Elevates your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist – 26th April 2018

Vocabulary plays an important role in strengthening the command over the English Language. Reading habits will help you to ace the English section as well. Also, Reading skills & Vocabulary help you to answer the questions on topics like Reading comprehension, synonym/antonym, fillers, cloze test, RC, etc.

Our series, Elevates your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist aims to help you understand the different aspects of the commonly used words, ranging from their meaning, pronunciation, synonym/antonym to proper use in sentences.

Here is an important editorial for you from ‘The Hindu Business Line’ to help you strengthen your vocabulary.

Happy Reading!

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Important Words from the Article

Word: Subdued (नियंत्रित)

  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: quiet and rather reflective or depressed/soft and restrained
  • Pronunciation: सब्डूड
  • Synonyms: soft, gentle, meek, submissive
  • Antonyms: loud, gaudy, raucous
  • Use in a Sentence: The thief was caught and subdued by the German Shepherd dog.

Word: Dampened (निरुत्साह करना)

  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: make less strong or intense
  • Pronunciation: डैम्पन
  • Synonyms: discouraged, depressed, dejected
  • Antonyms: excited, aroused, encouraged
  • Use in a Sentence: We wouldn’t let the rain dampen our enjoyment.

Word: Imposition (लगाना)

  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the action or process of imposing something or of being imposed.
  • Pronunciation:  इम्पज़िशन
  • Synonyms: charge, levy, impost
  • Antonyms: help, advantage, alleviate
  • Use in a Sentence: It is an imposition to ask the employers to work thirteen hours a day.

Word: Prevailing (प्रबल होनेवाला)

  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: having most appeal or influence; prevalent.
  • Pronunciation: प्रिवेलिंग / प्रिवैलिंग / प्रीवैलिंग
  • Synonyms: popular, widespread, conventional
  • Antonyms: outcast, feeble, rare
  • Use in a Sentence: Light blue is the prevailing color in his cabin.

Word – Anomalies (विसंगतियों)

  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expected.
  • Pronunciation: अनामलीज़
  • Synonyms: irregularity, inconsistency, deviation
  • Antonyms: normalities, standard, regularity
  • Use in a Sentence: There are many kinds of anomalies in the world.

Word – Rampant (अनियंत्रित)

  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: flourishing or spreading unchecked.
  • Pronunciation: रैम्पन्ट
  • Synonyms: uncontrolled, unrestrained, pervasive
  • Antonyms: sparse, limited, controlled
  • Use in a Sentence: Poverty was rampant in the nonurban areas of the country.

Word – Disincentive (निस्र्त्साहित)

  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:

a) a factor, especially a financial disadvantage, that discourages a particular action. (Noun)

b) tending to discourage. (Adjective)

  • Pronunciation:
  • Synonyms: hindrance, obstruction, determent
  • Antonyms: motivator, incentive, inspiration, incitement
  • Use in a Sentence: A library fine is a disincentive from keeping novels for too long.

Word – Virtuous (सदाचारी)

  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: having or showing high moral standards
  • Pronunciation: वर्चूअस
  • Synonyms: Righteous, Ethical, honourable, chaste
  • Antonyms: sinful, wicked, immoral
  • Use in a Sentence: Sheela described her father as a virtuous and hard-working man.

Word – Viable (व्यवहार्य)

  • Part of Speech:
  • Meaning: capable of working successfully; feasible.
  • Pronunciation: वाइअबल
  • Synonyms: feasible, tenable, doable
  • Antonyms: futile, incredible, hopeless
  • Use in a Sentence: None of the projects shown economically viable.

Word of the day: Laggard (सुस्त व्यक्ति / निस्तेज)

  • Part of Speech: Noun, Adjective
  • Meaning:

a) a person who makes slow progress and falls behind others. (Noun)

b) slower than desired or expected. (Adjective)

  • Pronunciation:  लैगर्ड
  • Synonyms: sluggish, dawdler, lazy
  • Antonyms: expeditious, prompt, speedy
  • Use in a Sentence: My manager advised me to warn the laggard in my team who is not productive like other team members.

Based on the above article, we have some practice questions for you. Try to answer these questions in the comments section & our team will review them at the earliest!

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!

  • Disincentive
  • Virtuous
  • Dampened
  • Rampant
  • Imposition

Match the column.

S No. Words Synonym / Antonym
1 Laggard Incredible
2 Subdued Sluggish
3 Viable Standard
4 Anamolies Outcast
5 Prevailing Meek

Answer in the comment section.



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