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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 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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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary- Jan 22, 2021- Day 459

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Meaning
exodusthe movement of a lot of people from a place
postponeto delay an event
patronssomeone who uses a particular thing, especially regularly
seamlesslywithout any sudden changes, interruptions, or problems
behemothextremely large & powerful
stringentextremely limiting
onusthe responsibility or duty
surveillancethe careful watching of a person or place
provisossomething that must be done before something else happens
robuststrong and healthy

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary- Jan 21, 2021- Day 458

Difficult Word/PhraseContextual Meaning
medicationdrugs that are used in the treatment of illness
recipientsa person who receives something
mandatorycompulsory
imbuesto fill something or someone with a quality or feeling
efficacyeffectiveness
inoculatedto give a person or animal a vaccine
accelerationthe increase in the speed at which something happens
accentuatingemphasize a particular feature of something
exhortingto strongly encourage someone
derelictionfailure to do what you should do
pervadingto spread through all parts of something

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary- Jan 20, 2021- Day 457

Difficult Word/PhraseContextual Meaning
luminousvery beautiful
nerve-wrackingdifficult to do and causing a lot of worry or anxiety
seizedto take something quickly and hold it
jaw-droppingvery surprising
verdictsomeone’s opinion or judgement about something
debilitatingweak
debutantfirst public appearance, especially in sport
miraculouscompletely unexpected and very lucky
benchmarkused as a standard when comparing other things
stupendoussomething great
blightedsomething that spoils or destroys or causes damage
walking-woundedsomeone damaged or defeated psychologically or emotionally

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary- Jan 19, 2021- Day 456

Difficult Word/PhraseContextual Meaning
fatalcausing or ending in death
detainedto force someone officially to stay in a place
deployedto move soldiers to a place where they can be used when they are needed
violationsan action that breaks a law, agreement, rule, etc
embezzlementthe crime of secretly taking money that is in your care or that belongs to an organization
embodimentsomeone or something that represents a quality or an idea exactly
barrednot allowed to do something
perpetratorssomeone who has committed a crime
perturbedworried
regimea particular way of operating

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary- Jan 18, 2021- Day 455

Difficult Word/PhraseContextual Meaning
trancheone of several parts
inauguratedto put someone into an official position with a ceremony
inoculationsgiving them a weak form of a disease as protection against it
laggedto move or make progress so slowly that you are behind other people
upheavala great change, causing or involving difficulty or trouble
commendabledeserving praise
efficacyeffectiveness
sagacityability to make good judgments
rumour mongeringsomeone who spreads rumors
disseminatedto spread information
percolateto spread slowly

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary- Jan 16, 2021- Day 453

Difficult Word/PhraseContextual Meaning
Publicise make (something) widely known
Pushback a negative or unfavourable reaction or response
Bogey something that worries or annoys
Mandatorily in a manner that cannot be evaded
Solemnise duly perform (a ceremony, especially that of marriage)
Invade to encroach upon
Liberty the state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one’s way of life, behavior, or political views
Sphere an area of activity, interest, or expertise; a section of society or an aspect of life distinguished and unified by a particular characteristic
Explicit stated clearly and in detail, leaving no room for confusion or doubt
Plea a request made in an urgent and emotional manner

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary- Jan 15, 2021- Day 452

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Meaning
coordinationthe activity of organizing separate things so that they work together
streamlineto make a business, process, activity, etc. simpler and more effective
extortionthe act of getting something, especially money, by force or threats
money launderingthe action of moving money which has been earned illegally
anonymitythe situation in which someone’s name is not given or known
wilfullyintentional
affinitiesa similar quality in two or more people or things
stringentextremely limiting or difficult
plenaryrelating to a meeting at which all the members of a group or an organization are present
convictionsa decision made by a court of law that someone is guilty of a crime

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary- Jan 14, 2021- Day 451

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Meaning
redesignategive someone a different official name
blatantlyvery obvious and intentional
bereftnot feeling great loss
acrimonyanger
criticisedto express disagreement
protestsa strong complaint expressing disagreement
consequentialhappening as a direct result of a particular situation
adversehaving a negative or harmful effect on something
deterredto prevent or discourage someone from doing something
sabotagesthe act of intentionally preventing the success of a plan or action

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary- Jan 13, 2021- Day 450

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Meaning
interimtemporary
contestationthe act of arguing
laudabledeserving praise
deadlocka situation in which people cannot agree and no progress can be made
dispossessionthe action of depriving someone of land, property, or other possessions
disconcertingmaking someone feel uncertain and uncomfortable
spearheadingto lead an organized activity or project
adjudicativelegal ruling or judgment
interveneto intentionally become involved in a difficult situation in order to improve it
sanguinepositive

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary- Jan 12, 2021- Day 449

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Meaning
directivean official order to do something
dropoutsa person who leaves school, college, or university before completing a qualification
apprehensivefeeling anxiety about the future
treadingstepping on
irrevocableimpossible to change
rigiditythe quality or characteristic of not permitting any change
aggravatedto make a bad situation worse
exacerbatedto make something that is already bad worse
unprecedentednever having happened or existed in the past
semblancea similarity to something

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary- Jan 11, 2021- Day 448

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Meaning
roll outto make a new product, service, or system available for the first time
prioritysomething that is considered more important than other matters
comorbiditiessomeone who has more than one illness
leaguea group
efficacythe ability, especially of a medicine or a method of achieving something, to produce the intended result
direcritical/desperate
placeboa substance that is not medicine, but that is given to someone who is told that it is a medicine, used to test the effect of a drug or to please a patient
inoculateto give a person or animal a vaccine
dispensationarrangement
bolsterto support or improve something or make it stronger

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary- Jan 8, 2021- Day 447

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Meaning
pathogenic(of a bacterium, virus, or other microorganism) causing disease
epicentresfocal point/headquarters
sounded an alarmTo alert other people about something dangerous, risky, or troublesome
vigilantbeing very careful
predominantlymainly
reassortmentanother form of genetic exchange
pandemica disease that exists in almost all of an area or in almost all of a group of people, animals or plants
stampingstopping
genomethe complete set of genetic material of a human, animal, plant, or other living thing
evolutionthe way in which living things change

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary- Jan 7, 2021- Day 446


Difficult Word/ Phrase

Contextual Meaning
indeliblyactions that have a permanent influence or effect
infirmitythe condition of being feeble
edificesa large building
dissenteda strong difference of opinion on a particular subject
vitiatedto destroy or damage
colossalextremely large
germaneconnected with and important to it
unprecedentednever having happened or existed in the past
extravagantextreme and unreasonable
restorationthe act or process of returning something to its earlier good condition

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary- Jan 6, 2021- Day 445

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Meaning
ditheringto be unable to make a decision about doing something
variantdifferent version
mortalitynumber of deaths within a particular society and within a particular period of time
surgesudden increase
genomethe complete set of genetic material of a human
inherentexisting as a natural
suppressto end something forcefully
resurgencea process in which something starts to grow, develop, or become successful again
mutationthe way in which genes change and produce permanent differences
vigilantbeing very careful

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary- Jan 5, 2021- Day 444

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Meaning
undermineto gradually weaken or destroy someone or something
mischievousslightly annoying or slightly bad
oratoryskilful and effective public speaking
conveneto arrange for a group of people to come together for an official meeting
encroachmentthe act of gradually taking away someone else’s rights, or taking control of someone’s time, work
counterparta person or thing that has the same purpose as another one in a different place or organization
discretionarydecided by officials and not fixed by rules
disingenuousslightly dishonest; not speaking the complete truth
overshadowedto cause someone or something to seem less important or noticeable
substantiveimportant/serious

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary- Jan 4, 2021- Day 443

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Meaning
recessionarya period when the economy of a country is not successful
tidingsnews or information
infusesto fill someone or something with an emotion
surgeda sudden and great increase
cesstax
trajectorythe curved path that an object
nigglingunimportant but demanding one’s attention in an annoying way
aggravatingmaking something worse
whoppingextremely large
deteriorateto become worse

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary- December 30, 2020- Day 442

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Meaning
alliancean agreement between groups
stagingprotesting against something
ultimatumWarning, usually last and most threatening one
deadlocka state or situation in which agreement in an argument cannot be reached because neither side will change its demands
crusadea long and determined attempt to achieve something
coherenthaving its parts related in an organized and reasonable way
ideologicalbased on or relating to a particular set of ideas or beliefs
relentlesscontinuing in a severe or extreme way
reluctantnot willing to do something
impassea situation in which further development is impossible

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary- December 29, 2020- Day 441

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Meaning
warinesscaution
scalingclimbing up
barringexcept if a particular thing happens
virologistsa scientist who studies viruses and the diseases that they cause
serosurveysinvolves testing of blood serum of a group
asymptomaticshowing no symptoms
ravageddamaged or destroyed something badly
fatality ratesnumber of deaths from a specific cause
outbreaksudden increase in occurrences of a disease

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary- December 28, 2020- Day 440

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Meaning
extinctiona situation in which something no longer exists
caught in the crossfireto be involved in a situation where people around you are arguing
salvageto try to make a bad situation better
apparentable to be seen or understood
shallownesslack of depth of character, insight, or serious thought
optimistichoping or believing that good things will happen in the future
claimanta person who asks for something that they believe belongs to them or that they have a right to
resurgencea process in which something starts to grow, develop
aggravateto make a bad situation worse

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary- December 24, 2020- Day 439

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Meaning
consolidatedcombine several things to form a single thing
verdictan opinion or decision made after judging the facts
pledgeda serious or formal promise
restorationprocess of returning something to its original condition
suspensionact of stopping something happening
separatistsomeone who supports an effort to become independent of the country or group
vigorouslyin a way that is very forceful or energetic
inroadsdirect and noticeable effects on something
boycottedto refuse to buy a product or take part in an activity as a way of expressing strong disapproval
vitalimportant

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary- December 23, 2020- Day 438

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Meaning
kernelmost important part of something
fragmentedseparated into several parts
distortionsa change to the intended or true meaning of something
omnibus lawa law that covers diverse or unrelated topics
profiteeringpractice of making unfair profit
indictmenta sign that a policy, system is wrong
covenantsformal agreements
staggeringshocking/surprising
procurementthe process of getting supplies
exclusionaryexclusion of something

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary- December 22, 2020- Day 437

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Meaning
Transmissibility the quality of a disease or trait being able to be passed on from one person or organism to another
Follow suitImitate or do as someone else has done
Mutation a process in which the genetic material of a person, a plant or an animal changes in structure when it is passed on to children, etc., causing different physical characteristics to develop
Bind tie or fasten (something) tightly
Receptor a chemical group or molecule (such as a protein) on the cell surface or in the cell interior that has an affinity for a specific chemical group, molecule, or virus
Affinity the degree to which a substance tends to combine with another
Modelling devise a representation, especially a mathematical one, of (a phenomenon or system)
Come into playbecoming active, operative, or effective
Tweaking improve (a mechanism or system) by making fine adjustments to it
Immunocompetence the ability of the body to produce a normal immune response following exposure to an antigen

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary- December 18, 2020- Day 436

Difficult Word/PhraseContextual Meaning
Shackles something that checks or prevents free action
Firm upbecoming firmer and more solid
Bilateral involving two parties, especially countries
Chapter a period that is part of a larger amount of time during which something happens
Ties the friendly feelings that people have for other people, or special connections with places
Envision imagine as a future possibility; visualize
Wrap upto bring to a usually successful conclusion
Stagnant showing no activity
Preoccupation the state or condition of being preoccupied or engrossed with something
Fugitive a person who has escaped from a place or is in hiding, especially to avoid arrest or persecution

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary- December 16, 2020- Day 435

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Meaning
Nascent just coming into existence and beginning to display signs of future potential
On the face of itwithout knowing all of the relevant facts; apparently
Basket a group of related things
Softening make or become less severe
Perishables things, especially foodstuffs, likely to decay or go bad quickly
Bode wellto show or suggest that future developments or events will be good or favourable
Disconcertingly causing one to feel unsettled
Foresee predict
Agrarian relating to cultivated land or the cultivation of land
Hinterland a region remote from urban areas

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  1. Sumit kumar

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  3. Atleast 2 editorial must with vocabulary one is not enough

  4. vaishali pandey

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  5. Ankit Singh

    Hey PM, why you have been posting the editorial. The editorial which was given yesterday is again given today as of 5 june. Kindly look into it. The Hindu newspaper doesn’t have this as their editorial today or even a news anywhere.

  6. Hi Ankit, This editorial is from Business Line which is a sister publication of The Hindu. Additionally, yesterday’s editorial was based on ‘Insurance-driven healthcare’ whereas today’s editorial is based on ‘Climate Change and Locust Threat’.
    Thanks,

  7. It’s a great initiative taken by PM to provide us important pdfs ,thank you PM.
    Please provide Vocabulary pdfs for entire month in one pdf .

  8. Hi Punam, Thanks for the feedback! We have provided the month-wise PDFs of March, April & May in the article itself.
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  9. Manabikash chakma

    Provide The Hindu editoial vocab pdf for January & february 202

  10. Thanks PM…Very nice vocabs pdf provided by PM…. Highly appreciated…. I really love to read it…. In this pdf they only provides meaning… But this pdf wouid have blockbuster, if PM would provide the usage of every vacab along with their meaning as example….so I request PM, please provide one example of each vocabs in this monthly editorial vocab pdf for better understand….thank u PM…

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  12. It’s a good initiative taken by PM to provide us important un known vacabulory and idiamatic phrases meaning thank you sir
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