Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Wordlist: 5th January 2022

By Shruti Kapoor|Updated : January 5th, 2022

Daily updated The Hindu Editorial vocabulary words with their meanings dated 5th January 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: 5th January 2022" to shape up your vocabulary from the newspaper wordlist.

With the help of a daily wordlist from Hindu newspaper of 5th January 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 paradigm, absolve, dearth 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: 5th January 2022

1. Word: Friction (टकराव)

  • Pronunciation: frik-shuhn/फ्रिक्शन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning
    a. surface resistance to relative motion, as of a body sliding or rolling
    b. the rubbing of the surface of one body against that of another
    c. dissension or conflict between persons, nations, etc., because of differing ideas, wishes, etc
  • Synonyms: conflict, dissension, disagreement, strife
  • Antonyms: harmony, peace, agreement
  • Usage in a sentence: When you rub your hands together the friction produces heat.

2. Word: Vigil (चौकसी)

  • Pronunciation: vij-uh l/विजल
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: 
    a. wakefulness maintained for any reason during the normal hours for sleeping.
    b. a watch or a period of watchful attention maintained at night or at other times
  • Synonyms: vigilance, observance, surveillance, patrol
  • Antonyms: inattentiveness, sleep, neglect
  • Usage in a Sentence: My father told the gatekeeper to keep vigil.

3. Word: Hazardous (खतरनाक)

  • Pronunciation: haz-er-duhs/हैज़र्डस
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. full of risk; perilous; risky
    b. dependent on chance
  • Synonyms: dangerous, risky, perilous, unsafe
  • Antonyms: safe, harmless, steady
  • Usage in a sentence: These are hazardous chemicals that can cause death if inhaled.

4. Word: Paradigm (आदर्श)

  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Pronunciation: par-uh-dahym/ पैरडाइम
  • Meaning: 
    a. a typical example or pattern of something; a pattern or model.
    b. a set of linguistic items that form mutually exclusive choices in particular syntactic roles.
  • Synonyms: prototype, standard
  • Antonyms: atypical example
  • Usage in a Sentence:  The new paradigm will be different from the old one.

5. Word: Absolve (पापमुक्त करना)

  • Pronunciation: ab-zolv
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: declare (someone) free from guilt, obligation, or punishment.
  • Synonyms: exonerate, acquit, release
  • Antonyms: condemn, blame
  • Usage in a sentence: The pardon absolved them of any crimes.

6. Word: Stringent (सख्त)

  • Pronunciationstrin-juh nt/ स्ट्रिन्जन्ट
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:  (of regulations, requirements, or conditions) strict, precise, and exacting
  • Synonyms: harsh, rigorous, severe
  • Antonyms: tolerant, flexible, lenient
  • Usage in a Sentence: He failed to convene the stringent selection criteria.

7. Word: Dearth (अभाव)

  • Pronunciation: durth/डर्थ
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. an inadequate supply; scarcity; lack
    b. scarcity and dearness of food; famine
    c. an amount or supply that is not large enough
  • Synonyms: paucity, lack, scarcity
  • Antonyms: plethora, excess, abundance
  • Usage in a sentence: The region is suffering from a dearth of medical specialists.

8. Word: Relentless (दयाहीन)

  • Pronunciation: ri-lent-lis/रिलेन्ट्लिस
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. unceasingly intense
    b. harsh or inflexible
  • Synonyms:  persistent, severe
  • Antonyms: inexorable, inflexible
  • Use in a Sentence: She could not bear the relentless music and turned down the volume.

9. WordUnwittingly (अनजाने में)

  • Pronunciation: uhn-wit-ing/ अन्विटिंगली
  • Part of Speech: Adverb
  • Meaning: without being aware; unintentionally.
  • Synonyms: inadvertently, unknowingly, unintentionally
  • Antonyms: knowingly, consciously, deliberately
  • Usage in a sentence: They may, even unwittingly, favour their colleagues in determining guilt or innocence.

10. Word: Protocol (नयाचार)

  • Pronunciation: proh-tuh-kawl/ प्रोटोकोल
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. the customs and regulations dealing with diplomatic formality, precedence, and etiquette.
    b. an original draft, minute, or record from which a document, especially a treaty, is prepared.
    c. a supplementary international agreement.
    d. an agreement between states.
    e. an annex to a treaty giving data relating to it.
  • Synonyms: etiquette, convention, treaty, decorum
  • Antonyms: crudeness, disagreement, lawlessness
  • Usage in a sentence: It was imperative to follow the protocols to ensure safe passage. 


Practice here Daily Wordlist Quiz

The Hindu Newspaper Vocabulary Based Exercises: 5th January 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!

  • Friction
  • Vigil
  • Hazardous
  • Paradigm
  • Absolve

Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordSynonym
1 Stringent convention
2 Protocol unintentionally
3 Unwittingly persistent
4 Relentless paucity
5 Dearth rigorous

Share your answers in the comment section. 

More from us:

You can also check the wordlist articles for the previous days from the link below: Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Wordlist: 4th January 2022


That was your Vocabulary dose for the day. 

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Chan Doraemi
The new paradigm turns out to be effective to reduce the accident rate in the black spot area. There were many inflicted problems like road jams, tussle or friction among the drivers due to the hazardous maneuver. People were vigilant but only few follow traffic rule. Some pass by violating traffic lights. Now many are absolved from breaking rules.


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  • The important vocabulary words from The Hindu newspaper of 5th January, 2022 are paradigm, stringent, absolve etc.

  • You can download The Hindu Editorial vocabulary PDF of 5th January, 2022from the monthly capsule.

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