Learn Vocabulary from 'The Hindu' Newspaper Wordlist: 16th June 2022

By Anjali Chowdhury|Updated : June 16th, 2022

Vocabulary is an essential tool to ace the English section in competitive examinations. You can score better in the subject if you are able to intensify your command of Vocabulary. A regular reading habit can help you with this. With the exercise, you will come across a number of new words, whose meanings you can look up in the dictionary. This, in turn, will help you understand the context of the piece you are reading.

Reading articles from newspapers helps you in two ways: Memorizing Static Facts from the Article & Enhancing your Vocabulary.

In conjunction with the above idea, we bring to you our series ‘Newspaper Wordlist’. This series aims to help you understand the different aspects of the commonly (and not so commonly) used words, ranging from their meaning and pronunciations to proper usage in sentences.

Important Vocabulary from The Hindu Editorial: 16th June 2022

1. WordAmmunition (सबूत)

  • Pronunciation: am-yuh-nish-uh n/ऐम्यनिशन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: considerations that can be used to support one's case in the debate.
  • Synonyms: information, evidence
  • Antonyms: assumption, guess
  • Use in a Sentence: The letter gave her all the ammunition she needed. 

2.  Word: Allies (सहयोगी दलों)

  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning: combine or unite a resource or commodity with (another) for mutual benefit (Verb)
    a state formally cooperating with another for a military or other purpose (Noun)
  • Synonyms: associate, partner
  • Antonyms: enemy, foe
  • Usage in a sentence: He allied himself with the forces of change.

3. Word: Bleak (निराशाजनक)

  • Pronunciation: bleek/ब्लीक
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning
    a. empty, and not welcoming or attractive
    b. bare, desolate, and often windswept
    c. cold and piercing; raw
  • Synonyms: depressing, dark, dismal, grim
  • Antonyms: bright, hopeful, pleasant, encouraging
  • Usage in a sentence: The economic outlook looked bleak after the pandemic but it seems recovery is on the cards. 

4. WordResilience (तन्यकता)

  • Pronunciation: ri-zil-yuh ns/रिज़िलीअन्स
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.
    b. the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity.
  • Synonyms:  flexibility, plasticity, elasticity, resistance
  • Antonyms: frailty, rigidity
  • Usage in a Sentence: My mother has shown great resilience to stress.

5. Word: Reap (एकत्र करना)

  • Pronunciation: reep/रीप
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: a. cut or gather (a crop or harvest).
    b. receive (something, especially something beneficial) as a consequence of one's own or another's actions.
  • Synonyms: receive, obtain, get, acquire, secure
  • Antonyms: relinquish, raise, amalgamate, yield
  • Usage in a Sentence: You must reap what you have sown. 

6. Word: Soaring (ऊपर का चढ़ाव)

  • Pronunciationsawr-ing/ सोरिंग
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning: 
    a. to rise or ascend to a height
    b. an act or instance of soaring
  • Synonyms: climbing, towering, ascending
  • Antonyms: plummeting, diminishing
  • Use in a Sentence: Republicans went on the offensive over soaring gasoline prices.

7. Word: Maximalist (अपनी सर्वोच्च माँग पर डटा रहनेवाला व्यक्ति)

  • Pronunciation: mak-suh-muh-list 
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a person who favors a radical and immediate approach to the achievement of a set of goals or the completion of a program.
  • Synonyms: uncompromising, extremist, inflexible, unyielding
  • Antonyms: conciliatory, flexible, moderate
  • Usage in a sentence: The book is minimalist in material but maximalist in emotion.

8. WordImperative (आज्ञार्थक,जरूरी)

  • Pronunciation: im-per-uh-tiv/इम्पेरटिव
  • Part of Speech: Adjective, Noun
  • Meaning: 
    a. of vital importance; crucial. [Adjective]
    b. giving an authoritative command; peremptory. [Adjective]
    c. an essential or urgent thing. [Noun]
  • Synonyms: necessary, obligatory, requisite
  • Antonyms: nonessential, insignificant, needless
  • Usage in a Sentence: In an organization, a prompt reply is imperative.

9. Word: Invasion (आक्रमण)

  • Pronunciation: in-vey-zhuh n/ इन्वेश़न
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning
    a. an instance of invading a country or region with an armed force.
    b. an unwelcome intrusion into another's domain.
    c. an incursion by a large number of people or things into a place or sphere of activity.
  • Synonyms: raid, intrusion, attack, assault, infringement
  • Antonyms: retreat, surrender, exodus, withdrawal
  • Usage in a sentence: The town is gearing up for the annual tourist invasion.

10. Word: Devastating (तबाह करनेवाला)

  • Pronunciation: dev-uh-stey-ting/डेवस्टैटिंग
  • Part of speech: Verb
  • Meaning
    a. tending or threatening to destroy
    b. satirical, ironic, or caustic in an effective way
  • Synonyms: destructive, ravaging, disastrous,destroying
  • Antonyms: constructive, benign, calming, comforting
  • Usage in a sentence: If the bomb had exploded in the main shopping area, it would have been devastating.

The Hindu Newspaper Vocabulary Based Exercises: 16th June 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!

  • Reap
  • Ammunition
  • Resilience
  • Allies
  • Bleak

Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordSynonym

Share your answers in the comment section. 


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