Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Wordlist: 26th January, 2022

By Shruti Kapoor|Updated : January 26th, 2022

Daily updated The Hindu Editorial vocabulary words with their meanings dated 26th 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: 26th January 2022 " to shape up your vocabulary from the newspaper wordlist.

With the help of a daily wordlist from Hindu newspaper of 26th 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   obfuscate, fidelity, conscription  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: 26th January, 2022

1. Word: Intrinsic (अंतर्भूत)

  • Pronunciation: in-trin-sik/ इन्ट्रिन्सिक
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: belonging naturally; essential
  • Synonyms: inherent, innate, essential
  • Antonyms: acquired, external
  • Usage in a sentence: The electoral system appeared to form an intrinsic part of a stable polity.

2. Word: Spectre (पिशाच)

  • Pronunciation: spek-ter/ स्पेक्टर
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. a ghost.
    b. something widely feared as a possible unpleasant or dangerous occurrence.
  • Synonyms: ghost, phantom, apparition, premonition
  • Antonyms: reality
  • Usage in a sentence: The country is haunted by the spectre of civil war.

3. Word: Tenuous (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.

4. Word:  Enshrine (प्रतिष्ठापित करना)

  • Pronunciation: en-shrahyn/एन्श्राइन
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning:
    a. to enclose in or as in a shrine
    b. to cherish as sacred
  • Synonyms: dignify, preserve, sanctify
  • Antonyms: defile, degrade, abase
  • Usage in a sentence: Some teachers tend to enshrine their personal preferences as sacred rules of English grammar.

5. Word: Protagonist (कथा या नाटक का प्रधान पुरुष/सर्वेसर्वा)

  • Pronunciation: proh-tag-uh-nist/प्रोटैगनिस्ट
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. one of the main characters in a story or a play
    b. an important supporter of an idea or political system
  • Synonyms: hero, champion, supporter
  • Antonyms: antagonist, nemesis
  • Usage in a sentence: Key protagonists of the revolution were hunted down and executed.

6. Word: Obfuscate (उलझाना)

  • Pronunciation: ob-fuh-skeyt/आब्फस्केट 
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning:
    a. to make something less clear and harder to understand, especially intentionally
    b. to put false or confusing information on the internet, especially using special software, in order to stop search engines being able to collect information about you
  • Synonyms: obscure, cloud, confuse
  • Antonyms: interpret, illuminate, clarify
  • Usage in a sentence: You can confuse web trackers by obfuscating your movements online.

7. Word: Fidelity (ईमानदारी)

  • Pronunciation: fi-del-i-tee/फिडेलिटी
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. honest or lasting support, or loyalty, especially to a partner
    b. the degree to which the detail and quality of an original, such as a picture, sound, or story, is copied exactly
  • Synonyms: faithfulness, loyalty, allegiance
  • Antonyms: treachery, faithlessness
  • Usage in a sentence: The best ink-jet printers can reproduce photographs with amazing fidelity.

8. Word: conscription (अनिवार्य सैनिक सेवा)

  • Pronunciation: kuhn-skrip-shuhn/कन्स्क्रिप्शन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. compulsory enrolment of persons for military or naval service; draft.
    b. a compulsory contribution of money to a government during a time of war.
  • Synonyms: draft, muster, enlistment
  • Antonyms: dismissal, detachment
  • Usage in a sentence: Ever since the war began he's been worried that the government will introduce conscription.

9.  Word: disservice (नुक़सान)

  • Pronunciation: dis-sur-vis/डिसर्वस
  • Part of Speech:
  • Meaning:
    a. an action that harms something or someone
    b. an unfair or harmful action
  • Synonyms: injury, injustice, harm
  • Antonyms: service, benefit, benevolence
  • Usage in a sentence: She has done a great disservice to her cause by suggesting that violence is justifiable. 

10. Word: Dichotomy (द्विभाजन)

  • Pronunciation: dahy-kot-uh-mee/डाइकाटमी
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. a difference between two completely opposite ideas or things
    b. the division of two things that are completely different
  • Synonyms: duality, difference, split
  • Antonyms: similarity, alikeness
  • Usage in a sentence: There is often a dichotomy between what politicians say and what they do. 

Practice here Daily Wordlist Quiz

The Hindu Newspaper Vocabulary Based Exercises:  26th 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!

  • obfuscate
  • intrinsic
  • fidelity
  • conscription
  • disservice

Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordSynonym
1 spectre
2 protagonist preserve
3 dichotomy duality
4 enshrine sanctify
5 tenuous apparition

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: 25th January, 2022


That was your Vocabulary dose for the day. 

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Chan Doraemi

Chan DoraemiJan 26, 2022

My brother is intrinsically obfuscate with his life. He wanted raise for his continuous fidelity towards his job but again feel disservice to claim it. So I suggested him to peel away as of now and join the conscription service as now he is eligible for it.


  • The important vocabulary words from The Hindu newspaper of 26th January, 2022 are obfuscate, fidelity, conscription etc.

  • You can download The Hindu Editorial vocabulary PDF of 26th January, 2022 from the monthly capsule.

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