Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Wordlist: 5th January, 2023

By Shruti Kapoor|Updated : January 5th, 2023

Daily updated The Hindu Editorial vocabulary words with their meanings dated 5th January, 2023 are important for Bank, SSC, Railway & IAS exams. At BYJU’S Exam Prep, our Series is named "Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Words List: 5th January, 2023" to shape up your vocabulary from the newspaper wordlist.

With the help of a daily wordlist from the Hindu newspaper of 5th January, 2023 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  etc. which can be downloaded from the monthly PDF of The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary to strengthen your preparation.

Important Vocabulary from The Hindu Editorial: 5th January, 2023

1. Word: Opacity (अस्पष्टता)  

  • Pronunciation: oh-pas-i-tee
  • Parts of speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the quality of lacking transparency or translucence.
  • Synonyms: Obscurity, cloudiness, opaqueness
  • Antonyms: Transparency , clarity , clearness
  • Usage in a sentence: During the rainstorm, condensation created the opacity on the front windshield making it impossible to drive safely.

2. Word:  Hesitancy (हिचकिचाहट)

  • Pronunciation: hez-i-tuhn-see
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the failure to do something immediately or quickly because you are nervous or not certain
  • Synonyms: uncertain, unsure, reluctant
  • Antonyms: certain, sure, decisive
  • Usage in a sentence: Her hesitancy to become class captain hinted at her lack of confidence.

 3Word: Precedent (उदाहरण/ अग्रगामी)

  • Pronunciation: pres-i-duh nt/ प्रेसिडन्ट
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. an earlier event or action that is regarded as an example or guide to be considered in subsequent similar circumstances. [Noun]
    b. preceding in time, order, or importance. [Adjective]
  • Synonyms: model, example, preceding
  • Antonyms: after, following, later
  • Usage in a sentence: The judgment on pension rights has established a precedent.

4. Word: Evaluate (मूल्यांकन करना)

  • Pronunciation: ih-val-yoo-eyt
  • Part of Speech: verb
  • Meaning: to judge or calculate the quality, importance, amount, or value of something
  • Synonyms: assess, appraise, judge
  • Antonyms: misjudge, undervalue, reject
  • Usage in a sentence: She had to be thoroughly evaluated before she could be offered the position. 

5. Word: Credential (प्रत्यय-पत्र)

  • Pronunciation: kri-den-shuh l
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a qualification, achievement, quality, or aspect of a person's background, especially when used to indicate their suitability for something.
  • Synonyms: certificate, legitimation, recognition
  • Antonyms: derecognition
  • Usage in a sentence: The commissioner presented his credentials to the State Department.

6. Word: Efficacy (प्रभावोत्पादकता)

  • Pronunciation: ef-i-kuh-see/एफिकैसी
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the ability to produce a desired or intended result.
  • Synonyms: effectiveness, potency
  • Antonyms: failure, feebleness
  • Use in a Sentence: Fortunately, the medicine had the efficacy to reduce the amount of pain Rashi was feeling.

7. Word: Convalescence (अच्छा हो जाना)

  • Pronunciation: kon-vuh-les-uhns
  • Parts of speech: verb
  • Meaning: recover one's health and strength over a period of time after an illness or medical treatment 
  • Synonyms: recuperate, improve
  • Antonyms: break, damage
  • Usage in a sentence: Convalescence is generally slow, and recovery may be imperfect.

8. Word:  Peril (जोखिम)

  • Pronunciation: Per-il
  • Parts of speech: Noun
  • Meaning: Serious  and imminent danger
  • Synonyms: danger, jeopardy, risk, hazard,
  • Antonyms: safety, security, immunity
  • Usage in a sentence: Everyone knows smoking is an act that will put your life in peril.

9. Word: Idealize (आदर्श रूप में प्रस्तुत करना)

  • Pronunciation: ahy-dee-uh-lahyz 
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: to think of or represent someone or something as better than that person or thing really is
  • Synonyms: deify, glorify, glamourise
  • Antonyms: denigrate, deprecate, belittle
  • Usage in a sentence: The children used to idealize their grandfather and saw him as a hero.

10. Word: Evoke (उत्पन्न करना)

  • Pronunciation: ih-vohk
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: bring or recall (a feeling, memory, or image) to the conscious mind.
  • Synonyms: provoke, elicit
  • Antonyms: suppress, halt
  • Use in a Sentence: His appearance is bound to evoke sympathy.

The Hindu Newspaper Vocabulary-Based Exercises: 5th January, 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!

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!

  • Hesitancy
  • Evoke
  • Peril
  • Idealise
  • Evaluate

Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordSynonym
2precedent recuperate
3credentials model 
4convalescence potency
5efficacy  obscurity

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: 3rd January, 2023


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