Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Wordlist: 24th January, 2023

By Shruti Kapoor|Updated : January 24th, 2023

Daily updated The Hindu Editorial vocabulary words with their meanings dated 24th 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: 24th January, 2023" to shape up your vocabulary from the newspaper wordlist.

With the help of a daily wordlist from Hindu newspaper of 24th 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: 24th January, 2023

1. WordTenuous (तुच्छ)

  • Pronunciationten-yoo-uhs/ टेन्यूअस
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning
    a. very weak or slight
    b. very slender or fine; insubstantial
  • Synonyms: insubstantial, flimsy, weak, fragile, dubious, thin, slender, delicate
  • Antonyms: substantial, thick, stable, healthy, significant
  • Usage in a Sentence: He could demonstrate only a tenuous claim to ownership.

2. Word: Tack (जोड़ना)

  • Pronunciation: tak/ टैक
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning: 
    a. a small, sharp broad-headed nail.
    b. add or append something to something already existing.
  • Synonyms: nail, pin, bind, affix
  • Antonyms: disassemble, detach, separate, unfasten
  • Usage in a sentence: They decided to tack an amendment to the bill.

 3Word: Fraught (भारयुक्त, व्याकुल)

  • Pronunciation: frawt/ फ्रॉट
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning
    a. (of a situation or course of action) filled with or likely to result in (something undesirable).
    b. causing or affected by anxiety or stress.
  • Synonyms: charged, laden, anxious, worried, upset, distraught, overwrought, agitated, distressed, distracted, desperate
  • Antonyms: devoid, bare, destitute
  • Usage in a Sentence: The long journey through the tropical forest was fraught with danger.

4. Word: Stance (उद्देश्य)

  • Pronunciation: stans/ स्टैन्स
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the attitude of a person or organization towards something; a standpoint.
  • Synonyms: position, posture, attitude, opinion
  • Usage in a sentence: The doctor's stance on the issue of abortion is well known.

5. Word: Incumbent (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.

6. Phrase: Shrug off (हटाना)

  • Pronunciation: shrug-awf/श्रग ऑफ
  • Meaning:
    a. to minimize the importance of; dismiss
    b. to get rid of
    c. to wriggle out of or push off (clothing)
  • Synonyms: disregard, brush aside, overlook
  • Usage in a sentence:  You're a father and you can't simply shrug off your responsibility for your children. 

7. Word: Ostensibly (काल्पनिक रूप से)

  • Pronunciation: o-sten-suh-buh l/ ओस्तेंसिब्ली
  • Part of Speech: Adverb
  • Meaning: as appears or is stated to be true, though not necessarily so; apparently
  • Synonyms: apparently, seemingly, allegedly, superficially
  • Antonyms: truly, improbably, unlikely
  • Usage in a SentenceOstensibly he was on a business trip, but he spent most of the time on the beach

8. Word: Sanguine (विश्वासपूर्ण)

  • Pronunciation: sang-gwin/ सैंगविन
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: optimistic or positive, especially in an apparently bad or difficult situation.
  • Synonyms: hopeful, confident
  • Antonyms: pessimistic, unhappy
  • Usage in Sentence: The man tends to take a sanguine view of the problems involved.

9. Word: Prognosticate (पूर्व संकेत करना)

  • Pronunciation: prog-nos-ti-keyt/प्राग्नास्टकेट
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning:
    a. to give a judgment about what is likely to happen in the future, especially in connection with a particular situation
  • Synonyms: predict, foretell, forecast, portend
  • Antonyms: ignore
  • Usage in a sentence: He is in a good position to prognosticate on the future of commerce.

10. Word: Profiteer (अनुचित लाभ कमाना)

  • Pronunciation: prof-i-teer/ प्राफिटीर
  • Part of Speech: Verb, Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. make or seek to make an excessive or unfair profit, especially illegally (Verb)
    b. a person who profiteers (Noun)
  • Synonyms: overcharge, racketeer, extortion, exploit
  • Antonyms:  lender, overachiever
  • Usage in a Sentence:  Seven food merchants were charged with profiteering when investigated by the income tax department.

The Hindu Newspaper Vocabulary Based Exercises: 24th 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!

  • Tenuous 
  • Tack
  • Fraught 
  • Stance 
  • Incumbent 

Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordSynonym
1 forecast unhappy
2 pessimistic allegedly
3 compulsory upset
4 distraught necessary
5 apparently predict

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: 23rd January, 2023


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