Shape Up your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist: 27th Nov'21

By Oindrila Banerjee|Updated : November 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 of.

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!

Raiding party: On Mamata Banerjee’s national ambitions

Important Words from the Article

1. Word: Encroach (अतिक्रमण करना)

  • Pronunciation: en-krohch/ एन्क्रोच
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: 
    a. intrude on (a person's territory, rights, personal life, etc.).
    b. advance gradually beyond usual or acceptable limits.
  • Synonyms: trespass, invade
  • Antonyms: banish, abstain, keep off
  • Usage in Sentence: The new institutions do not encroach on the parties other powers.

2. Word: Ambition (आकांक्षा)

  • Pronunciation: am-bish-uhn/ ऐम्बिशन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning
    a. a strong desire to do or achieve something.
    b. desire and determination to achieve success.
  • Synonyms: goal, desire, aspiration, dream
  • Antonyms: laziness, apathy, indifference, contentment
  • Usage in a sentence: As a child, it was my ambition to be in the circus.

 3. Word: Intrigue (षड्यंत्र, षड्यंत्र रचना, मोहित करना)

  • Pronunciation: in-treeg/ इन्ट्रीग
  • Part of Speech: Verb, Noun
  • Meaning
    a. arouse the curiosity or interest of; fascinate. (Verb)
    b. make secret plans to do something illicit or detrimental to someone. (Verb)
    c. the secret planning of something illicit or detrimental. (Noun)
    d. a secret love affair. (Noun)
    e. a mysterious or fascinating quality. (Noun)
  • Synonyms: plot, fascinate, scheme, conspiracy, liaison
  • Antonyms: bore, dismiss, displease
  • Usage in a Sentence: The story of how Christiansborg Castle’s keys come to be at the Bogyawe Palace is an intriguing one.

4. WordStellar (उत्कृष्ट)

  • Pronunciation: stel-er/स्टेलर
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. of or relating to the stars; consisting of stars
    b. like a star, as in brilliance, shape, etc.
    c. pertaining to a preeminent performer, athlete, etc.
  • Synonyms: astral, leading, great
  • Antonyms: inferior, substandard
  • Usage in a sentence: The cellist gave a stellar performance before an enthusiastic audience.

5. Word: Coherent (अनुकूल)

  • Pronunciation: koh-heer-uhnt/कोहिरन्ट
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. logically connected; consistent
    b. having a natural or due agreement of parts; harmonious
    c. If someone is coherent, you can understand what that person says
  • Synonyms: consistent, lucid, comprehensible
  • Antonyms: irrational, confusing
  • Usage in a sentence: When she calmed down, her thoughts became more coherent

6. Word: Savage (अशिष्ट)

  • Pronunciation: sav-ij/सैविज
  • Part of Speech: Adjective, Verb, Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. fierce, violent, and uncontrolled. [Adjective]
    b. (especially of a dog or wild animal) attack ferociously and maul. [Verb]
    c. a brutal or vicious person. [Noun]
  • Synonyms: wild, barbarous, ferocious
  • Antonyms: kind, civilized, charitable
  • Usage in a Sentence: The article was a savage attack on the government's record.

7. WordConfrontation (आमना-सामना)

  • Pronunciation: आमना-सामना/कान्फ्रन्टैशन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a hostile or argumentative situation or meeting between opposing parties.
  • Synonyms: conflict, fight
  • Antonyms: agreement, cooperation
  • Usage in a Sentence: Her actions brought her into direct confrontation with the authorities.

8. Word: Disgruntled (प्रकट रूप से)

  • Pronunciation: dis-gruhn-tld/ डिस्ग्रनल्ड
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning
    a. displeased and discontented
  • Synonyms: displeased, dissatisfied, discontented, annoyed
  • Antonyms: achieved, appeased, compensated, indulged
  • Usage in a sentence: The players were disgruntled with the umpire.

9. Word: Charisma (आकर्षण)

  • Pronunciation: kuh-riz-muh/ करिज़्मआ
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning
    a. compelling attractiveness or charm that can inspire devotion in others.
    b. a divinely conferred power or talent.
  • Synonyms: magnetism, charm, allure, glamour, fascination
  • Antonyms: ugliness, unattractiveness, offensiveness
  • Usage in a Sentence: He has neither the policies nor the personal charisma to inspire people.

10Word: Induction (अनुगम)

  • Pronunciation: in-duhk-shuh n/ इन्डक्शन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. the action or process of inducting someone to a post or organization.
    b. the process or action of bringing about or giving rise to something. 
  • Synonyms: initiation, installation, inauguration, introduction
  • Antonyms: conclusion, rejection, closure
  • Usage in a sentence: The induction of new students will take place in the main hall.

'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!

  • encroach
  • ambition
  • intrigue
  • stellar 
  • coherent 

Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordSynonym
2confrontation conflict
3disgruntled introduction
4charisma ferocious
5induction charm

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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