Shape Up your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist: 26th September 2020

By Nilanjan Paul|Updated : September 26th, 2020

Over the last few years, aspirants of competitive examinations have been witnessing new types of questions in almost every examination they take. The questions based on new patterns mostly appear in the English section as the subject provides the maximum scope for experimentation. The examination bodies twist the questions to stimulate the analytical skills of the candidates. However, the basics never change and Vocabulary is one one of the most essential basics of the English language. A sound command over Vocabulary allows you to tackle the questions and solve problems efficiently.

Our series, ‘Shape up your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist’ aims to help you completely understand the commonly used words with their meanings, pronunciations, synonyms, antonyms, proper use in sentences, etc.

Here is an important editorial for you from ‘The Hindu’, followed by important words from the same, to help you strengthen your vocabulary.

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The foreign hand: On FCRA amendments

Important Words from the Article

1. WordStifle (दबाना)

  • Pronunciation: stahy-fuh l/स्टाइफल
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: restrain (a reaction) or stop oneself acting on (an emotion), make (someone) unable to breathe properly; suffocate.
  • Synonyms: suppress, curb, inhibit
  • Antonyms: encourage, boost, accelerate
  • Usage in a Sentence: My mother put her hand over her mouth to stifle a cough.

2. Phrase: Clip the wings (पर काट देना/ प्रगति रोकना)

  • Pronunciation: क्लिप द विंग्स
  • Meaning: Restrain or reduce someone's freedom
  • Synonyms: impede, curb, check, obstruct, throttle, retard
  • Antonyms: assist, support, facilitate
  • Usage in a sentence: The economic troubles could clip the wings of entrepreneurs starting small businesses.

 3Word: 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.

4. Word: Onerous (कष्टदायक)

  • Pronunciation: on-er-uhs/ ओनरस
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: (of a task or responsibility) involving a great deal of effort, trouble, or difficulty.
  • Synonyms: burdensome, difficult, laborious, arduous
  • Antonyms: easy, light, hassle-free
  • Usage in a sentence: He had the onerous and stressful job of notifying the families of soldiers killed in action.

5. Word: Barred (बाधित)

  • Pronunciation: bard/ बार्ड
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: preventing entry or exit or a course of action
  • Synonyms: Restrained, Banned, Forbidden
  • Antonyms: Permissible, Acceptable, Legitimate
  • Usage in a Sentence: When he cheated the producer of the company, he was barred from working in that company.

6. Word: Inducement (प्रोत्साहन)

  • Pronunciation: इन्डूस्मन्ट/in-doos-muhnt
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. a thing that persuades or leads someone to do something
  • Synonyms: incentive, encouragement, encouragement
  • Antonyms: deterrent, damper, dissuasion
  • Usage in a sentence: The companies were prepared to build only in return for massive inducements.

7. Word: Ethos (चरित्र)

  • Pronunciation: ee-thos/ ईथास
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the characteristic spirit of a culture, era, or community as manifested in its attitudes and aspirations.
  • Synonyms: spirit, character, culture
  • Usage in a sentence: The company made environmental awareness part of its business ethos.

8. Word: Presumptive (आनुमानिक)

  • Pronunciation: pri-zuhmp-tiv/प्रीज़म्प्टिव
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning
    a. affording ground for presumption
    b. based on likelihood or presumption
    c. regarded as such by presumption; based on inference
  • Synonyms: likely, deeming, presumable
  • Antonyms: inconceivable, improbable, unlikely
  • Usage in a sentence: My girlfriend has always been pretty presumptive, jumping to conclusions about things before I have a chance to even explain myself.

9. Word: Propagation (प्रजनन)

  • Pronunciation: prop-uh-gey-shuhn/प्रापगेशन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. the action of widely spreading and promoting an idea, theory, etc
    b. the breeding of specimens of a plant or animal by natural processes from the parent stock
    c. reproduction by natural processes
  • Synonyms: extension, multiplication, generation
  • Antonyms: extermination, compress, scything
  • Usage in a sentence: His life is devoted to the propagation of the Hindu faith.

10. Phrase:  Throw a baby out with the bathwater(फेंक देना)

  • Meaning:
    a. to lose valuable ideas or things in your attempt to get rid of what is not wanted
  • Synonyms: dump, throw away
  • Antonyms: keep, retain
  • Usage in a sentence: Janet quitting her job because her ex-husband started working there is a classic example of throwing out the baby with the bathwater.

'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!

  • Inducement
  • Propagation
  • Ethos
  • Throw a baby out with the bathwater
  • Presumptive

Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordAntonym
1 dump extermination
2 extension suppress
3 incentive light
4 boost damper
5 difficult retain

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

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Raj Kumar

Raj KumarSep 26, 2020

@nilanjan Paul @kanika ralhan
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Chan Doraemi

Chan DoraemiSep 26, 2020

In the curb to live an extravagant life, many people join politics. The presumption is more set on money minting rather on public welfare. One gets induced to an affluence politics gift. It is a dirty game and the reason being because one has to stifle the his ethos and principles. It's like throwing a baby out with the bathwater.
Prateek Mishra
Her life is devoted to the propogarion of the women welfare & empowerment and be prusumptive about the rise of women in rural areas for this she always follows  her ethos in her life which gave her inducement for working more in this field but because of her poor health condition she almost quit her job just like throwing out the baby with the bathwater

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