Daily Hindu Editorial Vocabulary Wordlist:17th August, 2023

By Shruti Kapoor|Updated : August 17th, 2023

Daily updated The Hindu Editorial vocabulary words with their meanings dated 17th August, 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: 17th August, 2023, " to shape up your vocabulary from the newspaper wordlist.

With the help of a daily wordlist from the Hindu newspaper of 17th August, 2023our 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: 16th August, 2023

1. WordOmnibus (बहुप्रयोजन/ एक प्रकार की यात्री गाड़ी)

  • Pronunciation: om-nuh-buhs/आम्नबस
  • Part of Speech: Adjective, Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. a book or a programme consisting of two or more parts that have already been published or broadcast separately (Noun)
    b. a bus
    c. pertaining to, including, or dealing with numerous objects or items at once (Adjective)
  • Synonyms: Collection, Anthology, Compilation, autobus, motorcoach
  • Antonyms: incomplete, limited, restricted
  • Usage in a sentence: I enjoyed the omnibus edition of Eastenders on Sunday.

2. Word: Purportedly (कथित रूप से)

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

 3Word: Proximity (निकटता) 

  • Pronunciation: proxi-miti/ प्राक्सिमिटी
  • Part of speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the nearness of one thing or person to another
  • Synonyms: Closeness, nearness, adjacency, vicinity
  • Antonyms: far, distant
  • Usage in a sentence: Because of the town’s proximity to the airport, its property values are really low.

4. Word: Speculation (अनुमान)

  • Pronunciation: spek-yuh-ley-shuh n/स्पेक्यलैशन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: 
    a. a single instance or process of consideration.
    b. a conclusion or opinion reached by such contemplation
  • Synonyms: hypothesis, guess, conjecture
  • Antonyms: fact, truth
  • Usage in a Sentence: The company moved quickly to refute the growing speculation that it was losing money.

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5. Word: Conform (स्वीकार करना)

  • Pronunciation: kuhn-fawrm/ कन्फॉर्म
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: 
    a. comply with rules, standards, or laws.
    b. (of a person) behave according to socially acceptable conventions or standards.
    c. be similar in form or type; agree.
  • Synonyms: agree, comply, correspond, accommodate
  • Antonyms: differ, disobey, oppose, deviate
  • Usage in a sentence: He doesn't conform to the usual stereotype of the city businessman with a dark suit and rolled umbrella.

6. Word: Innuendo (संकेत)

  • Pronunciation: in-yoo-en-doh/इन्यूएन्डो
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: 
    a. an indirect intimation about a person or thing, especially of a disparaging or a derogatory nature
    b. Law.a parenthetic explanation or specification in a pleading
    c. Law.(in an action for slander or libel) the explanation and elucidation of the words alleged to be defamatory
    d. Law.the word or expression thus explained
  • Synonyms: insinuation, hint, intimation, suggestion, implication
  • Antonyms: evidence, proof
  • Usage in a sentence: The election campaign was marred by rumor and innuendo.

7. Word: Discretion (सावधानी/विचारशीलता)

  • Pronunciation: dih-skresh-uh n/डिस्क्रेशन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. the quality of behaving or speaking in such a way as to avoid causing offence or revealing confidential information.
    b. the freedom to decide what should be done in a particular situation.
  • Synonyms: Caution, Wisdom
  • Antonyms: Carelessness, Indecency
  • Usage in a Sentence: The judiciary operated their discretion rightly to admit the evidence.

8. Word: Contemplate  (विचार करना/सोचना)

  • Pronunciation: kon-tuh m-pleyt?कान्टम्प्लेट
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning:
    a. look thoughtfully for a long time at.
    b. think deeply and at length.
  • Synonyms: consider, ponder, meditate
  • Antonyms: neglect, discard, abrupt
  • Usage in a Sentence: My granny usually goes to the park to sit and contemplate.

9. Word: Flagrant (निन्दनीय/कुप्रसिद्ध)

  • Pronunciation: fley-gruhnt /फ्लैग्रन्ट
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. (of an action considered wrong or immoral) conspicuously or obviously offensive
  • Synonyms: blatant, glaring, obvious, gross, shameless
  • Antonyms: shameful, discreet, inconspicuous
  • Usage in a sentence: His action was a flagrant violation of the rules.

10. Word: Derogatory (अपकर्षी)

  • Pronunciation: dih-rog-uh-tawr-ee/डिरागटोरी
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. tending to lessen the merit or reputation of a person or thing; disparaging
  • Synonyms: disparaging, insulting, offensive
  • Antonyms: favorable, appreciative, complimentary
  • Usage in a sentence: He made some derogatory comment/remark about her appearance.

The Hindu Newspaper Vocabulary Based Exercises: 16th August, 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!

Exercise 1:

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!

  • omnibus
  • purportedly
  • proximity 
  • speculation 
  • array

Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordSynonym
5contemplate offensive

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: 16th August, 2023


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