Shape Up your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist: 5th Oct'21

By Oindrila Banerjee|Updated : October 5th, 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!

Locked in a stalemate: On need to restore normalcy along India-China border

Important Words from the Article

1. Word: Stalemate (गतिरोध)

  • Pronunciation: steyl-meyt/स्टेल्मेट
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning
    a. (Chess) a position of the pieces in which a player cannot move any piece except the king and cannot move the king without putting it in check (Noun)
    b. any position or situation in which no action can be taken or progress made; deadlock (Noun)
    c. to subject to a stalemate (Verb)
    d. to bring to a standstill (Verb)
  • Synonyms: deadlock, impasse, dead end, blind alley
  • Antonyms: progress, advance, headway
  • Usage in a sentence: Despite long discussions, the workers and the management remain locked in stalemate.

2. Word: Protocol (नयाचार)

  • Pronunciation: proh-tuh-kawl/ प्रोटोकोल
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. the customs and regulations dealing with diplomatic formality, precedence, and etiquette.
    b. an original draft, minute, or record from which a document, especially a treaty, is prepared.
    c. a supplementary international agreement.
    d. an agreement between states.
    e. an annex to a treaty giving data relating to it.
  • Synonyms: etiquette, convention, treaty, decorum
  • Antonyms: crudeness, disagreement, lawlessness
  • Usage in a sentence: It was imperative to follow the protocols to ensure safe passage.

 3. Word: Trespass (अतिक्रम)

  • Pronunciation: tres-puh s/ ट्रेस्पस
  • Part of Speech: Verb, Noun
  • Meaning
    a. enter someone's land or property without permission. (Verb)
    b. make unfair claims on or take advantage of (something). (Verb)
    c. entry to a person's land or property without permission. (Noun)
  • Synonyms: violation, transgress, intrude, infringe, encroach
  • Antonyms: retreat, exit, flight, withdrawal
  • Usage in a sentence: He was arrested for trespass.

4. Word: Invoke (आह्वान)

  • Pronunciation: in-vohk/ इन्वोक
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: cite or appeal to (someone or something) as an authority for an action or in support of an argument.
  • Synonyms: call forth, appeal, evoke, summon
  • Antonyms: dismiss, avert, avoid, abandon, banish
  • Usage in a sentence: The UN threatened to invoke economic sanctions if the talks were broken off.

5. Word: Implicit (अंतर्निहित)

  • Pronunciation: im-plis-it/ इम्प्लिसिट
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: suggested though not directly expressed.
  • Synonyms: implied, unspoken, understood
  • Antonyms: explicit, expressed
  • Usage in a sentence: He interpreted her comments as an implicit criticism of the government.

6. Word: Amass (संग्रह करना)

  • Pronunciation: uh-mas/अमैस
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning
    a. to gather for oneself
    b. to collect into a mass or pile
    c. to come together; assemble
  • Synonyms: accumulate, collect, gather, hoard
  • Antonyms: disperse, divide, dissipate, scatter
  • Usage in a sentence: Some of his colleagues envy the enormous wealth that he has amassed.

7. WordPredicate (निश्चयपूर्वक कहना)

  • Pronunciationpred-i-keyt/प्रेडकैट 
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning
    a. something which is affirmed or denied concerning an argument of a proposition. (Noun)
    b. declare or affirm (something) as true or existing; postulate or assert. (Verb)
    c. found or base something on. (Verb)
  • Synonyms: affirm, assert, declare, proclaim, profess
  • Usage in a Sentence: She has predicated her theory on recent findings by other astronomers.

8. Word: Envoy (प्रतिनिधि)

  • Pronunciation: en-voi/ एन्वॉइ
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a messenger or representative, especially one on a diplomatic mission.
  • Synonyms: emissary, delegate, agent, messenger
  • Usage in a sentence: The UN peace envoy has failed to find any middle ground between the government and the opposition parties.

9. WordBuffer (प्रतिरोधक)

  • Pronunciation: buhf-er/ बफर
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning: a. a person or thing that reduces a shock or that forms a barrier between incompatible or antagonistic people or things. [Noun]
    b. lessen or moderate the impact of (something) [Verb]
  • Synonyms: shield, cushion, defense, guard
  • Antonyms: expose
  • Usage in a Sentence: They tried to buffer themselves against problems and uncertainties.

10Word: Distinction (अन्तर)

  • Pronunciation: dih-stingk-shuhn / डिस्टिंगक्शन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a difference or contrast between similar things or people.
  • Synonyms: difference, dissimilarity, discrepancy
  • Antonyms: equality, conformity
  • Usage in a sentence: distinction should be made between the primary and secondary contradictions.

'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!

  • stalemate
  • protocol
  • trespass
  • invoke
  • implicit

Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordSynonym
5buffer agent

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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Chan Doraemi
Chinese troops infiltrating the disputed area implicitly ended up the peaceful protocol between two nations. They incite the Indian side to take an action that may lead to feeding up on troubles. They invoke border tension to all it's neighbouring countries and is generally known for trespassing it's neighbours territory that results in the stalemate of the relationship.

RamuOct 6, 2021

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