Elevates your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist – 16th 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 ‘livemint’, followed by important words from the same, to help you strengthen your vocabulary.

Happy Reading!

Resolution code must first resolve balance of rights


Challenging Words from the Article

Word: Arbitrary (इच्छाधीन)

  • Pronunciation: ahr-bi-trer-ee?आर्बिट्रेरी
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: based on random choice or personal whim, rather than any reason or system.
  • Synonyms: irrational, inconsistent, freakish
  • Antonyms: reasonable, circumspect, objective
  • Use in a Sentence: Her supposition was arbitrary, based on no valid proof.

Word: Hitch (अटकना)

  • Pronunciation: hich/हिच
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: move (something) into a different position with a jerk.
  • Synonyms: glitch, hindrance, obstacle
  • Antonyms: facilitate, expedite, unfasten
  • Use in a Sentence: The comedy show went without a hitch.

Word: Overhang (लटकना)

  • Pronunciation: oh-ver-hang/ओवर्हैंग
  • Part of Speech: Verb, Noun
  • Meaning: 
        a. hang or extend outwards over. [Verb]
        b. a part of something that extends or hangs over something else. [Noun]
  • Synonyms: threaten, impend, obtrusion
  • Antonyms: withdraw, depress
  • Use in a Sentence: The whole path of the forest was overhung with neem trees.

Word: Groundswell (उभार)

  • Pronunciation: ground-swel/ग्राउंड-स्वेल
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: an increase in a particular opinion among a large section of the population.
  • Synonyms: surge, inclination, drift
  • Antonyms: diminish, decline
  • Use in a Sentence: There was a groundswell of the opinions that they all should resign.

Word: Finesse (कुशलतापूर्वक करना)

  • Pronunciation: fi-ness/फिनेस्स
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: bring about or deal with (something) by using great delicacy and skill.
  • Synonyms: adroitness, skill, cleverness
  • Antonyms: ignorance, crudeness, audacity
  • Use in a Sentence: Anand played the game with the finesse that allowed him to easily beat the championship.

Word: Dodgy (कुटिल)

  • Pronunciation: doj-ee/डाजी
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: dishonest or unreliable
  • Synonyms: tricky, cunning, sly
  • Antonyms: candid, honest, trusty
  • Use in a Sentence: You never know how dodgy the witness is going to be.

Word: Militate (विरोध करना)

  • Pronunciation: mil-i-teyt/मिलिटैट
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: be a powerful or conclusive factor in preventing.
  • Synonyms: counter, prevent, hinder
  • Antonyms: agree, supportive
  • Use in a Sentence: Some factors might militate against those benefits.

Word: Stature (उच्चता)

  • Pronunciation: stach-er/स्टैचूर
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: importance or reputation gained by ability or achievement.
  • Synonyms: quality, prestige, eminence
  • Antonyms: unimportance, insignificance, deflate
  • Use in a Sentence: Mary was surprised to spot her husband, recognizable by his small stature and familiar shirt, walking across the river.

Word: Acceding (स्वीकार करना)

  • Pronunciation: ak-seed-ing/ऐक्सीडिंग
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: agree to a demand, request, or treaty.
  • Synonyms: accepting, granting, endorsing
  • Antonyms: disallowing, denying, rejecting
  • Use in a Sentence: Alexander will be acceding to the throne after his uncle steps down from power.

Word: Pertinent (उचित)

  • Pronunciation: pur-tn-uh nt/पर्टनन्ट
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: relevant or applicable to a particular matter; apposite.
  • Synonyms: appropriate, suitable, proper
  • Antonyms: irrelevant, conflicting, strange
  • Use in a Sentence: The doctor will require all of the pertinent tools to perform the rain surgery.

Word: Leeway (गुंजाइश)

  • Pronunciationlee-wey/ लीवै
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the amount of freedom to move or act that is available.
  • Synonyms: space, range, extent
  • Antonyms: adjust, embargo, hallway
  • Use in a Sentence: I have got a lot of leeways to make up things.

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!

Here are some of the words from the above article. Try to frame sentences from them in your own words and share them with us in the comments section!

  • Hitch
  • Leeway
  • Finesse
  • Groundswell
  • Overhang

Match the column.

S No. Words Antonym/Synonym
1 Arbitrary Circumspect
2 Pertinent Irrelevant
3 Acceding Disallowing
4 Stature Insignificance
5 Dodgy Tricky
6 Militate Supportive

GK Questions

Q1. What is the full form of NPA?

Q2. Where is the headquarter of RBI?

Q3. Who is the current governor of RBI?

Answer in the comment section.




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