Elevates your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist – 27th 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!

Erdoğan’s day

Important Words from the Article

1. Word of the day: Untrammelled (मुक्त)

  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Pronunciation: un-tram-uh l-d/अन्ट्रैमल्ड
  • Meaning: not deprived of freedom of action or expression; not restricted or hampered.
  • Synonyms: unrestrained, free, uncontrolled
  • Antonyms: limited
  • Use in a Sentence: She began to moan aloud with untrammelled excitement.

2. Word: Wield (उपयोग करना)

  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Pronunciation: weeld/वील्ड
  • Meaning: 

        a. hold and use (a weapon or tool).

b. have and be able to use (power or influence).

  • Synonyms: utilize, operate
  • Antonyms: retain, hide, cease
  • Use in a Sentence: They wield enormous political power.

3. Word: Coup (आघात)

  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Pronunciation: koo/कू
  • Meaning: 

        a. a sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of power from a government.

b. an instance of successfully achieving something difficult.

  • Synonyms: takeover, overthrow
  • Antonyms: failure, defeat
  • Use in a Sentence: There have been seven coup attempts against the beleaguered government.

4. Word: Consolidation (एकीकरण)

  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Pronunciation: kuh n-sol-i-dey-shuh n/कन्सालिडेशन
  • Meaning: the action or process of combining a number of things into a single more effective or coherent whole.
  • Synonyms: union, association
  • Antonyms: division, breakup
  • Use in a Sentence: There are still problems with the definition of liberal consolidation.

5. Word: Backlash (प्रतिक्षेप)

  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Pronunciation: bak-lash/
  • Meaning: a strong or violent reaction, as to some social or political change
  • Synonyms: response, counteraction
  • Antonyms: request
  • Use in a Sentence: Such a decision may prompt a backlash from their supporters.

6. Word: Falter (अटकना)

  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Pronunciation: fawl-ter/फॉल्टर
  • Meaning: 

        a. lose strength or momentum.

b. speak hesitantly.

c. move unsteadily or hesitantly.

  • Synonyms: stumble, stagger, vacillate
  • Antonyms: maintain, persist, continue
  • Use in a Sentence: We must not falter in our resolve.

7. 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.

8. Word: Embolden (साहस देना)

  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Pronunciation: em-bohl-duh n/एम्बोल्डन
  • Meaning: give (someone) the courage or confidence to do something.
  • Synonyms: encourage, inspire, fortify
  • Antonyms: discourage, dishearten
  • Use in a Sentence: His success emboldened him to develop his business.

9. Word: Belligerent (लड़ाकू)

  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Pronunciation: buh-lij-er-uh nt/बलिजरन्ट
  • Meaning: hostile and aggressive.
  • Synonyms: combative, quarrelsome
  • Antonyms: friendly, pacifist
  • Use in a Sentence: They gave my new acquaintance a somewhat belligerent aspect.

10. Word: Blight (हानि पहुंचाना)

  • Part of Speech: Noun/Verb
  • Pronunciation: blahyt/ब्लाइट
  • Meaning: a thing that spoils or damages something.
  • Synonyms: curse, ruin, spoil
  • Antonyms: aid, improve
  • Use in a Sentence: Unemployment is a blight on our society.

11. Word: Depreciation (मूल्य का न्यून करना)

  • Pronunciation: dih-pree-shee-ey-shuh n/डिप्रीशीऐशन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a decrease in the value of a currency relative to other currencies.
  • Synonyms: decrease, curtailment. deduction
  • Antonyms: rise
  • Use in a Sentence: The depreciation of the rupee has shaken the Indian market.

12. 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.

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!

  • Blight
  • Untrammelled
  • Depreciate
  • Plunging


S No. Write the Synonym of the word. Write the Antonym of the word.
1 Wield
2 Coup Revive
3 Consolidation Embolden
4 Backlash Belligerent

GK Questions

Q1. What is the capital and currency of Turkey?

Q2. Tayyip Erdoğan is the president of which country?

Q3. Turkey lies in which continent?

Answer in the comment section.



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