Elevates your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist – 25th 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!

Bhushan breakthrough

Important Words from the Article

Word: Innumerable (अनगिनत)

  • Pronunciation: ih-noo-mer-uh-buh l/इनूमरबल
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: too many to be counted.
  • Synonyms: countless, numerous, incalculable, numberless
  • Antonyms: few, finite, limited
  • Use in a Sentence: There are innumerable stars in the sky.

Word: Denouement (निर्वहण)

  • Pronunciation: dey-noo-mahn/ डैनूमान
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the outcome of a situation, when something is decided or made clear.
  • Synonyms:  outcome, upshot, consequence, result
  • Antonyms: embark, constant, commence
  • Use in a Sentence: By mid-evening, the play had reached its denouement.

Word: Entails (आवश्यक बना देना)

  • Pronunciation: en-teyl/एन्टैल
  • Part of Speech: Verb, Noun
  • Meaning:

         a. involve (something) as a necessary or inevitable part or consequence. [Verb]

         b. cause to experience or possess (something) permanently or inescapable. [Verb]

         c. a limitation of the inheritance of property to certain heirs over a number of generations. [Noun]

  • Synonyms: involves, implies, induces
  • Antonyms: excludes
  • Use in a Sentence: This job entails a tough task.

Word: Complacency (आत्मसंतोष)

  • Pronunciation: kuh m-pley-suh n-see/कम्प्लैसन्सी
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a feeling of smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one’s achievements.
  • Synonyms:  self-satisfaction, self-approval, self-admiration
  • Antonyms: anxiousness, anxiety, modesty
  • Use in a Sentence: Her early success has led to complacency and overconfidence.

Word: Beleaguer (अवरोध करना)

  • Pronunciation: bih-lee-ger/ बिलीगर
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: put in a very difficult situation.
  • Synonyms: besiege, annoy, trouble
  • Antonyms: carefree, impudent, lively
  • Use in a Sentence: My family is beleaguered by quandaries.

Word: Parlous (ख़तरनाक)

  • Pronunciationpahr-luh s/पार्लस
  • Part of Speech: Adjective, Adverb
  • Meaning:
       a. full of danger or uncertainty; precarious. [Adjective]
       b. greatly or excessively. [Adverb]

  • Synonyms: perilous, hazardous, risky
  • Antonyms: secure, innocent, hopeful
  • Use in a Sentence: My cousins had a parlous journey on hilly areas.

Word: Largesse (दानशीलता)

  • Pronunciation: lahr-jes/लार्श़ेस
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: generosity in bestowing money or gifts upon others.
  • Synonyms: charity, munificence, bounty
  • Antonyms: greed, stiginess, miserliness
  • Use in a Sentence: The theatre can be the main beneficiary of the financier largesse.

Word: Lucrative (लाभदायक)

  • Pronunciation: loo-kruh-tiv/लूक्रटिव
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: producing a great deal of profit.
  • Synonyms:  profitable, gainful, remunerative, moneymaking
  • Antonyms: baneful, profitless, unpaid
  • Use in a Sentence: My cousin acquired a lucrative business from my uncle.

Word: Obviate (निवारण करना)

  • Pronunciationob-vee-eyt/आब्वीऐट
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: remove (a need or difficulty), avoid or prevent (something undesirable).
  • Synonyms:  prevent, remove, eliminate
  • Antonyms: permit, involve, foster
  • Use in a Sentence: The data provided are more appropriate to obviate this need.

Word: Shore up (मजबूत करना)

  • Part of Speech: Idiom
  • Meaning: To give someone or something robust support in the face of difficulty or to prevent potential failure.
  • Synonyms: support, bolster, fortify
  • Antonyms: abandon, block, deprive
  • Use in a Sentence: Police used this evidence to shore up the accused argument.

Word: Fierce (उत्तेजित)

  • Pronunciation: feers/फीर्स
  • Part of Speech: 
  • Meaning:

        a. having or displaying a violent or ferocious aggressiveness. [Adjective]

        b. very; extremely. [Adverb]

  • Synonyms: ferocious, violent, intense
  • Antonyms: peaceful, mild, tranquil
  • Use in a Sentence: The man may look fierce, but he means no harm.

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!

  • Entails
  • Shore up
  • Parlous
  • Obvia

Match the column

Tell the synonym of given words in the comment section.

S No. Words
1 Innumerable
2 Fierce
3 Largesse
4 Beleaguer

Match the column

Tell the antonym of given words in the comment section.

S No. Words
1 Denouement
2 Obviate
3 Lucrative
4 Complacency

GK Questions:

1. What does ‘L’ stands for in the term NCTL?

2. Fill the Bank: A term loan is said to be non-performing when interest and/ or installment of principal remain overdue for a period of more than ______ _.

3. What is the full form of CAR?

Answer in the comment section.



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