Learn Vocabulary from 'The Hindu' Newspaper Wordlist: 13th June 2022

By Anjali Chowdhury|Updated : June 13th, 2022

Vocabulary is an essential tool to ace the English section in competitive examinations. You can score better in the subject if you are able to intensify your command of Vocabulary. A regular reading habit can help you with this. With the exercise, you will come across a number of new words, whose meanings you can look up in the dictionary. This, in turn, will help you understand the context of the piece you are reading.

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Reading articles from newspapers helps you in two ways: Memorizing Static Facts from the Article & Enhancing your Vocabulary.

In conjunction with the above idea, we bring to you our series ‘Newspaper Wordlist’. This series aims to help you understand the different aspects of the commonly (and not so commonly) used words, ranging from their meaning and pronunciations to proper usage in sentences.

Important Vocabulary from The Hindu Editorial: 13th June 2022

1. Word: Prosecution (अनुसरण)

  • Pronunciation: pros-i-kyoo-shuh n/ प्रासक्यूशन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning
    a. the institution and conducting of legal proceedings against someone in respect of a criminal charge.
    b. the party instituting or conducting legal proceedings against someone in a lawsuit.
    c. the continuation of a course of action with a view to its completion.
  • Synonyms: litigation, judicial proceedings, lawsuit
  • Antonyms: defense, hiatus, denial
  • Usage in a Sentence: There has been an increase in prosecutions for gun-related crimes.

2.  Word: Omnibus (बहुप्रयोजन)

  • Pronunciation: om-nuh-buhs/आम्नबस
  • Part of Speech: Adjective, Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. a book or a programme consisting of two or more parts that have already been published or broadcast separately (Noun)
    b. pertaining to, including, or dealing with numerous objects or items at once (Adjective)
  • Usage in a sentence: I enjoyed the omnibus edition of Eastenders on Sunday.

3.  Word: Animosity (वैरभाव)

  • Pronunciation: an-uh-mos-i-tee/ऐनमासिटी
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:

        a. strong hostility.

  • Synonyms: antipathy, acrimony
  • Antonyms: kindness, benevolence
  • Use in a Sentence: There's a long history of animosity between the two nations.

4. WordInflammatory (दाहक)

  • Pronunciation:  in-flam-uh-tawr-ee/इन्फ्लैमटॉरी 
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: tending to stir up conflict.
  • Synonyms: rabble-rousing, incendiary
  • Antonyms: conciliatory, flexible
  • Use in a Sentence: The soldiers were trained to deal with inflammatory attacks.

5. Word: Emanate (उत्पन्न होना)

  • Pronunciation: em-uh-neyt/ एमनेट
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: (of a feeling, quality, or sensation) issue or spread out from (a source).
  • Synonyms: issue, radiate, originate
  • Antonyms: absorb, withdraw
  • Usage in a sentence: The waves that emanate from the collision of two black holes should be detectable.

6. Word: Tit-for-tat (जैसे को तैसा)

  • Pronunciation: Tit-for-tat/टिट-फॉर-टैट
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the infliction of an injury or insult in return for one that one has suffered.
  • Synonyms: avenging, grudging, retailation
  • Antonyms: forgiving
  • Use in a Sentence: This time we gave tit for tat, fought and made a very good job of it.

7.  Word: Transgressions (अतिऋमण)

  • Pronunciation: trans-gresh-uh n/ट्रैन्ज़्ग्रेशन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:

       a. an act that goes against a law, rule, or code of conduct; an offence.

  • Synonyms: misdemeanors, violations
  • Antonyms: obedience, virtues
  • Use in a Sentence: It is under the responsibility brought on by its own transgressions.

8. Word: Prolonged (दीर्घकालीन)

  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Pronunciation: Pro-long-ed
  • Meaning - continuing for a long time or longer than usual, lengthy.
  • Synonyms - continued, delayed
  • Antonyms - shortened
  • Example - They prolonged their visit by a few days.

9. Word: Purported (कथित)

  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Pronunciation: pur-port-ed
  • Meaning: appear to be or do something, especially falsely
  • Synonyms: imply, pretend
  • Antonyms: conceal, deny
  • Usage in a Sentence: The drug manufacturer knows it is against the law to purport claims about its product’s effectiveness. 

10. Word: Foment (उकसाना)

  • Pronunciation: foh-ment/फोमेन्ट
  • Part of Speech: Verb 
  • Meaning: instigate or stir up (an undesirable or violent sentiment or course of action).
  • Synonyms: provoke, incite, stimulate
  • Antonyms: soothe, dampen, ease
  • Usage in a Sentence: He has moved beyond simply trying to foment a revolt.

The Hindu Newspaper Vocabulary Based Exercises: 13th June 2022

Based on the description of the words, 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!

  • Prosecution
  • Omnibus
  • Emanate
  • Inflammatory
  • Animosity

Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordSynonym

Share your answers in the comment section. 


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