Elevates your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist – 14th 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!

Prevailing in Paris

Challenging Words from the Article

1. Word: Testimony  (गवाही)

  • Pronunciationtes-tuh-moh-nee/टेस्टमोनी
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: 

        a. a formal written or spoken statement, especially one given in a court of law.

b. evidence or proof of something.

  • Synonyms: confirmation, verification, declaration
  • Antonyms: denial, refuttal, charge
  • Use in a Sentence: The testimony of witnesses supported the defendant.

2. Word: Aloft (ऊंचे पर)

  • Pronunciationuhlawft/अलॉफ्ट
  • Part of Speech: Adjective & Adverb
  • Meaning: 

        a. up in or into the air; overhead.

  • Synonyms: upward, skyward, on high
  • Antonyms: below, under, beneath
  • Use in a Sentence: After winning, she held the trophy haughtily aloft.

3. Word: Dominance (प्रभाव)

  • Pronunciationdomuh-nuh ns/डामनन्स
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: 

        a. power and influence over others.

  • Synonyms: control, authority, supremacy
  • Antonyms: modesty, weakness, inferiority
  • Use in a Sentence: The man asserted his dominance over the other team members.

4. Word: Inkling (आभास)

  • Pronunciationingk-ling/इंगक्लिंग
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: 

        a. a slight knowledge or suspicion; a hint.

  • Synonyms: suggestion, idea, intimation
  • Antonyms: certainty, assurance, confidence
  • Use in a Sentence: She had no inkling of what was going on.

5. Word: Tactical (चतुर)

  • Pronunciationtak-ti-kuh l/टैक्टिकल
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: 

a. showing adroit planning; aiming at an end beyond the immediate action.

  • Synonyms: prudent, strategic, skillful
  • Antonyms: contemptuous, unintended
  • Use in a Sentence: The man was given the tactical instruction of the operation.

6. Word: Triumph (जीत)

  • Pronunciationtrahyuh mf/ट्राइअम्फ
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning: 

        a. a great victory or achievement. [Noun]

b. achieve a victory; be successful. [Verb]

  • Synonyms: succeed, conquest, glory
  • Antonyms: defeat, failure, disappointment
  • Use in a Sentence: After the battle, the winners returned in triumph.

7. Word: Hard-earned (परिश्रम से मिला)

  • Pronunciation: hard-earned/हार्ड-अर्न्ड
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: 

a. having taken a great deal of effort to earn or acquire.

  • Synonyms: toilsome, swink
  • Antonyms: Idleness, Inactivity
  • Use in a Sentence: They finally achieved a hard-earned draw.

8. Word: Deem (विचारना)

  • Pronunciation: deem/
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: 

a. regard or consider in a specified way.

  • Synonyms: judge, believe, think
  • Antonyms: disregard, ignore
  • Use in a Sentence: She did not deem gently of the matter.

9. Word: Elevate (पदोन्नति करना)

  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: raise to a more important or impressive level.
  • Pronunciation: el-uh-veyt/एलवैट
  • Synonymsraise, upgrade, boost
  • Antonyms: drop, decrease, denounce
  • Use in a Sentence: The college wants to elevate the status of their teachers.

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

  • Elevate
  • Deem
  • Hard-earned
  • Tactical

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!


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 Testimony – Declaration
2 Aloft – Under
3 Triumph – Conquest
4 Inkling -Intimation
5 Dominance – Weakness


Q1. What is the currency of France?

Q2. Rafael Nadal Parera is a Spanish professional _______ player. (Tennis/Badminton/Cricket)

Q3. Roger Federer is a professional tennis player. He belongs to which country?

Q4. The Grand Slam tournaments, also called majors, are the four most important annual ______ events. (Tennis/Badminton/Cricket)

Answer in the comment section.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

A WordPress.com Website.

Up ↑