Learn Vocabulary from 'The Hindu' Newspaper Wordlist: 7th June 2022

By Anjali Chowdhury|Updated : June 7th, 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: 7th June 2022

1. Word: Autonomy (स्वराज्य)

  • Pronunciation: aw-ton-uh-mee
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the right or condition of self-government.
  • Synonyms: freedom, self-government, independence
  • Antonym: dependence, captivity, subjugation
  • Usage in a Sentence: Branch managers have full autonomy in their own areas.

2.  Word: Furore (उत्तेजना)

  • Pronunciationfyoor-awr/ फ्यूरोर
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: an outbreak of public anger or excitement.
  • Synonyms: commotion, uproar, outcry, disturbance
  • Antonyms: pleasure, docility
  • Usage in a Sentence: His resignation passed almost unnoticed amid the furore of the elections.

3. Word: Fringe (किनारा)

  • Pronunciation: frinj/ फ्रिन्ज
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning:
    a. the outer, marginal, or extreme part of an area, group, or sphere of activity. [Noun]
    b. form a border around (something). [Verb]
  • Synonyms: edge, border, rim
  • Antonyms: centre, interior
  • Usage in a sentence: The fringe benefits include free health insurance.

4. Word: Derogatory (अपकर्षी)

  • Pronunciation: dih-rog-uh-tawr-ee/डिरागटोरी
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. tending to lessen the merit or reputation of a person or thing; disparaging
  • Synonyms: disparaging, insulting, offensive
  • Antonyms: favorable, appreciative, complimentary
  • Usage in a sentence: He made some derogatory comment/remark about her appearance.

5. Word: Procurement (खरीद , हासिल करना)

  • Pronunciation: pro-cure-ment/प्रोक्युर्मन्ट
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. the action of obtaining or procuring something
  • Synonyms:  acquirement, attainment, gain
  • Antonyms: sale, lose, give away
  • Usage in a sentence: If you would like to go on the school field trip, procurement of your parents’ signature on this permission form is necessary.

6. Word: Outrage (उपद्रव)

  • Pronunciationout-reyj/ आउट्रेज
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning
    a. an extremely strong reaction of anger, shock, or indignation. (Noun)
    b. an action or event causing outrage. (Noun)
    c. arouse fierce anger, shock, or indignation in (someone). (Verb)
    d. flagrantly violate or infringe (a principle, law, etc.). (Verb)
  • Synonyms: fury, savagery, brutality
  • Antonyms: delight, flattery, remedy
  • Usage in a Sentence: Much of the outrage was directed at foreign nationals.

7. Word: Reconcile (मेल करना या कराना)

  • Pronunciation: rek-uh n-sahyl/ रेकन्साइल
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: restore friendly relations between.
  • Synonyms: harmonize, conciliate
  • Antonyms: alienate, disagree
  • Usage in a Sentence: You must reconcile yourself to your present job.

8. WordFraternity (भाईचारा)

  • Pronunciation: fruh-tur-ni-tee/ फ्रटर्निटी
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning
    a. a group of people sharing a common profession or interests.
    b. friendship and mutual support within a group.
  • Synonyms: brotherhood, fellowship, alliance
  • Usage in a Sentence: There is a strong spirit of fraternity among these isolated people.

9. WordAmid (के बीच) 

  • Pronunciation: Am-id
  • Part of Speech: Preposition
  • Meaning: surrounded by, in the middle of
  • Synonyms: amidst, among
  • Antonyms: outside, beyond
  • Usage in a Sentence: Amid a crowd of cheering fans, Larry stood out as the one person who was clearly uninterested in the game.

10. Word: Pivot (धुरी)

  • Pronunciation: piv-uht/ पिवट
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. a pin, point, or short shaft on the end of which something rests and turns, or upon and about which something rotates or oscillates.
    b. the end of a shaft or arbor, resting and turning in a bearing.
    c. to modify (a policy, opinion, product, etc.) while retaining some continuity with its previous version:
  • Synonyms: swivel, turn, spin
  • Antonyms: limit, digress, margin
  • Usage in a sentence: The start-up was able to pivot the app to a new market without losing too many man-hours of coding.

The Hindu Newspaper Vocabulary Based Exercises: 7th 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!

Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordSynonym

Share your answers in the comment section. 

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