Elevates your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist – 5th 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!

Don’t rest on GST laurels, extend base

Challenging Words from the Article

Word: Laurels (बहादुरी का पुरस्कार)

  • Pronunciation: lawruh l/ लॉरल्ज़
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning: 

a. honour or praise for an achievement.

b. honour by presenting with an award.

  • Synonyms: accolade, fame, glory, renown
  • Antonyms: dishonor, criticism, contempt
  • Use in a Sentence: He has received many laurels for his research into cancer.

Word: Heartening (प्रशंसा करना)

  • Pronunciation: hahr-tn-ing/ हार्टनिंग
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: make more cheerful or confident.
  • Synonyms: encouraging, cheering, inspiring
  • Antonyms: depressing, pessimistic, dismal
  • Use in a Sentence: It is heartening to see the strong determination of competitive exam aspirants.

Word: Surpassing (आश्चर्यजनक)

  • Pronunciation: ser-pas-ing/ सर्पैसिंग
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: incomparable or outstanding.
  • Synonyms: exceeding, transcending, ultimate
  • Antonyms: inferior, ordinary, unexceptional
  • Use in a Sentence: Learn various short tricks to achieve and surpass your goals.

Word: Surge (प्रवाह के कारण आगे बढ़ना)

  • Pronunciationसर्ज
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning: 

         a. a sudden powerful forward or upward movement. [Noun]

b. move suddenly and powerfully forward or upward. [Verb]

  • Synonyms: Rise, Gush, Overflow
  • Antonyms: Decline, Diminish, Deteriorate
  • Use in a Sentence: After listening to the song, she felt a surge of excitement.

Word: Bounty (उदारता)

  • Pronunciationboun-tee/ बाउन्टी
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a sum paid to encourage trade.
  • Synonyms: gratuity, reward, endowment
  • Antonyms: harshness, greed, stinginess
  • Use in a Sentence: The charity for the orphanage is dependent on the Church’s bounty.

Word: Compliance (आज्ञापालन)

  • Pronunciation: kuh m-plahy-uh ns/ कम्प्लाइअन्स
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the state or fact of according with or meeting rules or standards.
  • Synonyms: obedience, concurrence, consent
  • Antonyms: refusal, denial, defiance
  • Use in a Sentence: The workers of the factory must be monitored to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions.

Word: Subsume (सम्मिलित करना)

  • Pronunciation: suh b-soom/सब्सूम
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: include or absorb (something) in something else.
  • Synonyms: embody, include, comprise
  • Antonyms: lack, exclude
  • Use in a Sentence: The conference held that day seems to subsume all past resolutions.

Word: Compelling (सम्मोहक)

  • Pronunciation: kuh m-pel-ing/कम्पेलिंग
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: evoking interest, attention, or admiration in a powerfully irresistible way.
  • Synonyms: persuasive, impressive, convincing
  • Antonyms: dissuasive, deterring, groundless
  • Use in a Sentence: Sheila had no compelling reasons to refuse his idea.

Word: Swiftly (तेजी से)

  • Pronunciation:swift-ly/स्विफ्ट्ली
  • Part of Speech: Adverb
  • Meaning: at high speed; quickly.
  • Synonyms: speedily, quickly, briskly
  • Antonyms: slowly, tardily, calmly
  • Use in a Sentence: The investigation officers must be able to react swiftly in an emergency situation.

Word: Evasion (अस्पष्ट कथन)

  • Pronunciation: ih-vey-zhuh n/इवैश़न
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the action of evading (escaping/avoiding) something.
  • Synonyms: escape, dodge, avoidance, excuse
  • Antonyms: conduct, provide, show
  • Use in a Sentence: The process makes tax evasion easy and extensive.


Pick up the pace

  • Part of Speech: Idiom
  • Meaning: to increase speed while walking or doing other repetitive movements
  • Synonyms: Accelerate, forward, hasten
  • Antonyms: slow down, impede
  • Use in a Sentence: The new joinee will pick up the pace of activity going around here.

On (a) par with

  • Part of Speech: Idiom
  • Meaning: at the same level or standard as (someone or something else)
  • Synonyms: as good as, equal to, similar to
  • Use in a Sentence: They would never put themselves on a par with the toppers.

    Practice Time

    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 Heartening Obedience
    2 Swiftly Encouraging
    3 Compliance Quickly
    4 On par with Escape
    5 Evasion Equal

    Make your own Sentences!

    • Pick up the pace
    • Compelling
    • Subsume
    • Bounty
    • Surge


GK Questions

Q1. Who is the current minister of Finance in India?

Q2. Who is the chairperson of 15th Finance Commission?

Q3. Who has been recently appointed as full-time member of 15th Finance commission?

Answer in the comment section.



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