Learn Vocabulary from 'The Hindu' Newspaper Wordlist: 24th June 2022

By Anjali Chowdhury|Updated : June 24th, 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: 24th June 2022

Important Words from the Article

1.  Word: Rebellion (विद्रोह)

  • Pronunciation: ri-bel-yuhn/ रिबेल्यन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning
    a. an act of armed resistance to an established government or leader.
    b. the action or process of resisting authority, control, or convention.
  • Synonyms: revolt, uprising, revolution
  • Antonyms: obedience, peace, alliance, compliance
  • Usage in a Sentence: She's the head of a rebellion against the leaders of the party.

2.  Word: Slippage (गिरावट)

  • Pronunciationslip-ij/ स्लिपिज
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning
    a. the action or process of slipping or subsiding.
    b. failure to meet a standard or deadline; the extent of this.
  • Synonyms: slide, glide, skid, decline
  • Antonyms: escalation, upsurge
  • Usage in a Sentence: The boot's sole prevents slippage.

3. Word: Unravelling (उजागर, सुलझाना )

  • Pronunciation: un-rav-el-ling/अन्रैवलिंग
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: undo (twisted, knitted, or woven threads), investigate and solve or explain (something complicated or puzzling).
  • Synonyms: Resolve, solve, untangle
  • Antonyms: questions, wonder, entangle
  • Use in a Sentence: CBI were attempting to unravel the cause of death of the businessman.

4. WordSteadfast (निरंतर)

  • Pronunciation: sted-faststed-fast/स्टेड्फैस्ट
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: 

         a. resolutely or dutifully firm and unwavering.

  • Synonyms: persistent, constant
  • Antonyms: capricious, ever-changing
  • Use in Sentence: They stood steadfast on their faith.

5. WordFrayed (अस्तव्यस्त)

  • Pronunciation: frey-ed/फ्रैड
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: 

        a. (of a fabric, rope, or cord) unravelled or worn at the edge.

        b. (of a person's nerves or temper) showing the effects of strain.

  • Synonyms: shabby, raged, worn out
  • Antonyms: improve, virtuous, calmed
  • Use in a Sentence: Relationships between us have become frayed through misunderstandings.

6. Word: Machinations (कुचक्र)

  • Pronunciation: mak-uh-ney-shuhn/मैकनेशन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. complicated and secret plans to get power or control or to gain an advantage. 
  • Synonyms: trick, scheme, ruse, stratagem, intrigue
  • Antonyms: honesty, candor
  • Usage in a sentence: She fell victim to his cruel machinations, and had to resign.

7. WordOpportune (उपयुक्त)

  • Pronunciation: op-er-toon/आपर्टून
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: especially convenient or appropriate for a particular action or event, well-timed
  • Synonyms: appropriate, favourable, suitable
  • Antonyms: disadvantageous, improper, inappropriate
  • Use in a Sentence: He arrived in the meeting at a very opportune moment.

8. Word: Erosion (कटाव)

  • Pronunciation: ih-roh-zhuhn/इरोश़न
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. the act or state of eroding; state of being eroded
    b. the process by which the surface of the earth is worn away by the action of water, glaciers, winds, waves, etc.
    c. the gradual decline or disintegration of something
  • Synonyms: corrosion, abrasion, attrition
  • Antonyms: construction, building, strengthening
  • Usage in a sentence: The survey reveals a gradual erosion of the president's popularity and support.

9. Word: Resentment (नाराजगी)

  • Pronunciation: ri-zent-muhnt/ रिज़ेन्ट्मन्ट
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. the feeling of displeasure or indignation at some act, remark, person, etc., regarded as causing injury or insult.
  • Synonyms: bitterness, animosity, pique
  • Antonyms: friendliness, affection sympathy
  • Usage in a sentence: The players were feeling a sense of resentment after it was announced that

10. Word: Snowballed (तेज़ी से बढ़ जाना)

  • Pronunciationsnoh-bawld/ स्नोबॉल्ड
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning
    a. threw snowballs at
    b. increased rapidly in size, intensity, or importance.
  • Synonyms: raised, increased, added, gained
  • Antonym: decreased
  • Usage in a Sentence: Problems snowball when early trouble signs are ignored.

The Hindu Newspaper Vocabulary Based Exercises: 24th 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!

  • Rebellion
  • Frayed
  • Steadfast
  • Unravelling
  • Slippage

Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordSynonym

Share your answers in the comment section. 


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