Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Wordlist: 31th May, 2022

By Shambhavi Rai|Updated : May 31st, 2022

Daily updated The Hindu Editorial vocabulary words with their meanings dated 31th 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: 31th May, 2022 " to shape up your vocabulary from the newspaper wordlist.

With the help of a daily wordlist from the Hindu newspaper of 31th 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 Perish, Grim etc. which can be downloaded from the monthly PDF of The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary to strengthen your preparation.

Important Vocabulary from The Hindu Editorial: 31th May 2022

1. Word: Statutory (सांविधिक)

  • Pronunciation: stach-oo-tawr-ee/स्टैचुटोरी
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:

        a. required, permitted, or enacted by statute.

        b. having come to be required or expected through being done or made regularly.

  • Synonyms: lawful, legal, authorized
  • Antonyms: unofficial, illegal
  • Use in a Sentence: The man is under a statutory duty to keep accurate records.

2. Word: Shoddy (तुच्छ)

  • Pronunciation: shod-ee/ शाडी
  • Part of Speech: Adjective, Noun
  • Meaning
    a. badly made or done. (Adjective)
    b. an inferior quality yarn or fabric made from the shredded fibre of waste woollen cloth or clippings. (Noun)
  • Synonyms: cheap, poor, shabby, inferior, trashy
  • Antonyms: fine, good, excellent, polished
  • Usage in a Sentence: They gave a shoddy performance.

3. Word: Malicious (दुर्भावनापूर्ण)

  • Pronunciation: muh-lish-uh s/मलिशस
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. full of, characterized by, or showing malice; intentionally harmful; spiteful:
    b. Law. vicious, wanton, or mischievous in motivation or purpose.
  • Synonyms: spiteful, malevolent, vicious
  • Antonyms: kind, benevolent, kindhearted
  • Usage in a sentence: He complained that he'd been receiving malicious phone calls.

4. Word: Probe (जांच करना)

  • Pronunciation: prohb/ प्रोब
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb 
  • Meaning: 
    a. a thorough investigation into a crime or other matter. [Noun]
    b. explore or examine (something), especially with the hands or an instrument. [Verb]
  • Synonyms: scrutinize, inquiry
  • Antonyms: glimpse, absurd
  • Usage in a Sentence: I don't want to probe too deeply into your personal affairs.

5. Word: Seizure (गिरफ़्त)

  • Pronunciation: see-zher /सीश़र
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. a taking possession of an item, property, or person legally or by force.
    b. a sudden attack, as of epilepsy or some other disease.
  • Synonyms: capture, confiscation, arrest
  • Antonyms: release, liberation, discharge
  • Usage in a sentence: There was seizure of illegal drugs at the crime scene. 

6. Word: Purportedly (कथित रूप से)

  • Pronunciation: per-pawr-tid, -pohr-/ पर्पॉर्टिड्ली 
  • Part of Speech: Adverb
  • Meaning: as appears or is stated to be true, though not necessarily so; allegedly
  • Synonyms: presumptively, seemingly, apparently, falsely
  • Antonyms: absolutely, genuinely, positively
  • Usage in a Sentence: This is purportedly the oldest tree in the world.

7. Word: Witch-hunt (संदिग्ध व्यक्तियों की खोज)

  • Pronunciation: wich-huhnt/विच हन्ट
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a campaign directed against a person or group holding views considered unorthodox or a threat to society.
  • Synonyms: inquisitions, persecutions
  • Antonyms: forget, ignore, neglect
  • Use in Sentence: He led the witch-hunt against alleged communists in the 1950s.

8. Word: Extortion (धमकी देकर मांगना)

  • Pronunciation: ik-stawr-shuhn/इक्स्टॉर्शन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning
    a. an act or instance of extorting
    b. oppressive or illegal exaction, as of excessive price or interest
    c. the crime of obtaining money or some other thing of value by the abuse of one's office or authority
  • Synonyms: blackmail, coercion, force
  • Antonyms: reparation, considerateness
  • Usage in a sentence: He was found guilty of extortion.

9. Word: Vindicate (समर्थन करना)

  • Pronunciationvin-di-keyt/ विन्डकेट
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning
    a. clear (someone) of blame or suspicion.
    b. show or prove to be right, reasonable, or justified.
  • Synonyms: justify, defend, assert, support
  • Antonyms: accuse, blame, convict, condemn, punish
  • Usage in a Sentence: She will be completely vindicated by the evidence.

10. Word: Enforceable (लागू करने योग्य)

  • Pronunciation: en-fawrs-able/एन्फॉर्सबल
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: (of a law, rule, or obligation) able to be imposed so that it must be complied with.
  • Synonyms: executable, feasible
  • Antonyms: deficient, ineffective
  • Use in a Sentence: It could become enforceable in a court of law.

Practice here Daily Wordlist Quiz

The Hindu Newspaper Vocabulary Based Exercises: 31th 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!

  • Statutory
  • Shoddy
  • Malicious
  • Probe
  • Seizure

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: 30th May, 2022


That was your Vocabulary dose for the day. 

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