Elevates your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist – 26th 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!

An unavoidable tragedy

Challenging Words from the Article

Word: Credible (विश्वसनीय)

  • Pronunciationkreduh-buh l/क्रेडबल
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: able to be believed; convincing.
  • Synonyms: acceptable, trustworthy, reliable,
  • Antonyms: unbelievable, unlikely, impossible
  • Use in a Sentence: She was unable to give a credible explanation for her rude behaviour.

Word: Flare-up (दंगा)

  • Pronunciation: flair-up/फ्लेर अप
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a sudden outburst of something, especially violence or hostility.
  • Synonyms: eruption, blaze, burst
  • Antonyms: silence, pause, calm
  • Use in a Sentence: There has been a flare-up of violence in that area.

Word: Brew (निर्माणाधीन होना)

  • Pronunciation: broo/ब्रू
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: 

         a. make (beer) by soaking, boiling, and fermentation.

         b. (of an unwelcome event or situation) begin to develop.

  • Synonyms: impend, blend, prepare
  • Antonyms: quiver, shroud
  • Use in a Sentence: Pack your bags now, a storm is brewing.

Word: Promulgate (लागू करना)

  • Pronunciationpromuh l-geyt/प्रोमल्गैट
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: 

        a. promote or make widely known (an idea or cause).

        b. put (a law or decree) into effect by official proclamation.

  • Synonyms:  publicize, spread, communicate
  • Antonyms: hide, conceal, suppress
  • Use in a Sentence: The new constitution was promulgated in the year 1990.

Word: Arson (आगजनी)

  • Pronunciation: ahr-suh n/आर्सन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the criminal act of deliberately setting fire to property.
  • Synonyms: fire-raising, ignition, crime
  • Antonyms: fire-proof, drain
  • Use in a Sentence: The village was destroyed in an arson attack.

Word: Antipathy (अनिच्छा)

  • Pronunciation: an-tipuh-thee/ऐन्टिपथी
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a deep-seated feeling of aversion (a strong dislike or disinclination).
  • Synonyms: hatred, hostility, dislike
  • Antonyms: desire, kindness, admiration
  • Use in a Sentence: They have a mutual antipathy to each other.

Word: Studiously (ध्यान से)

  • Pronunciationstoo-dee-uh s-ly/ स्टूडीअस्ली
  • Part of Speech: Adverb
  • Meaning: with concentration and conscientiousness (personality of being careful, or vigilant) in one’s work or reading.
  • Synonyms: deliberately, knowingly, intently
  • Antonyms: incautiously, carelessly, casually
  • Use in a Sentence: My sister studiously avoided answering the question.

Word: One-off (एकबारगी)

  • Part of Speech: Adjective, Noun
  • Meaning: 

        a. done, made or happening only once. [Adjective]

        b. something done, made, or happening only once. [Noun]

  • Synonyms: unique, singular, special
  • Antonyms: habitual, regularity, common
  • Use in a Sentence: That event was just a one-off; it won’t happen again.

Word: Decisive (निर्णायक)

  • Pronunciation: dih-sahy-siv/डिसाइसिव
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: 

        a. settling an issue; producing a definite result.

        b. having or showing the ability to make decisions quickly and effectively.

  • Synonyms: conclusive, resolute, final
  • Antonyms: uncertain, indefinite, conditional
  • Use in a Sentence: They have declared a quick and decisive response.

Word: Allay (कम कर देना)

  • Pronunciationuhley/अलै
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: 

         a. diminish or put at rest (fear, suspicion, or worry).

         b. relieve or alleviate (pain or hunger).

  • Synonyms:  reduce, decrease, lessen
  • Antonyms: provoke, intensify, aggravate
  • Use in a Sentence: The government is enthusiastic to allay the public’s fears.

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!

  • Flare-Up
  • Brew
  • Allay
  • One-off
  • Arson

Match the column.

S No. Words Antonym/Synonym
1  Credible  Communicate
2  Allay  Intently
3  Antipathy  Intensify
4  Decisive  Acceptable
5  Studiously  Hostility
6  Promulgate  Conclusive

GK Questions

Q1. Meenakshi Amman temple is located in the bank of the river?

Q2. Mudumalai National Park is located in which state?

Answer in the comment section.



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