Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Wordlist: 20th September, 2022

By Yitika Saini|Updated : September 20th, 2022

Daily updated The Hindu Editorial vocabulary words with their meanings dated 20th September, 2022 are important for Bank, SSC, Railway & IAS exams. At BYJU’S Exam Prep, our Series is named "Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Words List: 20th September, 2022" to shape up your vocabulary from the newspaper wordlist.

With the help of a daily wordlist from the Hindu newspaper of 20th September, 2022 our aim is to help you completely understand the commonly used words with their meanings, pronunciations, synonyms, antonyms, and proper use in sentences, etc. Today's Hindu newspaper contains important vocabulary words like resonate, unviable 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 September, 2022

1. Word: Suboptimal (उपेष्‍टतम)

  • Pronunciation: suhb-op-tuh-muh l
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:

       a. of less than the highest standard or quality.

  • Synonyms: substandard, not as good as possible
  • Antonyms: excellent, flawless
  • Use in a Sentence: I must take the blame for a significant fraction of the suboptimal design.

2. WordKick-start (झटके से बल लगाकर शुरु करना)

  • Pronunciationkik-stahrt/ किक्स्टार्ट
  • Part of Speech: Verb, Noun
  • Meaning
    a. provide an impetus to start or resume (a process) [Verb]
    b. an impetus given to start or resume a process [Noun]
  • Synonyms: activate, spur, ignite, initiate, set in motion
  • Antonyms: come to an end, stop
  • Usage in a Sentence: The government's attempt to kick-start the economy has failed.

3. Word: Derail (पटरी से उतरना)

  • Pronunciation: dee-reyl/डीरेल
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning:
    a. (of a train, streetcar, etc.) to run off the rails of a track
    b. to become derailed; go astray
    c. to cause (a train, streetcar, etc.) to run off the rails of a track
    d. to cause to fail or become deflected from a purpose
    e. reduce or delay the chances for success or development of
  • Synonyms: thwart, foil, frustrate
  • Antonyms: assist, encourage, further
  • Usage in a sentence: Renewed fighting threatens to derail the peace talks.

4. Word: Consistent (सिलसिलेवार)

  • Pronunciation: kuhn-sis-tuhnt/ कन्सिस्टन्ट
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning
    a. acting or done in the same way over time, especially so as to be fair or accurate.
    b. compatible or in agreement with something.
    c. (of an argument or set of ideas) not containing any logical contradictions.
  • Synonyms: persistent, stable, steady, constant
  • Antonyms: inconsistent, irregular, varying, erratic
  • Usage in a Sentence: She's one of the team's most consistent players.

5. Word: Proactive (अग्रसक्रिय)

  • Pronunciation: proh-ak-tiv/ प्रोऐक्टिव
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: (of a person or action) creating or controlling a situation rather than just responding to it after it has happened.
  • Synonyms: active, dynamic, farsighted, anticipatory, enterprising
  • Antonyms: passive, idle, sluggish, weak
  • Usage in a sentence: The city is taking a proactive approach to fighting crime by hiring more police officers.

6. Word: Antithetical (द्वन्द्वमयी)

  • Pronunciation: an-tuh-thet-i-kuh l/ ऐन्टिथेटिकल
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning
    a. directly opposed or contrasted; mutually incompatible.
    b. connected with, containing, or using the rhetorical device of antithesis.
  • Synonyms: opposite, contrary, contradictory, opposing
  • Antonyms: same, alike, similar, 
  • Usage in a sentence: Spiritual concerns and ideals that are antithetical to the materialism have been embraced by modern society.

7. Word: Revival (पुन:प्रवर्तन)

  • Pronunciation: ri-vahy-vuh l/ रिवाइवल
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:  
    a. an improvement in the condition, strength, or fortunes of someone or something.
    b. an instance of something becoming popular, active, or important again.
  • Synonyms: recovery, renewal, resurrection, restoration, regeneration
  • Antonyms: suppression, destruction, recession, annulment
  • Usage in a sentence: The period saw a great revival in the wine trade.

8. Word: Propel (उकसाना)

  • Pronunciation: pruh-pel/प्रपेल
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning:
    a. to drive, or cause to move, forward or onward
    b. to impel or urge onward
    c. to cause someone to do an activity or be in a situation
  • Synonyms: drive, push, motivate
  • Antonyms: restrain, hold, discontinue
  • Usage in a sentence: The film propelled him to international stardom.

9. Word: Proposition (प्रापज़िशन)

  • Pronunciation: prop-uh-zish-uhn /प्रस्तुत करना
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb 
  • Meaning:
    a. an offer or suggestion, usually in business (Noun)
    b. a plan or scheme proposed (Noun)
    c. an offer of terms for a transaction, as in business (Noun)
    d. a thing, matter, or person considered as something to be dealt with or encountered (Noun)
    e. to propose a plan, deal, etc. to (Verb)
  • Synonyms: proposal, suggestion, idea, plan
  • Antonyms: refusal, denial
  • Usage in a sentence: I've put my proposition to the company director for his consideration.

10. Word: Bargain (मोल-भाव करना)

  • Pronunciation: bahr-guhn/बार्गिन
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning:
    a. an agreement between parties settling what each shall give and take or perform and receive in a transaction (Noun)
    b. an advantageous purchase, especially one acquired at less than the usual cost (Noun)
    c. to discuss the terms of a bargain; haggle; negotiate (Verb)
    d. to come to an agreement; make a bargain (Verb)
    e. to arrange by bargain; negotiate (Verb)
    f. to anticipate as likely to occur; expect (usually followed by a clause) (Verb)
  • Synonyms: deal, negotiate, contract, haggle
  • Antonyms: disagreement, counter
  • Usage in a sentence: The sale offered bargains galore.

Practice here Daily Wordlist Quiz

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

  • Consistent
  • Kick-start
  • Suboptimal
  • Proposition
  • Bargain

Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordSynonym

Share your answers in the comment section. 

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