The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 25 June 2022

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The vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial 25 June 2022 is from the Editorial titled ‘Paradigm shift: On Colombia’s first leftist President’.

Word/Phrase Part of Speech/Idiom Meaning Synonyms Antonyms Example
Paradigm Noun An outstanding example.

Framework shared by members of any group.


Archetype, Chart, Criterion, Ideal A major paradigm shift has been seen by the country after the result of the election was out.
Decisive Adjective Producing a definite result.


Conclusive, Critical, Crucial, Determined, Fateful Inconclusive, Indefinite Insignificant, Irresolute Taking over the Presidency in the mid-term was a decisive move.
Overhaul Verb Analyse and improve.

(विश्लेषण और सुधार करें)

Mend, Rebuild, Re-establish, Enhance, Improve Dwindle, Destroy, Disrupt, Diminish He overhauled the findings of his research after being insisted.
Capture Verb Take into one’s possession or control by force.

(कब्जा करना)

Apprehend, Arrest, Catch, Conquer, Grab, Trap, Seize Forfeit, Free, Lose, Offer, Receive Before any action could be taken, the capital was captured by the enemy forces.
Devastate Verb To Destroy



Ravage, Raze, Ruin, Wreck, Desolate Build, Construct, Help, Protect The students devastated the trains during a protest against the new recruitment scheme.
Psyche Noun The human soul, mind or spirit


Soul, Innermost self, True being, Personality, Subconscious, Persona Body, Physicality The violence in any nation causes a deep impression on the psyche of the youth.
Mobilise Verb Ready for Action

(गतिमान करना)

Assemble, Activate, Prepare, Organize Disorganise, Discourage, Disperse, Divide The leader mobilised the youth to support his party.
Vowed Noun A solemn pledge.


Promise, Oath, Pledge Break, Breach He took a vow to not eat till he finds his lost wife.
Verb To promise as to god or a saint.

(क़सम खाना)

Affirm, Assure, Declare, Promise Deny, Break, Disavow Richa vowed to marry his best friend.
Inimical Adjective Tending to obstruct or harm.


Adverse, Destructive, Harmful, Hostile, Injurious, Opposed Aiding, Favorable, Friendly, Good, Helpful, Kind Sasha’s actions were inimical to our winning the match.
Despite Preposition In spite of

(इसके बावजूद)

Regardless of, Although, Even though, Notwithstanding Harish walked out of the room despite being told to stay there till the meeting was over.
Noun The feeling of despising someone or insulting.


Contempt, Contemptuousness, Disdain, Misprision Respect, Regard, Favour, Estimation My friend made me feel despite at his house party.
Pose Verb Present or constitute (a problem, danger, or difficulty).

(किसी समस्या, खतरे या कठिनाई को गठित करना)

Constitute, Present, Create, Cause, Produce Refrain, Take, Withhold, Answer, Decrease, Discourage The political vendetta is posing threat to the democracy in the country.
Noun A particular way of standing or sitting, usually adopted for effect or in order to be photographed, painted, or drawn.


Posture, Position, Stance, Attitude, Bearing Honesty, Truth, Reality I tried new poses for my wedding ceremony.
Outsize Adjective Exceptionally large

(बहुत बड़ा)


Hue, Oversized, Enormous, Gigantic, Great, Mammoth Minor, Small, Tiny, Minute, Little, Miniscule, Short An outsize statue of a freedom fighter was installed by the government.
Influence Verb Lead to believe

(प्रवृत्त करना)

Affect, Alter, Arouse, Change, Determine, Guide, Manipulate Prevent, Leave alone, Neglect, Discourage, Be Fair We are quickly influenced by bad company.
Noun The capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something, or the effect itself.


Effect, Control, Domination, Force, Impact, Leverage Beginning, Cause, Commencement, Insignificance, Origin, Source The influence of western culture can be seen in metro cities of India.
Idly Adverb With no particular purpose, reason, or foundation.

(आलस्य में)

Leisurely, Lazily, Slowly, Nonchalantly He just sat idly and enjoyed the view of the lake.
Cornerstone Noun An important quality or feature on which a particular thing depends or is based.


Essential, Foundation, Keystone, Mainstay, Pillar Inclusive growth has remained the cornerstone of every policy of this government.
Brace Verb Prepare oneself for something difficult

(किसी मुश्किल काम के लिए खुद को तैयार करना)

Prepare, Ready, Fasten, Support, Tighten Release, Fail, Free, Weaken, Detach The new government should brace itself for the ongoing economic crisis.
Emanate Verb Originate from; be produced by.

(उत्पन्न होना)

Exude, Give out, Send, Pour, Throw Hold, Back, Keep, Restrict The water was emanating from the fountain making a beautiful figure.
Pulverise Verb Reduce to fine particles

(टुकड़े टुकड़े करना)

Shatter, Atomize, Fragment, Granulate, Crumble Lose, Surrender, Build, Construct The houses in the war zone were pulverized by the bombardment.
Conflict Verb To come into the disagreement.


Differ, Disagree, Vary, Disturb Agree, Consent, Accord, Conform Teachers’ and students’ interests sometimes conflict.
Noun A fight or battle


Disaccord, Discordance, Dissension, Division, War Accord, Agreement, Harmony, Peace Every day new conflict begins between the two neighbours.

The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 24 June 2022

Word/Phrase Part of Speech/Idiom Meaning Synonyms Antonyms Example
Narrative Adjective In the form of story; chronological



Fictional, Narrated, Historical, Reported Rambling The author’s narrative style helped him win the literary award.
Noun Story


Account, Anecdote, Fiction, Chronicle You need a strong narrative to cover up your misdeeds.
Poise Verb To hold steadily or in equilibrium.

(सन्तुलन करना)

Hover, Hold, Wait, Brood Reject, Drop, Refuse, Release He learned to poise the earthen pots on his head.
Noun A stable and balanced state of equilibrium.


Aplomb, Calmness, Equanimity, Grace Agitation, Confusion, Tactlessness, Imbalance There is a lack of poise between the political parties in Maharashtra.
Significance Noun The quality of being worthy of attention; importance.


Importance, Noteworthiness, Seriousness, Obviousness, Matter, Relevance Insignificance, Disregard, Disrespect, Imperfection, Weakness I understood the significance of the post after I assumed it.
Elevation Noun Promotion; Altitude of a place above sea level

(पदोन्नति; ऊंचाई)

Boost, Eminence, Raise, Advancement Decrease, Demotion, Disdain The elevation of the mountain increased by 2 metres within a century.
Pronounce Verb Declare or announce, typically formally or solemnly.

(घोषणा करना)

Announce, Proclaim, Rule, Decree, Ordain, Adjudicate, Affirm Conceal, Hide, Mumble Mr. Bhatia refrained from pronouncing his next successor.
Remarkable Adjective Worthy of attention


Exceptional, Important, Impressive, Miraculous, Momentous, Notable Average, Bad, Common, Familiar, Normal, Ordinary He was conferred with the prestigious award for his remarkable research in the field of medicine.
Testimony Noun A formal written or spoken statement, especially one given in a court of law.


Affidavit, Demonstration, Witness, Deposition Denial, Opposition, Veto Professor William was not willing to give testimony against his student.
Notwithstanding Preposition In spite of.

(भले ही)

Nevertheless, Nonetheless, Withal, After all Notwithstanding the new evaluation method, many students failed.
Conjunction In spite of the fact that.


Although Sheena could not crack the PCS exam, notwithstanding she has been a topper.
Subaltern Adjective Of lower status

(सब से नीचा)

Subordinate, Inferior Superior The people belonging to subaltern areas need not come close to the King.
Aboriginal Adjective Inhabiting or existing in a land from the earliest times or from before the arrival of colonists.


Indigenous, Native, Earliest, Original, Initial, Primordial Modern, New, Foreign The aboriginal leader decided to contest local elections.
Sustain Verb Strengthen or support physically or mentally.Endure

(बनाए रखना)

Assist, Bolster, Continue, Feel, Suffer, Undergo, Withstand Surrender, Evade, Stop, Hinder, Obstruct, Discourage, Condemn He cannot sustain the strong cold winds blowing outside.
Incorporate Verb take in or contain (something) as part of a whole; include/ Constitute (a company, city, or other organization) as a legal corporation.

(शामिल करना/ निगमित करना)

Assimilate, Consolidate, Cover, Embody, Fuse, Merge, Organise Disconnect, Part, Disperse, Divide, Exclude The government must frame policies to incorporate the tribal communities socially and politically.
Relentless Adjective Remaining strict or determined


Determined, Dogged, Ferocious, Harsh Compassionate, Easy, Gentle, Flexible His relentless efforts led him to launch his own music album.
Critic Noun A person who expresses an unfavorable opinion of something.


Faultfinder, Detractor, Expert, Reviewer, Judge Amateur, Complimenter He has been a strong critic of romantic novels.
Ideological Adjective Relating to ideology.


Doctrinaire, Ideation, Quixotic, Visionary, Abstract, Cerebral, Imaginative, Analytical Latitudinarian, Practical, Unsentimental, Broadminded The ideological struggle between the two groups led to the formation of the Hinayana and Mahayana sects.
Radical Noun A person who holds or follows strong convictions or extreme principles


Agitator, Anarchist, Extremist, Fanatic, Insurgent Conservative, Moderate The radical leaders were arrested before they could plan a raging protest.
Starkly Adverb In a way that is harsh and blunt.

(परस्पर विरोधी)

Blunt, Simple, Abrupt, Arrant Clothed, Hidden, Complex, Covered His bidding contrasted with my interest starkly.
Adrift Adverb So as to float without being either moored or steered.

(भटकते हुए)

Afloat, Loose, Drifting, Unanchored Anchored, Determined, Stable, Purposeful The boat went adrift and was found at the other end of the lake.
Ensconce Verb Conceal

(स्थापित करना/ छिपाना)

Shelter, Establish, Settle, Stash, Cover, Bury Depart, Destroy, Disorganise, Forget, Leave, Move Some people do not want to ensconce from their cocoon.
Inclusive Adjective Including or covering all the services, facilities, or items normally expected or required.


Broad, Comprehensive, All together, Full Exclusive, Incomprehensive, Narrow The price of the book is inclusive of GST.
Pursuit Noun The action of pursuing someone or something.


Chasing, Pursuing, Stalking, Tracking, Trailing Ignoring, Avoiding, Letting go, Denying The pursuit of becoming the Prime Minister has led him to betray his own party.
Exclusivist Noun The practice of excluding


One should not promote exclusivist views.

The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 23 June 2022

Difficult Word/ Phrase Contextual Sense
Expediency providing an easy and quick way to do something
Fraught causing or having extreme worry or anxiety
Invalidation a formal termination
Strike down abolish a law or regulation
Earmark to designate (something, such as funds) for a specific use or owner
Denude to deprive of something important
Hindrance Any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
Impending Close in time; about to occur
Restive Being in a tense state
Ally someone who helps and supports someone else

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