Elevates your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist – 29th January 2018

Today’s article, ‘ASEAN rising — on India-Southeast Asia cooperation‘ has been picked from ‘The Hindu’

This article discusses the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit which was followed by attendance of leaders of 10 countries at the Republic Day parade in New Delhi. The article says that India and Southeast Asia need to do something more than holding a summit meeting as they have much to gain from each other.

ASEAN rising — on India-Southeast Asia cooperation

Challenging Words in the Article – 

1) Unfettered (adjective)  (निरंकुश) : un-fet-er
Meaning –
release from restraint or inhibition.
Synonyms –  unconfined, unrestricted, free.
Antonyms –
  restricted, fettered
Example –
The freedoms guaranteed in our Constitution have never been unfettered.

2) Rousing (adjective) (गर्मजोशी) : rau-zing
Meaning –
 giving rise to excitement/making people feel excited and proud or ready to take action

Synonyms –  stimulating, stirring, inspiring
Antonyms –
  dull, half-hearted
Example – 
Prime Minister delivered a rousing speech on ‘clean India, green India and it made citizens of the country more responsible towards cleanliness of their country.

3) Proximity (noun) (निकटता) : proxi-miti
Meaning –
the nearness of one thing or person to another / nearness in space, time, or relationship.
Synonyms-: closeness, nearness, presence, juxtaposition, propinquity
Antonyms –
 distance, remoteness
Example – 
Because of the town’s proximity to the dangerous forest, its property values are really low.

4) Foray (noun)  (प्रयास) : fo-ray
Meaning –
 an initial attempt at something, an attempt at doing something new or something that you do not usually do.
Synonyms – attempt, effort, struggle
Antonyms –
 inactivity, laziness, idleness, immobility
Example – 
Tired of being lonely, Rachel decided to try a foray into the realm of online friendship.

5) Forge (verb)  (बनाना) : forj
Meaning –
to form or create something new
Synonyms – build, form, create.
Antonyms –
 abolish, destroy, eradicate
Example – 
The Prime Minister is determined to forge a good relationship with America’s new leader.

6) Articulate (verb) (स्पष्ट) : art-e-kul-ate
Meaning –
expressing oneself clearly
Synonyms –  express, communicate, state/announce.
Antonyms –
  inarticulate, hesitant, unintelligible
Example – 
A polished speaker, Narendra was able to articulate his points during any discussion.

6) Reap (verb) (काटन ा, फल भोगना) : reep
Meaning –
cut or gather (a crop or harvest) / receive (something, especially something beneficial) as a consequence of one’s own or another’s actions.
Synonyms –  Receive, obtain, get, acquire, secure
Antonyms –
 plant, seed, lose
Example –
he company is poised to reap the benefits of this investment”

8)  Unaligned (adjective) (असंबद्ध) : un-alien-d
Meaning –
not allied with or giving support to a particular organization or cause/not placed or arranged in a straight line
Synonyms –  uncommitted,detached,unassociated
Antonyms –
 associated, aligned, accommodate
Example – 
Not every voter declares allegiance to a political party, but even those unaligned voters have a dizzying array of names to choose from.’

9) Consensus(noun)  (आम सहमति) : con-sen-sus
Meaning – 
general agreement about something
Synonyms –  agreement, harmony, Concord
Antonyms – :
Example – 
If the politicians cannot reach a consensus on the energy bill in the next few hours, they will have to continue their discussion after the holiday break.

10)In sync (phrase)  (मेल में) : in-sinc
Meaning –
  in a state in which two or more people or things agree with or match one another and work together properly 

Synonyms – synchronize, in agreement, together
Antonyms –
Example –
 The President is not in sync with the concerns of the people.

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.

  • Yield
  • Understanding
  • Concerns
  • Negotiations
  • Declaration

Word of the Day

  • Savour  (Verb)  –  आनंद लेना
  • Meaning – enjoy or appreciate (something pleasant) to the full, especially by lingering over it
  • Synonyms: relish, enjoy, appreciate
  • Antonyms-: regret
  • Example (English) –Tourists flocked to Shimla to savour the snow-covered landscape after the snowfall.
  • Example (Hindi) –  हिमपात के बाद बर्फ से ढके प्राकृतिक दृश्य का आनंद लेने के लिए पर्यटक शिमला में इकठ्ठा हुए।

All the best for your exams


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