Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Wordlist: 27th August, 2022

By Sanskriti Bisht|Updated : August 27th, 2022

Daily updated The Hindu Editorial vocabulary words with their meanings dated 27th August, 2022 are important for Bank, SSC, Railway & IAS exams. At BYJU’S Exam Prep, our Series is named "Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Words List: 27th August, 2022" to shape up your vocabulary from the newspaper wordlist.

With the help of a daily wordlist from the Hindu newspaper of 27th August, 2022 our aim is to help you completely understand the commonly used words with their meanings, pronunciations, synonyms, antonyms, and proper use in sentences, etc. Today's Hindu newspaper contains important vocabulary words like  resonate, unviable  etc. which can be downloaded from the monthly PDF of The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary to strengthen your preparation.

Important Vocabulary from The Hindu Editorial: 27th August, 2022

1. Word: Perilous (संकटपूर्ण)

  • Pronunciationper-uh-luhs/ पेरीलस
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. full of danger or risk.
    b. exposed to imminent risk of disaster or ruin.
  • Synonyms: dangerous, hazardous, risky, precarious
  • Antonyms: safe, harmless, secure, cautious
  • Usage in a sentence: The migratory birds fly to Turkey and attempt the perilous journey across the Mediterranean to Europe.

2. Word: Stalemate (गतिरोध)

  • Pronunciation: steyl-meyt/स्टेल्मेट
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning
    a. (Chess) a position of the pieces in which a player cannot move any piece except the king and cannot move the king without putting it in check (Noun)
    b. any position or situation in which no action can be taken or progress made; deadlock (Noun)
    c. to subject to a stalemate (Verb)
    d. to bring to a standstill (Verb)
  • Synonyms: deadlock, impasse, dead end, standoff, standstill
  • Antonyms: progress, advance, headway
  • Usage in a sentence: Despite long discussions, the workers and the management remain locked in stalemate.

3. Word: Swathe (लपेटना) 

  • Pronunciation: Sway-d/ स्वैद
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning:
    a. a broad strip or area of something (Noun)
    b. a large part of something that includes several different things (Noun)
    c. to wrap around or cover with cloth (Verb)
  • Synonyms: bandage, wrap, drape, enclose, 
  • Antonyms: uncover
  • Usage in a sentence: These people represent a broad swathe of public opinion.

4. Phrase: Reel under (भार तले दबना)

  • Pronunciation: रील अंडर
  • Meaning: to suffer because of a burden/to stagger under the weight of something
  • Synonyms: stagger under, suffer
  • Antonyms: stabilize, steady, comforting
  • Usage in a Sentence: Gary reeled under the responsibilities he had been given.

5. Word: Rhetoric (शब्दाडम्बर)

  • Pronunciationret-er-ik/ रेटरिक
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: language designed to have a persuasive or impressive effect, but which is often regarded as lacking in sincerity or meaningful content.
  • Synonyms: Elocution, Discourse, Bombast
  • Antonyms: Conciseness, Quiet
  • Use in a Sentence: As the elections are just one week away, the rhetoric on both parties is building.

6. Word: Gravely (गंभीर भाव से)

  • Pronunciation: greyv-lee/ ग्रैव्ली
  • Part of Speech: Adverb
  • Meaning: 
    a. to a degree that gives cause for alarm.
    b. in a serious or solemn manner.
  • Synonyms: seriously, severely, intensely
  • Antonyms: cheerfully, frivolously
  • Usage in a sentence:  We are gravely concerned about these developments.

 7. Word: Crippling (अशक्त कर देने वाला)

  • Pronunciation: Crip-ling/ क्रिपलिंग
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: cause a severe and almost insuperable problem for.
  • Synonyms: weakening, destroying, spoiling.
  • Antonyms: Strengthening, fortifying
  • Usage in a sentence: A crippling attack of malaria kept him in bed for months.

8. Word: Attrition (संघर्षण)

  • Pronunciation: uh-trish-uh n/अट्रिशन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the process of reducing something's strength or effectiveness through sustained attack or pressure.
  • Synonyms: depletion, undermining, corrosion
  • Antonyms: fortification, escalating
  • Usage in a Sentence: Terrorist groups and the government have been engaged in a costly war of attrition since 2008.

9. Word: Ceasefire (युद्धविराम)

  • Pronunciation: sees-fahyuh r/ सीज़ फ़ा-इ-र 
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a temporary suspension of fighting.
  • Synonyms: truce, armistice, peace
  • Antonyms: struggle, war, conflict
  • Usage in a sentence: Federal leaders continued their efforts to secure a ceasefire.

10. Word: Ally (मित्रपक्ष)

  • Pronunciation: uh-lahy/ऐली
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning: 
    a. a state formally cooperating with another for a military or other purpose. [Noun]
    b. combine or unite a resource or commodity with (another) for mutual benefit. [Verb]
  • Synonyms: collaborator, associate, friend
  • Antonyms: rival, foe, antagonist
  • Usage in a Sentence: She had found an ally in her old teacher.

Practice here Daily Wordlist Quiz

The Hindu Newspaper Vocabulary Based Exercises: 27th August, 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!

  • Swathe
  • Ceasefire
  • Reeling
  • Rhetoric
  • Crippling

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: 26th August, 2022


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