Shape Up your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist: 16th Dec'21

By Oindrila Banerjee|Updated : December 16th, 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. Your reading exercise is impeded if you do not understand the meaning of a word, or its meaning in a given context. Such challenges could be overcome by inculcating a sound habit of reading. The habit lets you encounter something new every day in the form of words, the meaning of which you were unaware of.

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!

Troubling question: On CBSE’s misogyny

Important Words from the Article

1. Word: Stereotype (रूढ़िबद्ध धारणा)

  • Pronunciationster-ee-uh-tahyp/ स्टेरीअटाइप
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning
    a. a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing. (Noun)
    b. view or represent as a stereotype. (Verb)
  • Synonyms: categorize, pigeonhole, cliché, archetype
  • Antonyms: differentiate, disorganize, dissimilate, 
  • Usage in a Sentence: It's not fair to stereotype a whole group of people based on one person you don't like.

2. Word: Reiterate (दोहराना)

  • Pronunciation: ree-it-uh-reyt/ रीइटरैट
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: say something again or a number of times, typically for emphasis or clarity.
  • Synonyms: repeat, restate, renew
  • Antonyms: conceal, repudiate, contradict
  • Usage in a sentence: We would like to reiterate that a confirmation copy will be coming by mail soon.

 3. Word: Equity (निष्पक्षता)

  • Pronunciation: ek-wi-tee/ एक्विटी
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the quality of being fair and impartial.
  • Synonyms: fairness, justice, equality
  • Antonyms: injustice, partiality, discrimination, dishonesty
  • Usage in a sentence: The rules of common law and equity are both, in essence, systems of private law.

4. WordDisparity (विषमता)

  • Pronunciation: dih-spar-i-tee/ डिस्पैरिटी
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a great difference.
  • Synonyms: discrepancy, difference, dissimilarity, distinction
  • Antonyms: similarity, likeness, agreement, correspondence
  • Usage in a Sentence: There is a great disparity between the amount of work that I do and what I get paid for it.

5. Word: Regressive (प्रतिगामी)

  • Pronunciation: ri-gres-iv/रिग्रेसिव 
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: returning to a former or less developed state; characterized by regression. 
  • Synonyms: backward, conservative
  • Antonyms: progressive, advanced
  • Usage in a Sentence: The policy has been condemned as a regressive step.

6. 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.

7. Word: Misogyny (स्त्री - द्वेष)

  • Pronunciation: mi-soj-uh-nee/मिज़जिनी 
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning
    a. hatred, dislike, or mistrust of women, or prejudice against women
  • Synonyms: discrimination, chauvinism, sexism
  • Antonyms: gender equality, girl power
  • Usage in a sentence: In my opinion, our professor allows his misogyny to give women lower grades than men despite the work quality.

8. Word: Truncate(छाँट कर छोटा करना)

  • Pronunciation: truhng-keyt/ट्रंगकेट
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning:
    a. to make something shorter or quicker, especially by removing the end of it
  • Synonyms: shorten, abbreviate, abridge, cut short
  • Antonyms: maximize, lengthen, expand
  • Usage in a sentence: Television coverage of the event was truncated by a technical fault.

9. WordMyriad (बहुत बड़ी संख्या)

  • Pronunciation: mir-ee-uhd/ मिरीअड
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: 
    a. a very great or indefinitely great number of persons or things.
  • Synonyms: countless, innumerable, infinite
  • Antonyms: limited, measurable, countable
  • Usage in a sentence: A myriad number of dust particles settled after the trucks crossed the street.

10Word: Omission (अकरण)

  • Pronunciation: oh-mish-uh n/ ओमिशन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. someone or something that has been left out or excluded.
    b. the action of excluding or leaving out someone or something.
    c. a failure to fulfil a moral or legal obligation.
  • Synonyms: neglect, failure, oversight, disregard, elimination
  • Antonyms: addition, inclusion, increase
  • Usage in a sentence: The disk contains a selection of deleted scenes, and a couple of the omissions greatly add to the intelligibility of the movie's plot

'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!

  • stereotype
  • reiterate
  • equity
  • disparity
  • regressive

Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordSynonym
cut short

Share your answers in the comment section. 

More from us:

For practice, attempt the quiz based on this daily wordlist from the link below to enhance your exam preparation: Vocabulary Quiz, Click here to attempt!

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

That was your Vocabulary dose for the day. 

from BYJU'S Exam Prep


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