Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Wordlist: 26th May, 2022

By Shruti Kapoor|Updated : May 26th, 2022

Daily updated The Hindu Editorial vocabulary words with their meanings dated 26th May, 2022 are important for Bank, SSC, Railway & IAS exams. At BYJU’S Exam Prep, our Series is named "Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Words List: 26th May, 2022 " to shape up your vocabulary from the newspaper wordlist.

With the help of a daily wordlist from the Hindu newspaper of 26th May, 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 hue, futile  etc. which can be downloaded from the monthly PDF of The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary to strengthen your preparation.

Important Vocabulary from The Hindu Editorial: 26th May 2022

1. Word: Brutal (निर्दय)

  • Pronunciation: broot-l/ब्रूटल
  • Part of Speech: Noun/ Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. cruel, violent, and completely without feelings (Noun)
    b. savage (Adjective)
  • Synonyms: savage, cruel, inhuman, irrational, unreasoning
  • Antonyms: charitable, benevolent, sympathetic, humane
  • Usage in a sentence: The brutal attack on democracy was highly condemned.

2. Word: Futile (निरर्थक)

  • Pronunciation: fyoot-l/ फ्यूटल
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: incapable of producing any useful result; pointless
  • Synonyms: useless, unavailing, ineffective, fruitless
  • Antonyms: productive, useful, fruitful
  • Usage in a Sentence: Trying to please other people is largely a futile activity.

Word: Ambiguity (संदिग्धता)

  • Pronunciation: am-bi-gyoo-i-tee/ ऐम्बग्यूइटी
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the quality of being open to more than one interpretation; inexactness.
  • Synonyms: vagueness, obscurity, uncertainty
  • Antonyms: certainty, clarity
  • Usage in a Sentence: There was an element of ambiguity in the president's reply.

4. Word: Harness (नियंत्रण में लाना)

  • Pronunciation: hahr-nis/हार्निस
  • Part of Speech: Verb, Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. a piece of equipment with straps and belts, used to control or hold in place a person, animal, or object (Noun)
    b. to control something, usually in order to use its power (Verb)
  • Synonyms: exploit, control, bridle 
  • Antonyms: loosen, disconnect
  • Usage in a sentence: There is a great deal of interest in harnessing wind and waves as new sources of power.

5. Word: Devious (कपटी)

  • Pronunciationdee-vee-uhs/ डीवीअस
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning
    a. showing a skilful use of underhand tactics to achieve goals.
    b. (of a route or journey) longer and less direct than the most straightforward way.
  • Synonyms: sly, tricky, crafty, cunning
  • Antonyms: direct, honest, frank, straightforward
  • Usage in a sentence
    a. He is nothing but a dishonest and devious politician.
    b. He took us by a devious route to the center of the city.

6. Word: Hue (विविध रंग/चिल्लाहट)

  • Pronunciation: hyoo/ह्यू
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning
    a. (a degree of lightness, darkness, strength, etc. of) a colour
    b. a different type or group
    c. form or appearance
  • Synonyms: shade, tone, tint, tinge
  • Antonyms: bleach, light
  • Usage in a sentence: In the Caribbean waters there are fish of every hue.


7. Word: Nihilistic (शून्यवादी)

  • Pronunciation: nahy-uh-lis-tik/नाइलीस्टिक 
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. rejecting all religious and moral principles in the belief that life is meaningless
  • Synonyms: anarchic, rebellious
  • Usage in a sentence: The rebels urged the people to grab hold of nihilism and remove all government officials from office.

8. Word: Indocrinate (राज़ी करना)

  • Pronunciationin-dok-truh-neyt/इन्डाक्ट्रनेट
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. to convince people to believe a certain idea or concept/ teach (a person or group) to accept a set of beliefs uncritically
  • Synonyms: brainwash, propagandize, proselytize, inculcate, re-educate, persuade, convince, 
  • Antonyms: unlearn, dissuade, neglect
  • Usage in a sentence-A teacher's job is not to indoctrinate his students but rather to teach them how to discover their own knowledge.

9.  Word: Portend (संकेत)

  • Pronunciation: Por-tend/पोर्टेन्ड
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning:
    a. to indicate or give sign of a future occurrence
  • Synonyms: augur, foretell; indicate/signal
  • Antonyms:  Oblivious, promising
  • Usage in a sentence: In most cases, a lack of effort does portend failure.

10. WordAmple (यथेष्ट)

  • Pronunciation: Am_pal/am-puhl
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:  
    a. enough or more than enough; plentiful.
    b. large and accommodating.
  • Synonyms: large, abundant, plentiful, extensive, substantial
  • Antonyms: limited, insufficient, little, meager
  • Usage in a Sentence: The police found ample evidence of wrongdoing.


Practice here Daily Wordlist Quiz

The Hindu Newspaper Vocabulary Based Exercises: 26th May 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!

  • portend
  • brutal
  • futile
  • ambiguity
  • ample

Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordSynonym
1 harness crafty
2 indoctrinate persuade
3 nihilistic exploit
4 hue tinge
5 devious rebellious

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 May, 2022


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