Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Wordlist: 2nd May, 2022

By Nilanjan Paul|Updated : May 2nd, 2022

Daily updated The Hindu Editorial vocabulary words with their meanings dated 2nd May, 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: 2nd May, 2022 " to shape up your vocabulary from the newspaper wordlist.

With the help of a daily wordlist from Hindu newspaper of 2nd 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 sedition, connote 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: 2nd May, 2022

Important Words from the Article

1. Word: Posterity (भावी पीढ़ी)

  • Pronunciation: po-ster-i-tee/पास्टेरिटी
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: 
    a. succeeding or future generations collectively
    b. all descendants of one person
  • Synonyms: offspring, descendants, progeny
  • Antonyms: ancestor, predecessor, past
  • Usage in a sentence: Judgment of this age must be left to posterity.

2. Word: Duck (डुबाकर रखना/बत्‍तख/वार बचाने के लिए शारीर झुका लेना)

  • Pronunciation: duhk/डक
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning:
    a. to move your head or the top part of your body quickly down, especially to avoid being hit (verb)
    b. push someone underwater for a short time (Verb)
    c. to move quickly to a place, especially in order not to be seen (Verb)
    d. a bird that lives by water and has webbed feet (Noun)
    e. a friendly way of talking to someone you like (Noun)
  • Synonyms: dodge, sidestep, evade, avoid
  • Antonyms: interpret, confront, drake, inflict
  • Usage in a sentence: The boys were splashing around and ducking each other in the pool.

 3Word: Draconian (सख़्त)

  • Pronunciation: drey-koh-nee-uh n/ड्रकोनीअन
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning
    a. of, relating to, or characteristic of the Athenian statesman Draco, or his severe code of laws
    b. (often lowercase) rigorous; unusually severe or cruel
  • Synonyms: harsh, severe, oppressive, strict
  • Antonyms: bendable, malleable, not strict
  • Usage in a sentence: He criticized the draconian measures taken by the police in controlling the demonstrators.

4. Word: Cohort (संगी)

  • Pronunciation: koh-hawrt/कोहॉर्ट
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. a companion or associate
    b. one of the ten divisions in an ancient Roman legion, numbering from 300 to 600 soldiers
    c. any group of soldiers or warriors
    d. an accomplice; abettor
    e. a group or company
  • Synonyms: companion, colleague, company, group
  • Antonyms: antagonist, rival, opponent, adversary
  • Usage in a sentence: She has a cohort of admirers.

5. Word: Pander (दलाली करना)

  • Pronunciation: pan-der/पैन्डर
  • Part of Speech: Verb, Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. a person who furnishes clients for a prostitute or supplies persons
    b. a person who caters to or profits from the weaknesses or vices of others
    c. a go-between in amorous intrigues
    d. to act as a pander; cater basely
    e. to act as a pander for
  • Synonyms: procure, gratify, indulge, ponce
  • Antonyms: refuse, dissatisfy, refuse
  • Usage in a sentence: But, his films did not follow a template or pander to masses.

6. Word: Xenophobe (जातिवाद करनेवाला)

  • Pronunciation: zen-uh-fohb/क्सेनोपोब 
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. a person who fears or hates foreigners, people from different cultures, or strangers
    b. a person who fears or dislikes the customs, dress, etc., of people who are culturally different
  • Synonyms: racist, bigot, jingoist
  • Antonyms: global citizen
  • Usage in a sentence: Some people are trying to paint the president as a xenophobe and a racist.

7. Word: Mounting (बढ़ता हुआ)

  • Pronunciation: moun-ting/माउन्टिंग
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. increasing or rising
  • Synonyms: mount, climbing, climb, assembly
  • Antonyms: drop, decreasing
  • Usage in a sentence: There’s been mounting international criticism of the move.

8. Word: Pawn (गिरवी रखना)

  • Pronunciation: pawn/पॉन
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning:
    a. any one of the eight least valuable pieces in the game of chess (Noun)
    b. a person who does not have any real power but is used by others to achieve something (Noun)
    c. to leave a possession with a pawnbroker, who gives you money for it and can sell it if the money is not paid back within a certain time (verb)
    d. to pledge; stake; risk (Verb)
    e. something given or deposited as security, as for money borrowed (Noun)
    f. a person serving as security; hostage (Noun)
  • Synonyms: puppet, pledge, stooge, tool
  • Antonyms: compensate, armed man, king
  • Usage in a sentence: The refugees are pawns in an international political dispute.

9. Word: Across the board (सभी के लिए)

  • Pronunciation: uh-kraws-th uh-bawrd/अक्रॉस द बोर्ड
  • Part of Speech: Adjective 
  • Meaning:
    a. affecting everyone or everything within an organization, system, or society
    b. applying to all employees, members, groups, or categories; general
  • Synonyms: general, comprehensive, at all levels
  • Antonyms: distinctive, particular, customized
  • Usage in a sentence: The proposed across-the-board cuts for all state agencies will total $84 million.

10. Word: Reckless (लापरवाह)

  • Pronunciation: rek-lis/रेक्लिस
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. doing something dangerous and not worrying about the risks and the possible results
    b. showing a lack of care about risks or danger, and acting without thinking about the results of your actions
    c. taking risks and not caring about the possible dangers
  • Synonyms: rash, careless, thoughtless
  • Antonyms: prudent, cautious, careful
  • Usage in a sentence: They made increasingly reckless investments.

11. Word: Toll (संख्या)

  • Pronunciation: tohl/टोल
  • Part of speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning:
    a. a payment or fee exacted by the state, the local authorities, etc., for some right or privilege, as for passage along a road or over a bridge(Noun)
    b. suffering, deaths, or damage (Noun)
    c. the extent of loss, damage, suffering, etc., resulting from some action or calamity (Noun)
    d. a tax, duty, or tribute, as for services or use of facilities (Noun)
    e. to collect (something) as toll (Verb)
    f. to impose a tax or toll on (a person) (Verb)
  • Synonyms: charge, price, cost, number
  • Antonyms: income, earning
  • Usage in a sentence:  Independent sources say that the death toll from the earthquake runs into thousands. 

Practice here Daily Wordlist Quiz

The Hindu Newspaper Vocabulary Based Exercises: 2nd 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!

  • Posterity
  • Pander
  • Reckless
  • Mounting
  • Pawn

Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordSynonym
1Cohort Dodge
2Draconian Companion
3Across the board Charge
4Duck Comprehensive
5Toll Harsh


You can also check the wordlist articles for the previous days from the link below: Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Wordlist: 30th April, 2022

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