Elevates your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist – 18th April 2018

Today’s article ‘A golden hue: On India’s CWG’s medals haul has been picked from ‘The Hindu ’

A good vocabulary is critical to score good marks in the English section of the competitive exams. It helps improve all the areas of communication, ranging from speaking, listening, reading and even writing.

So, here is an important editorial for you, followed by important words from the same, to help you strengthen your vocabulary.

Happy Reading!

A golden hue: On India’s CWG’s medals haul

Important Words from the Article

1. Hue

  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a color or shade (रंग)
  • Pronunciation: ह्यू
  • Synonyms:  Shade, Tint
  • Use in Sentence:
    You can take her advice on the trendy shades of the season and the hues which suit you.

2. Haul

  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning:
    (a) pull or drag with effort or force (खींचना) (verb)
    (b) a quantity of something that has been stolen or is possessed illegally (noun)
  • Pronunciation: हौल (hall)
  • Synonyms: Drag, Pull
  • Antonyms: Push
  • Use in Sentence:
    (a) She hauled the ladder out of the store. (verb)
    (b) The thieves escaped the museum with a haul of precious stones.

3. Clinch

  • Part of Speech: Verb, Noun
  • Meaning:
    (a) confirm the winning or achievement of (a match, competition, or victory) (प्राप्त कर लेना) (verb)
    (b) a struggle or scuffle at close quarters (noun)
  • Pronunciation: क्लिन्च (cli-inch)
  • Synonyms: Settle
  • Antonyms: Let go
  • Use in Sentence:
    (a) The team clinched second place in the final round of the competition. (verb)

4. Vestige

  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a trace or remnant of something that is disappearing or no longer exists (अवशेष)
  • Pronunciation: वेस्टिज (ves·tige)
  • Synonyms:  Trace, Remnant
  • Use in Sentence:
    He didn’t have even a vestige of hope left after he failed in his last competitive exam.

5. Aberration

  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a departure from what is normal, usual, or expected, typically an unwelcome one (असाधारण)
  • Pronunciation: ऐबरेशन
  • Synonyms:  Deviation, Abnormal
  • Antonyms: Regularity
  • Use in Sentence:
    The company described the recent drop in sales numbers as an aberration.

6. Unprecedented

  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: never done or known before (अद्वितीय)
  • Pronunciation: अन्प्रेसिडेन्टिड
  • Synonyms:  Unparalleled
  • Antonyms: Traditional
  • Use in Sentence:
    The government needs to undertake unprecedented measures to curb the situation of black money

Word of the Day: Allure

  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning:
    (a) the quality of being powerfully and mysteriously attractive or fascinating (आकर्षण) (noun)
    (b) powerfully attract or charm; tempt (verb)
  • Pronunciation: अल- ल्योर (al-lure)
  • Synonyms: Attract, Charm
  • Antonyms: Repel
  • Use in Sentence:
    (a) Materialistic gifts hold no allure for her. (Noun)
    (b) The promotion and salary offered by the company greatly allured her. (verb)


Make your own Sentences

Here are some of the words from the above article. Try to frame sentences from them in your own words and share them with us in the comments section!

  • Basks
  • Unflattering
  • Frontrunner
  • Anticipated

All the best for your exams


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