Elevates your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist – 3rd 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’, 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: Armistice (युद्धविराम)

  • Pronunciation: ahr-muh-stis/ आर्मिस्टिस
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: an agreement made by opposing sides in a war to stop fighting for a certain time; a truce.
  • Synonyms: Concord, Pacification, Accord
  • Antonyms: Fight, Strife, Dispute
  • Use in a Sentence: Both the parties discussed their differences and finally agreed to call an armistice.

Word: Foresee (अनुमान लगाना)

  • Pronunciation: fawr-see/फोर्सी
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: be aware of beforehand; predict.
  • Synonyms: Anticipate, Predict, Forecast
  • Antonyms: look back, misinterpret
  • Use in a Sentence: Nobody can foresee what is going to happen in the future.

Word: Acrimony (कठोरता)

  • Pronunciationak-ruh-moh-nee/ऐक्रिमोनी
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: bitterness or ill feeling.
  • Synonyms: Antipathy, Hatred, Rage
  • Antonyms: Benevolence, Courtesy, Peace
  • Use in a Sentence: At ast, the dispute ended without acrimony.

Word: Rhetoric (शब्दाडम्बर)

  • Pronunciationret-er-ik/रेटरिक
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: language designed to have a persuasive or impressive effect, but which is often regarded as lacking in sincerity or meaningful content.
  • Synonyms: Elocution, Discourse, Bombast
  • Antonyms: Conciseness, Quiet
  • Use in a Sentence: As the elections are just one week away, the rhetoric on both parties is building.

Word: Perpetually (नित्य)

  • Pronunciation: per-pech-oo-uh ly/पर्पेचूअली
  • Part of Speech: Adverb
  • Meaning: in a way that never ends or changes; constantly.
  • Synonyms: Forever, Permanently, Everlastingly
  • Antonyms: Occasionally, Irregularly, Seldom
  • Use in a Sentence: She is perpetually interfering in their personal matter.

Word: Notwithstanding(तथापि/हालांकि)

  • Pronunciation: not-withstan-ding/नाट्विद्स्टैन्डिंग
  • Part of Speech: Proposition/Adverb/Conjunction
  • Meaning: 

        a. in spite of [Proposition]

        b. nevertheless; in spite of this, anyway [Adverb]

        c. although; in spite of the fact that. [Conjunction]

  • Synonyms: all the same, still, even so
  • Antonyms: besides, beneath, underneath
  • Use in a Sentence: I don’t like playing cricket, but I will play with you notwithstanding.

Word: Deteriorate (बिगाड़ना)

  • Pronunciation: dih-teer-ee-uh-reyt/डिटिरीअरैट
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: become progressively worse.
  • Synonyms: worsen, degenerate, languish
  • Antonyms: improve, ameliorate, progress
  • Use in a Sentence: If the eatables are kept for too long, its taste will deteriorate and it may become harmful.

Word: Barter (अदल-बदल करना)

  • Pronunciationbahr-ter/बार्टर
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: exchange (goods or services) for other goods or services without using the money.
  • Synonyms: exchange, trade, deal, switch
  • Antonyms: purchase, buy
  • Use in a Sentence: They have arranged their oil imports on a barter basis.

 

Idiom and Phrases

Step on (दबाना)

  • Part of Speech: Phrase of step
  • Meaning: to behave harshly or contemptuously towards
  • Synonyms: suppress, hurt, injure
  • Antonyms: relieve, help
  • Use in a Sentence: The manager should not step on him as he has already acknowledged his faults.

Step up (आगे आना)

  • Part of Speech: Phrase of step
  • Meaning: to take action when there is a need or opportunity for it
  • Synonyms: escalate, quicken, intensify
  • Antonyms: halt, decelerate, weaken
  • Use in a Sentence: This promotion was a big step up in her career.

Break the ice(चुप्पी तोड़ना)

  • Part of Speech: Phrase of ice
  • Meaning: To break down social formality and stiffness
  • Synonyms: make things more comfortable, diffuse the tension, chill up
  • Antonyms: Depose, Terminate
  • Use in a Sentence: After a long time of Meera’s silence, her remarks helped to break the ice.

Get Down

  • Pronunciation:गेट डाउन
  • Part of Speech: Phrase of get
  • Meaning: to start to direct your efforts and attention to something.
  • Synonyms: initiator, begin, go ahead
  • Antonyms: End, get up
  • Use in a Sentence: My uncle’s factory has got to get down to business.

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!

  • Step up
  • Break the ice
  • Barter
  • Perpetually
  • Notwithstanding

Match the column

S No. Words Antonym/Synonym
1  Rhetoric  Fight
2  Armistice  Forecast
3  Acrimony  Benevolence
4  Foresee  Quiet
5  Get Down  Ameliorate
6  Deteriorate  End

GK Questions

Q1. What is the Capital and Currency of South Korea?

Q2. Who is the current President of China?

Answer in the comment section.

Thanks

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