Elevates your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist – 6th January 2018

Today’s article, ‘Better late’ has been picked from ‘The Indian Express’

 This article talks about National Medical Commission Bill (NMC) which seeks to dismiss the Medical Council of India (MCI), the regulator of the medical profession in India. The article says that this bill does not address crucial concerns. Standing Committee must correct its deficiencies

Better late

Challenging Words in the Article – 

1)Probity(noun) (ईमानदारी ):  pro-bi-ty
– the quality of a person who is completely honest, the quality of having strong moral principles; honesty and decency.
Synonyms –  integrity, honesty, uprightness, decency, morality
Antonyms – deceit , dishonesty ,deception
Example – The criminal knew he could not buy the judge who was known for his probity.

2)Assuage(noun)  (शांत करना) :  as-suage
Meaning – 
to provide relief; causing to feel better
Synonyms –    relieve, ease, alleviate, soothe, mitigate
Antonyms –
intensify, aggravate, agitate
Example – 
In an effort to assuage angry customers, the store issued everyone a full refund.

3)Arrogate(verb) (हथियाना):  ar-uh-geyt
Meaning –
 to seize without having the right to do so
Synonyms – : : take,  take over, acquire, seize, expropriate
Antonyms –
 forfeit, forgo, give
Example – 
The government can arrogate your property when it’s necessary to protect or develop national interests.

4)Abysmal (adjective) (बेहद खराब):   uh-biz-mul
Meaning –
  extremely bad; appalling.
Synonyms-:  dreadful, awful, terrible,atrocious
Antonyms – good , outstanding,wonderful
Example – Since Rahul did not study for the test, he got an abysmal score in the exam.

5)Imperil (verb) (संकट में डालना) – im-per-ul
Meaning –
 put at risk of being harmed, injured, or destroyed ,to be in danger of something or someone
Synonyms – endanger, jeopardize, risk
Antonyms – save,protect,guard
Example – 
Guns that are kept in an unlocked almirah imperil the family if guns get into the hands of kids.

6)Tantamounts (adjective)  (समान) – tanta-mounts
Meaning – 
equal to something, virtually the same as.
Synonyms –  equivalent to,  amounting to, more or less
Example – 
Taking money from your mother’s purse without asking her first is tantamount to stealing.

7)Salutary (adjective) (लाभदायक) – sal-yuh-ter-ee
Meaning –
producing good benefits (especially with reference to something unwelcome or unpleasant)
Synonyms-:  beneficial, good,  advantageous, profitable
Antonyms  – damaging, injurious, noxious
Example –  The board hopes the merger of the two companies will have salutary effects that will leave all the shareholders happy.

8)Indictment (noun)  (अभियोग) –  in-dahyt-ment
Meaning – 
a formal charge or accusation of a serious crime , a thing that serves to illustrate that a system or situation is bad and deserves to be condemned.
Synonyms– accusation, charge, arraignment, citation, summons
Antonyms – vindication, acquittal
Example – Although some people deny the reality of global warming, others consider it an indictment on industry by the universe.

9)Reinstate(verb)  (पुनः स्थापित करना) –  ree-in-steyt
restore (someone or something) to their former position or state
Synonyms – put back, replace, bring back, reinstitute, reinstall
Antonyms – repeal,abolish
Example –
 In 1976 the supreme court chose to reinstate the death penalty.

10)Death knell(noun) –  (अंत ) – deth-nel
Meaning –
  used to refer to the imminent destruction or failure of something.
Synonyms – end, ending, finish
Example –
The arrival of supermarkets turned to be the death knell of small local shops.

Word of the Day

  • Riveting  (Adjective)  –  दिलचस्प
  • Meaning – extremely interesting
  • Synonyms – fascinating, engrossing, interesting, gripping, captivating
  • Antonyms –   boring, tedious, uninteresting, monotonous
  • Example (English) –The riveting chemistry between Tiger and Zoya in ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ movie has enchanted the audience.
  • Example (Hindi) – ‘टाइगर जिंदा है’ फिल्म में टाइगर और जोया के बीच की दिलचस्प केमिस्ट्री ने दर्शकों को मंत्रमुग्ध किया है।

Try to answer the following question which are based on the given passage –

  • Why the government took the decision to refer the National Medical Commission Bill to the Standing Committee ?
  • What are the shortcoming in the NMC that need to be addressed as mentioned in the passage ?

Now it’s time to check your vocabulary. We have given below some words from the same article. Try to make sentences with these words in the comment section which will be reviewed by us.

  • Viable
  • Adequately
  • Privilege
  • Ensure
  • Dissolve

All the best for your exams


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