Elevates your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist – 31th 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 roaring thirties

Challenging Words from the Article

Word: Inevitability (अनिवार्यता)

  • Pronunciation: in-ev-i-tuh-bee li-ty/इनेविटबिलिटी
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the quality of being certain to happen.   
  • Synonyms: certainty, necessity, predetermination
  • Antonyms: doubtfulness, uncertainty, hesitation
  • Use in a Sentence: There was an inevitability about their defeat.

Word: Unflappable ( शांत)

  • Pronunciation: uhn-flapuh-buh l/अन्फ्लैपबल
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: having or showing calmness in a crisis.      
  • Synonyms: imperturbable, calm, confident, peaceful
  • Antonyms: nervous, worried, upset
  • Use in a Sentence: The quiet, efficient and unflappable managed to introduces more patience into his charge.

Word: Demeanour (व्यवहार)

  • Pronunciation: dih-mee-ner/डिमीनर
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: outward behaviour or bearing.
  • Synonyms: conduct, manner, appearance
  • Antonyms: indecency, idleness
  • Use in a Sentence: She maintained a professional demeanour throughout.

Word: Adulation (अतिप्रशंसा)

  • Pronunciation: aj-uh-ley-shuh n/ऐजलैशन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: excessive admiration or praise.
  • Synonyms: flattery, applause, glorification
  • Antonyms: criticism, contempt, sarcasm
  • Use in a Sentence: The band enjoys the adulation of their fans wherever they go.

Word: Preordain ( पूर्व निर्धारण)

  • Pronunciation: pri-or-deɪn/  प्रीऑर्डिन
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: decide or determine (an outcome or course of action) beforehand.
  • Synonyms: predestine, predetermine, fate
  • Antonyms: uncooperative, contrary, difficult
  • Use in a Sentence: Did the selection of winner Group preordain?

Word: Agility (फुरती)

  • Pronunciation: uh-jil-i-tee/अजिलिटी
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: 

       a. ability to move quickly and easily.

b. ability to think and understand quickly.

  • Synonyms: quickness, liveliness, adroitness
  • Antonyms: lazyness, awkwardnss, slowness
  • Use in a Sentence: This job requires considerable mental agility.

Word: Stardust (माया)

  • Pronunciation: stahr-duhst/स्टारडस्ट
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a magical or charismatic quality or feeling.
  • Synonyms: ecstasy, phantom
  • Antonyms: reality, actuality
  • Use in a Sentence: Finally, I thanked her only for having sprinkled my life with stardust.

Word: Gamut (सारे पहलू)

  • Pronunciation: gam-uh t/गैमट
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the complete range or scope of something. 
  • Synonyms: spectrum, scale, series
  • Antonyms: individual, angle
  • Use in a Sentence: College life opened up a whole gamut of new experiences.

Word: Frenzied (उन्मुक्त)

  • Pronunciation: fren-zeed/फ्रेन्ज़ीड
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: wildly excited or uncontrolled.
  • Synonyms: furious, violent, insane
  • Antonyms: calm, peaceful, tranquil
  • Use in a Sentence: The man was hit to death in a frenzied attack.

Word: Turmoil (खलबली)

  • Pronunciation: tur-moil/टर्मॉइल
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a state of great disturbance, confusion, or uncertainty.
  • Synonyms: disorder, clutter, chaos, mess
  • Antonyms: calm, peace, structure
  • Use in a Sentence: His mind was in a state of constant turmoil.

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!

  • Turmoil 
  • Frenzied
  • Gamut 
  • Agility 
  • Unflappable

Match the column.

S No. Words Antonym/Synonym
1  Inevitability  conduct
2  Frenzied  uncertainty
3  Stardust  applause
4  Preordain  tranquil
5  Adulation  appearance
6  Demeanour  reality

GK Questions

Q1. Where is Wankhede Stadium located?

Q2. Shane Watson is related to which sport?

Q3. What is the currency of South Africa?

Answer in the comment section.



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