Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Wordlist: 9th September, 2023

By Shruti Kapoor|Updated : September 9th, 2023

Daily updated The Hindu Editorial vocabulary words with their meanings dated 9th September, 2023, 2023, 2023 are important for Bank, SSC, Railway & IAS exams. At BYJU’S Exam Prep, our Series is named "Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Words List: 9th September, 2023,, " to shape up your vocabulary from the newspaper wordlist.

With the help of a daily wordlist from the Hindu newspaper of 9th September, 2023,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. which can be downloaded from the monthly PDF of The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary to strengthen your preparation.

Important Vocabulary from The Hindu Editorial: 9th September, 2023

1. Word: Conflagration (अग्निकाण्ड,प्रज्वलन)

  • Pronunciation: kon-fluh-grey-shuhn/कान्फ्लग्रेशन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. a large fire that causes a lot of damage
    b. a large and violent event, such as war, involving a lot of people (Noun)
  • Synonyms: inferno, flame, holocaust, conflict
  • Antonyms: secure, accord, agreement
  • Usage in a sentence: The government has turned a minor local problem into a full-blown regional conflagration.

2. Word: Skirmish (झगड़ा / छोटे टुकड़ों में भिड़ना)

  • Pronunciationskur-mish / स्कर्मिश
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning:
    a. an episode of irregular or unplanned fighting, especially between small or outlying parts of armies or fleets. [Noun]
    b. to engage in a minor battle or dispute. [Verb]
  • Synonyms: Clash, Fight, Scuffle, Brawl
  • Antonyms: Peace, Accord
  • Use in a Sentence: When the temper of both teams erupted, it resulted in minor skirmishes.

 3Word: Benign (सौम्य)

  • Pronunciation: be-nine/बिनाइन
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning  - having no significant effect/gentle and kind/not harmful 
  • Synonyms -  temperate, mild, gentle, clement, calm, balmy, pleasant
  • Antonyms -  unfriendly, hostile harsh, unhealthy, unfavourable
  • Usage in a sentence - The eco-friendly company will only drill for oil in areas where its practices are benign.

4. Word: Dormant (निष्क्रिय)

  • Pronunciation: dawr-muhnt/डॉर्मन्ट
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. lying asleep or as if asleep; inactive, as in sleep; torpid
    b. in a state of rest or inactivity; inoperative; in abeyance
  • Synonyms: inactive, sleeping, latent
  • Antonyms: active, energetic, awake
  • Usage in a sentence: These volcanoes have remained dormant for several years.

5. Word: Snowballed (तेज़ी से बढ़ जाना)

  • Pronunciationsnoh-bawld/ स्नोबॉल्ड
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning
    a. threw snowballs at
    b. increased rapidly in size, intensity, or importance.
  • Synonyms: raised, increased, added, gained
  • Antonym: decreased
  • Usage in a Sentence: Problems snowball when early trouble signs are ignored.

6. Word: Bonhomie (मिलनसारिता)

  • Pronunciation: bon-uh-mee/ बानमी
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: cheerful friendliness; geniality.
  • Synonyms: affability, amiability, sociability
  • Antonyms: aloofness, coldness, ferocity
  • Usage in Sentence: There was a casual bonhomie between the actors at rehearsals.

7. Word: Tamp (ठूंसना, ठूंस ठूंसकर बराबर करना)

  • Pronunciation: टैम्प/tamp
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: to press something such as soil or tobacco down firmly
  • Synonyms: pack, compress, press, ram, squeeze
  • Antonyms: alter, improve, explain, augment, amplify
  • Usage in a Sentence: The old man tamped down some more tobacco into his pipe.

8. Word: Farcical (हास्यास्पद)

  • Pronunciationfahr-si-kuh l/ फार्सकल
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: relating to or resembling farce, especially because of absurd or ridiculous aspects.
  • Synonyms: ridiculous, ludicrous, absurd, laughable, foolish
  • Antonyms: serious, grave, reasonable, sensible, tragic
  • Usage in a sentence: The farcical behavior of the troupe of circus clowns left the children giggling.

9. Word: Bane (विपत्ति)

  • Pronunciation: beyn/ बेन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a cause of great distress or annoyance.
  • Synonyms: curse, evil, plague, calamity
  • Antonyms: benefit, blessing, boon
  • Usage in a Sentence: The poor train service has been the bane of commuters for years.

10. Word: Prolong (बढ़ाना)

  • Pronunciation: pruh-lawng/ प्रलॉंग
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: extend the duration of
  • Synonyms: extend, lengthen, stretch, expand
  • Antonyms: shorten, contract, diminish
  • Usage in Sentence: Though his recovery was rapid and complete, he did not choose to prolong his stay abroad.

The Hindu Newspaper Vocabulary Based Exercises: 9th September, 2023

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!

  • Tamp
  • Bane
  • Conflagration
  • Farcical
  • Snowball

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: 8th September, 2023


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