Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Wordlist: 21st January 2022

By Shruti Kapoor|Updated : January 21st, 2022

Daily updated The Hindu Editorial vocabulary words with their meanings dated 21st January 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: 21st January 2022" to shape up your vocabulary from the newspaper wordlist.

With the help of a daily wordlist from Hindu newspaper of 21st January 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  bountiful, buffet, churn  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: 21st January 2022

1. Word: Usurp (हड़पना)

  • Pronunciation: yoo-surp/यूसर्प
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning:
    a. to take control of a position of power, especially without having the right to
    b. to use without authority or right; employ wrongfully
  • Synonyms: seize, take, grab, expropriate
  • Antonyms: forfeit, relinquish, surrender
  • Usage in a sentence: Local control is being usurped by central government.

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. WordIncumbent (अवलंबी)

  • Pronunciation: in-kuhm-buh nt/ इन्कम्बन्ट
  • Part of Speech: Adjective, Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. necessary for (someone) as a duty or responsibility. [Adjective]
    b. the holder of an office or post. [Noun]
  • Synonyms: necessary, tenured, compulsory, officeholder
  • Antonyms: optional, unnecessary
  • Usage in a sentence: It is incumbent upon all users of this equipment to familiarize themselves with the safety procedure.

4. Word: Dismal (अप्रसन्न)

  • Pronunciation: diz-muh l/डिज़्मल
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. causing a mood of gloom or depression.
    b. pitifully or disgracefully bad.
  • Synonyms: bleak, cheerless, gloomy
  • Antonyms: pleasant, encouraging, enthusiastic
  • Usage in a Sentence: Her scheme was a dismal failure.

5. Word: Buffet (धक्का मुक्की करना/उपहार-कक्ष)

  • Pronunciation: buhf-it /बफे
  • Part of Speech: verb, noun
  • Meaning:
    a. a meal where people serve themselves different types of food (noun)
    b. (of wind, rain, etc.) to hit something repeatedly and with great force (verb)
  • Synonyms: counter, whack, cupboard
  • Antonyms: abet, answer, be vanquished
  • Usage in a sentence: The little boat was buffeted mercilessly by the waves.

6. Word: Bountiful(उदार)

  • Pronunciation: boun-tuh-fuhl/बाउन्टिफल
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. large in amount
    b. generous in giving to others
  • Synonyms: generous, liberal, abundant
  • Antonyms: greedy, sparse, scarce
  • Usage in a sentence: We found a bountiful supply of coconuts on the island.

7. Word: Saunter (चहलकदमी)

  • Pronunciation: sawn-ter/सॉन्टर
  • Part of Speech: verb, noun
  • Meaning:
    a. to walk in a slow and relaxed way, often in no particular direction
    b. a slow and relaxed walk, often in no particular direction
  • Synonyms: blows, bluff, boasts
  • Antonyms: bolt, dash
  • Usage in a sentence: He sauntered by, looking very pleased with himself.

8. Word: Tainted (दूषित)

  • Pronunciation: teyn-tid/टैन्टिड
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. spoiled; damaged in quality, taste, or value
    b. affected by a trace of something bad, offensive, or harmful
  • Synonyms: contaminated, stained, foul
  • Antonyms: fresh, pure, clean
  • Usage in a sentence: An outbreak of salmonella poisoning linked to eating tainted ground turkey has resulted in several deaths. 

9.  Word: cobble (मरम्मत करना, बुरा काम)

  • Pronunciation: kob-uhl/काबल
  • Part of Speech:
  • Meaning:
    a. a rounded stone used on the surface of an old-fashioned road (noun)
    b. to put together roughly or clumsily.
  • Synonyms: sett, patch, paving stone
  • Antonyms: dislodge, add to the problem 
  • Usage in a sentence: The cart rumbled over the cobbles.

10. Word: Populace (जनसाधारण)

  • Pronunciation: pop-yuh-luhs /पाप्यलस
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. the ordinary people who live in a particular country or place
  • Synonyms: public, people, masses
  • Antonyms: elite, aristocracy, gentlefolk
  • Usage in a sentence: Some studies show that workers in the nuclear industry are more likely than the general populace to get cancer. 

Practice here Daily Wordlist Quiz

The Hindu Newspaper Vocabulary Based Exercises: 21st January 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!

  • cobble
  • usurp
  • buffet
  • bountiful
  • tainted

Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordSynonym
1 populace gloomy 
2 dismal tenured
3 saunter boast
4 incumbent masses
5 buffet cheerless 

Share your answers in the comment section. 

More from us:

You can also check the wordlist articles for the previous days from the link below: Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Wordlist: 20th January, 2022


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  • The important vocabulary words from The Hindu newspaper of 21st January, 2022 are buffet, bountiful, incumbent etc.

  • You can download The Hindu Editorial vocabulary PDF of January 21, 2022 from the monthly capsule.

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