Hindu Editorial Vocabulary PDF- April 2022 Edition
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If you get stuck in the English language section of prominent banking exams because of vocabulary, you are at the right place. We at PracticeMock, analyze the editorials of prominent newspapers and cherry-pick the difficult words/ phrases/ terms and explain only their contextual sense. As you would already be aware, a word may have a number of meanings and sometimes it’s okay for you to get confused as to which meaning will be applied at a particular place. So, to save you from any confusion, we only tell you the contextual sense of the difficult words/ phrases.

Remember: It’s only reading and writing which can increase the rate of your vocabulary learning. As you read randomly, you may come across a word that you encountered a while back. You may or may not retain its meaning and that is absolutely fine. Look into the dictionary again and try to understand its contextual usage in the new sentence. This time you may retain its meaning. Next comes writing. When you write something, try using the newly learnt words. This will reinforce its meaning to your brain and you would be more likely to retain its meaning.

Here is the list of all difficult words/ phrases/ terms used in the editorials in the month of April 2022. Have a look and see which word’s meaning you didn’t know hitherto.

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Difficult Word/ Phrase/ TermContextual Sense/ Definition
Inflammatory Arousing to action 
Peddling to advocate (ideas) persistently or importunately
Prohibitory Tending to discourage (especially of prices)
Conspicuous completely obvious
Bin If you bin something, you throw it away
Fulmination Thunderous verbal attack
Incitement An act of urging on or spurring on or rousing to action or instigating
Genocidal Relating to systematic killing of people on the basis of ethnicity, religion, political opinion, social status, etc.
Tenor purpose
Dithering Act nervously; be undecided
Call for Express the need or desire for
Stern very serious
Fringe A social group holding marginal or extreme views
Gainsaid Question the truth or validity of; take exception to
Provocateur A secret agent who incites suspected persons to commit illegal acts
Foster Promote the growth of
Feed off to gain strength, energy, or support from (something)
Seep to enter or be introduced at a slow pace
Tranquility A state of peace and quiet
Perennial Recurring again and again
Myopic Lacking foresight or scope
Open a can of worms to create a complicated situation in which doing something to correct a problem leads to many more problems
Raging Very intense 
Reigning denoting the most recent winner of a competition, contest, etc
Ostracize Expel from a community or group
Unprecedented unheard-of
Transcend Be greater in scope
Unilaterally by means of one part or party
Splintered to break into small parts or into groups with divergent views
Shorn to strip or divest (someone) of a power, right, etc.
Check and balance counterbalancing influences by which an organization or system is regulated, typically those ensuring that political power is not concentrated in the hands of individuals or groups
Optics the superficial appearance of an action or event
Hold aloft to maintain at an elevated altitude
Blanket ban complete or total ban
Militate be a powerful or conclusive factor in preventing
Strip Take away functions
Attest show by one’s behaviour, attitude etc.
Espouse Take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one’s own
Can’t see the wood for the treesto be unable to understand a situation clearly because you are too involved in it
Quinquennially Occurring once in five years
Fructify Become productive or fruitful
Flag to draw attention to (something)
Discrepancy A difference between conflicting facts, claims or opinions
Divergence A variation that deviates from the standard or norm
Scuttle Intentionally undermine
Unflattering Showing or representing unfavourably
Obfuscate Make obscure or unclear
Caveat A statement that limits or restricts some claim
Commission Charge with a task
Drought A shortage of rainfall
Moot Think about carefully; weigh
Spell out specify in detail
Factor in Consider as relevant when making a decision
Take something with a pinch of salt If you take something with a pinch of salt, you do not believe that it is completely accurate or true.
Surmise A message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
Extinction Abolition 
Tom-tom proclaim or boast about
Insinuation An indirect (and usually malicious) implication
Discontent A longing for something better than the present situation
Harbinger Something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone
Shore up Support, help or boost something that would otherwise be weak or fail
Exacerbate Make worse
Balm something comforting
Unhindered Not slowed, blocked or interfered with
Unequivocal Admitting of no doubt or misunderstanding
Erstwhile Belonging to some prior time
Steadfastly With resolute determination
Vociferously expressing your opinions or feelings in a loud and confident way
Betray to disappoint the expectations of
Punitive Inflicting punishment
Provocative Serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate
Reiterate To state again
Egregious outstandingly bad
Contumacious stubbornly disobedient
Partisan Devoted to a cause or party
Conflate Add together different elements
Insinuation An indirect (and usually malicious) implication
Foment Try to stir up public opinion
Crucial Of extreme importance
Insurgency An organized rebellion aimed at overthrowing a constituted government through the use of subversion and armed conflict
Bring down Cause the downfall of
Unleash Turn loose or free from restraint
Roll back The act of forcing the enemy to withdraw
Porous Allowing passage in and out
Retaliate Take revenge for a perceived wrong
Breakdown Cause to fall or collapse
Disown to say that you no longer want to be connected with or responsible for somebody/something
Proxy A person authorized to act for another
Jurisprudence The collection of rules imposed by authority
Myopic Lacking foresight or scope
Tamper Play around with or alter or falsify, usually secretively or dishonestly
Intimidate To compel or deter by (or as if) by threats or a show of force
Fleet Disappear gradually
Acquittal (law) a judgment of not guilty
Facet A distinct feature or element in a problem
Victimology The study of the victims of crime, esp. the psychological effects of crime
Indictment A formal document written for a prosecuting attorney charging a person with some offence
Repose Put or confide something in a person or thing
Ripple effect The effect of an event setting off other events in an unexpected way, or in unexpected areas
Protract Lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer
Tenure The term during which some position is held
Spectrum a range of light waves or radio waves within particular frequencies
Negate show to be false
Steep in to make (someone) know and understand a lot about (something)
Obviate Prevent the occurrence of
Malfeasance Wrongful conduct by a public official
Net to yield or earn as clear profit
Linchpin A central cohesive source of support and stability
Reel under To struggle to deal with some oppressive or difficult burden or responsibility
Inevitable Incapable of being avoided or prevented
Bailout A rescue, esp. a rescue from financial difficulties
Devastated Cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
Pre-emptive Designed or having the power to deter or prevent an anticipated situation or occurrence
Shepherd to watch over carefully
Absolve of to set (someone) free from an obligation or the consequences of guilt
Moot Think about carefully
Insipid Lacking interest
Curtail Place restrictions on
Work-in-progress A piece of work that is not yet finished
Litigation a legal proceeding in a court; a judicial contest to determine and enforce legal rights
Emphasis Special importance or significance
Mandate Make something required by rule
Dubious Open to doubt or suspicion
Proficient Having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
Wherewithal The necessary means (especially financial means)
Rule out Include or exclude by determining judicially or in agreement with rules
Backdrop The context and environment in which something is set
Pragmatic Concerned with practical matters
Landscape An extensive mental viewpoint
Polarise Cause to concentrate about two conflicting or contrasting positions
Run-off A final election to resolve an earlier election that did not produce a winner
Whopping Very large
Resentment A feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
Endorse Give support or one’s approval to
Follow suit Do what someone else is doing
Alienate Make withdrawn, isolated or emotionally dissociated
Nuanced characterized by subtle shades of meaning or expression
Polity The form of government of a social organization
Spin A distinctive interpretation (especially as used by politicians to sway public opinion)
Zeal Excessive fervour to do something
Mar Destroy severely
Outfit A cohesive unit
Dissemination The act of dispersing something
Genocidal Inclined to systematic killing of people on the basis of ethnicity, religion, political opinion, social status, etc.
Tenor purpose
Retaliation Action taken in return for an injury or offence
Discreet judicious in one’s conduct or speech, esp. with regard to maintaining silence about something of a delicate nature
Tacit Implied by or inferred from actions or statements
Erosion the fact of a good quality or situation being gradually lost or destroyed
Trajectory the way in which a process or event develops over a period of time
Spectrum A broad range of related objects, values, qualities, ideas or activities
Underscore emphasizing the importance of something
Vicissitude natural change or mutation
Unambiguous having only one meaning or interpretation and leading to only one conclusion
Prickly Very irritable
Dwarf Make appear small by comparison
Mount Go upward with gradual or continuous progress
Hegemon A leading or paramount power
Weigh take into account
Slump a sudden large fall in the value of something
Mutate to change into a new form
Roll-out officially launch or introduce a new product or service
Eschew Avoid and stay away from deliberately
Immune A person who is secure against a particular infection
Buffer Protect from impact
Bear to hold in the mind
Gear up Make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
Lacklustre dull
Bar An obstruction
Abandon leave behind
Presuppose to accept or assume without question
Befitting Appropriate to
Shed Get rid of
Aversion A feeling of intense dislike
Unifying Combining into a single unit
Condemn Express strong disapproval of
Lash out Aggressively challenge in speech or writing
Imbibe Receive into the mind and retain
Faultline a problem that may not be obvious and could cause something to fail
Defect Leave (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army
Leavened made with yeast or other raising agent
Hametz leavened food banned during Passover
Recess A state of abeyance or suspended business
Stature High level of respect gained by impressive development or achievement
Bloc A group of countries in special alliance
Animosity ​a strong feeling of opposition, anger or hate
Plausible Apparently reasonable and credible, and therefore convincing
Sustainability the ability to be maintained at a certain rate or level
Revamping renovate
Rejig Put into a new order or arrangement
Triad A set of three similar things considered as a unit
Man Take charge of a certain job
Rehabilitation The restoration of someone to a useful place in society
Invoke Cite as an authority; resort to
Inundate to overwhelm
HamperPrevent the progress or free movement of
Letter of the law what is actually written in the law, rather than the moral principles on which it is based
Overseas in, to or from another country that you have to cross the sea to get to
Regime a form of government or rule; political system
Pronged An approach having two or three parts
Abstain Refrain from voting
Subvert hinder normal operations
Red carpet Special treatment or hospitality
Cordial Politely warm and friendly
Amenable Responsive to suggestions and influences
Curtail Place restrictions on
Veer off to begin to go in the wrong direction
Deficiency the state of not having, or not having enough of, something that is essential
Lacunae A blank gap or missing part
Sophisticated Ahead in development
Stringency Conscientious attention to rules and details
Tangle to come into conflict
Terminate Bring to an end
Tilt to direct (a discussion, policy, etc.) so as to favor a particular opinion or side
Gargantuan Very large
Windfall A sudden happening that brings good fortune
Efficacy Capacity or power to produce a desired effect
Repeal an official or legal cancellation
Nod A sign of assent
Vociferous expressing opinions in a very loud or forceful way
Jurisdiction the territory within which power can be exercised
Adjoin share a boundary
Insurgency an attempt to take control of a country by force
Piecemeal One thing at a time
Steadfastly With resolute determination
Hostile Characterized by enmity or ill will
Purview The range of interest or activity that can be anticipated
Cohesion tendency to unite
Assuage to pacify; calm
Orientation familiarization with and adaptation to a situation
Stalemate to bring to a standstill
Inherent Existing as an essential constituent or characteristic
Repatriation The act of returning to the country of origin
Impediment Something that interferes with (or delays) action or progress
Spillover a situation or feeling that starts in one place but then begins to happen or have an effect somewhere else
Bolster Support and strengthen
Strive Attempt by employing effort

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