Elevates your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist – 8th 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 ‘Indian Express’, followed by important words from the same, to help you strengthen your vocabulary.

Happy Reading!

A forced hike

Important Words from the Article:

1. Word: Anticipate (पूर्वानुमान करना)

  • Pronunciation: an-tisuh-peyt/ऐन्टिसपैट
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning:

        a. regard as probable; expect or predict.

        b. act as a forerunner or precursor of.

  • Synonyms: forecast, foresee, augur
  • Antonyms: unexpected, doubt, abrupt
  • Use in a Sentence: We don’t anticipate any difficulties in/with the meetings.

2. Word: Stagger (विचलित करना)

  • Pronunciation: stag-er/स्टैगर
  • Part of Speech: Verb, Noun
  • Meaning:

        a. walk or move unsteadily as if about to fall. [Verb]

        b. astonish or deeply shock. [Verb]

        c. an unsteady walk or movement. [Noun]

  • Synonyms: stumble, surprise, shocked
  • Antonyms: comfort, relax, calm
  • Use in a Sentence: It seems they stagger from one crisis to the next.

3. Word: Shrug(कंधे हिलाने की क्रिया)

  • Pronunciation: shruhg/श्रग
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning:

        a. raise (one’s shoulders) slightly and momentarily to express doubt, ignorance, or indifference.

        b. dismiss something as unimportant.

  • Synonyms: nudge, gesticulate, signal
  • Antonyms: be still
  • Use in a Sentence: He just shrugged his shoulders and ignored the matter.

4. Word: Heed (सावधानी)

  • Pronunciation: heed/हीड
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning:

        a. pay attention to; take notice of. [Verb]

        b. careful attention [Noun]

  • Synonyms: notice, regard, caution
  • Antonyms: neglect, ignore, disregard
  • Use in a Sentence: He failed to heed the exercises of social science.

5. Word: Disruption (विघ्न )

  • Pronunciation: dis-ruhp-shuh n/डिस्रप्शन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: disturbance or problems which interrupt an event, activity, or process.
  • Synonyms: interruption, turmoil, disorder
  • Antonyms: structure, array, order
  • Use in a Sentence: The strike is expected to cause delays and disruption to flights.

6. Word: Desist (बंद कर देना)

  • Pronunciation: dih-zist/डिसिस्ट
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: stop doing something; cease or abstain.
  • Synonymsabstain, refrain, forbear
  • Antonyms: continue, endure, resume
  • Use in a Sentence: The warriors have been ordered to desist from shooting their rifles.

7. Word: Jeopardise (खतरे में डालना)

  • Pronunciationjep-er-dahyz/जेपर्डाइज़
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: put (someone or something) into a situation in which there is a danger of loss, harm, or failure.
  • Synonyms: endanger, hazard, menace
  • Antonyms: protect, defend
  • Use in a Sentence: I don’t think that he would jeopardize his future by taking illegal medications.

8. Word: Reinforce (समर्थन करना)

  • Pronunciation: ree-in-fawrs/रीइन्फोर्स
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: strengthen or support (an object or substance), especially with additional material.
  • Synonyms: bolster, augment, enlarge
  • Antonyms: diminish, undermine, enervate
  • Use in a Sentence: Some organizations were moved up to reinforce the front line.

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!





Match the column

S No. Words Synonym
1  Anticipate  Interruption
2  Shrug  Forecast
3  Jeopardise  Signal
4  Disruption  Menace

Match the column

S No. Words Antonym
1  Reinforce  Diminish
2  Stagger  Resume
3  Desist  Ignore
4  Heed  Comfort

GK Questions

Q1. Where is the Headquarter of RBI?

Q2. Who are the 4 deputy governors of RBI?

Q3. Who is the chairperson of Monetary Policy Committee?

Q4. Which index measures changes in the price level of market basket of consumer goods and services purchased by households?

Answer in the comment section.



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