Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Wordlist: 24th May, 2023

By Shruti Kapoor|Updated : May 24th, 2023

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

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

1. Word: Deterrent (डराकर रोकने वाला)

  • Pronunciation: dih-tur-uhnt/ डिटरन्ट
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Adjective
  • Meaning
    a. a thing that discourages or is intended to discourage someone from doing something. (Noun)
    b. able or intended to deter. (Adjective)
  • Synonyms: impediment, hindrance, obstacle, disincentive
  • Antonyms: encouragement, incentive, catalyst, assistance, motive
  • Usage in a sentence: The pain of it should be deterrent enough to never make the mistake twice.

2. Word: Mitigate (घटाना)

  • Pronunciation: mit-i-geyt/ मिटिगेट
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: 
    a. make (something bad) less severe, serious, or painful.
    b. lessen the gravity of (an offence or mistake).
  • Synonyms: alleviate, ease, relieve, diminish
  • Antonyms: aggravate, incite, intensify
  • Usage in a Sentence: Governments should endeavour to mitigate anxiety.

 3Word: Stringent (सख्त)

  • Pronunciationstrin-juh nt
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:  (of regulations, requirements, or conditions) strict, precise, and exacting
  • Synonyms: harsh, rigorous, severe
  • Antonyms: tolerant, flexible, lenient
  • Usage in a Sentence: He failed to convene the stringent selection criteria.

4. Word: Flag (मुद्रण चेतावनी)

  • Pronunciation: flag/फ्लैग
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning:
    a. to place a flag or flags over or on; decorate with flags (Verb)
    b. to signal or warn (a person, automobile, etc.) with or as if with a flag (sometimes followed by down) (Verb)
    c. the tuft of long feathers on the legs of falcons and most hawks; the lengthened feathers on the crus or tibia (Noun)
    d.the name of a newspaper as printed on the editorial page (Noun)
    e. the name of a newspaper as printed on the editorial page (Noun)
    f. to become tired, weaker, or less effective (Verb)
  • Synonyms: banner, droop, pennant, decline
  • Antonyms: strengthen, work hard, go to the limit
  • Usage in a sentence: There were flags on the tops of many of the buildings.

5. Word: Morbidity (रुगण्ता)

  • Pronunciation: mawr-bid-i-tee/मॉर्बिडिटी
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning
    a. the morbidity of disease is how many people have it in a particular population (Noun)
    b. the fact of being too interested in unpleasant subjects, especially death (Noun)
  • Synonyms: mortality rate, ailment
  • Antonyms: health, wholesomeness
  • Usage in a sentence: She remembered her dead brother without morbidity.

6. Word: Dismay (हतोत्साहित होना)

  • Pronunciation: dis-mey/डिस्मे
  • Part of Speech
  • Meaning:
    a. a feeling of unhappiness and disappointment
    b. to break down the courage of completely, as by sudden danger or trouble; dishearten thoroughly; daunt
    c. to surprise in such a manner as to disillusion
  • Synonyms: alarm, upset, unnerve
  • Antonyms: confidence, comfort, encourage
  • Usage in a sentence: The surprise attack dismayed the enemy.

7. Word: Stricture  (कटु आलोचना)

  • Pronunciation: strik-cher/स्ट्रिक्चर
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. a remark or comment, especially an adverse criticism
    b. an abnormal contraction of any passage or duct of the body.
  • Synonyms: stenosis, criticism, restriction
  • Antonyms: blessing, praise, gratitude
  • Usage in a sentence: The reviewer made several strictures upon the author's style.

8. Word: Counterfeit (नक़ली)

  • Pronunciation: koun-ter-fit/काउन्टर्फिट
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning:
    a. made to look like the original of something, usually for dishonest or illegal purposes
    b. to make something look like the original of something else, usually for dishonest or illegal purposes
  • Synonyms: fake, sham, bogus
  • Antonyms: real, true, actual
  • Usage in a sentence: This watch may be a counterfeit, but it looks just like the original. 

9. Word: De jure(क़ानूनी तौर पर)

  • Pronunciation: di -joor-ee/डी जुरी
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. having a right or existence as stated by law
  • Synonyms: legitimate, statutory, rightfully
  • Antonyms: actual, unlawfully
  • Usage in a sentence: The president aims to create a de jure one-party state.

10. Word: Spurious (अवैध)

  • Pronunciation: spyoor-ee-uhs/स्प्युरीअस
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. false and not what it appears to be, or (of reasons and judgments) based on something that has not been correctly understood and therefore false
  • Synonyms: false, fake, fraudulent
  • Antonyms: real, genuine
  • Usage in a sentence : Some of the arguments in favour of shutting the factory are questionable and others downright spurious.

Practice here Daily Wordlist Quiz

The Hindu Newspaper Vocabulary Based Exercises: 24th 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!

  • spurious
  • dismay
  • deterrent
  • strictures
  • mitigate

Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordSynonym
1 Morbidity Bogus
2 De jure Ailment
3 Stringent Rigorous
4 Counterfeit Droop
5 Flag Statutory

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 May, 2023


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