Elevates your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist – 24th April 2018

Today’s article ‘Unprecedented crisis: on independence of the judiciary 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!

Unprecedented crisis: on independence of the judiciary

Important Words from the Article


  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a state of great disturbance, confusion, or uncertainty (हलचल)
  • Pronunciation: टर-मों-एल (tur·moil)
  • Synonyms: Disorder, Commotion, Tumult, Disturbance
  • Antonyms: Calm, Peace, Order, Harmony
  • Use in a Sentence:
    The economic instability is the main reason for the turmoil in the state.


  • Part of Speech: Noun, Adjective
  • Meaning:
    (a) a right or privilege exclusive to a particular individual or class (वरियता) (noun)
    (b) arising from the prerogative of the Crown (usually delegated to the government or the judiciary) and based in common law rather than statutory law (adjective)
  • Pronunciation: प्रे-रो-गे-टिव (pre-ro-gative)
  • Synonyms: Freedom, Right, Priority, Authority, Entitlement
  • Antonyms: Duty, Disadvantage, Obligation, Debit
  • Use in a Sentence:
    Higher education was the prerogative of the rich in the past. (noun)


  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: put at risk of being harmed, injured, or destroyed (संकट में डालना)
  • Pronunciation: इम्पेरिल (im-peril)
  • Synonyms: Endanger, Jeopardize, Hazard, Risk
  • Antonyms: Save, Guard, Protect, Rescue, Safeguard
  • Use in a Sentence:
    War has imperiled the livelihood of the people in the country.


  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning:
    (a) a crack, split or break in something (दरार) (noun)
    (b) form fissures or breaks, especially through large-scale faulting; move apart (verb)
  • Pronunciation: रिफ्ट
  • Synonyms: Split, Break, Rupture, Separation, Crack
  • Antonyms: Connection, Closure, Agreement, Blend
  • Use in a Sentence:
    One could easily see the stars from the rifts between the clouds.


  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: distribute or provide (a service or information) to a number of people (बाँटना)
  • Pronunciation: डिस्पेन्स
  • Synonyms: Distribute, Give, Allot, Apportion
  • Antonyms: Take, Receive, Collect
  • Use in a Sentence:
    The newspaper dispenses information important for the competitive exams.


  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: contemplate or conceive of as a possibility or a desirable future event (परिकल्पना करना)
  • Pronunciation: एन्वि-सेज (en·vis·age)
  • Synonyms: Imagine, Envision, Visualize, Foresee, Contemplate
  • Antonyms: Unforeseen, Withdrawn, Unseen
  • Use in a Sentence:
    The plan of the government envisages better public facilities in the area.


  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: an unpleasant hint or suggestion of something bad (आक्षेप)
  • Pronunciation: इन्सिन्यूएशन
  • Synonyms: Innuendo, Hint, Suggestion, Intimation, Allusion
  • Antonyms: Adulation, Commendation
  • Use in a Sentence
    His spiteful insinuations brought her to tears.


  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a complex or unwelcome consequence of an action or event (जटिलता)
  • Pronunciation: रैमि-फी-के-शन (ram·i·fi·ca·tion)
  • Synonyms: Boughs, Complications, Offshoots, Bifurcations, Branches
  • Antonyms: Origin, Source
  • Use in a Sentence
    He did not think of the ramifications of his action.

Word of the Day: Simmer

  • Part of Speech: Verb, Noun
  • Meaning:
    (a) stay just below boiling point while bubbling gently (धीमी आँच पर पकाना) (verb)
    (b) a state or temperature just below boiling point (कम ताप) (noun)
  • Pronunciation: सिमर (si-mer)
  • Synonyms: Stew, Seethe, Bubble, Parboil
  • Antonyms: Erupt, Burst, Freeze
  • Use in a Sentence:
    (a) After simmering the water, he added the tea leaves. (verb)
    (b) The chef reduced the boiling water to a simmer and then added the ingredients.


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!

  • Confrontation
  • Impeach
  • Regime
  • Fore
  • Collegium



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