Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Wordlist: 22nd May, 2023

By Shruti Kapoor|Updated : May 22nd, 2023

Daily updated The Hindu Editorial vocabulary words with their meanings dated 22nd May, 2023 are important for Bank, SSC, Railway & IAS exams. At BYJU’S Exam Prep, our Series is named "Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Words List: 22nd May, 2023 " to shape up your vocabulary from the newspaper wordlist.

With the help of a daily wordlist from the Hindu newspaper of 22nd May, 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. which can be downloaded from the monthly PDF of The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary to strengthen your preparation.

Important Vocabulary from The Hindu Editorial: 22nd May, 2023

1. Word: Quandary (असमंजस)

  • Pronunciation: kwon-duh-ree/क्वान्ड्री
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: 

        a. a state of perplexity or uncertainty over what to do in a difficult situation.

        b. a difficult situation; a practical dilemma.

  • Synonyms: dilemma, predicament, plight
  • Antonyms: certainty, advantage, boon
  • Use in a Sentence: She's in a bit of a quandary about which of the jobs to accept

2.  Word: Ordinance (अध्यादेश)

  • Pronunciationawr-dn-uhns/ऑर्डनन्स
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:  
    a. an authoritative order.
    b. a religious rite.
  • Synonyms: order, decree, law, regulation, statute
  • Antonyms: judgement call, individualism, personal choice
  • Usage in a Sentence: A local ordinance forbids all street parking during snowstorms.

 3Word: Pertinent (उचित)

  • Pronunciation: pur-tn-uhnt/ पर्टिनिन्ट
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: relevant or applicable to a particular matter; apposite.
  • Synonyms: relevant, germane, apt
  • Antonyms: irrelevant, unrelatable, inappropriate
  • Usage in a sentence: The expert made some pertinent comments on the scheme.

4. Word: Extraneous (असम्बद्ध)

  • Pronunciation: ik-strey-nee-uhs/एक्स्ट्रैनीअस
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:

        a. irrelevant or unrelated to the subject being dealt with.

        b. of external origin.

  • Synonyms: irrelevant, immaterial, extrinsic
  • Antonyms: appropriate, pertinent
  • Use in a Sentence: We shall ignore factors extraneous to the problem.

5. Word: Rhetoric (शब्दाडम्बर)

  • Pronunciationret-er-ik/रेटरिक
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: language designed to have a persuasive or impressive effect, but which is often regarded as lacking in sincerity or meaningful content.
  • Synonyms: Elocution, Discourse, Bombast
  • Antonyms: Conciseness, Quiet
  • Use in a Sentence: As the elections are just one week away, the rhetoric on both parties is building.

6. Word: Brazen (निर्लज)

  • Pronunciation: brey-zuhn/ब्रेज़न
  • Part of Speech: Adjective, Verb
  • Meaning
    a. obvious, without any attempt to be hidden (Adjective)
    b. made of brass (Adjective)
    c. to make brazen or bold (Verb)
  • Synonyms: bold, shameless, cheeky, insolent
  • Antonyms: timid, shy, shameful
  • Usage in a sentence: He told me a brazen lie.

7. Word: Purportedly (कथित रूप से)

  • Pronunciation: per-pawr-tid, -pohr-/ पर्पॉर्टिड्ली 
  • Part of Speech: Adverb
  • Meaning: as appears or is stated to be true, though not necessarily so; allegedly
  • Synonyms: presumptively, seemingly, apparently, falsely
  • Antonyms: absolutely, genuinely, positively
  • Usage in a Sentence: This is purportedly the oldest tree in the world.

8. Word: Rigour (कठिनाई)

  • Pronunciationrig-er/ रीगर
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning
    a. the quality of being extremely thorough and careful
    b. severity or strictness
    c. harsh and demanding conditions
  • Synonyms: stringency, severity, harshness
  • Antonyms: agility, adaptability, leniency, benevolence
  • Usage in a sentence: They underwent the rigours of military training

9. Word: Upsurge (उन्नति)

  • Pronunciation: uhp-surj/अप्सर्ज
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning:
    a. to surge up; increase; rise (Verb)
    b. the act of surging up; a large or rapid increase (Noun)
  • Synonyms: surge, rise, increase
  • Antonyms: contract, decline, decrease
  • Usage in a sentence: An upsurge of/in violence in the district has been linked to increased unemployment. 

10. Word: Embark (आरंभ करना)

  • Pronunciation: em-bahrk/इम्बार्क
  • Part of Speech: Verb 
  • Meaning:
    a. to board a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle, as for a journey.
    b. to start an enterprise, business, etc.
    c. to put or receive on board a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle.
    d. to involve (someone) in an enterprise.
    e. to venture or invest (something) in an enterprise.
  • Synonyms: board, start, enter
  • Antonyms: end, stop, conclude
  • Usage in a sentence: She was now ready to embark on her journey of adventure. 

Practice here Daily Wordlist Quiz

The Hindu Newspaper Vocabulary Based Exercises: 22nd May, 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!

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!

  • Quandary
  • ordinance
  • pertinent
  • extraneous
  • rhetoric


Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordSynonym

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You can also check the wordlist articles for the previous days from the link below: Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Wordlist: 22nd May, 2023


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