Elevates your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist – 23rd 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: Impasse (कठिन स्थिति)

  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Pronunciation: im-pas/इम्पैस
  • Meaning: a situation in which no progress is possible, especially because of disagreement; a deadlock.
  • Synonyms: deadlock, standstill, staemate
  • Antonyms: passage, journey, advance
  • Use in a Sentence: The dispute had reached an impasse, as neither side would compromise.

2. Word: Flak (आलोचना )

  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Pronunciation: flak/फ्लैक
  • Meaning: strong criticism.
  • Synonyms: disapproval, condemnation, dissent
  • Antonyms: praise, compliment
  • Use in a Sentence: She came in for a lot of flak from the press.

3. Word: Sway (अधिकार/हिलाना)

  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Pronunciation: swey/स्वै
  • Meaning: 

        a. a rhythmical movement from side to side.

b. control or influence (a person or course of action).

  • Synonyms: authority, command, swing
  • Antonyms: stay, dissuade
  • Use in a Sentence: Traditional values still hold sway among some people.

4. Word: Reluctance (अनिच्छा)

  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Pronunciation: ri-luhk-tuh ns/रीलक्टन्स
  • Meaning: unwillingness or disinclination to do something.
  • Synonyms: unwillingness, hesitation, dislike
  • Antonyms: alacrity, enthusiasm
  • Use in a Sentence: Her reluctance to answer my queries made me doubtful.

5. Word: Rollovers (भुगतान स्थगित करना)

  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Pronunciationrohl-oh-ver/
  • Meaning: the extension or transfer of a debt or other financial arrangement.
  • Synonyms: bonanzas, jackpots
  • Antonyms: penalties, deprecates
  • Use in a Sentence: The World Bank must provide funding, in combination with optional rollovers by some banks.

6. Word: Revive (पुनः प्रचलित करना)

  • Pronunciation: ri-vahyv/रीवाइव
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: 

        a. restore to life or consciousness.

b. give new strength or energy to.

  • Synonyms: renew, refresh
  • Antonyms: destroy, abolish
  • Use in a Sentence: Now, the economy is starting to revive.

7. Word: Scrap (खंड)

  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Pronunciation: skrap/स्क्रैप
  • Meaning: 

a. discard or remove from service (a redundant, old, or inoperative vehicle, vessel, or machine).

b. abolish or cancel (a plan, policy, or law).

  • Synonyms: disposal, removal
  • Antonyms: retention, adoption
  • Use in a Sentence: In the end, the decision to scrap the project was unanimous.

8. Word: Trigger (सक्रिय करना)

  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Pronunciationtrig-er/ट्रिगर
  • Meaning: cause (a device) to function.
  • Synonyms: activate, spark, initiate
  • Antonyms: halt, block, deactivate
  • Use in a Sentence: Some people notice that certain foods trigger their headaches.

9.  Word: Intent (इरादा )

  • Part of Speech: Noun, Adjective
  • Pronunciation: in-tent/इन्टेन्ट
  • Meaning: 
        a. intention or purpose. [Noun]
        b. determined to do (something). [Adjective]
        c. (of a look or expression) showing earnest and eager attention. [Adjective]


  • Synonyms: purpose, objective, goal
  • Antonyms: unorganized, irresolute
  • Use in a Sentence: He was intent on pursuing a career in business.

10. Word: Harmonise (एक सुर में)

  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Pronunciation: hahr-muh-nahyz/हार्मनाइज़
  • Meaning: produce a pleasing visual combination.
  • Synonyms: accord, agree, attune
  • Antonyms: conflict, disorganize
  • Use in a Sentence: This Directive should harmonise further the author’s right of communication to the public.

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!

  • Scrap
  • Rollovers
  • Impasse
  • Intent

Match the column.

S No. Write the Synonym of the word. Write the Antonym of the word.
1  Impasse  Revive
2  Flak  Harmonise
3  Sway  Intent
4  Reluctance  Trigger

GK Questions

Q1. What is the full form of MCLR?

Q2. What is the current value of MCLR?

Q3. Where is the headquarter of SBI?

Q4. In BPLR, L stands for?

Q5. Who is the current governor of RBI?

Answer in the comment section.



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