The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary- Free

The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary- Free

You must be aware of the value of vocabulary if you have been taking competitive tests. A strong vocabulary aids in both speed reading and comprehension of passages for reading comprehension tests as well as quick and accurate response to questions of different kinds. It is impossible to overstate the significance of The Hindu’s Editorial when discussing terminology. You will not only learn new words, phrases, etc., but you will also be familiar with their definitions. While reading the editorial, you can get the editorial’s perspective on the most recent events and occurring.

The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary – Aug 15, 2023

  1. contentious (adjective) – controversial, disputable, debatable. 
  2. criterion (noun) – basis, standard, norm, guideline, guiding principle. (criteria is the plural form of criterion).
  3. federalism/federal framework/system (noun) – a system of government in which establishments such as states or provinces share power with a national government.
  4. Pradhan Mantri Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (PM-USHA) (noun) –  PM-USHA is the new name for the Ministry of Education (MoE)’s (RUSA) scheme to improve the quality of higher education in State Universities — through curricular and programme changes, teacher training, physical and digital infrastructure, accreditation, and enhancing employability — while ensuring equity, access, and inclusion.
  5. on board (phrase) – on to a team as a member.
  6. take on board (phrase) – to accept a new idea or piece of advice, and act accordingly.
  7. dissenting (adjective) – opposite, contradicting, disagreeing, conflicting.
  8. mandate (verb) – instruct, direct, order, require, make something mandatory.
  9. National Education Policy (NEP) (noun) – The National Education Policy, 2020 proposes the revision and revamping of all aspects of the education structure, including its regulation and governance, to create a new system that is aligned with the aspirational goals of 21st century education, including Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4), while building upon India’s traditions and value systems.  
  10. adopt (verb) – embrace, accept, agree to, assume.
  11. academic (adjective) – educational, scholastic, collegiate.
  12. in order to (phrase) – with the aim of; with the purpose of.
  13. avail (phrase) – use, make use of, take advantage of, utilize.
  14. exclusivist (adjective) – relating to the doctrine/belief that only one particular belief or system is true.

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary– Aug 14, 2023

  1. glaring (adjective) – evident, flagrant, blatant, obvious.
  2. omission (noun) – deletion, elimination, exclusion, erasure, non-inclusion, negligence, neglect, oversight.
  3. import (noun) – importance, significance, consequence, weight; message, meaning, essence. substance.
  4. the executive (noun) – the executive is a branch of government which enforces the law as written by the legislature and interpreted by the judiciary.
  5. panel (noun) – group, committee, council, commission, board.
  6. subserve (verb) – help, assist, aid (to promote).
  7. objective (noun) – aim, intention, purpose.
  8. watchdog (noun) – a person or organization that monitors/inspects/supervises others’ activities/conducts.  inspector/supervisor, observer, ombudsman.
  9. Bill (noun) – A Bill is a draft statute that becomes law after it is passed. All legislative proposals are brought before Parliament in the forms of Bills (or) draft statute/law, proposed legislation, proposal (presented to parliament/congress/council for discussion).
  10. run counter to (phrase) – contradict, conflict with, disagree with, be inconsistent with; to have an opposite effect.
  11. bench (noun) – a court of law with a number of judges.
  12. Constitution Bench (noun) – a bench of the Supreme Court having five or more judges on it. These benches are not a routine phenomenon.  Constitution Benches are exceptions, set up only if some circumstances exist).
  13. Division Bench (noun) – a bench of two or three judges is called a division bench.
  14. envisage (verb) – conceive, imagine, envision, think, perceive, apprehend.
  15. independent (adjective) – self-governing, autonomous, non-aligned.

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary– Aug 12, 2023

  1. petty (adjective) – small, minor, trivial, unimportant, insignificant.
  2. stated (adjective) – expressed, identified, mentioned, specified (clearly).
  3. objective (noun) – aim, intention, purpose.
  4. move (verb) – propose, submit, put forward, request, urge (for discussion & resolution at a parliament).
  5. no-confidence motion (NCM) or motion of no confidence (noun) – the no-confidence motion means that one or more members of the national assembly (or parliament) have lost confidence in the appointed government. If the motion is accepted, then the party in power has to prove its majority in the House. The party can remain in power when it shows its strength through a floor test which is primarily taken to know whether the executive enjoys the confidence of the legislature. If they fail the floor test, the government has to resign.
  6. motion (noun) – it is a proposal made by a member to the House that the House do something or order something to be done or express an opinion.
  7. ethnic (adjective) – relating to a population subgroup (cultural, national, traditional/folk) with a common national or cultural tradition.
  8. reconciliation (noun) – restoration of friendly relations, restoration of harmony, agreement, compromise, understanding, peace, an end to hostilities; conciliation, pacification, appeasement.
  9. strife-torn (adjective) – divided by conflict or disharmony.
  10. edge (noun) – severity, pointedness.
  11. walk out (phrasal verb) – leave, depart suddenly.
  12. exposition (noun) – explanation, description, elucidation, interpretation.
  13. conflict (noun) – clash, fight, tussle, quarrel, dispute, confrontation, skirmish, hostilities.
  14. unambiguous (adjective) – clear, crystal clear, explicit, categorical, unequivocal, outright, certain, decisive.

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary– Aug 10, 2023

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Sense
Dent to damage somebody’s confidence, reputation, etc.
Kick in to begin to take effect
Rattle Disturb the composure of
Nudge Push into action by pestering or annoying gently
Flare up Erupt or intensify suddenly
Prowess A superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation
Backlash An adverse reaction to some political or social occurrence
Expeditious Marked by speed and efficiency
Spectacle A blunder that makes you look ridiculous
Hark back to If you say that one thing harks back to another thing in the past, you mean it is similar to it or takes it as a model
Spur Incite or stimulate
Bully to exploit a physical or technical advantage
Ploy A tactic or manoeuvre intended to gain an advantage
Ominous Indicating evil intent or suggesting tragic developments
Derail obstruct (a process) by diverting it from its intended course

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary– Aug 9, 2023

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Sense
Pretext Something serving to conceal plans
Inflict Make (someone) do something unpleasant
Ingrain to implant or fix deeply and firmly, as in the nature or mind
Excavator a powered machine for digging earth, gravel, sand, etc
Impunity Exemption from punishment or loss
Suo motu on its own motion; the term is usually applied to actions by a judge taken without a prior motion or request from the parties
Mince no word to speak in a very direct and honest way without worrying about offending someone
Ruse a way of doing something or of getting something by cheating somebody
Ambivalent Uncertain or unable to decide about what course to follow
Raze Destroy (a building or buildings) so as to make nearly level the ground
Portray Describe in words
Fig-leaf a thing intended to conceal a difficulty or embarrassment
Backdate Make effective from an earlier date

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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary– Aug 7, 2023

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Sense
Promptitude The characteristic of doing things without delay
Quantum Amount, quantity or portion
Admonish Warn strongly
Subtly ​in a way that is not very obvious or easy to notice
Admonition A firm rebuke
Dodgy Of uncertain outcome
Amorphous Having no definite form or distinct shape
Perverse Deviating from what is considered moral, right, proper or good
Grandiose seeming very impressive but too large, complicated, expensive, etc. to be practical or possible
Turpitude very bad behaviour
Flimsy Lacking solidity or strength
Subvert Cause the downfall of

The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary– Aug 4, 2023

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Sense
Tremor A shaky motion
Abut Lie adjacent to another or share a boundary
Mayhem Violent and needless disturbance
Pelt to attack somebody/something by throwing things
In the making in the process of developing or being made
Off-guard Not prepared or vigilant
Premeditated Characterized by deliberate purpose and some degree of planning
Evoke to make someone remember something or feel an emotion
Resentment A feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
Vandalise to damage something, especially public property, deliberately and for no good reason
Set ablaze Set fire to; cause to start burning
Incitement the act of encouraging somebody to do something violent, illegal or unpleasant
Perpetrator ​a person who commits a crime or does something that is wrong or evil

The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary– Aug 3, 2023

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Sense
Indictment An accusation of wrongdoing
Censure Harsh criticism or disapproval
Pull up to rebuke
Lethargic Deficient in alertness or activity
Douse to put out (a light or fire) quickly
Subject Cause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to
Unabated Continuing at full strength or intensity
Brazen shameless and bold
No leg to stand on a statement or claim they have made cannot be justified or proved
Connivance Agreement on a secret plot
Bring to book officially punish someone or call them to account for their behaviour
Denounce Accuse or condemn openly or formally; classify or describe as disgraceful

The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary– Jul 31, 2023

Difficult Word/ PhraseContextual Sense
Rap on the knucklesthe act of speaking to someone severely or angrily because of something they have done or failed to do
Fiat a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)
Sacrosanct Must be kept safe, held in respect and free from violation or damage
Sensitize Make sensitive or aware
Euphemism an indirect word or phrase that people often use to refer to something embarrassing or unpleasant, sometimes to make it seem more acceptable than it really is
Wanton Occurring without motivation or provocation
Purport Have the often specious appearance of being, intending, or claiming
Nonchalance The trait of remaining calm and seeming not to care; a casual lack of concern
Stereotyping beliefs or judgements about people based on fixed ideas about them which are often not true
Demonise to describe somebody/something in a way that is intended to make other people think of them/it as evil or dangerous
Patronage The act of providing approval and support
Fraternal Of or relating to a fraternity or society of usually men
Typecast to impart a fixed usage or convention to
Outrage Anger aroused by some perceived offence or injustice
Atrocity The quality of being shockingly cruel and inhumane
Wreak Cause to happen or to occur as a consequence

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