Learn Vocabulary from 'The Hindu' Newspaper Wordlist: 9th June 2022

By Anjali Chowdhury|Updated : June 9th, 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: 9th June 2022

1. WordConundrum (समस्या)

  • Pronunciation: kuh-nuhn-druh m/कनन्ड्रम
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: 
    a. a confusing and difficult problem or question.
    b. a question asked for amusement, typically one with a pun in its answer; a riddle.
  • Synonyms: enigma, mystery, riddle
  • Antonyms: clarification, obviousness, solution
  • Usage in a Sentence: Time will certainly provide the solution to that conundrum.

2.  Word: Assent (स्वीकार करना)

  • Pronunciationuh-sent/असेन्ट
  • Part of Speech: Verb 
  • Meaning: express approval or agreement.
  • Synonyms: consent, sanction, affirmation
  • Antonyms: disagree, reject, denial
  • Use in a Sentence: The administration gave their assent to the plan.

3. Word: Alleged (कथित)

  • Pronunciationuh-lejd/ अलेज्ड
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: said, without proof, to have taken place or to have a specified illegal or undesirable quality.
  • Synonyms: supposed, claimed, assumed, stated, presumed
  • Antonyms: confirmed, indisputable, authentic
  • Usage in a Sentence: The state investigation found more alleged crimes than the internal investigations uncovered.

4. Word: Statutory (सांविधिक)

  • Pronunciation: stach-oo-tawr-ee/स्टैचुटोरी
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:

        a. required, permitted, or enacted by statute.

        b. having come to be required or expected through being done or made regularly.

  • Synonyms: lawful, legal, authorized
  • Antonyms: unofficial, illegal
  • Use in a Sentence: The man is under a statutory duty to keep accurate records.

5. 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.

6. Word: Distinction (अन्तर)

  • Pronunciation: dih-stingk-shuhn / डिस्टिंगक्शन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a difference or contrast between similar things or people.
  • Synonyms: difference, dissimilarity, discrepancy
  • Antonyms: equality, conformity
  • Usage in a sentence: distinction should be made between the primary and secondary contradictions.

7.  Word: Forthcoming (आगमनशील)

  • Pronunciation: /फोर्थ्कमिंग
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:

       a. about to happen or appear.

       b. ready or made available when wanted or needed.

  • Synonyms: accessible, obtainable, imminent
  • Antonyms: past, distant, gone
  • Use in a Sentence: They promised that the money would be forthcoming.

8. Word: Friction (टकराव)

  • Pronunciation: frik-shuhn/फ्रिक्शन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning
    a. surface resistance to relative motion, as of a body sliding or rolling
    b. the rubbing of the surface of one body against that of another
    c. dissension or conflict between persons, nations, etc., because of differing ideas, wishes, etc
  • Synonyms: conflict, dissension, disagreement, strife
  • Antonyms: harmony, peace, agreement
  • Usage in a sentence: When you rub your hands together the friction produces heat.

9. Word: Perpetuate (स्थिर करना)

  • Pronunciation: per-pech-oo-eyt/पर्पेचूएट
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: make (something) continue indefinitely.
  • Synonyms: continue, maintain
  • Antonyms: stop, prevent
  • Use in a Sentence: These actions will perpetuate the hostility between the two groups.

10. Word: Undue (अनुपयुक्त)

  • Pronunciation: un-dew
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    at a level that is extreme, not needed
  • Synonyms: excessive, extreme, immoderate
  • Antonyms: due, appropriate, proper
  • Usage in a sentence: Because of undue stress, the doctor decided to take a break from working at the hospital.

The Hindu Newspaper Vocabulary Based Exercises: 9th 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!

  • Conundrum
  • Assent
  • Alleged
  • Statutory
  • Discretion

Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordSynonym

Share your answers in the comment section. 


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