Elevates your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist – 12th 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’, followed by important words from the same, to help you strengthen your vocabulary.

Happy Reading!

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Challenging Words from the Article

1. Word: Fester (कटुता उत्पन्न करना)

  • Pronunciation: fes-ter/फेस्टर
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning:

a. become rotten and offensive to the senses

b. become worse or more intense, especially through long-term neglect or indifference.

  • Synonyms: Rot, rankle, decay
  • Antonyms: Heal, ease, amendment
  • Use in Sentence: The injury will fester and become infected if antibiotics are not applied quickly.

2. Word: Envisage (विचार करना)

  • Pronunciation: en-viz-ij/एन्विज़िज
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: contemplate or conceive of as a possibility or a desirable future event.
  • Synonyms: imagine, visualize, conceive
  • Antonyms: unseen, undesirable
  • Use in Sentence: I can envisage difficulties if you continue with this policy.

3. Word: Afresh (नए सिरे से)

  • Pronunciation: uh-fresh/अफ्रेश
  • Part of Speech: Adverb
  • Meaning: in a new or different way.
  • Synonyms: newly, recently
  • Antonyms: obsolete, outdated
  • Use in Sentence: She left her job to start life afresh.

4. Word: Cagey (सावधान/कपटपूर्ण)

  • Pronunciation: key-jee/कैजी
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: reluctant to give information owing to caution or suspicion.
  • Synonyms: clever, canny, shrewd
  • Antonyms: honest, open, natural
  • Use in Sentence: He is very cagey about what he was paid for the profession.

5. Word: Sluggish (निस्तेज)

  • Pronunciation: sluhg-ish/स्लगिश
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: 

a. slow-moving or inactive.

b. lacking energy or alertness.
c. slow to respond or make progress.

  • Synonyms: slow, lumpish, dull
  • Antonyms: active, fast, lively
  • Use in Sentence: The humid heat makes us feel very sluggish.

6. Word: Ails (दु:ख देना)

  • Pronunciation: eyl/ऐल
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: trouble or afflict (someone) in mind or body.
  • Synonyms: pains, aggrieves, suffers
  • Antonyms: comforts, aids, sweetens
  • Use in Sentence: The doctor will question you regarding the nature of your ail on your first visit.

7. Word: Deploy (काम में लगाना)

  • Pronunciation: dih-ploi/डिप्लॉइ
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: 

a. move (troops or equipment) into position for military action.

b. bring into effective action.

  • Synonyms: organize, dispose, marshal
  • Antonyms: withdraw, retract
  • Use in Sentence: My work doesn’t really allow me fully to deploy my skills.

8. Word: Entails (के लिए आवश्यक होना)

  • Pronunciation: en-teyl/एन्टैल
  • Part of Speech: Verb, Noun
  • Meaning: 

a. involve (something) as a necessary or inevitable part or consequence. [Verb]

b. a limitation of the inheritance of property to certain heirs over a number of generations. [Noun]

  • Synonyms: necessitates, requires, demands
  • Antonyms:
  • Use in Sentence: This project entails a lot of hard work.

9. Word: Witch-hunt (संदिग्ध व्यक्तियों की खोज)

  • Pronunciation: wich-huhnt/विच हन्ट
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a campaign directed against a person or group holding views considered unorthodox or a threat to society.
  • Synonyms: inquisitions, persecutions
  • Antonyms: forget, ignore, neglect
  • Use in Sentence: He led the witch-hunt against alleged communists in the 1950s.

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!

  • Witch-hunts
  • Ails
  • Entails
  • Deploy

Match the column

S No. Words Synonyms
1 Fester Shrewd
2 Envisage Dull
3 Sluggish Rot
4 Cagey Imagine
5 Afresh Newly

GK Questions

Q1. What is the full form of NPA?

Q2. Who is the Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India?

Q3. Who is the current Comptroller and Auditor General of India?

Answer in the comment section.



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