Elevates your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist – 27th 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.

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

Happy Reading!

Nabbing absconders: on Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance

Important Words from the Article

Word: Fugitive (पलायक, भगोड़ा)

  • Part of Speech: Noun, Adjective
  • Meaning:

        a. a person who has escaped from captivity or is in hiding. (Noun)

b. quick to disappear; fleeting. (Adjective)

  • Pronunciation: (फ्यूजटिव / फ्यूजिटिव / फ्यूजिटिव)
  • Synonyms: Runaway, momentary, Transient, Outcast
  • Antonyms: Permanent, Everlasting, Persistent
  • Use in a Sentence: The fugitive thought he could cross the border but police caught him.

Word: Promulgation (घोषणा)

  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: to make known by open declaration; publish
  • Pronunciation:प्रामल्गेशन
  • Synonyms: Announcement, Declaration Notice
  • Antonyms: Concealment
  • Use in a Sentence: People often uses the social media to promulgate their stuffs.

Word: Impounded (जब्त करना)

  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: seized and taken legal custody of (something) because of a violation of a law.
  • Pronunciation: इम्पाउन्ड
  • Synonyms: Seized, Confiscated, Annexed
  • Antonyms: Restored, Released
  • Use in a Sentence: Ram’s car was impounded because it was illegally parked.

Word: Haste (शीघ्रता)

  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: excessive speed or urgency of movement or action; hurry.
  • Pronunciation: हेस्ट / हैस्ट
  • Synonyms: Quickness, Hustle, Alacrity, rapidity
  • Antonyms: Delay, Caution, Laziness
  • Use in a Sentence: She got out of the car in haste and fell down.

Word: Fleeing (भागना)

  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: run away from a place or situation of danger.
  • Pronunciation: फ्ली – इंग
  • Synonyms: Fugitive, Escape, Departure
  • Antonyms: Appear, Stay
  • Use in a Sentence: My colleague use to flee the responsibilities.

Word: Confiscate (जब्त करना)

  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: take or seize (someone’s property) with authority.
  • Pronunciation: कान्फस्कैट / कान्फिस्केट
  • Synonyms: Seize, Annex, Grab
  • Antonyms: Provide, Deliver, Yield
  • Use in a Sentence: The examiner is going to confiscate all cell phones before starting the exam.

Word: Clamour (गोहार, धूम मचाना)

  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning:

        a. a loud and confused noise, especially that of people shouting. (Noun)

b. shout loudly and insistently. (Verb)

  • Pronunciation: क्लैमर
  • Synonyms: Uproar, Outcry, Roar
  • Antonyms: Silence, Peace
  • Use in a Sentence: When I do my work at home, my kids often clamour for my attention by shouting my name.

Word – Misdemeanour (साधारण अपराध)

  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a minor wrongdoing.
  • Pronunciation: मिस्डिमीनर
  • Synonyms: Misdeeds, Malpractices, Offenses
  • Antonyms: Defences
  • Use in a Sentence: My uncle was brought up on misdemeanour charges.

Word: Expedite (शीघ्रता करना)

  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: make (an action or process) happen sooner or be accomplished more quickly.
    Pronunciation: एक्स्पिडाइट
  • Synonyms: hasten, quicken, accelerate
  • Antonyms: halt, hinder, impede
  • Use in a Sentence: I tried to help my brother expedite his plans.

Word – Mooted (विचार करना)

  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: raised (a question or topic) for discussion; suggested (an idea or possibility).
  • Pronunciation: मूटिड
  • Synonyms: debated, discussed, argued
  • Antonyms: taken
  • Use in a Sentence: It’s a moot point whether Rohan or Sohan is better player.

Word – Defunct (अप्रचलित)

  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: no longer existing or functioning.
  • Pronunciation: डिफंगक्ट
  • Synonyms: Extinct, Expired, Fatal
  • Antonyms: Operated, Alive, Valid
  • Use in a Sentence: The old machinery in the factory is now considered defunct.

Phrasal Verb

Tide over (पराजित करना)

  • Part of Speech: Phrasal Verb
  • Meaning: to help to get through (a period of difficulty, distress, etc)
  • Pronunciation: टाइड ओवर
  • Synonyms: keep going, assist, satisfy
  • Antonyms: hinder, hurt
  • Use in a Sentence: Bank decided to issue more banknotes to tide over their problems.

Bring back (लौटा लाना)

  • Part of Speech: Phrasal Verb
  • Meaning: to start to do or use something that was done or used in the past
  • Pronunciation: ब्रिंग बैक
  • Synonyms: return, retrieve, obtain
  • Antonyms: moving forward
  • Use in a Sentence: The photos collected by his mother bring back lots of memories of his childhood.

Word of the day: Consternation (व्याकुलता)

  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a feeling of anxiety or dismay, typically at something unexpected.
  • Pronunciation: कान्स्टर्नेशन / कान्स्टर्नैशन
  • Synonyms: Fright, Fear, Anxiety, Distress
  • Antonyms: Tranquility, Calmness, Contentment
  • Use in a Sentence: Too many errors in the file created consternation for my 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!

  • Pomulgation
  • Defunct
  • Bring back
  • Mooted
  • Confiscate

Match the column.

S No. Words Synonym 
1 Consternation Satisfy
2 Impounded Dismay
3 Fleeing Annexed
4 Tide over Escape

Match the column.

S No. Words Antonym 
1 Fugitive Peace
2 Misdemeanour Permanent
3 Clamour Impede
4 Expedite Defense

Answer in the comment section.



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