Elevates your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist – 13th 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 of the day: Labyrinth (उलझन)

  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:

a) a complicated irregular network of passages or paths in which it is difficult to find one’s way; a maze

  • Pronunciationlabuh-rinth/लैबरिन्थ
  • Synonyms: tangle, puzzle, complication
  • Antonyms: ease, order, arrangement
  • Use in a Sentence: We lost our way in the labyrinth of streets.

2. Word: Perpetual (अनन्त)

  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:

a) never-ending or changing.

b) occurring repeatedly; so frequent as to seem endless and uninterrupted.

  • Pronunciation: per-pech-oo-uh l/पर्पेचूअल
  • Synonyms: persistent, constant, endless
  • Antonyms: temporary, erratic
  • Use in a Sentence: We lived for years in a perpetual state of fear.

3. Word: Hamstrung (निरुद्ध)

  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning:

a) severely restrict the efficiency or effectiveness of.

  • Pronunciationham-strung/हैम्स्ट्रिंग
  • Synonyms: disabled, hampered, hindered
  • Antonyms: powerful, strong, beneficial
  • Use in a Sentence: The project was hamstrung by lack of funds.

4. Word: Bizarre (अजीब)

  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:

a) very strange or unusual.

  • Pronunciation: bih-zahr/बिज़ार
  • Synonyms: odd, wierd, peculiar
  • Antonyms: normal, common, ordinary
  • Use in a Sentence: I found the whole situation very bizarre.

5. Word: Regressive (प्रतिगामी)

  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:

a) returning to a former or less developed state; characterized by regression.

  • Pronunciation: ri-gres-iv/रिग्रेसिव
  • Synonyms: backward, conservative
  • Antonyms: progressive, advanced
  • Use in a Sentence: The policy has been condemned as a regressive step.

6. Word: Plague (कष्ट देना)

  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning:

a) cause continual trouble or distress to.

  • Pronunciation:
  • Synonyms: harass, pester, annoy
  • Antonyms: aid, advantage, benefit
  • Use in a Sentence: Fears about job security plague nearly half the workforce.

7. Word: Subvention (आर्थिक सहायता)

  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: 

a) a grant of money, especially from a government.

  • Pronunciation: suh b-ven-shuh n/सब्वेन्शन
  • Synonyms: grant, bounty, subsidy
  • Antonyms: cripple, baffle
  • Use in a Sentence: The organization is financed by an annual subvention from the government.

8. Word: Plunging (तेजी से गिर रहा है)

  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: 

a) falling steeply.

  • Pronunciation: pluhnj-ing/प्लन्जिंग
  • Synonyms: falling, dropping, sinking
  • Antonyms: expand, rising, ascend
  • Use in a Sentence: He is plunging into an intensity of depression.

9. Word: Woe (दुःख)

  • Pronunciation: woh/ वो
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: great sorrow or distress
  • Synonyms: misery, sadness, despair, troubles
  • Antonyms: joys, ecstasies
  • Use in a Sentence: My mother did not tell our family about her woes.

10. Word: Alleviate(कम करना)

  • Pronunciation: uhlee-vee-eyt/अलीवीऐट
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: make (suffering, deficiency, or a problem) less severe
  • Synonyms: relieve, ease, soothe
  • Antonyms: intensify, worsen, aggravate
  • Use in a Sentence: The doctor gave her an injection to alleviate the pain.

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!

  • Alleviate
  • Woe
  • Plague
  • Regressive
  • Hamstrung

Match the column

S No. Words  Antonym
1  Plunging  Order
2  Subvention  Temporary
3  Perpetual  Endless
4  Bizarre  Advanced
5  Labyrinth  Subsidy

Answer in the comment section.



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