Elevates your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist – 27th January 2018

Today’s article, ‘Framing India‘ has been picked from ‘The Indian Express’

This article sheds light on statements of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi at World Economic Forum (WEF) which was held in Davos, Switzerland.The article says that definitely our Prime Minister projected India as a confident nation in this meeting but he must address the raised issues effectively in India.

Framing India

Challenging Words in the Article – 

1) Naysayer (noun) (निराशावादी) : ney-sey-er
Meaning –
 a person who habitually expresses negative or pessimistic views/someone who says something is not possible, is not good, or will fail

Synonyms – misanthrope, cynic, pessimist
Antonyms –
 optimist, positivist, idealist
Example – 
He ignored naysayers in his party and decided to run for election.

2)Mantle  (noun) (कर्तव्य) : man-tl
Meaning – 
the obligations or authority associated with an individual’s duties, title, or personal beliefs

Synonyms-: role, ownership, onus, responsibility, function, position
Antonyms –
Example – 
Before the king died, he passed his mantle to his eldest son.

3) Fledgling(noun) (अनुभवहीन) : flej-ling
Meaning –
 a person or organization who is just starting out in a field of activity/
an individual or group that is inexperienced or not fully mature
Synonyms –  emerging, amateur, learner
Antonyms –
 expert, master, pro, professional
Example – 
The current economic climate is particularly difficult for fledgling businesses.

4) Renege (veb) (मुकर जाना ) :  re-neged
Meaning – 
to not fulfill a promise
Synonyms – back down, back off, back out, cop out, fink out
Antonyms –
 adhere (to), fulfil, keep, satisfy
Example –
 The kind manager did everything he could to ensure he would not renege on the promises he made to his employees.

5) Thrust (verb) (जोर) :  thruhst
Meaning – 
to force something in a certain direction
Synonyms – drive, propel, shove, push
Antonyms –
 dive, plummet, sink, slide
Example –
Sometimes, the wind will be so strong that it will thrust open an unlocked door to a building or house.

6) Slew(noun) (अधिक संख्या) : sloo
Meaning – 
a large number or quantity of something.
Synonyms – abundance, bunch, loads, mass
Antonyms – absence, dearth, lack, paucity
Example –
The interviewer asked me a slew of questions.

7) Imperial (adjective) (साम्राज्य) :  im-peer-ee-ul
Meaning – 
relating to an empire, emperor, or the concept of imperialism
Synonyms – august, baronial, epic, gallant, glorious
Antonyms –
 average, common, mediocre, ordinary
Example – 
During the British imperial period, India suffered greatly at the expense of their treatment.

8) Veil (verb) (ढकना) : veyl
Meaning – 
partially conceal, disguise, or obscure.

Synonyms – cover, hide
Antonyms –
unveil, expose, uncover
Example –
He made only a veiled reference to international concerns over human rights issues.

9) Amend (verb) (संशोधन) : aa-mend
Meaning – 
to make better, to correct or to make something fairer or more accurate, or to reflect changing circumstances.
Synonyms –  revise, alter, modify,  rectify, reform, 
Antonyms – 
damage, harm, injure, spoil, tarnish, vitiate
Example – 
After proving that I was truly born on a different date, they agreed to amend my birth certificate.

Now that you have read the words and the editorial, it is time to test your English writing ability. Make sentences with the words given below and write in Comments Section which will be reviewed by us.

  • Framing
  • Assure
  • Assert
  • Shortcomings
  • Import

Word of the Day

  • Supplant (Verb) – हटाना
  • Meaning – supersede and replace.
  • Synonyms: replace, displace, take the place of, take over from, substitute for, undermine, override
  • Antonyms-: Give in, surrender, allow, keep, permit
  • Example (English) -Domestic production has been supplanted by imports and jobs have been reduced.
  • Example (Hindi) –  आयात द्वारा घरेलू उत्पादन को हटाया गया है और इससे नौकरियां कम हो गई हैं|

All the best for your exams


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