Elevates your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist – 23rd February 2018

Today’s article ‘Power games: on AAP’s relationship with the bureaucracy in Delhi‘ has been picked from ‘The Hindu’

This article talks about the relation of Delhi Government and Central Government.Focusing on the recent conflict of AAP Government with the Union government, the article says that the AAP government in Delhi should repair its relationship with the bureaucracy so that the Centre and the Delhi government can work together for the benefit of Delhi.

Power games: on AAP’s relationship with the bureaucracy in Delhi

1)Ludicrous (adjective)  (ऊटपटांग, निस्सार,बेतुका):   ludi-krus
Meaning – 
something viewed as humorous because of its ridiculousness
Synonyms – absurd, ridiculous, farcical, laughable, risible, preposterous
– sensible,practical, realistic,minded
Example – 
The ludicrous movie is about a dog that becomes the president of a country.

1)Discomfiture (noun)   (शिकस्त,कुंठा):   dis-comfy-chur
Meaning – 
.a feeling of embarrassment or discomfort
Synonyms – awkwardness, embarrassment, unease, discomfort.
– attainment,boost,delight
Example – 
After he lost the election to his rival, a sense of discomfiture crept over the now embarrassed politician.

1)Fevered (adjective)  (विह्वल, बेचैन, उत्तेजित):  fever-ed
Meaning –  
feeling or displaying an excessive degree of nervous excitement, agitation, or energy.
Synonyms –agitated, frenzied, overwrought, frantic, fervid
Antonyms- calm
Example – 
The film is clearly the product of a fevered imagination.

1)Stymie (verb) (गतिरोध):   es-tie-me
Meaning –  
to stand as an obstacle
Synonyms –  impede, interfere with, hamper, hinder
– assist, help
Example – 
My rival did everything she could to stymie my efforts to get the winning title.

1)Confrontation (noun)  (आमना-सामना):   con-fron-tay-shun
Meaning – 
a hostile or argumentative situation or meeting between opposing parties.
Synonyms – conflict, faceoff, clash, fight, contest
–  agreement, calm, peace
Example – 
He would prefer not to have a confrontation with the authorities.

1)Summon (verb) (बुलवाना):   sum-un
Meaning –  
request, demand or order someone to present
Synonyms – call for, ask for, send for
– dismiss, send (away), turn away
Example – 
Vijay know that they will summon him to appear in court, which is why he plans on fleeing the country.

1)Usher in (verb) (मार्गदर्शन करना):   as-ur
Meaning – 
 show or guide (someone) somewhere.
Synonyms –
start, initiate, inaugurate.
– help, assist, show, lead, show someone the way, guide, steer
Example –
As the person was new to the place, a kind man ushered him the right way into his office.

1)Transpire (verb) (घटित होना):   trans-pire
Meaning – 
to occur or take place/(of a secret or something unknown) come to be known; be revealed.
Synonyms –  happen, occur, take place, come about, come to pass
cause, stop
Example – 
Although the new law has passed, you should not expect changes to transpire immediately.

 Idioms/Phrases in the article  –

8)In the long run (phrase)  (अन्ततः):  
Meaning – 
over or after a long period of time
Synonyms –  eventually,ultimately,finally,someday,sooner or later
Antonyms – 
never, not at all
Example –   
All your hard work will be worth it in the long run.

9)Give rise to (phrase) (के कारण होना।):  
Meaning – 
cause to happen.
Synonyms – produce, bring about, cause, occasion, generate, engender
Antonyms – Destroy,halt,kill,stop
Example –  
The remark about an election inevitably gave rise to widespread speculation.

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.

  • Refrain
  • Bound to
  • Intimidate
  • Suspicion
  • Implication

Word of the Day

  • Belittle – अनादर करना, महत्व कम करना
  • Meaning – dismiss (someone or something) as unimportant.
  • Synonyms – disparage, denigrate, run down, deprecate, depreciate, downgrade, play down, trivialize, minimize
  • Antonyms – praise, magnify
  • Example (English) – That girl is so conceited that she tries to belittle her colleague when she offers an opinion that differs from his viewpoint.
  • Example (Hindi) –  वह लड़की इतनी अभिमानी है कि वह अपने सहयोगी को छोटा करने की कोशिश करती है, जब वह एक राय पेश करती है जो उसके दृष्टिकोण से अलग होती है।

All the best for your exams


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