Elevates your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist – 22nd 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!

The fruits of defeat

Challenging Words from the Article

Word: Hastily (शीघ्रता पूर्वक)

  • Pronunciation:hey-st-lee/हैस्टली
  • Part of Speech: Adverb
  • Meaning: with excessive speed or urgency; hurriedly.
  • Synonyms: quickly, swiftly, rapidly,
  • Antonyms: slowly, carefully, deliberately
  • Use in a Sentence: The student was hastily sent to school.

Word: Thwart (व्यर्थ कर देना)

  • Pronunciation: thwawrt/थ्वॉर्ट
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: 

        a. prevent (someone) from accomplishing something.

        b. oppose (a plan, attempt, or ambition) successfully.

  • Synonyms: foil, frustrate, disappoint
  • Antonyms:  assist, facilitate
  • Use in a Sentence: As per the perfect planning, Meera knows that nobody can thwart her plans.

Word: Entice (बहकाना)

  • Pronunciation: en-tahys/एन्टाइस
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: attract or tempt by offering pleasure or advantage.
  • Synonyms: fascinate, convince, influence
  • Antonyms: elude, repel, deject
  • Use in a Sentence: Special offers are intended to entice people to buy.

Word: Clincher (पक्की दलील)

  • Pronunciation: klin-cher/क्लिन्चर
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a fact, argument, or event that settles a matter conclusively.
  • Synonyms: determiner, solid argument, smasher
  • Antonyms: releaser, deal breaker
  • Use in a Sentence: The fingerprints of a man has proved the clincher in this investigation.

Word: Contemplate  (विचार करना)

  • Pronunciation: kon-tuh m-pleyt?कान्टम्प्लेट
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: 

        alook thoughtfully for a long time at.

        b. think deeply and at length.

  • Synonyms: consider, ponder, meditate
  • Antonyms: neglect, discard, abrupt
  • Use in a Sentence: My granny usually goes to the park to sit and contemplate.

Word: Verdict (विचार-फल)

  • Pronunciation: vur-dikt/वर्डिक्ट
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: 

        a. a decision on an issue of fact in a civil or criminal case or an inquest.

        b. an opinion or judgement.

  • Synonyms:  decision, resolution, pronouncement, conclusion
  • Antonyms: accusation, inception, prelude
  • Use in a Sentence: The board returned a unanimous guilty verdict.

Word: Coalition (सम्मिलन)

  • Pronunciation: koh-uh-lish-uh n/कोअलिशन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a temporary alliance for combined action, especially of political parties forming a government.
  • Synonyms: alliance, union, partnership
  • Antonyms: isolation, discord, separation
  • Use in a Sentence: The two bodies have merged to form a coalition.

Word: Opportunism ( मौक़ापरस्ती)

  • Pronunciation: op-er-too-niz-uh m/आपर्टूनिज़म
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the taking of opportunities as and when they arise, regardless of planning or principle.
  • Synonyms:  advantage, expedience, realism
  • Antonyms: inexpedience
  • Use in a Sentence: It was certainly more to than this mere opportunism.

Word: Brazen (निर्लज्ज)

  • Pronunciation: brey-zuh n?ब्रैज़न
  • Part of Speech: Adjective, Verb
  • Meaning: 

        a. bold and without shame. [Adjective

        b. endure an embarrassing or difficult situation by behaving with apparent confidence and lack of shame. [Verb]

  • Synonyms: bold, insolent, audacious
  • Antonyms: shy, humble, modest
  • Use in a Sentence: My brother told me a brazen lie.

Word: Defections (विद्रोह)

  • Pronunciation: dih-fek-shuh n/डिफेक्शन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: 

         a. the desertion (abandonment) of one’s country or cause in favour of an opposing one.

         b. failure; lack; loss

  • Synonyms: betrayals, shortcoming, imperfection
  • Antonyms: loyalties
  • Use in a Sentence: The bank had to manage the risk of numerous customer defections.

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 Make sentences and tell their at least 1 synonym & antonym and share them with us in the comments section!

  • Defections
  • Coalition
  • Verdict
  • Clincher
  • Thwart
  • Juggernaut
  • Pragmatic

Match the column.

S No. Words Antonym
1  Brazen  Humble
2  Opportunism  Carefully
3  Contemplate  Inexpedience
4  Entice  Deject
5  Hastily  Releaser

GK Questions

Q1. Who is the Chief Minister of Karnataka?

Q2. Name the Governor of Karnataka.

Q3. Where is Dandeli National Park located?

Answer in the comment section.



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