Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Wordlist: 29th August, 2023

By Shruti Kapoor|Updated : August 29th, 2023

Daily updated The Hindu Editorial vocabulary words with their meanings dated 29th 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: 29th August, 2023, " to shape up your vocabulary from the newspaper wordlist.

With the help of a daily wordlist from the Hindu newspaper of 29th 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: 29th August, 2023

1. Word: Zealous (उत्साही)

  • Pronunciation: zel-uhs/ ज़ेलस
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: 
    a. full of, characterized by, or due to zeal; ardently active, devoted, or diligent.
  • Synonyms: eager, ardent, enthusiastic 
  • Antonyms: apathetic, careless, indifferent 
  • Usage in a sentence: Asoka was a Buddhist and a zealous propagator of Buddhism.

2. Word: Amend (सुधारना)

  • Pronunciation: uh-mend/ अमेन्ड
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning:
    a. to alter, modify, rephrase, or add to or subtract from (a motion, bill, constitution, etc.) by formal procedure:
    b. to change for the better; improve:
    c. to remove or correct faults in; rectify.
  • Synonyms: change, modify, alter
  • Antonyms: worsen, aggravate, harm
  • Usage in a sentence: Considering the inflation, Congress may amend the proposed tax bill.

 3Word: Paternal (पैतृक)

  • Pronunciation: puh-tur-nl/ पटर्नल
  • Part of Speech: Adjective 
  • Meaning
    a. characteristic of or befitting a father; fatherly:
    b. of or relating to a father.
    c. related on the father's side:
    d. derived or inherited from a father:
  • Synonyms: fatherly, patriarchal, patrimonial
  • Antonyms: maternal, motherly, unfatherly 
  • Usage in a sentence: My paternal aunt created a ruckus at a family event. 

4. Word: Scrutiny (तहकीकात)

  • Pronunciation: skroot-n-ee/ स्क्रूटनी
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. a searching examination or investigation; minute inquiry.
    b. surveillance; close and continuous watching or guarding.
    c. a close and searching look.
  • Synonyms: examination, inspection, investigation
  • Antonyms: neglect, eyeshot, flashback
  • Usage in a sentence: A serious scrutiny is necessary to counter this avoidable trend of a server breakdown.

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5. Word: Stake (दाँव पर लगाना)

  • Pronunciation: steyk/ स्टैक
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning:
    a. the money risked on a gamble
    b. place a bet on
    c. kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole
    d. put at risk
  • Synonyms: venture, gamble, hazard
  • Antonyms: safety, liability, guard 
  • Usage in a sentence: No one will stake their good reputation for a lost proposition like this. 

6. Word: Err (ग़लती करना)

  • Pronunciation: er/ एर
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning:
    a. to go astray in thought or belief; be mistaken; be incorrect.
    b. to go astray morally; sin:
    ]c. Archaic. to deviate from the true course, aim, or purpose.
  • Synonyms: slip, blunder, transgress 
  • Antonyms: accurate, correct, contemplate 
  • Usage in a sentence: He erred while taking the lecture and he apologised instantly. 

7. Word: Statute (अधिनियम)

  • Pronunciation: stach-oot/ स्टैचूट
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. an enactment made by a legislature and expressed in a formal document.
    b. International Law. an instrument annexed or subsidiary to an international agreement, as a treaty.
    c. a permanent rule established by an organization, corporation, etc., to govern its internal affairs.
  • Synonyms: regulation, decree, ordinance 
  • Antonyms: refrain, convict, anarchy
  • Usage in a sentence: Although there is no general law of adoption, yet it is permitted by a statute amongst various religions and constitutions. 

8. Word: Audacious (दुःसाहसी)

  • Pronunciation: aw-dey-shuhs/ ऑडेशस
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. extremely bold or daring; recklessly brave; fearless:
    b. extremely original; without restriction to prior ideas; highly inventive:
    c. recklessly bold in defiance of convention, propriety, law, or the like; insolent; brazen.
    lively; unrestrained; uninhibited:
  • Synonyms: bold, courageous, daring 
  • Antonyms: shy, timid, coward
  • Usage in a sentence: His audacious shot earned him six runs as well as rave reviews from people. 

9. Word: Claustrophobic (संवृति भीत)

  • Pronunciation: klaw-struh-foh-bik/ क्लॉस्ट्रफोबिक
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. suffering from claustrophobia; abnormally afraid of closed-in places
    b. uncomfortably closed or hemmed in
  • Synonyms: confined, enclosed, cramped
  • Antonyms: liberated, airy, open
  • Usage in a sentence: After living in a dark room for so long, he became claustrophobic. 

10. Word: Susceptible (अतिसंवेदनशील)

  • Pronunciation: suh-sep-tuh-buhl/ ससेप्टबल
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. admitting or capable of some specified treatment:
    b. accessible or especially liable or subject to some influence, mood, agency, etc.:
    c. capable of being affected emotionally; impressionable.
  • Synonyms: vulnerable, sensitive, pliant 
  • Antonyms: immune. resistant, adamant 
  • Usage in a sentence: The security system was susceptible to multiple breaches due to the quality of encryptions used to secure the data. 

11. Word: Detriment (नुकसान)

  • Pronunciation: de-truh-muhnt/ डेट्रमन्ट
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. loss, damage, disadvantage, or injury.
    b. a cause of loss or damage.
  • Synonyms: damage, harm, injury
  • Antonyms: benefit, advantage, perks  
  • Usage in a sentence: The cyclone turned out to be a huge detriment to everyday life around the coastal region of the place. 

12. Word: Conform (स्वीकार करना)

  • Pronunciation: kuhn-fawrm/ कन्फॉर्म
  • Part of Speech: Noun/ Verb 
  • Meaning:
    a. to act in accordance or harmony; comply (usually followed by to):
    b. to act in accord with the prevailing standards, attitudes, practices, etc., of society or a group:
    c. to be or become similar in form, nature, or character.
    d. to make similar in form, nature, or character.
    e. to bring into agreement, correspondence, or harmony.
  • Synonyms: adapt, agree, comply
  • Antonyms: differ, disobey, contradict  
  • Usage in a sentence: And Parliamentary procedure is good only when its members are willing to conform to the will of the majority.

The Hindu Newspaper Vocabulary Based Exercises: 29th 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. Make your own Sentences.

  • Zealous
  • Amend
  • Paternal
  • Scrutiny
  • Stake

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!

Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordSynonym
1Err Liberated 
2Statute Bold 
3Audacious Regulation 
4Claustrophobic Blunder 
5Susceptible Vulnerable 

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: 28th August, 2023


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