The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary- Download Free PDF- July Edition
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Those who are in the pursuit of building their vocabulary, we have come up with the edition of July 2022. Have a look and improve upon your word power.

List of Words appearing in Hindu Editorial in July 2022

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Sense
Draconian Of or relating to harsh code of laws
Fall short of fail to meet an expectation or standard
Undergirding Lend support to
Inviolable never to be broken, infringed, or dishonoured
Downplay Represent as less significant or important
Curb Lessen the intensity of
Menace Something that is a source of danger
Launder Convert illegally obtained funds into legal ones
Adversely In a manner which is contrary to your interests or welfare
Malefic evil
Narcotics A drug that produces numbness or stupor
Illicit Contrary to or forbidden by law
Funnel to concentrate, channel, or focus
Bloodstream a mainstream of power or vitality
Stringent Demanding strict attention to rules and procedures
Apposite Being of striking appropriateness and pertinence
Grave Dignified and sombre in manner or character and committed to keeping promises
Predicate that which is affirmed or denied concerning the subject of a proposition
Evasion The deliberate act of failing to pay money
Manifestly Unmistakably; visibly clear; in an evident manner
Vulnerable Susceptible to attack
Whim An odd, fanciful or capricious idea
Symbolism the use of symbols to represent things
Stint An unbroken period of time during which you do something
Colonial connected with or belonging to a country that controls another country (colony)
Cognisant having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception
Articulate Express or state clearly
Milestone A significant event in a project
Triumph A successful ending of a struggle or contest
Pave the way to make it easier for (something to happen or someone to do something
Invigorating Imparting strength and vitality
Gauge Measure precisely 
Enlist Hire for work or assistance
Elate Fill with high spirits
Split Separate into parts or portions
Erosion A gradual decline of something
Intolerance Unwillingness to recognize and respect differences in opinions or beliefs
Autonomy Personal independence
Leeway political independence
Champion a causeIf you champion a person, a cause, or a principle, you support or defend them
Stinging harsh or hurtful in tone or character
Indictment An accusation of wrongdoing
Scapegoat to blame somebody publicly for something bad that has happened, even though it was not his/her fault
Ploy A tactic or manoeuvre intended to gain an advantage
Acquittal a judgment of not guilty
Ambush The act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise
Draconian Very or overly harsh or strict
Proscribe Command against
Utter Complete and absolute
Massacre The savage and excessive killing of many people
Upend turn upside down
Dubious Open to doubt or suspicion
Imposition the act of imposing something
Credence The mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true
Apprehend Take into custody
Ponder Think deeply about a subject or question over a period of time
Round up The systematic gathering up of suspects by the police
Hapless Deserving or inciting pity
Setback An unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes
Disenchantment Disappointment on finding out that something is not as good as hoped
Cart before the horse something is done contrary to the natural or normally effective sequence of events
Fish Seek indirectly
Pronouncement An authoritative declaration
Bemoan Regret strongly
Hasty Done with very great haste and without due deliberation
Incarceration The state of being imprisoned
Crack down to start dealing with bad or illegal behaviour in a more severe way
Bat for Support 
Lament Regret strongly
Reiterate To say, state, or perform again
Standing order an instruction or prescribed procedure in force permanently or until changed or canceled
Underscore emphasizing the importance of something
Flee Run away quickly
Moot Think about carefully
Glaring Conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible
Inconsistency a self-contradictory proposition (statement)
Overhaul The act of improving by renewing and restoring
Condition Habituate 
Reflexively By reflex, automatically, without conscious thought
Appease gain the good will of
Stack Arrange the order of so as to increase one’s winning chances
Stint An unbroken period of time during which you do something
Confrontation A hostile disagreement face-to-face
Partisan Devoted to a cause or party
In tandem alongside each other
Cliched Repeated regularly without thought or originality
Hail Be a native of
Landowning Having property in land; of or pertaining to landowners
Stiff Marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable
Elevation the highest stage of development
Mobilise Make ready for action or use
Unfailingly Without fail
Strive Attempt by employing effort
Temperament Excessive emotionalism or irritability and excitability (especially when displayed openly)
Bridge the gap to make the difference between two different things smaller
Fare Perform over a period of time
Benchmark Evaluate relative to some benchmark standard or scale
Parity Equality 
Stagnation Inactivity 
Falter Be weak
Shrink Become smaller 
Anaemic a medical condition in which there are not enough red cells in the blood
Abysmal Very bad
Imperative Of greatest importance
Tokenism A policy of formally complying with efforts to achieve a goal by making small, token gestures
Staggering So surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelm
Laxity lack of strictness or care
Cut corner to do something quickly and not as well as you should
Diversion the act of changing the direction or purpose of something, especially in order to solve or avoid a problem
Severe extremely bad or unpleasant
Turbulence A state of violent disturbance and disorder
Crest The highest or extreme point of something
Tersely In a short and concise manner
Fleet Group of aircraft operating together under the same ownership
Invocation the act of asking for help
Aberration A state or condition markedly different from the norm
Feebly In a manner which lacks strength
Concur be in agreement
Root cause the basic cause of something
Snag An unforeseen obstacle
Red flag A sign used to indicate danger 
Ecosystem A system or an environment
Tier Arranged in layers
Nimble Moving quickly and lightly
Gross over try and make a problem seem unimportant by ignoring it or by dealing with it very quickly
Dispense Give or provide in small portions
Safeguard Make safe
Cornerstone the most important part of something that the rest depends on
Wantonly being without check or limitation
Apprehend Get the meaning of something
Contravention Coming into conflict with
Weed out Remove unwanted elements
Grave Causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm
Deterrent Something that acts to discourage certain behaviour or action
Proponent A person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
Substantial Of considerable importance, size, or worth
Penal subject to punishment by law
Woefully In an unfortunate or deplorable manner
Redress Act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil
Backlog Something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose
Tardy After the expected or usual time
Equitably dealing fairly and equally with all concerned
Tinker Try to fix or mend
Foreboding A feeling of evil to come
Offence The team that is trying to score
Pulsating Exciting 
Climax A decisive moment
Gallop run somewhere very quickly
Centurion an officer in the army of ancient Rome who was responsible for 100 soldiers
Draw Finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.
Comeback Even the score, in sports
Scare Sudden mass fear and anxiety over anticipated events
Intervening Occurring or falling between events or points in time
Linger Remain present although waning or gradually dying
Bow out Retire gracefully
Hold the reins to be in control
Indifferent Marked by a lack of interest
Marauding raiding
Aggression A feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack
Shed Get rid of
Improbable Not likely to be true or to occur or to have occurred
Bludgeoning to hit them several times with a heavy object
Deflating take away somebody’s confidence or make somebody seem less important
Fallout Any adverse and unwanted secondary effect
Humanely characterized by kindness, mercy, sympathy, etc
Lethal Of an instrument of certain death
Grim Shockingly repellent
Peril A source of danger
Asylum A shelter from danger or hardship
Lacunae A blank gap or missing part
Searing Severely critical
Stubbornly difficult to handle
Lock horn argue about something
Multitude A large indefinite number
Bipartisan Supported by both sides
Collaborative Accomplished by working jointly 
Glimmer a faint indication
dig in one’s heelsresist stubbornly; refuse to give in
Hammer out Discuss vehemently in order to reach a solution or an agreement
Cede Give over
Melting pota place where a lot of different cultures, ideas, etc. come together
Coterminous Being of equal extent, scope or duration

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