Elevates your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist – 2nd May 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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Challenging Words from the Article

Word: Tussle (लड़ाई)

  • Pronunciationtuhsuh l/ टसल
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning:
        a. a vigorous struggle or scuffle, typically in order to obtain or achieve something.[Noun]
        b. engage in a vigorous struggle or scuffle.[Verb]
  • Synonyms: Fight, Scuffle, Skirmish, Brawl
  • Antonyms: Agreement, Harmonize, Accord, truce
  • Use in a Sentence: The two kids began to tussle with each other for the play station.

Word: Manifestly (स्पष्टतः)

  • Pronunciation: manuh-fest/मैनफेस्ट्ली
  • Part of Speech: Adverb
  • Meaning: in a way that is clear or obvious to the eye or mind.
  • Synonyms: Evidently, Obviously, Certainly
  • Antonyms: clandestinely, vaguely, furtively
  • Use in a Sentence: This is like manifestly absent from some computer systems which we have been developed till date.

Word: Dodge (झांसा देना)

  • Pronunciation: doj /डाज
  • Part of Speech: Verb, Noun
  • Meaning: 

       a. avoid (someone or something) by a sudden quick movement. [Verb]

       b. a sudden quick movement to avoid someone or something. [Noun]

  • Synonyms: Trick, Evade, Avoid
  • Antonyms: Confront, Tackle, Sustain
  • Use in a Sentence: Meera managed to dodge all the complicated situations by relaxing her mind.

Word: Flimsy (सूक्ष्म/कमज़ोर)

  • Pronunciationflim-zee / फ्लिम्ज़ी
  • Part of Speech: Adjective, Noun
  • Meaning: 
    a. insubstantial and easily damaged. [Adjective]

        b. very thin paper. [Noun]

  • Synonyms: Weak, Fragile, Feeble, Delicate
  • Antonyms: Strong, Sturdy, thick, Firm
  • Use in a Sentence: According to the lawyer, the evidence found against her was flimsy and circumstantial.

Word: Stalled (अवरुद्ध)

  • Pronunciation: stawl-d/ स्टॉल्ड
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: stopped or caused to stop making progress.
  • Synonyms: Delayed, Halted, Stopped
  • Antonyms: Ongoing, Advanced
  • Use in a Sentence: The discussions between them have been stalled over the issue for months.

Word: Elicit (प्रकट करना)

  • Pronunciation: ih-lis-it/इलिसिट
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: evoke or draw out (a reaction, answer, or fact) from someone.
  • Synonyms: extracted, derived, revealed
  • Antonyms: covered, halted
  • Use in a Sentence:  Our company’s goal is to simply elicit the student’s response and build on it.

Word: Terse (संक्षिप्त)

  • Pronunciation: turs/टर्स
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: sparing in the use of words; abrupt.
  • Synonyms: brief, concise, abrupt
  • Antonyms: lengthy, ambiguous, expansive
  • Use in a Sentence: The terse announcement made by HR gave no reason for Sameer’s resignation.

Word: Supersede (अतिष्ठित)

  • Pronunciation: soo-per-seed/सूपर्सीड
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: to replace in power, authority, effectiveness, acceptance, use, etc., as by another person or thing.
  • Synonyms: Substitute, Replace, Displace
  • Antonyms: achieve, capture, choose
  • Use in a Sentence: The factory owner must supersede old articles by the new ones.

Word: Emulate (बराबरी करना)

  • Pronunciation:em-yuh-leyt/ एम्युलेट
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: match or surpass, typically by imitation.
  • Synonyms: Imitate, Copy, Reproduce
  • Antonyms: Condemn, Disregard
  • Use in a Sentence: She must work hard to emulate her colleague’s performance.

Word: Augur (पूर्वसूचना देना)

  • Pronunciationaw-ger/ ऑगर
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: foretell a good or bad outcome.
  • Synonyms: portend, predict, forecast
  • Antonyms: fair, unrelated
  • Use in a Sentence: The preparation of the student augur well for the examination next month.

Word: Displease (अप्रसन्न कर देना)

  • Pronunciation: dis-pleez/ डिस्प्लीज़्
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: feeling or showing annoyance and displeasure.
  • Synonyms: Annoy, Offend, Exasperate
  • Antonyms: Please, gratify, Appease
  • Use in a Sentence: Many of the candidates are displeased with the changing pattern of exams.

Word: Fully-Blown

  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: Completely developed
  • Synonyms: full-fledged, matured
  • Antonyms: uncompleted, undeveloped
  • Use in a Sentence: The major project must be fully blown within a specific time period.


Phrase: Lay Down (निर्धारित करना/ अर्पित करना)

  • Part of Speech: Phrasal Verb
  • Meaning: To specify/ To store for the future.
  • Synonyms: establish, prescribe, impose
  • Antonyms: erode, avoid, negate
  • Use in a Sentence: The manager laid down the standards that he wanted the organization run by.


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
1 Tussle Forecast
2 Dodge Displace
3 Elicit Revealed
4 Augur Accord
5 Supersede Expansive
6 Terse Sustain

Make your own Sentences!

  • Lay Down
  • Fully-Blown
  • Displease
  • Emulate
  • Stalled

GK Questions

1. Who is the current minister for law and justice in India?

2. Who is the chief minister of Uttarakhand?

Answer in the comment section.



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