Shape Up your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist: 24th Sept'21

By Nilanjan Paul|Updated : September 24th, 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.

In keeping with the idea of learning and scoring better in English, we bring to you our series, ‘Shape up your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist’. A daily dose of this article acquaints you with commonly (and not so commonly) used English words. The series tries to feature every such word, with its meaning, contextual usage, pronunciation, synonym, antonym, proper use in sentences, etc., that could save you from sitting with a dictionary while reading. Ultimately, it facilitates smooth reading and better intake of the newspaper article.

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

Happy Reading!

A time to introspect: On Centre-State dialogue and GST

Important Words from the Article

1. Word: Deliberation (सोच समझ कर)

  • Pronunciation: dih-lib-uh-rey-shuhn/डिलिबरेशन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. careful consideration or discussion before decision.
    b. formal consultation or discussion.
  • Synonyms: consideration, reflection, contemplation
  • Antonyms: preparedness, alacrity, indifference
  • Usage in a sentence: After much deliberation, she decided to accept their offer.

2. Word: Introspect (आत्‍मविश्‍लेषण करना)

  • Pronunciation: in-truh-spekt/इन्ट्रस्पेक्ट
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: examine one's own thoughts or feelings.
  • Synonyms: ponder, consider
  • Antonyms: ignore, neglect
  • Use in a Sentence: It is very important for all of us to introspect into our own minds.

 3. Word: Flurry (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 went among the audience as the popular singers arrived.

4. WordTweak (सुधारना, झटके से तोड़ना)

  • Pronunciation: tweek/ ट्वीक
  • Part of Speech: Verb, Noun
  • Meaning
    a. twist or pull (something) sharply. (Verb)
    b. a sharp twist or pull. (Noun)
    c. improve something by making fine adjustments to it
  • Synonyms: twist, tug, pinch, nip, twitch, squeeze, jerk
  • Antonyms: go awry, damage
  • Usage in a Sentence: We just wanted to tweak his original idea a bit.

5. Word: Eclectic (चयनशील)

  • Pronunciation: ih-klek-tik/इक्लेक्टिक
  • Part of Speech: /
  • Meaning:
    a. deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources.
  • Synonyms: wide-ranging, extensive
  • Antonyms: specific, particular
  • Usage in a Sentence: The girl has an eclectic taste in music.

6. Phrase: Intermediary (बिचौलिया, मध्यस्थ)

  • Pronunciation: in-ter-mee-dee-er-ee/ इनर्मीडीएरी
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Adjective
  • Meaning
    a. a person who acts as a link between people in order to try and bring about an agreement; a mediator. (Noun)
    b. intermediate. (Adjective)
  • Synonyms: broker, mediator, middleman, agent, interim
  • Antonyms: protagonist, excessive, off-centre
  • Usage in a sentence: He served as an intermediary between the workers and the executives.

7. PhraseSpur (प्रेरित करना)

  • Pronunciation: spur/ स्पर
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning: 
    a. a thing that prompts or encourages someone; an incentive. [Noun]
    b. give an incentive or encouragement to (someone). [Verb]
  • Synonyms: urge, encourage, motivate
  • Antonyms: discourage, hindrance, obstacle
  • Usage in a Sentence: On the spur of the moment, we all decided to hold a dance party.

8. WordJuncture (संयोजन)

  • Pronunciation: juhngk-cher/जंगक्चर
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
     a. a particular point in events or time.
  • Synonyms: moment, occasion
  • Antonyms: division, partition
  • Usage in a Sentence: At this juncture, I would like to make an important announcement.

9. WordStimulus (उकसाना)

  • Pronunciation: stim-yuh-luhs/स्टिम्यलस
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. something that causes growth or activity
    b. (Biology) something that causes part of the body to react
  • Synonyms: incentive, spur, motivation, incitement
  • Antonyms: deterrent, discouragement, hindrance
  • Usage in a sentence: The book will provide a stimulus to research in this very important area.

10Word: Fall of a cliff (शीघ्र निम्न अवस्था में लाना, सिकोड़ना)

  • Pronunciation: keyd-ns/कैडन्स
  • Part of Speech: Idiom
  • Meaning:
    to suddenly and quickly reduce or become less successful
  • Synonyms: descend, fall down, move downward
  • Antonyms: ascend, move upward, be successful
  • Usage in a sentence: The video game industry fell off a cliff.


'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
  • Introspect
  • Eclectic
  • Tweak
  • Fall of a cliff

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. 

from BYJU'S Exam Prep


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Richa Tomar

Richa TomarSep 24, 2021

Deepak Kumar

Deepak KumarSep 24, 2021

A flurry of excitement arises to see curry in plate
We should introdpect our own thoughts
To select condidates u must have eclectic quality
I suggest him to tweak his tweet
All industrtries face fall of a cliff during pandemic
......plz let me know if any sentence has gramatical error
Chan Doraemi
The plane fall of a cliff minute after the take off. A flurry of anxiety took over the crowd. We were dying for the eclectic air show but it turned gloomy when the strong wind tweak and pivot the plane upside down. We were all horrified by the scene. But however the situation turned normal. Whenever I introspect, it still send shivers down my spine.

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