Elevates your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist – 7th 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!

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Important Words from the Article

1. Word: Hype (प्रचार)

  • Pronunciation: hahyp/हाइप
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: promote or publicize (a product or idea) intensively, often exaggerating its benefits.
  • Synonyms: advertise, push, boost
  • Antonyms: put down, secrecy, degrade
  • Use in a Sentence: We are seeing a lot of hype by some companies.

2. Word: Wherewithal (साधन)

  • Pronunciation: hwair-with-awl/वेर्विदॉल
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the money or other means needed for a particular purpose.
  • Synonyms: resources, assets, cash
  • Antonyms: inability, ineptitude, incompetence
  • Use in a Sentence: She didn’t have the wherewithal to repay the loan

3. Word: Prodigious (अति विशाल)

  • Pronunciation: pruhdijuh s/प्रडिजस
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: 

        a. remarkably or impressively great in extent, size, or degree.

b. unnatural or abnormal.

  • Synonyms: enormous, huge, colossal, monstrous, grotesque
  • Antonyms: tiny, ordinary, small
  • Use in a Sentence: My friend wrote a truly prodigious number of novels.

4. Word: Divulge (प्रसिद्ध करना)

  • Pronunciation: dih-vuhlj/डाइवल्ज
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: make known (private or sensitive information).
  • Synonyms: reveal expose, publish
  • Antonyms: conceal, hide, secret
  • Use in a Sentence: It is not the policy of the company to divulge personal information of the employees.

5. Word: Boasts (गौरव करना)

  • Pronunciation: bohst/बोस्ट
  • Part of Speech: verb, noun
  • Meaning: 

        a. talk with excessive pride and self-satisfaction about one’s achievements, possessions, or abilities. [Verb]

b. an act of talking with excessive pride and self-satisfaction. [Noun]

  • Synonyms: praises, flaunts, glories
  • Antonyms: lacks, hides
  • Use in a Sentence: Usian Bolt boasts of never having been defeated ina 100 m race.

6. Word: Covet (चाहना)

  • Pronunciationkuhv-it/कवट
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: to wish for, especially eagerly
  • Synonyms: yearn, desire, crave
  • Antonyms: despise, hate
  • Use in a Sentence: In the book of Shakespeare, the miser did nothing but covet money.

7. Word: Covenant (अनुबंध)

  • Pronunciationkuhvuh-nuh nt/कवनन्ट
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning: 

        a. an agreement. [Noun]

b. agree by lease, deed, or another legal contract. [Verb]

  • Synonyms: contract, treaty, accord
  • Antonyms: disagreement, oppose, protest
  • Use in a Sentence: The funds were given to them by deed of covenant.

8. Word: Gloss-over (छिपाना)

  • Pronunciation: glos oh-ver/ग्लास ओवर
  • Part of Speech: Phrasal Verb
  • Meaning: to ignore or avoid unpleasant facts
  • Synonyms: disguise, neglect, hide
  • Antonyms: accomplish, expedite, cherish
  • Use in a Sentence: He wants to gloss over his past mistakes.

9. Word: Enthuse (उत्साह दिखाना)

  • Pronunciation: en-thooz/एन्थूज़
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: 

        a. express eager enjoyment, interest, or approval regarding something.

b. make (someone) interested and eagerly appreciative.

  • Synonyms: thrill, excite, delight
  • Antonyms: annoy, extricate
  • Use in a Sentence: They enthused over the discussion about the family trip.

Practice Time

Make your own Sentences

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!

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!

  • Hype
  • Gloss-over
  • Covet
  • Boasts
  • Enthuse

GK Questions:

Q1. Who is the current civil and aviation minister?

Q2. Who is recently appointed as RBI deputy governor?

Q3. What is the current repo rate ?

Match the column

In the pairs of words given below, which of the following is the Synonym – Synonym pair or Synonym – Antonym Pair?

S No. Word Pair
1  Wherewithal – Inability
2  Enthuse – Thrill
3  Covenant – Treaty
4  Divulge – Publish
5  Prodigious – Colossal
6  Hype – degrade

Answer in the comment section.



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