Elevates your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist – 8th February 2018

Today’s article, ‘Keep it simple‘ has been picked from ‘The Indian Express’

This article talks about the Centre’s helplessness over waste management. The article says that the problem of waste management is not unconquerable, yey the centre has made the waste management a complicated situation.

Keep it simple

Challenging Words in the Article – 

1)Perplex(verb)  (असन्तुष्ट, ख़फ़ा) : pur-plex
Meaning  –
complicate or confuse (a matter)/make (someone) feel completely baffled.
Synonyms –  puzzle, baffle, mystify, bemuse, bewilder, confound, confuse, nonplus
Antonyms –
ease, facilitate disentangle, straighten (out), simplify
Example –
Let’s not perplex the issue further with irrelevant concerns.

2)Predicament (noun)(स्थिति) : pre-dic-a-ment
Meaning –difficult, unpleasant, or embarrassing situation
Synonyms – trouble ,difficulty ,serious
Antonyms 
– solution, ease, bliss
Example –
Whenever I call my father, he always assumes I am in some type of predicament and in need of his help.

3)Existential (adjective)(अस्तित्व): ex-is-ten-tial
Meaning –
something relating or dealing with existence
Synonyms: realist, observational
Antonyms – Speculative, theoretic
Example – Perhaps the most existential question is “what is the meaning of life?”

4)Handout (noun)(लाभ, (वित्तीय) समर्थन):  hand-out
Meaning – a quantity of financial or other material aid given to a person or organization.

Synonyms – 
aid, benefit,  (financial) support.
Antonyms – Impediment, hurt
Example –The family wasn’t interested in government handouts.
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5) Fiery (adjective)   (उग्र):  fier-y
Meaning – having a passionate and quick-tempered nature, consisting of fire or burning strongly and brightly
Synonyms – strong, powerful; ardent, fervent.
Antonyms – Cool, impassive, peaceful
Example –
She was a fiery, brilliant and unyielding intellectual and politician.

6)Presume (verb) (मानना):  pri-zoom
Meaning –to suppose something to be true without proof
Synonyms – assume, expect, believe.
Antonyms – disbelieve, actual
Example –
Since he repaid a previous loan, the lender went on to presume that he would pay the new one.

7) Inadvertently (adverb)  ( अनजाने में):   in-ad-vert-ent-ly
Meaning –without intention of doing so
Synonyms – accidentallyunintentionally; mistakenly
Antonyms – Knowingly, advertently, consciously
Example – I inadvertently pressed the wrong button and it resulted in the loss of my article.

8)Viability (noun)( व्यवहार्यता,बड़ी जीवन-शक्ति ): vaye–bil-i-tee
Meaning – the ability to survive successfully.
Synonyms – Resilience, Vitality, endurance
Antonyms – Impracticality, unfeasibility
Example: She is very negative about the long-term viability of the project.

9)Sought (verb) ( बहुत वांछित): sawt
Meaning – too much wanted by people
Synonyms – desired
Antonyms – shunned, unwanted, ignored
Example -Diamonds are highly sought after for their beauty and value.

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.

  • Generate
  • Aggravate
  • Zeal
  • Plead
  • recycle

Word of the Day

  • Sedate  (Adjective)  –  धीमा
  • Meaning – avoiding excitement or great activity and usually calm and relaxed
  • Synonyms: calm, staid, composed, unruffled, imperturbable
  • Antonyms-: exciting, stimulate, hysterical
  • Example (English) – According to World Gold Council, gold demand in India is likely to remain sedate.
  • Example (Hindi) – वर्ल्ड गोल्ड काउंसिल के मुताबिक, भारत में सोने की मांग धीमी रहने की संभावना है।

All the best for your exams

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