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If you have been appearing for competitive exams, you must have realized the importance of vocabulary. A good vocabulary not only helps you to read and understand a Reading Comprehension passage fast, but it also helps you in answering other types of questions fast and with accuracy. When talking about vocabulary, the importance of The Hindu’s Editorial can’t be understated. Not only do you come across new words, phrases etc. but you will also know their meanings. While going through, the editorial you also get to know the editorial’s point of view on the latest events & happenings. To help you increase your vocab, we have come up with this Hindu Vocabulary article where we will be listing the meaning of difficult words/ phrases so that it will be easy for you to understand words & their respective meanings.

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List of Daily Hindu Vocab- Dec 2021 & Jan 2022

The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary– Jan 20, 2022

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Sense
Tangle Something jumbled or confused
Roll-out to make a new product, service, or system available for the first time
Snag An unforeseen obstacle
Notwithstanding Regardless of
Altimeter An instrument that measures the height above ground; used in navigation
Inclement (of weather or climate) severe
Impasse A situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible
Retrofit Substitute new or modernized parts or equipment for older ones
Buffer zone A neutral zone between two rival powers that is created in order to diminish the danger of conflict
Hammer out Discuss vehemently in order to reach a solution or an agreement

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary– Jan 19, 2022

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Sense
Conundrum A difficult problem
Mandarin a person who has a very important job in the government, and who is sometimes considered to be too powerful
Conjure up bring into existence
Fragmented Having been divided
Stutter Function or progress in an irregular way
Meagre Deficient in amount, quality or extent
Clock To register
Threshold a point at which something starts
Cool Lose intensity
Deferral a postponement of an action or event

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary– Jan 18, 2022

Difficult Words/ PhraseContextual Sense
Throttle Place limits on (extent, amount or access)
Endemic native to or confined to a certain region
Deplete Use (resources or materials) over time in order to function
Haunting Having a deeply disquieting or disturbing effect
Thumping Very large
Sacrilege Blasphemous behaviour; the act of depriving something of its sacred character
Boot out Remove from a position or office
Salvage Prevent being ruined, destroyed, lost, or harmed
Stomp to walk with a loud heavy step usually in anger
Narcissistic Characteristic of those having an inflated idea of their own importance

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary– Jan 17, 2022

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Sense
Crucial vital to the resolution of a crisis
Precarious Fraught with danger
Credit crunch a sudden sharp reduction in the availability of money or credit from banks and other lenders
Slump A noticeable deterioration in performance or quality
Spur Incite or stimulate
Dwindle Become smaller
Unrest A state of agitation or turbulent change or development
Debt restructure a process used by countries to change the terms on loans to make them easier to pay back
Currency swap a foreign exchange transaction that involves trading principal and interest in one currency for the same in another currency
Humanitarian Marked by humanistic values and devotion to human welfare

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary– Jan 14, 2022

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Sense
At the helm in charge of an organization, group of people, etc.
Anticipation The feeling waiting to something happening, esp. looking forward with excitement
Oversee Watch and direct
Unfurling If you say that events, stories, or scenes unfurl before you, you mean that you are aware of them or can see them as they happen or develop.
Morph to gradually change
Grandest Of behaviour that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope
Frontier An undeveloped field of study; a topic inviting research and development
Stance a way of thinking about something, especially expressed in a publicly stated opinion
Sequel Something that follows something else
Spin-off A product made during the manufacture of something else

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary– Jan 13, 2022

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Sense
Deficit loss
Watchdog A guardian or defender against theft or illegal practices or waste
Allege Make an accusation or assertion without any proof
News snippet a small piece of information or news
Unilaterally by means of one part or party
Arbitrarily In a random manner
Dictate Issue commands or orders for
Stay afloat If a person, business, or country stays afloat or is kept afloat, they have just enough money to pay their debts and continue operating
Implication the effect that something will have on something else in the future
Quest The act of searching for something

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary– Jan 12, 2022

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Sense
Knight a person of high rank
In a row one after another; without a break
Abdicate Give up
Exaggeration Making to seem more important than it really is
Prodigy An unusually gifted or intelligent (young) person; someone whose talents excite wonder and admiration
Feat A notable achievement
Deficiency The state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
Momentum Enough activity to continue going
Stride Significant progress
Pit Set into opposition or rivalry

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary– Jan 11, 2022

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Sense
Bugle A brass instrument without valves; used for military calls and fanfares; A brass instrument without valves; used for military calls and fanfares
Adversarial Involving opposition, often hostile
Span To extend over a time period
Deployment The distribution of forces in preparation for battle or work
Emotive Generating strong emotions
At play being something that helps produce or influence a result
Reinforce Make stronger
Rigour The quality of being hard to endure, uninviting or formidable
Toxicity The degree to which something is poisonous
Rhetoric Insincere or vague talk with empty promises etc. that is supposed to impress

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary– Jan 10, 2022

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Sense
Norm A standard regarded as typical
Adduce to mention or provide (something, such as a fact or example) as evidence or proof to support an argument
Pendency (mainly law) the quality or state of being undecided, or in continuance
Rationale (law) the fundamental reasons or logic behind something
In vain without any success
Spell out specify in detail
Take up Pursue
Defer Hold back to a later time
Tweak Adjust finely
Ought Anything whatever

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary– Jan 7, 2022

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Sense
Complacency The feeling you have when you are satisfied with yourself
Exhibit To show, make visible or apparent
Rage to continue with great force
Hybrid immunity People who become naturally infected with Covid and recover before vaccination develop “hybrid immunity”, better immunity than those who only have antibodies from vaccination
Induce Cause to arise
Immaterial not mattering one way or the other
Confer Grant a qualification, title, right, possession, etc.
Virulence extreme harmfulness
Vulnerable Susceptible to attack
Overwhelm Charge someone with too many tasks

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary– Jan 6, 2022

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Sense
Bumpy characterized by irregular movements
Poised Marked by balance or equilibrium and readiness for action
Persistent Never-ceasing
Trade deficit An excess of imports over exports
Tad A slight amount or degree of difference
Albeit Even though
Upending Set, turn, or stand on end
Brace Prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult
Mandarins a person who has a very important job in the government, and who is sometimes considered to be too powerful:
Conjure up Summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary– Jan 5, 2022

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Sense
Threshold the level at which something starts to happen
Hold water (of a statement, theory, or line of reasoning) appear to be valid, sound, or reasonable
Notion A vague idea in which some confidence is placed
Stringent Demanding strict attention to rules and procedures
Justification A statement in explanation of some action or belief
Impediment Something that interferes with (or delays) action or progress
Arbitrary not planned or chosen for a particular reason.
Infeasible Not capable of being carried out or put into practice
Render Pass down
Bunch to form a group

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary– Jan 4, 2022

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Sense
Overwhelming Very strong; urgently felt
Emergence The gradual beginning
Variant of concern A variant for which there is evidence of an increase in transmissibility, more severe disease (e.g.,  increased hospitalizations or deaths), significant reduction in neutralization by antibodies generated during previous infection or vaccination, reduced effectiveness of treatments or vaccines, or diagnostic detection failures
Adolescent Being of the age 13 through 19
Serosurvey A sero-survey involves testing of blood serum of a group of individuals and this will be used to monitor trends in prevalence of the novel coronavirus, or SARS-COV-2, infection at the district level
Immunogenic relating to or producing an immune response
Peer-review The peer-review process subjects an author’s scholarly work, research, or ideas to the scrutiny of others who are experts in the same field (peers) and is considered necessary to ensure academic scientific quality.
Co-morbidity (medicine) the coexistence of two or more related medical conditions
Homologous Corresponding or similar in position or structure or function or characteristics
Reliance The state of relying on something

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary– Jan 3, 2022

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Sense
Patchwork a mixture of different things
Harbinger Something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone
Anomaly Deviation from the normal or common order or form or rule
Inverted to put something in the opposite order or position to the way it usually is
Ostensibly seeming or said to be true or real but very possibly not true or real
Alleviate Make easier
Parley a discussion or meeting between two groups of people who disagree, in order to try and find a way of solving a problem
Lathe a machine for changing the shape of a piece of wood, metal, etc. that works by turning the material while a sharp tool is pressed against it
Debilitating Impairing the strength and vitality
Fortuitous Having no cause or apparent cause

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary– Dec 30, 2021

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Sense
Feasibility The quality of being doable
Herald to be a sign of (something that is beginning to happen or will happen soon)
Frontier An undeveloped field of study; a topic inviting research and development
Arsenal A supply of something available for future use
Bode well to show or suggest that future developments or events will be good or favorable
Unfold Develop or come to a promising stage
Comorbidity (medicine) the coexistence of two or more related medical conditions
Mix-up a mistake that causes confusion
Fiasco A disastrous or embarrassing failure
Sans without

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary– Dec 29, 2021

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Sense
Perpetrator a person who commits a crime or does something that is wrong or evil
Orgy Any act of immoderate indulgence
Congregation An assemblage of people, animals or things collected together
Derangement A state of mental disturbance and disorientation
Fringe group a group that is on the periphery of a larger organization because its views are more extreme than the majority
Passivity The trait of remaining inactive
Eloquent Speaking readily, clearly, and effectively
Pernicious Exceedingly harmful
Bigotry the state of feeling, or the act of expressing, strong, unreasonable beliefs or opinions
Cavalier Marked by lack of attention, consideration, forethought or thoroughness; not careful

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary– Dec 27, 2021

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Sense
Curb hold in restraint
Regressive Opposing progress
Table Propose something
Inducement a motive or consideration that leads one to action
Allurement something that persuades one to perform an action for gain
Sinister suggesting tragic developments
Belligerent Characteristic of somebody who is eager to fight
Rampant Unrestrained and violent
Rampaging Act violently, recklessly, or destructively
Propagate Become distributed or widespread

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary– Dec 23, 2021

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Sense
Foreboding A feeling of evil to come
Writ written
Foresight Seeing ahead
Echo Repetition 
Exhort to strongly encourage someone to do something
Pre-emptive Designed or having the power to deter or prevent an anticipated situation or occurrence
Ebb Fall away or decline
Body blow A serious or devastating setback
Consternation Fear resulting from the awareness of danger
Harbinger something that shows what is coming

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary– Dec 22, 2021

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Sense
Roll A list of names
Weed out Remove unwanted elements
Laudable Worthy of high praise
Grave Causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm
Disenfranchisement the state of being deprived of a right or privilege, especially the right to vote
Unanimously Of one mind; without dissent
Rigorously in a careful way so that every part of something is looked at or considered to make certain it is correct 
Intimate Give to understand
Franchise The right to vote in a public election
Ulterior Lying beyond what is openly revealed or avowed (especially being kept in the background or deliberately concealed)

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary– Dec 21, 2021

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Sense
Bulwark something that protects you from dangerous or unpleasant situations
Rivalry The act of competing as for profit or a prize
Spur Incite or stimulate
Counterpart A person or thing having the same function or characteristics as another
Reciprocate Act, feel, or give mutually or in return
Languish to lose strength or energy and not make any progress in something
Wield Handle effectively
Foothold a situation in which someone has obtained the power or influence needed to get what is wanted
Hamper Prevent the progress or free movement of
Radicalisation ​the action or process of making somebody more extreme or radical in their opinions on political or social issues

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5 Comments

      • Hey Manibhushan, We did update the Hindu vocab for the months of Jan & Feb but unfortunately because of some technical issue, those got deleted. But you can download the Free PDFs of Hindu Vocab of last year and keep updating your word power.
        Regards,

    • Namaste Nikunj jii..
      You are providing every day vocabulary from The Hindu editorial which is really a great boon to the competitive aspirants like me…
      But, one thing I just want to tell you that please provide that editorial also, to make us understand the meaning of the context. please take this into consideration!!
      Thank you!!

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