Learn Vocabulary from 'The Hindu' Newspaper Wordlist: 14th June 2022

By Anjali Chowdhury|Updated : June 14th, 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.

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: 14th June 2022

1. WordDissension (विसम्मति )

  • Pronunciation: dis-sen-suhn/डिसेन्शन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: disagreement that leads to discord.
  • Synonyms: disagreement, dissent, dispute
  • Antonyms: accord, concordance
  • Use in a Sentence: these issues caused bitter dissension in the party.

2.  Word: Sabotage (तोड़-फोड़ करना)

  • Pronunciation: sab-uh-tahzh/सैबटाश़
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning:
    a. to injure or attack by sabotage (verb)
    b. any undermining of a cause (Noun)
  • Synonyms: wreck, destroy, undermine
  • Antonyms: fix, help, endorse
  • Usage in a sentence: The rebels had tried to sabotage the oil pipeline.

3. Word: Clamour (गोहार, धूम मचाना)

  • Pronunciation: kla-muh-r/क्लैमर
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning:
    a. a loud and confused noise, especially that of people shouting. (Noun)
    b. shout loudly and insistently. (Verb)
  • Synonyms: Uproar, Outcry, Roar
  • Antonyms: Silence, Peace
  • Usage in a Sentence: When I do my work at home, my kids often clamour for my attention by shouting my name. 

4. Word: Disgruntled (प्रकट रूप से)

  • Pronunciation: dis-gruhn-tld/ डिस्ग्रनल्ड
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning
    a. displeased and discontented
  • Synonyms: displeased, dissatisfied, discontented, annoyed
  • Antonyms: achieved, appeased, compensated, indulged
  • Usage in a sentence:The players were disgruntled with the umpire.

5. Word: Rivalry (विरोध)

  • Pronunciation: Rai-val-ree
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: competition for the same objective or for superiority in the same field
  • Synonyms: conflict, contest
  • Antonyms:  accord, agreement
  • Usage in a sentence: The quarrel originated in rivalry between the two families.

6. Word: Coercive (बलपूर्वक).

  • Pronunciation: co-ar-cive/ कोअर्सिव
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: relating to or using force or threats.
  • Synonyms: authoritarian, imperious, high-handed.
  • Antonyms: conditional ,constitutional ,discretionary
  • Usage in a Sentence: The president relied on the coercive powers of the military.

7. Word: Imminent (आने वाला)

  • Pronunciationim-uh-nuhnt/ इमनन्ट
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: about to happen.
  • Synonyms: impending, approaching, forthcoming, at hand, immediate
  • Antonyms: distant, far-off, doubtful
  • Usage in a sentence: We are awaiting their imminent arrival.

8. Word: Escalation (तेजी)

  • Pronunciation: es-kuh-ley-shuh n/ एस्कलैशन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a rapid increase; a rise.
  • Synonyms: rise, hike, advance
  • Antonyms: decrease, reduction
  • Usage in a sentence: The reorganization has led to a dramatic escalation in costs.

9. Word: Fortify (सशक्त करना)

  • Pronunciation: fawr-tuh-fahy/ फॉर्टिफाइ
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: strengthen (someone) mentally or physically.
  • Synonyms: strengthen, brace, reinforce
  • Antonyms: weaken, soften
  • Usage in a sentence: Concrete blocks were piled high to fortify the government centre.

10. Word: Prospect (अपेक्षा, पूर्वक्षण)

  • Pronunciationpros-pekt/ प्रास्पेक्ट
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning
    a. the possibility or likelihood of some future event occurring. (Noun)
    b. a mental picture of a future or anticipated event. (Noun)
    c. a person regarded as likely to succeed or as a potential customer, client, etc. (Noun)
    d. chances or opportunities for success or wealth. (Noun)
    e. search for mineral deposits, especially by drilling and excavation. (Verb)
  • Synonyms: expectation, perspective, outlook, view, possibility
  • Antonyms: doubtfulness, retrospect
  • Usage in a Sentence: She is excited by the prospect of returning to school.

The Hindu Newspaper Vocabulary Based Exercises: 14th 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!

  • Dissension
  • Clamour
  • Sabotage
  • Rivalry
  • Disgruntled 

Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordSynonym
3Coerciveat hand

Share your answers in the comment section. 


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