Shape Up your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist: 19th March, 2021

By Oindrila Banerjee|Updated : March 19th, 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.

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. This, in turn, will help you understand the context of the piece you are reading.

Reading articles from newspapers helps you in two ways: Memorising Static Facts from the Article & Enhancing your Vocabulary.

In conjunction with the above idea, we bring to you our series ‘Shape up your Vocabulary from 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.

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.

Allaying concerns: On public trust and vaccination programmes

Important Words from the Article

1. WordFlurry (हलचल/ हवा का झोंका)

  • Pronunciation: flur-ee/ फ्लरी
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning: 
    a. a sudden short period of activity or excitement. [Noun]
    b. (especially of snow or leaves) be moved in small swirling masses by sudden gusts of wind. [Verb]
  • Synonyms: fluster, commotion, fuss
  • Antonyms: calm, quiet, calmness
  • Usage in a sentence: flurry of excitement stirred the audience as the popular singers arrived.

2. Word:  Cascade (जलप्रपात/प्रपात के रूप में गिरना)

  • Pronunciation: kas-keyd/कैस्कैड
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. a waterfall descending over a steep, rocky surface.
    b. a series of shallow or step-like waterfalls, either natural or artificial.
    c. anything that resembles a waterfall, especially in seeming to flow or fall in abundance.
  • Synonyms: stream, spill, gush, surge
  • Antonyms: drizzle, trickle, drought
  • Usage in a sentence: Her deep brown hair cascaded over her back.

 3Word: Replete (परितृप्त)

  • Pronunciation: ri-pleet/ रिप्लीट
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: filled or well-supplied with something.
  • Synonyms: abundant, overflowing, full
  • Antonyms: empty, famished
  • Usage in a sentence: Government documents and official statements concerning integration are replete with ill-defined language.

4. Word: Untoward (अभागा)

  • Pronunciation: uhn-tawrd/ अन्टूऑर्ड
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: unexpected and inappropriate or inconvenient.
  • Synonyms: unfortunate, unlucky, improper
  • Antonyms: happy, proper, fortunate, acceptable
  • Usage in a sentence: There was nothing untoward about his appearance.

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5. Word: Outweigh (से अधिक होना)

  • Pronunciation: out-wey/ आउट्वै
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: be heavier, greater, or more significant than.
  • Synonyms: surpass, outbalance, exceed, excel
  • Antonyms: fail, surrender
  • Usage in a Sentence: The advantages of this deal largely outweigh the disadvantages.

6. Word: Exemplify (उदाहरण देना)

  • Pronunciation: exem-pli-fie/ इग्ज़ेम्प्लफाइ
  • Parts of speech: Verb
  • Meaning:  to show or illustrate by example
  • Synonyms: illustrate, demonstrate, instance.
  • Antonyms:  becloud, blur, cloud, darken, fog
  • Usage in a sentence: The movie exemplified everything that is wrong with the film industry.

7. Word: Prompt (शीघ्र)

  • Pronunciation: prompt/प्राम्प्ट
  • Part of Speech: Adjective, Verb, Adverb
  • Meaning: 
    a. done without delay; immediate. [Adjective]
    b. (of an event or fact) cause or bring about (an action or feeling). [Verb]
    c. exactly (with reference to a specified time). [Adverb]
  • Synonyms: motivate, swift, immediate, induce
  • Antonyms: tardy, sluggish
  • Usage in a Sentence: We are very grateful for the  prompt payment.

8. Word: Efficacy (प्रभावोत्पादकता)

  • Pronunciation: ef-i-kuh-see/एफिकैसी
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the ability to produce a desired or intended result.
  • Synonyms: effectiveness, potency
  • Antonyms: failure, feebleness
  • Usage in a Sentence: Fortunately, the medicine had the efficacy to reduce the amount of pain Vanshi was feeling.

9. Word: Adverse (प्रतिकूल)

  • Pronunciation: ad-vurs/ ऐड्वर्स
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: preventing success or development; harmful; unfavourable
  • Synonyms: contrary, unfavourable, detrimental
  • Antonyms: favourable, helpful, good
  • Usage in a Sentence: Despite the adverse conditions, the road was finished in just eight months.

10. Word: Zealous (उत्साही)

  • Pronunciation: zel-uh s/ज़ेलस
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: having or showing zeal (great energy or enthusiasm)
  • Synonyms: enthusiastic, passionate
  • Antonyms: uninterested, Stoic
  • Usage in a Sentence: He was a zealous worker, which earned him many an accolade.

'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!

  • flurry
  • cascade
  • replete
  • untoward 
  • outweigh

Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordSynonym

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. 

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Rakesh Paul

Rakesh PaulMar 19, 2021

Flurry -there was a flurry of overhauling and painting .
Cascade -Her hair arranged in a cascade of curls .
Replete -This magician well repletes many ornamenatal things .
Untoward- I have no idea regarding untoward ssc examination results .
Outweigh-This medicine outweighs my pain .
Chan Doraemi

Chan DoraemiMar 19, 2021

I pity my brother for he cannot enjoy the picnic with the family. The picnic spot was amazing. The flurry nature and the serene cascade near the valley made the moment more enjoyable. Although the spot was far from the main town, we didn't fear for food shortages as we carried replete of eatables with us. I missed my untoward brother on the way. But the joy outweight the gloominess as soon as we reached the picnic destination.

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