Elevates your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist – 22nd 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.

Trauma at the border

Article Gist: Discussions are made on U.S. policy.

Challenging Words from the Article

1. Word of the day: Adjudication (अभिनिर्णय )

  • Pronunciation: uh-joo-di-key-shuh n]/अड्जूडिकेशॅन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the action or process of adjudicating (a formal judgement on a disputed matter.)
  • Synonyms: decision, verdict, determination
  • Antonyms: amnesty, beginning
  • Use in a Sentence: The case was referred to a higher court for adjudication.

2. Word: Outrage (उपद्रव करना)

  • Pronunciation: out-reyj/आउट्रेज
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning: 

        a. an extremely strong reaction of anger, shock, or indignation. [Noun]

       b. arouse fierce anger, shock, or indignation in (someone). [Verb]

  • Synonyms: violence, uproar
  • Antonyms: calm, peaceful
  • Use in a Sentence: There is extensive public outrage over the slaughter.

3. Word: Foster ( प्रोत्साहन देना)

  • Pronunciationfaw-ster/फ़ॉस्टर
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: encourage the development of (something, especially something desirable).
  • Synonyms: nurture, support
  • Antonyms: neglect, ignore
  • Use in a Sentence: The leader did his best to foster a sense of solidarity among the new volunteers.

4. Word: Burgeon (बढ़ना)

  • Pronunciation: bur-juh n]/बर्जन
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: begin to grow or increase rapidly; flourish.
  • Synonyms: develop, expand
  • Antonyms: diminish, dwindle
  • Use in a Sentence: Seeds begin to burgeon at the initiation of spring.

5. Word: Wail (विलाप करना)

  • Pronunciation: weyl/वैल
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: 

        a. make a prolonged high-pitched sound.

        b. manifest or feel deep sorrow for; lament.

  • Synonyms: moan, lament
  • Antonyms: laugh, chuckle
  • Use in a Sentence: She heard the wail of a police siren.

6. Word: Garner (एकत्र करना)

  • Pronunciationgahr-ner/गार्नर
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: gather or collect (something, especially information or approval).
  • Synonyms: amass, accumulate
  • Antonyms: spread, dissipate
  • Use in a Sentence: This product does not garner all the essentials.

7. Word: Decree (निर्णय करना)

  • Pronunciation: dih-kree/डिक्री
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning: 

        a. an official order that has the force of law. [Noun]

        b. order (something) by decree. [Verb]

  • Synonyms: command, rule
  • Antonyms: appeal, plea
  • Use in a Sentence: This decree has the force of law behind it.

8. Word: Rescind (रद्द करना)

  • Pronunciation: ri-sind/रीसिन्ड
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: revoke, cancel, or repeal (a law, order, or agreement).
  • Synonyms: annul, nullify
  • Antonyms: allow, approve
  • Use in a Sentence: Both companies may rescind the contract via mutual consultation.

9. Word: Poignantly (तीखेपन से)

  • Pronunciationpoin-yuh nt-ly/पॉइन्यन्ट्ली
  • Part of Speech: Adverb
  • Meaning: in a way that evokes a keen sense of sadness or regret.
  • Synonyms: caustically, pungently
  • Antonyms: cheerfully, calmingly
  • Use in a Sentence: The split between the two great musicians was poignantly foresighted.

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!

Exercise 1

Give one synonym and antonym of the word other than mentioned above.

S.No Words
1 Adjudication
2 Outrage
3 Poignantly
4 Rescind
5 Decree

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!

  • Garner
  • Wailing
  • Burgeoning
  • Foster
  • Outrage

Answer in the comment section.



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