Elevates your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist – 30th 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 Business Line’, followed by important words from the same, to help you strengthen your vocabulary.

Happy Reading!

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Important Words from the Article

Word: Predatory (हिंसक)

  • Pronunciation: प्रेडटॉरी / प्रेडटोरी
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:  seeking to exploit others
  • Synonyms: Rapacious, Greedy, Voracious, Hungry
  • Antonyms: Pacifist, Antiviolence, Charitable
  • Use in a Sentence: There is no need to chase down predatory fighters.

Word: Barred (बाधित)

  • Pronunciation: बार्ड
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: preventing entry or exit or a course of action
  • Synonyms: Restrained, Banned, Forbidden
  • Antonyms: Permissible, Acceptable, Legitimate
  • Use in a Sentence: When he cheated the producer of the company, he was barred from working in that company.

Word: Disruptive (अशांतिकारक)

  • Pronunciation: डिस्रप्टिव
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: causing or tending to cause disruption.
  • Synonyms: Disturbing, Ruinos, Distressful
  • Antonyms: Calming, Peaceful, Soothing
  • Use in a Sentence: Ramesh’s disruptive behavior put intense pressure on his family.

Word: Ironically (व्यंग्यपूर्वक)

  • Pronunciation: आइरानिक्ली
  • Part of Speech: Adverb
  • Meaning: used in reference to a senseless, unexpected, or coincidental situation.
  • Synonyms: Satirically, Illogically, Absurdly
  • Antonyms: Sincerely, Genuinely, Ardently
  • Use in a SentenceIronically, one can register for the Maths class only by filling a registration form online.  

Word: Onslaught (आक्रमण)

  • Pronunciation: आन्स्लॉट / ऑन्स्लॉट
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a fierce or destructive attack/an overwhelmingly large number of people or things.
  • Synonyms: Attack, Offensive, Aggression
  • Antonyms: Defense, Protect, Resort, Security
  • Use in a Sentence: In the holy place, continued onslaught of visitors can be predicted as a sign of danger.

Word: Incumbent (अधिकारी/ अवलंबी)

  • Pronunciation: इन्कम्बन्ट
  • Part of Speech: Adjective/Noun
  • Meaning:  

        a. necessary for (someone) as a duty or responsibility. [Adjective]

b. the holder of an office or post. [Noun]

  • Synonyms: Necessary, Compulsory, Obligatory, Officeholder, Official
  • Antonyms: Unnecessary, optional, candidate, layman
  • Use in a Sentence: The incumbent manager is not happy about having to train a fresher who is taking his job

Word: Entrant (प्रतियोगी)

  • Pronunciation: एन्ट्रन्ट
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a person or group that enters or takes part in something.
  • Synonyms: Opponent, Contestant, Contender, Neophyte
  • Antonyms: Spectator, Expert, Victor
  • Use in a Sentence: In startup companies, new entrants are hired to flourish the business.

Word: Paradoxical (असत्य सा)

  • Pronunciation: पेरडाक्सिकल / पैरडाक्सिकल
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: seemingly senseless or self-contradictory.
  • Synonyms: ambiguous, inconsistent, illogical
  • Antonyms: agreeable, legible, lawful
  • Use in a Sentence: The choices made by Meera are full of paradoxical twists.

Word: Trendsetter 

  • Pronunciation: ट्रेंड-सेटर
  • Part of Speech:  Noun
  • Meaning: a person who leads the way in fashion or ideas.
  • Synonyms: fashionista, innovator, stylist
  • Antonyms: dowdy person, slob, messy
  • Use in a Sentence: Actresses has become a broadly watched fashion and style trendsetter.

Word of the day: Wrangle (लड़ाई-झगड़ा करना)

  • Pronunciation: रैंगगल
  • Part of Speech: Noun/verb
  • Meaning:  

         a. a dispute or argument, typically one that is long and complicated. [Noun]

         b. round up, herd, or take charge of (livestock). [Verb]

  • Synonyms: Dispute, Quarrel, Fight, Argue
  • Antonyms: Agreement, Reconcile, Harmony
  • Use in a Sentence: On Friday night, five people were wrangling on the road.

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  Paradoxical  Calming
2  Wrangle  Legible
3  Disruptive  Official
4  Onslaught  Harmony
5  Incumbent  Aggression

Answer in the comment section.

Make your own Sentences!

  • Ironically
  • Barred
  • Predatory
  • Trendsetter
  • Entrant

GK Questions:

Q1. Who is the minister of communications in India?

Q2. Full form of TDSAT.

Q3. Headquarter of TDSAT.

Answer in the comment section.



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