Learn Vocabulary from 'The Hindu' Newspaper Wordlist: 28th July, 2021

By Gaurav Gupta|Updated : July 28th, 2021

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 over 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.

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 over 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.

Our series, ‘Newspaper Wordlist’ aims to help you completely understand the commonly used words with their meanings, pronunciations, synonyms, antonyms, proper use in sentences, etc.

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!

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Important Words from the Article

1. WordMove forward (उपाख्यान)

  • Part of Speech: Phrasal verb
  • Meaning: 
    a.To advance in position or progress.
    b. To cause something to happen or occur at an earlier point in time. 
  • Synonyms: advance, progress, go ahead, make progress
  • Antonym: head back, turn around, bring it to a close
  • Usage in a sentence: The player moved forward and kicked the ball toward the net.

2. Word: Fiat (व्यवस्थापत्र)

  • Pronunciationfi-at
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning -  a commanding order
    Synonyms - order, decree, ordinance.
    Antonyms - disruption, bafflement
    Example -
    The restaurant manager issued a fiat stating employees could not place their vehicles in the customer parking area.

 3Word: Stance (उद्देश्य)

  • Pronunciation: stans/ स्टैन्स
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the attitude of a person or organization towards something; a standpoint.
  • Synonyms: position, posture, attitude, opinion
  • Usage in a sentence: The doctor's stance on the issue of abortion is well known.

4. Word: Pilot (चालक/मार्गदर्शन करना/प्राथमिक)

  • Pronunciation: pahy-luht 
  • Part of Speech: Noun/Verb/Adjective
  • Meaning
    a. to steer. (verb)
    b. to lead, guide, or conduct, as through unknown places, intricate affairs, etc. (verb)
    c.a person duly qualified to steer ships into or out of a harbor or through certain difficult waters. (noun)
    d. Aeronautics. a person duly qualified to operate an airplane, balloon, or other aircraft. (noun)
    e. serving as an experimental or trial undertaking prior to full-scale operation or use (adjective)
  • Synonyms: navigate, steer, conduct, experimental, lead
  • Antonyms: underdog, follower, chase
  • Usage in a sentence: It was difficult, but he managed to pilot his team out of the intricate situation. 

5. Word: Disruptive (अशांतिकारक)

  • Pronunciation: dis-ruhp-tiv/डिस्रप्टिव
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: causing or tending to cause disruption.
  • Synonyms: Disturbing, Distressful
  • Antonyms: Calming, Peaceful, Soothing  
  • Use in a Sentence: Ramesh's disruptive behavior put intense pressure on his family.

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6. Word: Implement (उपकरण/ कार्यान्वित करना) 

  • Pronunciationim-pluh-muh nt/ इम्प्लमेन्ट
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning
    a. a tool, utensil, or other piece of equipment that is used for a particular purpose. (Noun)
    b. put (a decision, plan, agreement, etc.) into effect. (Verb)
  • Synonyms: carry out, apply, fulfil, execute
  • Antonyms: cancel, exempt, reject
  • Usage in a Sentence: The government promised to implement a new system to control financial loan institutions.

7. Word: Ambiguity (संदिग्धता)

  • Pronunciation: am-bi-gyoo-i-tee/ ऐम्बग्यूइटी
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the quality of being open to more than one interpretation; inexactness.
  • Synonyms: vagueness, obscurity, uncertainty
  • Antonyms: certainty, clarity
  • Usage in a Sentence: There was an element of ambiguity in the president's reply.

8. Word: Breaking-point (अत्यंत तनावग्रस्त स्थिति)

  • Pronunciation: brey-king point/ब्रेकिंग पॉइंट
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. the moment of greatest strain at which someone or something gives way
    b. the point at which a situation or condition becomes critical
  • Synonyms: tipping point, point of failure, extremity
  • Usage in a sentence: The social and political tensions have now reached the breaking point.

9. Word: Accrue (प्राप्ति होना/ इकट्ठा करना)

  • Pronunciationuh-kroo/ अक्रू
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning:
    a. (of a benefit or sum of money) be received by someone in regular or increasing amounts over time.
    b. accumulate or receive (payments or benefits) over time.
  • Synonyms: accumulate, build-up, increase, amass, collect
  • Antonyms: decrease, disappear, lose, dissipate
  • Usage in a sentence: I'll get back all the money I invested, along with any interest and dividends that have accrued.

10. Word: Burgeon (फैलना)

  • Pronunciationbur-juhn/ बर्जन
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: begin to grow or increase rapidly; flourish.
  • Synonyms: swell, explode, boom, mushroom, proliferate, increase, expand, flourish
  • Antonyms: dwindle, diminish, drop, fade, wither
  • Usage in a sentence: In Atlanta, her role in the burgeoning civil rights movement grew.

'Writer's Corner'

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!

  • Burgeon
  • Accrue
  • Ambiguity
  • Implement
  • Disruptive

Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordSynonym

Share your answers in the comment section.

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Shiva N

Shiva NJul 28, 2021

Swell - explode ---> Burgeon
Accumulate - amass ---> Accrue
Vagueness - obscurity ---> Ambiguity
Navigate - steer ---> Pilot
Order - decree ---> Fiat
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