Elevates your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist – 28th 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!

Revisit AFSPA

Important Words from the Article

Word: Revocation (खण्डन)

  • Pronunciation: रेवकेशन / रेवकैशन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the official cancellation of a decree, decision, or promise.
  • Synonyms: Cancellation, Withdrawal, Repeal, Abolition
  • Antonyms: Appeal, Entrance, Continuation
  • Use in a Sentence: The owner of the Gym is going to revoke my membership because I haven’t paid their annual dues.

Word: Curtailed (कम करना)

  • Pronunciation: कर्टेलड / कर्टैलड
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: Reduced in extent or quantity; imposed a restriction on/deprived something of
  • Synonyms: Shortened, Abridged, Diminished
  • Antonyms: Extended, Broadened, Detailed
  • Use in a Sentence: The new law will curtail police powers.

Word: Impunity (दण्ड से मुक्ति)

  • Pronunciation: इम्प्यूनिटी
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: Exemption from punishment or freedom from the injurious consequences of an action.
  • Synonyms: Exemption, Rescue, Salvation
  • Antonyms: Custody, Committal, Bonding
  • Use in a Sentence: I am surprised by the fact the man who kidnapped his wife was allowed to walk away with impunity!

Word: Abrogating (रद्द करना)

  • Pronunciation: ऐब्रगेटिंग / ऐब्रगैटिंग
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: Repealing or doing away with (a law, right, or formal agreement)
  • Synonyms: Annulling, Abolishing, Negating
  • Antonyms: Approving, Satisfying, Supporting
  • Use in a Sentence: Nobody should abrogate the signed contracts before its completion.

Word: Brunt (गहरा असर)

  • Pronunciation: ब्रन्ट
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: The worst part or chief impact of a specified action.
  • Synonyms: Impact, Burden, Pressure
  • Antonyms: Ease, Persuade, Compromise
  • Use in a Sentence: Some small organizations are feeling the brunt of the recession.

Word: Sacrosanct (परमपावन)

  • Pronunciation: सैक्रोसैंगक्ट
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: Regarded as too important or valuable to be interfered with.
  • Synonyms: Untouchable, Sacred, Inviolate
  • Antonyms: Nonreligious, Secular, Profane
  • Use in a Sentence: I usually work till late in the evening, but I am lucky that my weekends are sacrosanct.

Word: Ambit (क्षेत्र)

  • Pronunciation: ऐम्बिट
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the scope, extent, or bounds of something.
  • Synonyms: Range, Scope, Periphery, Orbit
  • Antonyms: Center, Forefront, Area
  • Use in a Sentence: The cricket crowd of sufficient size is within the ambit of the section.

Word – Invoke (विनती करना)

  • Pronunciation: इन्वोक
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: cite or appeal to (someone or something) as an authority for an action or in support of an argument.
  • Synonyms: appeal, raise implement, enforce
  • Antonyms: dismiss, abandon, banish
  • Use in a Sentence: Saleem will invoke assistance from the police to keep stalkers away from his property

Word of the day: Vigour (बल)

  • Pronunciation: विगर
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:  Physical strength and good health/effort, energy, and enthusiasm.
  • Synonyms: Energy, Strength, Enthusiasm
  • Antonyms: Laziness, Boredom, Apathy
  • Use in a Sentence: My manager does his work with full vim and vigour.

Idioms & Phrases

1. Far from (से दूर)

  • Part of Speech: Phrasal Verb
  • Meaning:  Nowhere close to being something; not at all similar or equivalent to something.
  • Synonyms: not at all, nowhere near, a long way from
  • Antonyms: near, slightly
  • Use in a Sentence: I think we’ve drifted too far from our actual plan.

2.  Bear the brunt of (खामियाजा उठाना)

  • Part of Speech: Idiom
  • Meaning: To suffer the worst part of an unpleasant or problematic situation
  • Synonyms: Bear hardship, be patient with
  • Antonyms: Discontinue, Hold, Refuse
  • Use in a Sentence: Sometimes, I had to bear the brunt of my brother’s mistakes.

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!

Match the column.

S No. Words Synonym/Antonym 
1 Vigour Range
2 Revocation Boredom
3 Sacrosanct Repeal
4 Ambit Detailed
5 Curtailed Secular

Make your own Sentences!


  • Abrogating
  • Far From
  • Sacrosanct
  • Invoke
  • Bear the brunt of

GK Questions:

1. What is the Capital of Arunachal Pradesh?

2. What is the Capital of Manipur?

3. Who is the current Home Minister of India?

4. Full form of AFSPA?

Answer in the comment section.



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