Elevates your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist – 11th January 2018

Today’s article, ‘Theatre of the absurd: on Donald Trump’s response to ‘Fire and Fury” has been picked from ‘The Hindu’

This article sheds light on the furious response of United States President Donald Trump on the release of a new book ‘Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House’ which is authored by Michael Wolff. This book reveals bitterness and chaos inside the White House. The article says that such angry response of Donald Trump again raises the question on his mental health and his ability to discharge the duties of his office.

Theatre of the absurd: on Donald Trump’s response to ‘Fire and Fury’

Challenging Words in the Article – 

1)Clamour (noun) ( कोलाहल):  cla-mar
Meaning
–  a loud and confused noise, especially that of people shouting.
Synonyms –  uproar, tumult, protest, complaints, outcry
Antonyms – silence, calmness, peace
Example –  People began to clamour for the resignation of the corrupt chief minister.

2)Disseminate (verb) (प्रसारित करना) :  dis-eminate
Meaning –
  spread (something, especially information) widely.
Synonyms – spread, scatter ,circulate, publicize.
Antonyms –
 conceal, hide, gather, collect
Example – 
Cover your mouth while sneezing so that you do not disseminate bacteria.

3)Coterie (noun) (मंडली ): coat-rie
Meaning –
a small group of people with shared interests or tastes, especially one that is exclusive of other people.
Synonyms-: clique, set, gang, band, pack, crew
Example –
 The president’s coterie of advisers was unable to offer him a solution to the national problem.

4)Farce (noun)  (स्वांग):     far-s
Meaning –
  a ridiculous situation or event, a form of comedy, with little or no purpose other than to prompt laughter from the audience.
Synonyms-: mockery, slapstick, burlesque, vaudeville, travesty
Antonyms – seriousness,solemnity, ,sobriety,tragedy
Example – The actor refused to star in such a farce, insisting his talents were above such humor.

5)Profound (adjective) – (गहन) –  pro-faund
Meaning –
  extremely deep
Synonyms –  intense, very great, extreme.
Antonyms – trivial, unimportant
Example – 
The motivational speaker’s profound words made me think about my future.

6) Embattled (adjective)  (संकटग्रस्त,परेशानियों से घिरा) – em-battle-ed
Meaning –
 (of a person) troubled by problems or difficulties.
Synonyms –  pressed, oppressed, depressed, deadlocked
Antonyms – happy, delighted
Example –
After losing eight matches continuously, the team’s captain seems to be embattled.

7) Absurd (noun) (बेतुका) – ab-surd
Meaning – 
wildly unreasonable, illogical, or inappropriate.
Synonyms-:  preposterous, ridiculous, ludicrous, farcical, laughable
Antonyms  – logical, practical, rational
Example – Instead of completing his assignment, the lazy student come up with the absurd excuse that his dog ate his homework.

8)Wanting (adjective)  (कमी ) – want-ing
Meaning –
 lacking in a required or necessary quality.
Synonyms– deficient, inadequate, lacking, insufficient
Antonyms – adequate, enough, present
Example – During the presentation in Seminar, the students weren’t wanting in confidence.

9)Temperament (noun) (स्वभाव)  – compre-hen-sive
Meaning- 
  the nature or personality of an animal or individual
Synonyms –  disposition, nature, character, personality
Antonyms –  indisposition ,inability
Example –
 While the twins are identical physically, they differ in temperament with one being extrovert and the other shy.

10)Impending (adjective)  –  (आसन्न , निकट) – impend-ing
Meaning- 
  going to occur, be about to happen.
Synonyms –  imminent, at hand, close, near, upcoming.
Antonyms – gone, past, distant, later
Example – 
Because Abhinav suffers from anxiety, he frequently has fears of impending disaster.

Word of the Day

  • Nix  (Verb)  –  रद्द करना
  • Meaning – put an end to; cancel
  • Synonyms – scrap, turn down, call off
  • Antonyms –  adopt, approve, accept
  • Example (English) –Government nixed Rs 32,000 crore worth Minesweepers Project.
  • Example (Hindi) – सरकार ने 32,000 करोड़ रुपये की माइनस्वीपर्स परियोजना को रद्द किया।

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.

  • Inauguration
  • Chaos
  • Furiously
  • Strengthens
  • Evident

All the best for your exams

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