Shape Up your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist: 26th February, 2021

By Oindrila Banerjee|Updated : February 26th, 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.

Bail as right: On bail to Varavara Rao

Important Words from the Article

1. WordInvincible (अपराजेय)

  • Pronunciation: in-vin-suh-buh l/इन्विन्सबल
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: too powerful to be defeated or overcome.
  • Synonyms: unbeatable, impregnable, invulnerable
  • Antonyms: defenseless, powerless, weak
  • Usage in a Sentence: They think that they are invincible in battle.

2. Word: Deteriorate (बिगाड़ना)

  • Pronunciation: dih-teer-ee-uh-reyt/डिटिरीअरैट
  • Part of Speech: Verb 
  • Meaning: become progressively worse.
  • Synonyms: worsen, degenerate, languish
  • Antonyms: improve, ameliorate, progress
  • Usage in a Sentence: If the eatables are kept out for too long, their taste will deteriorate.

 3Word: Intervention (हस्तक्षेप)

  • Pronunciation: in-ter-ven-shuh n/ इन्टर्वेन्शन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the action or process of intervening
  • Synonyms: interference, mediation, intrusion
  • Antonyms: noninterference, nonintervention, challenge
  • Usage in a Sentence: We would resist any armed intervention from outside in our country's affairs.

4. Word: Overrule (प्रस्ताव अस्वीकृत करना)

  • Pronunciation: oh-ver-rool /ओवर्रूल
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: rule against or disallow the arguments of (a person)
    b. to rule or decide against (a plea, argument, etc.); reject
    c. to prevail over so as to change the purpose or action
    d. to exercise control or influence over
  • Synonyms: overturn, reverse, invalidate, override
  • Antonyms: acquiesce, mandate, accede
  • Usage in a sentence: The district court's ridiculous verdict was overruled by the High Court.

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5. Word: Statutory (सांविधिक)

  • Pronunciation: stach-oo-tawr-ee/स्टैचुटोरी
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. required, permitted, or enacted by statute.
    b. having come to be required or expected through being done or made regularly.
  • Synonyms: lawful, legal, authorized
  • Antonyms: unofficial, illegal
  • Usage in a Sentence: The man is under a statutory obligation to keep accurate records.

6. Word: Prima facie (प्रथमदृष्टया)

  • Pronunciation: prahy-muh fey-shee-ee/ प्राइम फेशीई
  • Part of Speech: Adjective, Adverb
  • Meaning: based on the first impression; accepted as correct until proved otherwise.
  • Synonyms: at first sight, at first glance, preliminarily 
  • Usage in a Sentence: There was a prima facie case that a contempt of court had been committed.

7. Word: Spectator (दर्शक)

  • Pronunciation: spek-tey-ter/ स्पेक्टेटर
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a person who watches at a show, game, or other event.
  • Synonyms: on-looker, watcher, viewer
  • Antonyms: participant, player
  • Usage in a sentence: Around fifteen thousand spectators came to watch the thrills and spills.

8. Word: Embargo (व्यापार घाट बंदी)

  • Pronunciation: em-bahr-goh/एम्बार्गो
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. an order of a government prohibiting the movement of merchant ships into or out of its ports.
    b. an injunction from a government commerce agency to refuse freight for shipment, as in case of congestion or insufficient facilities.
    c. any restriction imposed upon commerce by edict.
    d. a restraint or hindrance; prohibition.
  • Synonyms: prohibition, veto, ban
  • Antonyms: clearance, approve, permit
  • Usage in a sentence: A number of countries imposed an embargo on the dictator's nation.

9. Word: Incarceration (कैद)

  • Pronunciation: in-kahr-suh-rey-shuh n/इन्कार्सरैशन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the state of being confined in prison; imprisonment.
  • Synonyms: detention, restraint, punishment, imprisonment
  • Antonyms: freedom, liberty, redemption
  • Usage in a Sentence: There have been angry protests about his arrest and incarceration.

10. Word: Expeditious (चुस्त)

  • Pronunciation: ek-spi-dish-uhs/ एक्स्पडिशस
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: done with speed and efficiency.
  • Synonyms: swift, quick, speedy
  • Antonyms: slow, dilatory, sluggish
  • Usage in a sentence: This will assure expeditious processing and reduce the possibility of unnecessary delays.

'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!

  • invincible
  • deteriorate
  • intervention 
  • overrule
  • statutory

Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordSynonym
4prima facieimprisonment

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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BtoFeb 26, 2021

Thanks. Nice Post!!
Chan Doraemi

Chan DoraemiFeb 27, 2021

The statutory rights provided by our constitution is invincible in many regards. No intervention can deteriote or overule and if so then he/she may be face incarceration as per the stated rules and regulations.

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