Elevates your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist – 4th 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 ‘ The Hindu Business Line ’, followed by important words from the same, to help you strengthen your vocabulary.

Happy Reading!

Straws in the wind

Important Words from the Article

1. Word: Tempting (आकर्षक)

  • Pronunciationtemp-ting/टेम्प्टिंग
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: appealing to or attracting someone, even if wrong or unwise.
  • Synonyms:  enticing, alluring, attractive
  • Antonyms: charmless, disgusting, horrible
  • Use in a Sentence: My friend has recently received a very tempting job offer from MNC.

2. Word: Aberration (सामान्य से विचलन)

  • Pronunciation: ab-uhrey-shuh n/ऐबरैशन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a departure from what is normal, usual, or expected, typically an unwelcome one.
  • Synonyms: deviation, abnormality, distortion
  • Antonyms: regularity, normality, conformity
  • Use in a Sentence: Owing to a strange mental aberration she forgot her own name.

3. Word: Complacent (आत्मसन्तुष्ट)

  • Pronunciation: kuh m-pley-suh nt/कम्प्लैसन्ट
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: showing smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one’s achievements.
  • Synonyms: self-satisfied, self-righteous, proud
  • Antonyms: dissatisfied, worried, caustic
  • Use in a Sentence: You must not become complacent over any success.

4. Word: Decimate (समाप्त करना)

  • Pronunciationdesuh-meyt/डेसमेट
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: kill, destroy, or remove a large proportion of.
  • Synonyms: abolish, devastate, eradicate
  • Antonyms: accept, enact, introduce
  • Use in a Sentence: The population was decimated by the harmful disease.

5. Word: Intact (बरकरार)

  • Pronunciation: in-takt/इन्टैक्ट
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: not damaged or impaired in any way; complete.
  • Synonyms: complete, undamaged, flawless
  • Antonyms: damaged, imperfect, incomplete
  • Use in a Sentence: Fortunately, the singer’s voice is still intact after her throat surgery.

6. Word: Aftermath ( परिणाम)

  • Pronunciationaf-ter-math/ऐफ्टर्मैथ
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the consequences or after-effects of a significant unpleasant event.
  • Synonyms: outcome, effect, eventuality
  • Antonyms: cause, reason, beginning
  • Use in a Sentence: In the aftermath of the typhoon, many people’s homes were destroyed.

7. Word: Encompass (सम्मिलित करना)

  • Pronunciation: en-kuhm-puh s/एन्कम्पस
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning:  
    a. surround and have or hold within.

    b. cause to take place

  • Synonyms: surround, embrace, incorporate
  • Antonyms: banish, exclude, abolish
  • Use in a Sentence: The syllabus will encompass all three subjects: Quant, Reasoning and Eng.

8. Word: Discourse (उपदेश)

  • Pronunciationdis-kawrs/डिस्कॉर्स
  • Part of Speech: Noun, verb
  • Meaning:  

         a. written or spoken communication or debate. [Noun]

         b. speak or write authoritatively about a topic. [Verb]

  • Synonyms: discussion, speech, harangue
  • Antonyms: silence, quiet, ignore
  • Use in a Sentence: We’ll discourse on this subject tonight.

9. Word: Wake up call (पूर्वसूचना)

  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a thing that alerts people to an unsatisfactory situation and prompts them to remedy it.
  • Synonyms: forewarning, portent, augury
  • Antonyms: all clear
  • Use in a Sentence: That’s going to be a slight wake up call to the citizens.

10. Word: Perceive (बूझना/जानना)

  • Pronunciation: per-seev/पर्सीव
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning:  

         a. become aware or conscious of (something); come to realize or understand.

         b. interpret or regard (someone or something) in a particular way.

  • Synonyms: understand, recognize, apprehend
  • Antonyms: misinterpret, overlook, neglect
  • Use in a Sentence: He did not perceive himself as helpless.

11. Word: Underscores (जांच करना)

  • Pronunciationuhn-der-skawr/अन्डर्स्कॉर
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning:  

         a. to mark with a line or lines underneath; underline, as for emphasis. [Verb]

         b. to stress; emphasize [Verb]

  • Synonyms: highlight, focus on, point up
  • Antonyms: ignore, underrate
  • Use in a Sentence: The story underscores the importance of youth immunizations.

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/Antonym 
1  Perceive  Silent
2  Discourse  Neglect
3  Aberration  Banish
4  Encompass  Proud
5  Complacent  Normality

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!

  • Underscores
  • Wake up call
  • Aftermath
  • Tempting
  • Intact

GK Questions

Q1. Who is the chief minister of Bihar?

Q2. Who is the speaker of Lok Sabha?

Q3. Who is the current election commissioner of India?

Answer in the comment section.



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