Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Wordlist: 9th March, 2022

By Shruti Kapoor|Updated : March 9th, 2022

Daily updated The Hindu Editorial vocabulary words with their meanings dated 9th March, 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:9th March, 2022 " to shape up your vocabulary from the newspaper wordlist.

With the help of a daily wordlist from Hindu newspaper of 9th March, 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 persecute, insurgent  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: 9th March, 2022

1. Word: Persecute (कष्ट देना)

  • Pronunciation: pur-si-kyoot/पर्सक्यूट
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning:
    a. subject (someone) to hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of their race or political or religious beliefs.
    b. harass or annoy (someone) persistently.
  • Synonyms: oppress, abuse, intimidate, pester
  • Antonyms: comfort, appease, soothe
  • Use in a Sentence: If they had determined to persecute him, he must take the consequences.

2.  Phrase: Drum up (खींच लेना)

  • Pronunciation: drum-up/ड्रम अप 
  • Meaning:
    a. to try to increase business activity or get support for something
  • Synonyms: find, reach, seek
  • Antonyms: dissuade, lose, neglect
  • Usage in a sentence: Retailers are trying to drum up sales with price cuts.

3. Word: Insurgent (विद्रोही/बागी)

  • Pronunciation: in-sur-juhnt/ इन्सर्जन्ट
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Adjective
  • Meaning: 
    a. a person fighting against a government or invading force; a rebel or revolutionary. [Noun]
    b. rising in active revolt. [Adjective]
  • Synonyms: rebel, recusant, revolutionary
  • Antonyms: obedient, loyal, loyalist
  • Usage in a sentence: It was also a fight to consolidate his position within the insurgent.

4. Word: Surreal (अवास्तविक)

  • Pronunciation: suh-ree-uh l/सरीअल
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. of, relating to, or characteristic of surrealism, an artistic and literary style; surrealistic
    b. having the disorienting, hallucinatory quality of a dream; unreal; fantastic
  • Synonyms:  odd, peculiar, strange, unusual, weird
  • Antonyms:  sane, sensible, sober, wise, enlightened
  • Usage in a sentence: Driving through the total darkness was a slightly surreal experience.

5. Word: Tad (शिशु)

  • Pronunciation: tad/टैड
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. a small child, especially a boy
    b. a very small amount or degree; bit
  • Synonyms: little bit, smidgen, shade, bit
  • Antonyms: lot, significant amount of
  • Usage in a sentence: The fish was OK, but the chips were a tad greasy.

6. Word: Deterrent (डराकर रोकने वाला)

  • Pronunciation: dih-tur-uhnt/ डिटरन्ट
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Adjective
  • Meaning
    a. a thing that discourages or is intended to discourage someone from doing something. (Noun)
    b. able or intended to deter. (Adjective)
  • Synonyms: impediment, hindrance, obstacle, disincentive
  • Antonyms: encouragement, incentive, catalyst, assistance, motive
  • Usage in a sentence: The pain of it should be deterrent enough to never make the mistake twice.

7. Word: Behest (आदेश)

  • Pronunciation: bih-hest/बिहेस्ट
  • Part of Speech: Noun 
  • Meaning:
    a. a command or directive (Noun)
    b. an earnest or strongly worded request (Noun)
  • Synonyms: command, mandate, bidding, injunction
  • Antonyms: orison, personal choice
  • Usage in a sentence: Congress adopted the budget resolution at the behest of the president.

8. Word: Ubiquitous (सर्वत्र)

  • Pronunciation: ri-streynt/यूबिक्विटस
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning
    a. existing or being everywhere, especially at the same time; omnipresent
  • Synonyms: omnipresent, universal, everywhere, pervasive, prevalent
  • Antonyms: rare, absent, scarce, infrequent
  • Usage in a sentence: The mobile phone, the most ubiquitous of consumer-electronic appliances, is about to enter a new age.

9.  Word: Contravene (उल्लंघन करना)

  • Pronunciation: kon-truh-veen/ कान्ट्रवीन
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning:
    a. to come or be in conflict with; go or act against; deny or oppose:
    b. to violate, infringe, or transgress:
  • Synonyms: breach, flout, transgress
  • Antonyms: collaborate, agree, accept
  • Usage in a sentence: One should not behave in a manner that contravenes the rules.

10. Word: Flinch (पीछे हटना)

  • Pronunciation: flinch/फ्लिन्च
  • Part of Speech
  • Meaning: Verb
    a. to make a sudden, small movement because of pain or fear
    b. to draw back or shrink, as from what is dangerous, difficult, or unpleasant
    c. to shrink under pain; wince
  • Synonyms: wince, recoil, shrink, quail 
  • Antonyms: power through, confront, face
  • Usage in a sentence: He didn't even flinch when the nurse cleaned the wound.



Practice here Daily Wordlist Quiz

The Hindu Newspaper Vocabulary Based Exercises: 9th March, 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!


  • persecute
  • drum up
  • insurgent
  • surreal
  • tad

Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordSynonym
1 deterrent shrink
2 behest injunction
3 flinch obstacle
4 contravene pervasive
5 ubiquitous transgress

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: 7th March, 2022


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