Shape Up your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist: 23rd October 2020

By Nilanjan Paul|Updated : October 23rd, 2020

To enhance your command over English vocabulary, you must learn new words regularly. Now, the question arises, how you can strengthen your vocabulary skills. For this, it is necessary that you improve your reading habit by going through newspapers on a daily basis and look up the new words. This exercise will also help you understand the context of the sentences.

Our series, ‘Shape up your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist’ comes in very handy to boost this exercise. It helps you grasp the commonly used words with their meanings, pronunciation, synonym, antonym, proper use in sentences, etc.

Given below is an important editorial from the newspaper ‘The Hindu’. Read it, understand the context and go through the meanings of words given below to scale-up your knowledge.

Happy Reading!

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Important Words from the Article

1. WordEmphatic (प्रभावी)

  • Pronunciation: em-fat-ik/ एम्फैटिक
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. expressing something forcibly and clearly.
    b. (of an action or its result) definite and clear.
  • Synonyms: forceful, assertive, insistent
  • Antonyms: forceless, insignificant, unassertive
  • Usage in a sentence: Sehaj was equally emphatic about the importance of control.

2. Word: Oust (बेदखल करना)

  • Pronunciation: oust/ आउस्ट
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: drive out or expel (someone) from a position or place.
  • Synonyms: dismiss, banish, depose
  • Antonyms: appoint, promote, elevate
  • Usage in a Sentence: The party needs around 200 votes to oust the government and postpone the elections.

 3Word: Concede (झुक जाना)

  • Pronunciation: kuhn-seed/ कन्सीड
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: admit or agree that something is true after first denying or resisting it
  • Synonyms: admit, allow, acknowledge, accept, surrender
  • Antonyms: deny, fight, refuse, contradict
  • Usage in a Sentence: He is not willing to concede any of his power/authority.

4. Word: Elite (उच्च वर्ग)

  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Pronunciation: ih-leet/ऐलीट
  • Meaning: a select group that is superior in terms of ability or qualities to the rest of a group or society.
  • Synonyms: nobility, prime
  • Antonyms: worst, ordinary
  • Use in a Sentence: Public opinion is influenced by the small elite who control the media

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5. Word: Referendum (जनमत-संग्रह)

  • Pronunciation: ref-uh-ren-duh m/ रेफरेन्डम
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a general vote by the electorate on a single political question which has been referred to them for a direct decision.
  • Synonyms: plebiscite, popular vote, ballot, poll
  • Usage in a Sentence: The issue was decided by referendum. 

6. Word: Indigenous (स्वदेशी)

  • Pronunciation: in-dij-uh-nuhs/इन्डिजनस
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. originating in and characteristic of a particular region or country; native (often followed by to)
    b. innate; inherent; natural (usually followed by to)
  • Synonyms: native, aboriginal, domestic
  • Antonyms: foreign, alien, exotic
  • Usage in a sentence: The most profitable indigenous business is cocoa growing.

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7. 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.

8. Word: Battered (घायल)

  • Pronunciation: bat-ered/बैटर्ड
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: 
    a. injured by repeated blows or punishment
    b. having suffered repeated violence from a spouse, partner, or parent
    c. (of a thing) damaged by age and repeated use
  • Synonyms: injured, damaged, beat-up, shabby, broken-down, bruised
  • Antonyms: undamaged, new
  • Usage in a sentence: She set up a sanctuary for battered wives.

9. Word: Galvanise (प्रेरित करना)

  • Pronunciation: gal-vuh-nahyz/ गैल्वनाइज़
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: shock or excite (someone) into taking action.
  • Synonyms: stimulate, excite, energize, encourage
  • Antonyms: discourage, deter, dissuade
  • Usage in a sentence: He decided to talk loudly and galvanise the team into action.

10. Phrase: Step up (वृद्धि करना)

  • Pronunciation: Styep aap/स्टेप अप
  • Meaning:
    a. an increase or advance in size or amount
    b. to increase, augment, or advance especially by one or more steps
    c. to succeed in meeting a challenge (as by increased effort or improved performance)
  • Usage in a sentence: Investors have to step up and assume more responsibility for their assets

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'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!

  • Emphatic
  • Oust
  • Concede
  • Elite
  • Referendum

Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordSynonym
1 stimulate deter
2 discrimination bruised
3 admit partiality
4 injured acknowledge
5 discourage excite

Share your answers in the comment section. 

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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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Ankita Sharma
Stimulate: excite
Discrimination: partiality
Admit: acknowledge
Injured: bruised
Discourage: deter
Diya Nirmal

Diya NirmalOct 23, 2020

Stimulate -excite
Discrimination - partiality
Admit - acknowledge
Injured- bruised
Discourage - deter
Chan Doraemi

Chan DoraemiOct 24, 2020

The chairman was too emphatic to concede workers for overtime so that the company can pay off its debt and reinstate itself to the elite groups. After the referendum, he won by majority and the decision was implemented thereafter.

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