Elevates your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist – 15th 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!

Collective assertion

Important Words from the Article:

Word: Expeditiously (शीघ्रता से)

  • Part of Speech: Adverb
  • Meaning: with speed and efficiency.
  • Pronunciation: ek-spi-dish-uh s-ly/एक्स्पडिशस्ली
  • Synonyms: swiftly, promptly, hastily
  • Antonyms: inefficiently, uselessly, sluggishly
  • Use in a Sentence: They will carry out the investigation as expeditiously as possible.

Word: Propriety (शिष्टाचार)

  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the condition of being right, appropriate, or fitting.
  • Pronunciation: pruh-prahy-i-tee/प्रप्राइइटी
  • Synonymsetiquette, decorum, aptness
  • Antonyms: improperness, inaptness, misconduct
  • Use in a Sentence: My sister is careful always to act with propriety.

Word: Reiterate (दुहराना) 

  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: say something again or a number of times, typically for emphasis or clarity.
  • Pronunciation: ree-it-uh-reyt/रीइटरैट
  • Synonyms: repeat, iterate, duplicate
  • Antonyms: elapse, conceal, dismiss
  • Use in a Sentence: Before exam, my teacher reiterated all the important points

Word: Quash (रद्द करना)

  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: reject as invalid, especially by legal procedure/put an end to
  • Pronunciation: kwosh/क्वॉश
  • Synonymsput down, invalidate, destroy
  • Antonyms: validate, saction, formalise
  • Use in a Sentence: The greedy dog learn how to quash his hunger.

Word: Collegium (सुरमा)

  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: an organization for people who have similar interests or who do similar work
  • Pronunciation: kuh-lee-jee-uh m/कलीजीअम
  • Synonyms: Commitee, Council
  • Use in a Sentence: The Defence Ministry Collegium decided to conduct a meeting on the morning.

Word: Onus (दायित्व)

  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: something that is one’s duty or responsibility.
  • Pronunciation: oh-nuh s/ओनस
  • Synonyms: responsibility, liability, obligation
  • Antonyms: help, irresponsibility, impassiveness
  • Use in a Sentence: The onus is on employers of the company to follow all the safety laws.

Word: Intransigence (कट्टरता)

  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: refusal to change one’s views or to agree about something.
  • Pronunciation: in-tran-si-juh ns/इन्ट्रैन्सिजन्स
  • Synonyms: inflexibility, rigidity, tenacity
  • Antonyms: compliance, obedience, devotion
  • Use in a Sentence: My father often appeared angry and frustrated by the intransigence of my mother.

Word: Augur (पूर्वसूचना देना)

  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: portend a good or bad outcome.
  • Pronunciation: aw-ger/ऑगर
  • Synonymspredict, forecast, anticipate
  • Antonyms: approachable, promising, unpredictable
  • Use in a Sentence: The quality of my colleague’s work augur well for the appraisals next month.

Word: Vitiate (हानि पहुंचाना)

  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: spoil or impair the quality or efficiency of.
  • Pronunciation: vish-ee-eyt/विशीएट
  • Synonyms: corrupt, degrade, annul
  • Antonyms: benefit, validate, affirm
  • Use in a Sentence: The updations at this point of time may vitiate the entire system.

Word: Unanimously (एक मत से)

  • Part of Speech: Advervb
  • Meaning: without opposition; with the agreement of all people involved.
  • Pronunciation: yoo-nanuh-muh s-ly/यूनैनमस्ली
  • Synonyms: together, collectively, one and all
  • Antonyms: barely, individually, seperately
  • Use in a Sentence: The board of directors unanimously accepted the project last month.

Word: Peculiar (खास)

  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: different to what is normal or expected; strange, special
  • Pronunciation: pi-kyool-yer/पिक्यूल्यर
  • Synonyms: odd, unusual, weird
  • Antonyms: ordinary, common, regular
  • Use in a Sentence: My friends behaved in a peculiar way in the party.

Word: Elevate (पदोन्नति करना)

  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: raise to a more important or impressive level.
  • Pronunciation: el-uh-veyt/एलवैट
  • Synonyms: raise, upgrade, boost
  • Antonyms: drop, decrease, denounce
  • Use in a Sentence: The college want to elevate the status of their teachers.

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!

Make your own Sentences!


  • Expeditiously
  • Collegium
  • Propriety
  • Quash

Match the column.

S No. Words Synonym
1 Elevate Predict
2 Peculiar Upgrade
3 Augur Responsibility
4 Onus Unusual

Match the column.

S No. Words Antonym
1 Intransigence Devotion
2 Vitiate Seperately
3 Unanimously Dismiss
4 Reiterate Affirm

Answer in the comment section.

GK Questions

Q1. Who is the current Chief Justice of india?

Q2. Who is the CM of Kerela?

Q3. Periyar river origiates from?

Q4. Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary is in which state?

Answer in the comment section.



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