Shape Up your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist: 7 March, 2019

By Mansi Anand|Updated : March 7th, 2019
To enhance your command over vocabulary, you have to learn new words on the daily basis. Now, the question arises: How you can strengthen it? For this, your reading habits must be improved and it can be made by reading the newspaper on daily basis and understanding the meaning of different words. This exercise will help you to understand the context of the sentences very easily. Our series, ‘Shape up your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist’ helps you understand the commonly used words with their meaning, pronunciation, synonym, antonym, proper use in sentences, etc.
Given below is an important editorial from the newspaper ‘The Hindu’. Read it, understand the meaning of the information and go through the meanings of words given to intensify your knowledge. 
Happy Reading!
Now attempt the GK questions related to this article to boost your general knowledge.
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Important Words from the Article

1. WordAbruptly (अचानक ही)

  • Part of Speech: Adverb
  • Meaning: a. suddenly and unexpectedly.
    b. in a rude or curt manner.
  • Pronunciation: uh-bruhpt-ly/अब्रप्ट्ली
  • Synonyms: hastily, swiftly
  • Antonyms: slowly, gradually
  • Usage in a Sentence: She turned abruptly and walked away.

2. WordSummitry (शिखर-सम्मेलन-विधि)

  • Pronunciationsuhm-i-tree/ समिट्री
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the act or practice of holding a summit meeting, especially to conduct diplomatic negotiations.
  • Synonyms: audience, council, congress
  • Antonyms: absence, silence, quiet
  • Usage in a Sentence: Certainly, the mood music of summitry was transformed by the end of the Cold War.

3. Word: Knack (अभ्यास)

  • Pronunciation: nak/ नैक
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: an acquired or natural skill at doing something.
  • Synonyms: talent, ability, skill
  • Antonyms: inability, fragility, aptitude
  • Usage in a Sentence: He has an unerring knack of saying the wrong thing.

4. WordSpanner (नापनेवाला)

  • Pronunciationspan-er/ स्पैनर
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a tool with a shaped opening or jaws for gripping and turning a nut or bolt.
  • Synonyms: wrench, room key, key fob
  • Antonyms: untwist, unroll, unbraid
  • Usage in a Sentence: I needed a special spanner and I couldn't beg , steal or borrow one anywhere.

5. Word: Bung (डाट लगाना)

  • Pronunciation: buhng/ बंग
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: put or throw (something) somewhere in a careless or casual way.
  • Synonyms: stop, plug, cork
  • Antonyms: conduit, take out
  • Usage in a Sentence: Will you bung another coin in the machine?

6. WordQueer (विचित्र, समलैंगिक पुरुष, धोखा देना)

  • Pronunciation: kweer/ क्विर
  • Part of Speech: Adjective, Noun, Verb
  • Meaning: a. strange; odd. [Adjective]
    b. a homosexual man. [Noun]
    c. spoil or ruin (an agreement, event, or situation). [Verb]
  • Synonyms: odd, strange, peculiar
  • Antonyms: normal, common, usual
  • Usage in a Sentence: His imagination played round that queer idea.

7. WordTantalizing (तरसानेवाला)

  • Pronunciationtan-tl-ahy-zing/ टैन्टलाइज़िंग
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: tormenting or teasing with the sight or promise of something unobtainable.
  • Synonyms: tempting, alluring, appealing
  • Antonyms: boring, jejune, dreary
  • Usage in a Sentence: I caught a tantalizing glimpse of the sparkling blue sea through the trees.

8. WordStockpile (टाल, बड़ी मात्रा में बचा कर रखना)

  • Pronunciationstok-pahyl/ स्टाक्पाइल
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning: a. a large accumulated stock of goods or materials, especially one held in reserve for use at a time of shortage or other emergency. [Noun]
    b. accumulate a large stock of (goods or materials). [Verb]
  • Synonyms: hoard, store, stock
  • Antonyms: spend, give, need
  • Usage in a Sentence: They have a stockpile of weapons and ammunition that will last several months.

9. WordProliferation (प्रचार)

  • Pronunciation: pruh-lif-uh-rey-shuh n/प्रोलिफरैशन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a. rapid increase in the number or amount of something.
  • Synonyms: propagation, growth
  • Antonyms: abatement, decline
  • Usage in Sentence: The past one year have seen the proliferation of TV channels.

10. WordRhetoric (शब्दाडम्बर)

  • Pronunciationret-er-ik/रेटरिक
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: language designed to have a persuasive or impressive effect, but which is often regarded as lacking in sincerity or meaningful content.
  • Synonyms: Elocution, Discourse, Bombast
  • Antonyms: Conciseness, Quiet
  • Usage in a Sentence: As the elections are just one week away, the rhetoric on both parties is building.


'Practice Corner'

Based on the words description, we have some practice questions for you. Answer these questions in the comments section. Our team will review them at the earliest!

Exercise 1. 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!

  • Rhetoric
  • Proliferation
  • Stockpile
  • Bung
  • Tantalizing

Exercise 2: Match the columns!

S No.WordsAntonyms


 Exercise 3: Find the Pair!

Identify the two words which are nearly the same or opposite in meaning. Share your answer in the comment section.

A. Swiftly
B. Cheat
C. Gradually
D. Alienate

1. A-D
2. B-C
3. A-C
4. C-D
5. B-D

A. Cork
B. Reveal
C. Plug
D. Distant

1. A-D
2. B-C
3. A-C
4. C-D
5. B-D  

A. Impatient
B. Jejune
C. Appealing
D. Decryption

1. A-D
2. B-C
3. A-C
4. C-D
5. B-D

Answer in the comment section.  

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