Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Wordlist: 25th August, 2023

By Shruti Kapoor|Updated : August 25th, 2023

Daily updated The Hindu Editorial vocabulary words with their meanings dated 25th August, 2023, 2023, 2023 are important for Bank, SSC, Railway & IAS exams. At BYJU’S Exam Prep, our Series is named "Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Words List: 25th August, 2023, " to shape up your vocabulary from the newspaper wordlist.

With the help of a daily wordlist from the Hindu newspaper of 25th August, 2023our 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: 25th August, 2023

1. Word: Proscribe (निषिद् ध करना)

  • Pronunciation: proh-skrahyb/प्रोस्क्राइब
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: 
    a. forbid, especially by law.
    b. denounce or condemn.
    c. outlaw (someone).
  • Synonyms: prohibit, ban, criticize, censure, exclude, ostracize
  • Antonyms: allow, permit, include, approve
  • Usage in a Sentence: The Act proscribes discrimination on the grounds of race.

2. Word: Setback (असफलता)

  • Pronunciation: set-bak/ सेट्बैक
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a reversal or check in progress.
  • Synonyms: problem, difficulty, complication, disappointment 
  • Antonyms: positive outcome, success, breakthrough
  • Usage in a sentence: The December elections were a major setback for the party. 

 3. Word: Protract (खींचना)

  • Pronunciation: proh-trakt/प्रोट्रैक्ट
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning
    a. to draw out or lengthen, especially in time; extend the duration of; prolong
    b. Anatomy. to extend or protrude
    c. (in surveying, mathematics, etc.) to plot and draw (lines) with a scale and a protractor
  • Synonyms: prolong, extend, draw out, lengthen
  • Antonyms: contract, curtail, abbreviate
  • Usage in a sentence: I have no desire to protract the process.

4. WordEncounter (मिलनामुठभेड़)

  • Pronunciation: en-koun-ter/ एन्काउन्टर
  • Part of Speech: Verb, Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. unexpectedly be faced with or experience (something hostile or difficult). [Verb]
    b. a confrontation or unpleasant struggle. [Noun]
  • Synonyms: meet, experience, find
  • Antonyms: avoid, elude, dodge
  • Usage in a sentence: His encounter with the wild dog had completely unnerved him.

5. Word: Infirmity (कमजोरी)

  • Pronunciation: in-fur-mi-tee/ इन्फर्मिटी
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: physical or mental weakness.
  • Synonyms: weakness, frailty, ailment, illness
  • Antonyms: strength, power, vigour, energy
  • Usage in Sentence: His infirmity made it difficult to focus on anything other than how much pain he was in.

6. Word: Heft (महत्त्व)

  • Pronunciation: heft/ हेफ्ट
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. weight; heaviness:
    b. significance or importance.
    c. Archaic. the bulk or the main part.
  • Synonyms: heave, lift, ponderousness
  • Antonyms: adjunct, supplement, addendum
  • Usage in a sentence: It was a rather flimsy chair, without much heft to it.

7. WordBeget (उपजाना)

  • Pronunciation: bih-get/ बिगेट
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: (especially of a man) bring (a child) into existence by the process of reproduction.
  • Synonyms: engender, generate, produce
  • Antonyms: abolish, destroy, demolish
  • Usage in a Sentence: On some planets orbiting these stellar furnaces skies beget clouds, oceans fill with water and, sometimes, life begins.

8. Word: Insurgent (विद्रोही/बागी)

  • Pronunciation: in-sur-juhnt/ इन्सर्जन्ट
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Adjective
  • Meaning: 
    a. a person fighting against a government or invading force; a rebel or revolutionary. [Noun]
    b. rising in active revolt. [Adjective]
  • Synonyms: rebel, recusant, revolutionary
  • Antonyms: obedient, loyal, loyalist
  • Usage in a sentence: It was also a fight to consolidate his position within the insurgents.

9. Word: Entrench (मजबूत स्थिति बनाना)

  • Pronunciation: en-trench/एन्ट्रेन्च
  • Part of Speech
  • Meaning:
    a. to firmly establish something, especially an idea or a problem, so that it cannot be changed
    b. to dig trenches for defensive purposes around (oneself, a military position, etc.)
    c. to encroach; trespass; infringe (usually followed by on or upon)
  • Synonyms: encroach, embed, root, fix
  • Antonyms: remove, displace, eject
  • Usage in a sentence: The government's main task was to prevent inflation from entrenching itself.

10Word: Quixotic (अवास्तविक)

  • Pronunciation: kwik-sot-ik/क्विक्साटिक
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: extremely idealistic; unrealistic and impractical.
  • Synonyms: visionary, dreamy, delusive, idealistic
  • Antonyms: pragmatic, realistic, mundane
  • Usage in a Sentence: This project is a vast, exciting, and may be quixotic.

The Hindu Newspaper Vocabulary Based Exercises: 25th August, 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:

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!

  • proscribe
  • setback
  • protract
  • encounter
  • infirmity

Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordSynonym

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: 24th August, 2023


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