Shape Up your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist: 14th January, 2021

By Oindrila Banerjee|Updated : January 14th, 2021

Vocabulary plays a very important role in enhancing your communication skills, be it written or spoken. As you glance through the newspaper every day, you come across a number of new words. Shape Up your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist from BYJU'S Exam Prep is a daily vocabulary exercise that will help enhance your vocabulary skills.

Nowadays the English section of Banking exams is full of surprises. In most of the topics, Vocabulary plays an important role and a good hold over it will help you score good marks. Also, Vocabulary helps in understanding the context of sentences while improving communication skills like speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Nobody can cram all the meanings of the words in one go. To help you out in this, we are providing you with the series, ‘Shape up your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist’ which solely aims to enhance your vocabulary. The series will present the words used in newspaper editorials with the appropriate meanings, synonyms, antonyms, pronunciation, usage in the sentences, etc.

Today's article is from "The Hindu" newspaper. Understand the gist of the article using the meaning of the words given below and practice questions at the end of this article.

Happy Reading!

Imposing a compromise: On courts and laws

Important Words from the Article

1. WordInterim (मध्यकाल/अंतरिम)

  • Pronunciation: in-ter-uh m
  • Part of Speech: Adjective, Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. in or for the intervening
    b. the intervening time. [Noun]
  • Synonyms: meanwhile, cessation
  • Antonyms: perpetual, everlasting
  • Usage in a Sentence: During the interim period, air quality has deteriorated.

 

2. Word: Contestation (प्रतिवाद)

  • Pronunciation: kon-te-stey-shuhn
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. the act of contesting; controversy; dispute
    b. an assertion contended for
  • Synonyms: argument, controversy, disputation
  • Antonyms: acquiesce, peace, harmony
  • Usage in a sentence: There is still considerable contestation over various mining projects.

 3Word: Laudable (प्रशंसनीय)

  • Pronunciationlaw-duh-buh l
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: deserving praise and commendation.
  • Synonyms: praiseworthy, commendable, admirable
  • Antonyms: disgraceful, outrageous, undeserving
  • Use in a Sentence: My father's work for charity is highly laudable.

4. Word: Assuage  (शांत करना) 

  • Pronunciation: as-suage
  • Part of speech: noun 
  • Meaning: to provide relief; causing to feel better
  • Synonyms: relieve, ease, alleviate, soothe, mitigate
  • Antonyms: intensify, aggravate, agitate
  • Usage in a sentence: In an effort to assuage angry customers, the store issued everyone a full refund.

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5. Word: Spearheading (नेतृत्व करना)

  • Pronunciation: speer-hed-ing
  • Part of speech: Verb
  • Meaning: leading something such as an attack or a course of action
  • Synonyms: pioneering, grounbreaking, avante-garde
  • Antonyms: following, pursuing, tracing
  • Usage in a sentence: Former UN Secretary-general praised the Prime Minister for spearheading many global initiatives.

6. Word: Traverse (आरपार)

  • Pronunciation: trav-ers/ truh-vurs
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning:
    a. to move or travel through an area
  • Synonyms: cross, span, wander
  • Antonyms: dwell, stay, stop
  • Usage in a sentence: Having traversed the garden, the toddler decided it had fallen in love with it.

7. Word:  Adjudicative (निर्णय करना)

  • Pronunciation: uh-joo-di-keyt-iv
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. the function of legally settling disputes
  • Synonyms: conciliating, judging, arbitrating
  • Antonyms: inciting, challenging, aggravating
  • Usage in a sentence: The jury was made aware of their adjudicative responsibilities before they were let into the court.

8. Word: Sanguine (विश्वासपूर्ण)

  • Pronunciation: sang-gwin
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: optimistic or positive, especially in an apparently bad or difficult situation.
  • Synonyms: hopeful, confident, optimistic
  • Antonyms: pessimistic, unhappy, hopeless
  • Usage in Sentence: The man tends to take a sanguine view of the problems involved.

9. Word: Zeal (उत्साह)

  • Pronunciation: zeel
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a lot of energy, effort, and enthusiasm
  • Synonyms: enthusiasm, eagerness ,passion
  • Antonyms: Laziness, indifference, neglect
  • Usage in a sentence - Ramya’s zeal made her stand above all the other candidates during the interview process.

10. Word: Ample (यथेष्ट)

  • Pronunciationam-puhl
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:  
    a. enough or more than enough; plentiful.
    b. large and accommodating.
  • Synonyms: large, abundant, plentiful, extensive, substantial
  • Antonyms: limited, insufficient, little, meagre
  • Usage in a Sentence: The police found ample evidence of wrongdoing.

'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!

  • interim
  • contestation
  • laudable
  • assuage 
  • spearheading

Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordSynonym
1traversearbitrating
2adjudicative wander
3zeal optimistic 
4ample enthusiasm 
5sanguine abundant 

Share your answers in the comment section. 

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You can also check the wordlist articles for the previous days from the link below: Shape Up your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist

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