Elevates your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist – 21st April 2018

Today’s article ‘Cash is still King! 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!


Cash is still King!

Important Words from the Article

1. Spurt

  • Part of Speech: Verb, Noun
  • Meaning:
    (a) gush out in a sudden and forceful stream (वेग से निकलना) (verb)
    (b) a sudden gushing stream (धार) (noun)
  • Pronunciation: स्पर्ट (spur-t)
  • Synonyms: Gush, Stream
  • Antonyms: Dribble
  • Use in a SentenceRohan grew three inches in his recent growth spurt.

2. Impending

  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: be about to happen (निकट का)
  • Pronunciation: इम्पेन्डिंग (im-pen-ding)
  • SynonymsImminent, Approaching
  • AntonymsDistant, Past
  • Use in a Sentence: Animals are the best judge of an impending danger.

3. Gambit

  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: an act or remark that is calculated to gain an advantage, especially at the outset of a situation (चाल
  • Pronunciation: गैम्बिट (gam-bit)
  • Synonyms: Ploy, Ruse
  • Antonyms: Honesty, Frankness
  • Use in a Sentence: The proposal of a 60-40 share was a tactical gambit to lure the company to accept the offer.

4. Throes

  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: intense or violent pain and struggle, especially accompanying birth, death, or great change (तीव्र वेदना)
  • Pronunciation: थ्रोज़
  • SynonymsAgony, Anguish
  • Antonyms: Joy, Comfort
  • Use in a SentenceMy neighbors have decided to get their cat put down because she is in the throes of incurable pain.

5. Perpetuating

  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: make (something) continue indefinitely (स्थायी बनाना)
  • Pronunciation: पर्पेचूएट
  • Synonyms: Continuing, Prolonging
  • Antonyms: Discontinue, Halt
  • Use in a SentenceSwara kept on perpetuating the lie unless the witness came to the scene.

6. Dispensing

  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: distribute or provide (a service or information) to a number of people (वितरित करना)
  • Pronunciation: डिस्पेंसिंग (dis-pen-sing)
  • SynonymsDistributing, Allocating
  • Antonyms: Receiving
  • Use in a SentenceThe soap dispensing machine was empty.

7. Scrap

  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning:
    (a) discarded metal for reprocessing (noun)
    (b) discard or remove from service (a redundant, old, or inoperative vehicle, vessel, or machine), especially so as to convert it to scrap metal (verb)
  • Pronunciation: स्क्रैप
  • SynonymsFragment, Bit
  • Antonyms: Whole, Chunk
  • Use in a Sentence: Mahesh made a phenomenal toy car from the scrap.

8. Attributed

  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: regard something as being caused by
  • Pronunciation: ऐट्रब्यूटेड
  • SynonymsAccredited, Assigned
  • Antonyms: Unofficial, Informal
  • Use in a Sentence: Rajesh attributed his success to the sacrifices made by his mother.

9. Genesis

  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the origin or mode of formation of something (उत्पत्ति)
  • Pronunciation: जेनिसिस
  • SynonymsOrigin, Beginning, Start
  • Antonyms: End, Conclusion
  • Use in a Sentence: The novel talks about the genesis of the Chipko movement.

Word of the Day: Heuristic

  • Part of Speech: Adjective, Noun
  • Meaning:
    (a) enabling a person to discover or learn something for themselves (adjective)
    (b) a heuristic process or method (noun)
  • Pronunciation: ह्युरिस्टिक
  • SynonymsDidactic, Investigative
  • Antonyms: Disinterested, Recursive
  • Use in a Sentence: It is proposed that the schools must adopt a heuristic approach so that the students can learn to stand on their own feet.

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!

  • Crunch
  • Manifestation
  • Abound
  • Genesis
  • Hoarding




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