Shape Up your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist: 27th July 2021

By Nilanjan Paul|Updated : July 27th, 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. 

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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Important Words from the Article

1. WordMove forward (उपाख्यान)

  • Part of Speech: Phrasal verb
  • Meaning: 
    a.To advance in position or progress.
    b. To cause something to happen or occur at an earlier point in time. 
  • Synonyms: advance, progress, go ahead, make progress
  • Antonym: head back, turn around, bring it to a close
  • Usage in a sentence: The player moved forward and kicked the ball toward the net.

2. Word: Fiat (व्यवस्थापत्र)

  • Pronunciationfi-at
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning -  a commanding order
    Synonyms - order, decree, ordinance.
    Antonyms - disruption, bafflement
    Example -
    The restaurant manager issued a fiat stating employees could not place their vehicles in the customer parking area.

 3Word: Stance (उद्देश्य)

  • Pronunciation: stans/ स्टैन्स
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the attitude of a person or organization towards something; a standpoint.
  • Synonyms: position, posture, attitude, opinion
  • Usage in a sentence: The doctor's stance on the issue of abortion is well known.

4. Word: Pilot (चालक/मार्गदर्शन करना/प्राथमिक)

  • Pronunciation: pahy-luht 
  • Part of Speech: Noun/Verb/Adjective
  • Meaning
    a. to steer. (verb)
    b. to lead, guide, or conduct, as through unknown places, intricate affairs, etc. (verb)
    c.a person duly qualified to steer ships into or out of a harbor or through certain difficult waters. (noun)
    d. Aeronautics. a person duly qualified to operate an airplane, balloon, or other aircraft. (noun)
    e. serving as an experimental or trial undertaking prior to full-scale operation or use (adjective)
  • Synonyms: navigate, steer, conduct, experimental, lead
  • Antonyms: underdog, follower, chase
  • Usage in a sentence: It was difficult, but he managed to pilot his team out of the intricate situation. 

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5. Word: Disruptive (अशांतिकारक)

  • Pronunciation: dis-ruhp-tiv/डिस्रप्टिव
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: causing or tending to cause disruption.
  • Synonyms: Disturbing, Distressful
  • Antonyms: Calming, Peaceful, Soothing  
  • Use in a Sentence: Ramesh's disruptive behavior put intense pressure on his family.

6. Word: Implement (उपकरण/ कार्यान्वित करना) 

  • Pronunciationim-pluh-muh nt/ इम्प्लमेन्ट
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning
    a. a tool, utensil, or other piece of equipment that is used for a particular purpose. (Noun)
    b. put (a decision, plan, agreement, etc.) into effect. (Verb)
  • Synonyms: carry out, apply, fulfil, execute
  • Antonyms: cancel, exempt, reject
  • Usage in a Sentence: The government promised to implement a new system to control financial loan institutions.

7. Word: Ambiguity (संदिग्धता)

  • Pronunciation: am-bi-gyoo-i-tee/ ऐम्बग्यूइटी
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the quality of being open to more than one interpretation; inexactness.
  • Synonyms: vagueness, obscurity, uncertainty
  • Antonyms: certainty, clarity
  • Usage in a Sentence: There was an element of ambiguity in the president's reply.

8. Word: Breaking-point (अत्यंत तनावग्रस्त स्थिति)

  • Pronunciation: brey-king point/ब्रेकिंग पॉइंट
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. the moment of greatest strain at which someone or something gives way
    b. the point at which a situation or condition becomes critical
  • Synonyms: tipping point, point of failure, extremity
  • Usage in a sentence: The social and political tensions have now reached the breaking point.

9. Word: Accrue (प्राप्ति होना/ इकट्ठा करना)

  • Pronunciationuh-kroo/ अक्रू
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning:
    a. (of a benefit or sum of money) be received by someone in regular or increasing amounts over time.
    b. accumulate or receive (payments or benefits) over time.
  • Synonyms: accumulate, build-up, increase, amass, collect
  • Antonyms: decrease, disappear, lose, dissipate
  • Usage in a sentence: I'll get back all the money I invested, along with any interest and dividends that have accrued.

10. Word: Burgeon (फैलना)

  • Pronunciationbur-juhn/ बर्जन
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: begin to grow or increase rapidly; flourish.
  • Synonyms: swell, explode, boom, mushroom, proliferate, increase, expand, flourish
  • Antonyms: dwindle, diminish, drop, fade, wither
  • Usage in a sentence: In Atlanta, her role in the burgeoning civil rights movement grew.

'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!

  • Burgeon
  • Accrue
  • Ambiguity
  • Implement
  • Disruptive

Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordSynonym
1swellamass
2accumulateobscurity
3vaguenesssteer
4navigatedecree
5orderexplode

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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Suman Saini

Suman SainiJul 27, 2021

Thanks sir
Gunjan  Gupta

Gunjan GuptaJul 27, 2021

Swell::::::explode
Accumulate :::::amass
Vagueness :::: obscurity
Navigate :::steer
Order:::::decree
Shruti Sinha

Shruti SinhaJul 27, 2021

Thnks sir and thnq for sharing @Suman Saini
Chan Doraemi

Chan DoraemiJul 28, 2021

The two states accrued maximum police forces on the disruptive border areas. Feuds started due to the disagreements with the articles that supports the border interests of each states. Both states consider their claims ambiguous. The frail started burgeoning and reached its breaking point when police personnel were martyred in the clash. Central government is directed to look after the concern matter and implement the peaceful negotiations as it may turn uglier in the coming times.
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Medha Tyagi

Medha TyagiJul 29, 2021

1. swell = explode
2. accumulate = amass
3. vagueness = obscurity
4. navigate = steer
5. order = decree

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