage in a Sentence: The owner of the Gym is going for the revocation my membership because I haven't paid their annual dues. 

 3Word: Rebuke (फटकार)

  • Pronunciation: Re-bew-k/रिब्यूक
  • Part of Speech: Noun, verb
  • Meaning - express sharp disapproval or criticism of (someone) because of their behaviour or actions (Verb)
    an expression of sharp disapproval or criticism (Noun)
  • Synonyms - censure, disapproval
  • Antonyms - approval, endorsement
  • Usage in a sentence - His bad manners earned him a sharp rebuke.

4. Word: Incur (दायित्व देना)

  • Pronunciation: in-kur/इन्कर
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: become subject to (something unwelcome or unpleasant) as a result of one's own behaviour or actions.
  • Synonyms: sustain, acquire, induce
  • Antonyms: avoid, evade, dwindle
  • Usage in a Sentence: Any expenses you may incur will be chargeable to the organisation.

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5. Word: Breach (उल्लंघन)

  • Pronunciation: breech/ब्रीच
  • Part of Speech: Noun/Verb
  • Meaning:  
    a. an act of breaking or failing to observe a law, agreement, or code of conduct. [Noun]
    b. make a gap in and breakthrough (a wall, barrier, or defence). [Verb]
  • Synonyms: break, violation, separation
  • Antonyms: comply, fulfill
  • Usage in a Sentence: We do not have any breach of discipline.

6. Word: Resort (सहारा लेना)

  • Pronunciation: ri-zawrt/ रिज़ॉर्ट 
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning: 
    a. a place that is frequented for holidays or recreation or for a particular purpose. (Noun)
    b. a course of action that is resorted to. (Noun)
    c. turn to and adopt (a course of action, especially an extreme or undesirable one) so as to resolve a difficult situation. (Verb)
  • Synonyms: hotel, refuge, fall back on
  • Antonym: avoid
  • Usage in a Sentence: She would never resort to the law courts to resolve her marital problems.

7. Word:  Watchdog (रक्षक)

  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning:
    a. a person or group that monitors the practices of companies (noun)
    b. monitor (a person/ activity/ situation) (verb)
  • Pronunciation: वाच-डॉग (watch-dog)
  • Synonyms: Custodian, Guardian
  • Usage in Sentence: The Institute acts as an independent watchdog to look after the policies of the company. 

8. Word: Norm (मानक)

  • Pronunciation: nawrm/ नॉर्म्ज़
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning
    a. something that is usual, typical, or standard [Noun]
    b. adjust (something) to conform to a norm [Verb]
  • Synonyms: standard, usual, normal
  • Antonyms: exceptions, aberrations
  • Usage in a Sentence: The social norms cannot merely exist as constraints existing outside individuals.

9. Word: Residue (अवशेष)

  • Pronunciation: rez-i-doo/ रेज़िडू
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning
    a. a small amount of something that remains after the main part has gone or been taken or used.
    b. a substance that remains after a process such as combustion or evaporation.
  • Synonyms: remains, remainder, waste, remnant
  • Usage in a sentence: There was some kind of sticky residue on the floor.

10. Word: To the fore (सर्वोपरि)

  • Part of Speech: Idiom
  • Meaning - to become/ to make something predominant,
  • Synonyms - paramount,  most important
  • Antonyms - Minor, secondary, trivial
  • Usage in a sentence- A number of low-budget independent films brought new directors and actors to the fore.

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

  • Incur
  • Breach
  • Resort
  • WatchdogNorm

Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordAntonym
1 paramount exception
2 violate dwindle
3 sustain approval
4 censuretrivial 
5 usual comply

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: 19th January, 2023


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