Elevates your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist – 23rd 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 Business Line’, followed by important words from the same, to help you strengthen your vocabulary.

Happy Reading!

Karnataka trailer

Important Words from the Article

Word: Glimpse (झलक देखना)

  • Pronunciation: glimps/ग्लिम्प्स
  • Part of Speech: Noun, verb
  • Meaning:  

        a. a momentary or partial view. [Noun]

b. see or perceive briefly or partially. [Verb]

  • Synonyms: glance, sight, observe
  • Antonyms: gaze, stare, examine
  • Use in a Sentence: After a long time, yesterday I caught a glimpse of my neighbor.

Word: Absurd (ऊटपटांग)

  • Pronunciation: ab-surd/ऐब्सर्ड
  • Part of Speech: Adjective, Noun
  • Meaning:  

a. wildly unreasonable, illogical, or inappropriate. [Adjective]

b. the quality or condition of existing in a meaningless and irrational world. [Noun]

  • Synonyms: ridiculous, foolish, senseless
  • Antonyms: sensible, reasonable, rational
  • Use in a Sentence: It is absurd to argue over such a petty issue.

Word: Mandate (आदेश देना)

  • Pronunciationman-deyt/मैन्डेट
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning:  

        a. an official order or commission to do something. [Noun]

b. give (someone) authority to act in a certain way. [Verb]

  • Synonyms: order, command, instruction
  • Antonyms: prohibit, abolish, denial
  • Use in a Sentence: The organization was chosen with a mandate to reduce the size of government.

Word: Conquer (पराजित करना)

  • Pronunciation: kong-ker/कांगकर
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: overcome and take control of
  • Synonyms: vanquish, defeat, seize
  • Antonyms: surrender, lose, yield
  • Use in a Sentence: He is determined to conquer his phobia.

Word: Ploy (चाल)

  • Pronunciation: ploi/प्लॉइ
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a cunning plan or action designed to turn a situation to one’s own advantage.
  • Synonyms: trick, artifice, dodge
  • Antonyms: vitiate, idle
  • Use in a Sentence: It was all a ploy to divert attention from his real purposes.

Word: Standpoint (दृष्टिकोण)

  • Pronunciationstand-point/स्टैन्ड्पॉइन्ट
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: an attitude to a particular issue.
  • Synonyms: viewpoint, perspective, opinion
  • Antonyms: baseless
  • Use in a Sentence: We must address the problem from another standpoint.

Word: Plausible (विश्वसनीय)

  • Pronunciation: plaw-zuh-buh l/प्लॉज़बल
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: seeming reasonable or probable.
  • Synonyms: believable, reasonable, credible
  • Antonyms: unlikely, unbelievable, flimsy
  • Use in a Sentence: This is a very plausible piece of information.

Word: Indefatigable (परिश्रमी)

  • Pronunciation: in-di-fat-i-guh-buh l/इन्डिफैटिगबल
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: persisting tirelessly
  • Synonyms: determined, diligent, energetic
  • Antonyms: lethargic, fatigued, idle
  • Use in a Sentence: She listens to the lectures in the indefatigable mode.

Word: Invincible (अपराजेय)

  • Pronunciation: in-vin-suh-buh l/इन्विन्सबल
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: too powerful to be defeated or overcome.
  • Synonyms: unbeatable, impregnable, invulnerable
  • Antonyms: defenseless, powerless, weak
  • Use in a Sentence: They think that they are invincible in battle.

Idiom: Snatch victory from the jaws of defeat 

  • Part of Speech: Idiom
  • Meaning: to win at the last moment possible, when it had previously seemed certain that you were going to lose
  • Synonyms: Winning, victorious, undefeated
  • Antonyms: unsuccessful, depressed
  • Use in a Sentence: In the recent elections, Congress party snatched the victory from the jaws of defeat.

Phrase: Lose Face (नाक कटना)

  • Part of Speech: Phrase of face
  • Meaning: be humiliated or come to be less highly respected.
  • Synonyms: lose status, be embarrassed, disgrace, defame
  • Antonyms: honour, glorify, esteem
  • Use in a Sentence: The man thought he would lose face if he accepted the mistake.

Word: Pro-tem (कुछ समय के लिये)

  • Pronunciation: proh tem/प्रो टेम
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:  for the time being
  • Synonyms: temporary, provisional, impermanent
  • Antonyms: permanent, lifelong, amateur
  • Use in a Sentence: In my company, the marketing manager will be appointed pro tem.

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 Mandate Temporary
2 Plausible  Determined
3 Indefatigable  Unbeatable
4 Pro-tem Senseless
5 Absurd Order
6 Invincible Credible

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!

  • Snatch victory from the jaws of defeat
  • Pro tem
  • Conquer
  • Ploy
  • Standpoint
  • Glimpse

Static GK Questions:

Q1. M. Chinnaswamy Stadium is located in which State?

Q2. _____ is a Folk dance of Karnataka?

Q3. Where is Mandagadde Bird Sanctuary located?

Answer in the comment section.



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