Learn Vocabulary from 'The Hindu' Newspaper Wordlist: 28th June 2022

By Anjali Chowdhury|Updated : June 28th, 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: 28th June 2022

Important Words from the Article

1. Word: Entangle (फंदे में फंसना/जाल में फंसना)

  • Pronunciation: en-tang-guh l/एन्टैंगगल
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning:
    a. to intertwine
    b. to involve in or as in a tangle; ensnare; enmesh
    c. to involve in difficulties
    d. to confuse or perplex
  • Synonyms: tangle, snarl, involve, knot
  • Antonyms: unsnarl, disengage, untwist
  • Usage in a sentence: The dolphin had become entangled in/with the fishing nets.

2. Word: Probe (जांच करना)

  • Pronunciation: prohb/ प्रोब
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb 
  • Meaning: 
    a. a thorough investigation into a crime or other matter. [Noun]
    b. explore or examine (something), especially with the hands or an instrument. [Verb]
  • Synonyms: scrutinize, inquiry
  • Antonyms: glimpse, absurd
  • Usage in a Sentence: I don't want to probe too deeply into your personal affairs.

 3. Word: Indefensible (असमर्थनीय)

  • Pronunciation: in-di-fen-suh-buhl/ इन्डिफेन्सबल
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. not justifiable; inexcusable
    b. incapable of being protected or defended against attack
    c. incapable of being defended against criticism or denial; untenable
  • Synonyms: unjustifiable, untenable, inexcusable
  • Antonyms: defensible, excusable, reasonable
  • Usage in a sentence: The argument proved to be indefensible in court.

4. WordFiercely (उग्रतापूर्वक)

  • Pronunciation: feers-ly/फीर्स्ली
  • Part of Speech: Adverb
  • Meaning: in a powerful and destructive manner.
  • Synonyms: furiously, intensely, excitedly
  • Antonyms: calmly, kindheartedly, peacefully
  • Use in a Sentence: He was fiercely protective of his family traditions.

5. Word: Chide (झिड़कना)

  • Pronunciation: chahyd/चाइड
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: scold or rebuke.
  • Synonyms: reprove, admonish
  • Antonyms: praise, compliment
  • Usage in a Sentence: The manager chided him for his delay.

6. Word: Allegedly (कथित रूप से)

  • Pronunciation: uh-lej-id-lee/अलेजिड्ली
  • Part of Speech: Adverb
  • Meaning: used to convey that something is claimed to be the case or have taken place, although there is no proof.
  • Synonyms: reportedly, supposedly, reputedly, purportedly, ostensibly, apparently
  • Antonyms: accurately, certainly, actually, exactly
  • Usage in Sentence: He lost his job for allegedly being incapable.

7. WordGruesome (कुरूप/भीषण)

  • Pronunciation: groo-suh m/ग्रूसम
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. causing great horror; horribly repugnant; grisly
    b. full of or causing problems; distressing
  • Synonyms: grisly, ghastly, hideous, appalling
  • Antonyms: pretty, delightful, pleasant
  • Usage in a sentence: The newspaper article included a gruesome description of the murder.

8. Word: Cadre (संवर्ग/ढांचा)

  • Pronunciation: kad-ree/काड्र
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning
    a. Military. the key group of officers and enlisted personnel necessary to establish and train a new military unit
    b. a group of trained or otherwise qualified personnel capable of forming, training, or leading an expanded organization, as a religious or political faction, or a skilled work force
    c. (especially in Communist countries) a cell of trained and devoted workers
    d. a member of a cadre; a person qualified to serve in a cadre
    e. a framework, outline, or scheme
  • Synonyms: cell, group, framework, crew
  • Usage in a sentence: I was part of the cadre for a new armored division.

9. WordApprehension (डर)

  • Pronunciation: ap-ri-hen-shuh n/ ऐप्रिहेन्शन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: anxiety or fear that something bad or unpleasant will happen.
  • Synonyms: dread, fear, anxiety, worry, arrest
  • Antonyms: confidence, calmness, ease
  • Usage in a Sentence: The change in the law has caused apprehension among many people.

10Word: Specious (दिखावटी)

  • Pronunciation: spee-shuh s/स्पीशस
  • Part of Speech: Adjective 
  • Meaning:
    a.  superficially plausible, but actually wrong
  • Synonyms: deceptive, apparent
  • Antonyms: valid, credible
  • Usage in a sentence: They wouldn't accept his specious claim.

The Hindu Newspaper Vocabulary Based Exercises: 28th 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!

  • entangle
  • probe 
  • indefensible 
  • fiercely 
  • chide

Exercise 2: Match the columns.


Share your answers in the comment section. 

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