Elevates your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist – 18th 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!

3 reasons why the Karnataka election results are important

Challenging Words from the Article

Word: Audacious (अक्खड़)

  • Pronunciation: ऑडेशस
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: 

        a. showing a willingness to take surprisingly bold risks.

b. showing an impudent lack of respect.

  • Synonyms: courageous, bold, fearless
  • Antonyms: coward, cautious, scared
  • Use in a Sentence: My brother described his plan as energetic and audacious.

Word: Barring (के सिवाय)

  • Pronunciation: bahr-ing/बारिंग
  • Part of Speech: Preposition, Verb
  • Meaning: 

a. except for; if not for. [Proposition]

         b. prevent or prohibit (someone) from doing something or from going somewhere. [Verb]


  • Synonyms: restraining, excluding, preventing
  • Antonyms: facilitating, including, allowing
  • Use in a Sentence: She staged in front of her daughter, barring her way. [Verb]

Word: Ignominy (अपमान)

  • Pronunciation: ig-nuh-min-ee/इग्नोमिनी
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: public shame or disgrace.
  • Synonyms: infamy, humiliation, contempt
  • Antonyms: dignity, glory, reputation
  • Use in a Sentence: We suffered the ignominy of game defeat.

Word: Cede (त्याग करना)

  • Pronunciation: seed/सीड
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: give up (power or territory).
  • Synonyms: yield, surrender, relinquish
  • Antonyms: defend, refrain, arrogate
  • Use in a Sentence: The General had decided to cede power by this month.

Word: Contend (संघर्ष करना)

  • Pronunciation: kuh n-tend/कन्टेन्ड
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: 

        a. assert something as a position in an argument.

b. struggle to surmount (a difficulty).

  • Synonyms: argue, wrangle, dispute
  • Antonyms: agree, accord, harmonize
  • Use in a Sentence: The victim contends that it was not his fault.

Word: Presumably (संभवतः)

  • Pronunciation: pri-zoo-muh-blee/प्रीज़ूमब्ली
  • Part of Speech: Adverb
  • Meaning: used to convey that what is asserted is very likely though not known for certain.
  • Synonyms: probably, unquestionably, indubitably
  • Antonyms: hardly, unlikely, doubtless
  • Use in a Sentence: Before the philanthropist died, he presumably changed his will and left all of his money to charity.

Word: Wilt (मुरझाना, शक्ति खोना)

  • Pronunciationविल्ट
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: 
    a. to become limp and drooping, as a fading flower; wither.
    b. to lose strength, vigor, assurance, etc.:
  • Synonyms: languish, dwindle, diminish
  • Antonyms: rise, flourish
  • Use in a Sentence: Although Shalini loves fresh flowers, she won’t buy them because they wilt so quickly.

Word: Solace (सांत्वना)

  • Pronunciationsol-is/सोलिस
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning: 
        a. comfort or consolation in a time of great distress or sadness. [Noun]
        b. give solace to. [Verb]
  • Synonyms: sympathy, condolence, mitigate
  • Antonyms: worry, anguish, agony
  • Use in a Sentence: The tired man found solace in listening music.

Word: Reverberation (प्रतिक्षेप)

  • Pronunciation: ri-vur-buhrey-shuh n /रीवर्बरैशन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: 

        a. prolongation of a sound; resonance.

b. a continuing effect; a repercussion.

  • Synonyms: echo, replication, reflex
  • Antonyms: silence, quietness, stillness
  • Use in a Sentence: My home shook with the reverberation of the bomb blast.

Word: Reinforce (समर्थन करना)

  • Pronunciation: ree-in-fawrs/रीइन्फोर्स
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: strengthen or support (an object, substance, an existing feeling, idea, or habit), especially with additional material.
  • Synonyms: fortify, intensify, boost
  • Antonyms: weaken, undermine, discourage
  • Use in a Sentence: She hardly reinforces an unfortunate deal by repeating it.

Word: Implications (अनुमान)

  • Pronunciation: im-pli-key-shuh n/ इम्प्लकैशन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the conclusion that can be drawn from something although it is not explicitly stated.
  • Synonyms: deductions, effects, indications
  • Antonyms: measurement, proof
  • Use in a Sentence: Think very carefully about all the implications, before you make your move.

Word: Consensus (सामंजस्य)

  • Pronunciation: kuh n-sen-suh s/कन्सेन्सस
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a general agreement or concord; harmony.
  • Synonyms: accordance, unanimity
  • Antonyms: argument, conflict, controversy
  • Use in a Sentence: After two days of the continuous meeting, two parties have reached a consensus.

Word: Juggernaut (प्रभावशाली शक्ति)

  • Pronunciationjuhg-er-nawt/जगर्नॉट
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a huge, powerful, and overwhelming force.
  • Synonyms: behemoth, giant, colossus
  • Antonyms: shrimp, wimp
  • Use in a Sentence:  With the release of its first episode, the media house has become a juggernaut in the entertainment industry.

Word: Understudy (अध्ययनाधीन)

  • Pronunciationuhn-der-stuhd-ee/ अन्डर्स्टडी
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a person who learns another’s role in order to be able to act at short notice in their absence.
  • Synonyms: substitute, standby, support
  • Antonyms: primary, permanent
  • Use in a Sentence: When the star met with an accident, his understudy stepped into his work.

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!

GK Questions

Q1. What is the capital of Chhattisgarh?

Q2. Where is Kanha Tiger Reserve National park located?

Q3. In which state you find Bhairamgarh Wildlife Sanctuary?

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!

  • Cede
  • Juggernaut
  • Reverberations
  • Wilt

Match the column.

S No. Words Antonym
1 Audacious Agony
2 Understudy Accord
3 Implications Permanent
4 Solace Proof
5 Contend Coward

Match the column.

S No. Words Synonym
1 Barring Probably
2 Consensus Fortify
3 Reinforce Excluding
4 Presumably Agreement
5 Ignominy Infamy

Answer in the comment section.



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