Elevates your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist – 1st June 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 ‘Economic Times’, followed by important words from the same, to help you strengthen your vocabulary.

Happy Reading!

State-owned banks, reinvent yourself

Important Words from the Article

Word of the day: Gauge (अनुमान/आंकना)

  • Pronunciation: geyj/गैज
  • Part of Speech:
  • Meaning:

        a) the thickness, size, or capacity of something, especially as a standard measure, in particular [Noun]

        b) estimate or determine the amount, level, or volume of.

  • Synonyms: measure, evaluate, compute
  • Antonyms: guess
  • Use in a Sentence: You should use a thermometer to gauge the temperature.

Word: Counterpart ( प्रतिरूप)

  • Pronunciation:  koun-ter-pahrt/काउनर्पार्ट
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a person or thing that corresponds to or has the same function as another person or thing in a different place or situation.
  • Synonyms: colleagues, correspondents
  • Antonyms: opposites
  • Use in a Sentence: They look enviously at the success of their counterparts.

Word: Overhaul (पूरी जाँच करके मरम्मत करना)

  • Pronunciation: oh-ver-hawl/ओवर्हॉल
  • Part of Speech:
  • Meaning:

        a) take apart (a piece of machinery or equipment) in order to examine it and repair it if necessary. [Verb]

        b) overtake (someone), especially in a sporting event. [Verb]

        c) a thorough examination of machinery or a system, with repairs or changes made if necessary. [Noun]

  • Synonyms: repair, improve, refurbish
  • Antonyms: break down, rupture
  • Use in a Sentence: The machinery needs a complete overhaul.

Word: Desert (त्याग देना)

  • Pronunciationdez-ert /डेज़र्ट
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning:

        a) abandon (a person, cause, or organization) in a way considered disloyal or treacherous.

        b) (of people) leave (a place), causing it to appear empty.

        c) (of a quality or ability) fail (someone) when most needed.

  • Synonyms: relinquish, depart, quit
  • Antonyms: support, aid, assist
  • Use in a Sentence: He has become so rude that his friends are deserting him.

Word: Nimble (चतुर)

  • Pronunciationnim-buh l/निम्बल
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:

        a) quick and light in movement or action; agile.

        b) (of the mind) able to think and understand quickly.

  • Synonyms: quick, clever, swift, lively
  • Antonyms: clumsy, sluggish, awkward
  • Use in a Sentence: Her nimble mind calculated the answer before I could key the numbers into a calculator.

Word: Upend (उलट जाना)

  • Pronunciation:  uhp-end/अपेन्ड
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning:

        a) set or turn (something) on its end or upside down.

  • Synonyms: invert, topple, reverse
  • Antonyms: right, proper, exact
  • Use in a Sentence: I think, if you upend the box it will take less space.

Word: Slated ( योजना बनाना/आलोचना करना)

  • Pronunciation: sleyt-ed/स्लैटेड
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: criticize severely/schedule; plan.
  • Synonyms: assign, designate, condemn, reprimand
  • Antonyms: praise, compliment, anticipate
  • Use in a Sentence: His recent book was slated by the critics.

Word: Oversight (चूक)

  • Pronunciation: oh-ver-sahyt/ओवर्साइट
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:

        a) an unintentional failure to notice or do something.

        b) the action of overseeing something.

  • Synonyms: blunder, disregard, surveillance, mistake
  • Antonyms: scrutiny, care, attention
  • Use in a Sentence: His name was omitted through an oversight.

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!

  • Counterpart
  • Upend
  • Desert
  • Nimble

Match the column.

S No. Words Synonym 
1  Nimble  Depart
2  Overhaul  Measure
3  Gauge  Clever
4  Desert  Improve

Match the column.

S No. Words Antonym
1  Upend  Praise
2  Slated  Scrutiny
3  Oversight  Exact
4  Counterpart  Opposites

GK Questions

Q1. Regional Rural Banks are sponsored by?

Q2. MSME stands for?

Q3. What is the capital structure of RRB?

Q4. How many Nationalized banks are there in India?

Q5. Microenterprise can be defined as a unit where annual turnover is upto _____.

Answer in the comment section.

Thanks

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