Elevates your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist – 1st December 2017

Today’s article, ‘Open, equal internet’ has been picked from ‘The Indian Express’

This article talks about the decision of TRAI to take back net neutrality. This article compares it with the decision of US governement to guarantee the neutrality and says that the opposition between the US and Indian regulators’ perceptions of net neutrality reflects the reality that the internet is different things to different people.

Open, equal internet

Challenging Words in the Article –

1)Throttle (Verb)(दबाना) –  throt-l
Meaning –  to prevent something from succeeding
Synonyms – choke, strangle, block
Antonyms – release , breathe , free
Example – The reduction in funds is throttling the development of new programmes.

2)Intervention (Noun) (हस्तक्षेप) – intar-ven-shuns
Meaning – the process of becoming purposefully entangled in another’s affairs
Synonyms –
interruption, meddling
Antonyms – noninterference ,nonintervention , affront
Example –
Our nation’s intervention in another country’s war could pull us into the crisis.

3)Outweigh  (पल्ला झुकना) – out-wey
Meaning –
for something to be more important or further along than something else
Synonyms – dominate, outdo, vague
Antonyms – Trail , fail , loose
Example –
Since the job paid much less and was more difficult, its disadvantages definitely outweigh the benefits.

4)Demise (Adverb) (अंत) –  di-mice
Meaning –
the end of a period or lifespan
Synonyms – 
disaster, fatality, mortality
Antonyms – survival , birth , resurrection
Example –
 Online newspapers are causing the demise of the traditional newspaper.

5)Discriminate  (Noun) (भेदभाव) – dis-crim-inate
Meaning –
to make choices based on prejudgments
Synonyms –
Discern , distinguish
Antonyms – indiscriminate , equal
Example –
According to the law, employers should not discriminate because of race or gender.

6)Accelerate (Verb)(गतिवृद्धि करना) –  ak-sel-er-eyt
Meaning –
to increase the motion or growth
Synonyms – speed, hasten , increase
Antonyms –   decelerate , brake
Example – 
You should reduce his spending if you want to accelerate the balance in your savings account.

7)Enormous (Noun) (विशाल) – ih-nawr-mus
Meaning –
extremely large
Synonyms –
Huge , immense , gigantic
Example – 
We chose not to undertake the project because of the enormous costs involved.

8) Overriding (Verb) (अधिभावी) – over-riding
Meaning –
To use one’s authority to cancel or overrule the action or decision of another
Synonyms – predominant , paramount

Example – 
The president has decided to override his advisors’ decision and put his own plan in place.

 Word of The Day 

  • Surreptitiously  (Adverb)  –  चुपके से
  • Meaning – in a way that attempts to avoid notice or attention; secretively
  • Synonyms – secretly, furtively, privately, stealthily, covertly
  • Antonyms – publicly, clearly, openly, directly
  • Example(English) – UIDAI has ordered probe against Bharti Airtel for allegedly opening Airtel Payments Bank accounts of customers surreptitiously.
  • Example (Hindi ) – यूआईडीएआई ने भारती एयरटेल के खिलाफ कथित तौर पर चुपके से ग्राहकों के एयरटेल पेमेंट बैंक खातों को खोलने के खिलाफ जांच के आदेश दिए है।

Given below are some words to check your vocabulary? Make sentences with those words in the comment section which will be reviewed by us:

  • driven
  • Explosion
  • Rapid
  • Flourish
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