Shape Up your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist: 3rd July, 2021

By Shruti Kapoor|Updated : July 3rd, 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.

Relief and recompense: On ex gratia for the pandemic hit

Important Words from the Article

1. Word: Prod (उकसाना)

  • Pronunciation: prod/ प्राड
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: 
    a. to poke or jab with or as if with something pointed:
    to rouse or incite as if by poking; nag; goad.
  • Synonyms: spur, urge, augur
  • Antonyms: discourage, dissuade, prevent
  • Usage in a sentenceI prodded him with my elbow.

2. Word: Statutory (कानूनी)

  • Pronunciation: stach-oo-tawr-ee/ स्टैचुटोरी
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. prescribed or authorized by or punishable under a law
    b. relating to or created by the law
  • Synonyms: legal, lawful, legislative
  • Antonyms: illegal, unlawful, abolished
  • Usage in a sentence: Whenever you purchase a product, a guarantee is added as a statutory right. 

 3Word: Kin (कुनबा)

  • Pronunciation: kin/ किन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning
    a. group of people related by blood or marriage
  • Synonyms: family, kindred, relative
  • Antonyms: unrelated, diverse, nonrelative
  • Usage in a sentence: A kin can be a nominee of an insurance policy.

4. Word: Slew (अनेकता)

  • Pronunciation: sloo/ स्लू
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
  • Synonyms: heap, stack, plenty
  • Antonyms: sprinkle, smatter, crumb
  • Usage in a sentence: Morate got a slew of chances but he was unable to convert those into goals. 

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5. Word: Impetus (आवेग)

  • Pronunciation: im-pi-tuhs/ इम्पिटस
  • Part of Speech
  • Meaning:
    a. the act of applying force suddenly
    b. a force that moves something along
  • Synonyms: push, incentive, stimulus 
  • Antonyms: deterrent, hindrance, inertia
  • Usage in a sentence: The impetus of the fast-moving train knocked him over

6. Word: Suo Motu (स्वेच्छा से)

  • Pronunciation: Suo Motu/ सुओ मोटू
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. relating to an action taken by a court of its own accord, without any request by the parties involved.
  • Synonyms: deliberately, on its own, ex officio
  • Usage in a sentence: The Supreme Court had taken suo moto notice of the case. 

7. Word: Lackadaisical (चिन्ताकुल)

  • Pronunciation: lak-uh-dey-zi-kuhl/ लैकडैज़िकल
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. idle or indolent especially in a dreamy way
    b. lacking spirit or liveliness
  • Synonyms: apathetic, languid, lethargic
  • Antonyms: energetic, active, lively
  • Usage in a sentence: His lackadaisical approach led to him missing so many deadlines. 

8. Word: Reap (परिश्रम का फल पाना)

  • Pronunciation: reep/ रीप
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning:
    a. to cut (wheat, rye, etc.) with a sickle or other implement or a machine, as in harvest.
    b. to gather or take (a crop, harvest, etc.).
    c. to get as a return, recompense, or result:
  • Synonyms: harvest, collect, garner
  • Antonyms: sow, lose, forfeit
  • Usage in a sentence: He reaped the rewards of working hard all year. 

9. Word: Rejuvenation (कायाकल्प)

  • Pronunciation: ri-joo-vuh-ney-shuhn/ रिजूवनैशन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. the act of restoring to a more youthful condition
    b. the phenomenon of vitality and freshness being restored
  • Synonyms: renewal, restoration, revival
  • Antonyms: weak, fatigue, decay
  • Usage in a sentence: The area features luxurious resort hotels with spa facilities for complete relaxation and rejuvenation.

10. Word: Reticent (कम बोलने वाला)

  • Pronunciation: ret-uh-suhnt/ रेटिसन्ट
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. reluctant to draw attention to yourself
    b. cool and formal in manner
    c. temperamentally disinclined to talk
  • Synonyms: reserved, taciturn, withdrawn
  • Antonyms: chatty, loquacious, garrulous 
  • Usage in a sentence: She remained reticent despite facing much criticism for something she didn't even do. 

'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.

  • Prod
  • Statutory
  • Kin
  • Slew
  • Impetus

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!

Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordSynonyms
1Suo Moto Taciturn 
2Lackadaisical Revival 
3Reap Forfeit 
4Rejuvenation Energetic 
5Reticent Deliberately 

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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Medha Tyagi
1. Suo Moto = deliberately
2. Lackadaisical = Revival
3. Reap = Forfiet
4. Rejuvenation = Energetic
5. Reticent =  Taciturn
Chan Doraemi
The new mandate that introduce statutory warnings in every cigarette packs prod the manufacturers to trash the slew of old cigar packs. The move is implemented to rise the awareness of negative impact on cigarette consumptions. But some kins, despite of the heavy advertisement, is hard to argue down because they are steadfast to their addiction.
Mouli Budumuru
Suo Moto = Deliberately
Lackadaisical × Energetic
Reap × Forfeit
Rejuvenation = Revival
Reticent = Taciturn

MahapriyaJul 5, 2021

My vocabulary is not working PLS clear my problem
Vipin Kumar Gond
@Shruti Kapoor Mam Thank You So Much 🤗🤗

GopiJul 6, 2021

June 5  the Hindu new words post required madam
Manali M

Manali MJul 6, 2021

Where is the 5and 6 July vocab
Sunil Kumar
We are following your vocabulary post daily mam kindly dont stop this
Chan Doraemi
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Aishwarya Vyas
Why is the article not opening by clicking on the link?
Every time i click the link,it redirects me to the home page..why????

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