Shape Up your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist: 6th March, 2021

By Oindrila Banerjee|Updated : March 6th, 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. Shape Up your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist from BYJU'S Exam Prep is a daily vocabulary exercise that will help enhance your vocabulary skills.

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 Indian Express’. Read it, understand the context and go through the meanings of words given below to scale-up your knowledge.

Happy Reading!

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Important Words from the Article

1. Word: Uplift (उन्नति)

  • Pronunciation: uhp-lift/अप्लिफ्ट
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb 
  • Meaning: 
    a. to lift up; raise; elevate. (Verb)
    b. to improve socially, culturally, morally, or the like. (Verb)
    c. an act of lifting up or raising; elevation. (Noun)
    d. the process or work of improving, as socially, intellectually, or morally. (Noun)
    e. emotional or spiritual exaltation. (Noun)
  • Synonyms: raise, boost, elevate
  • Antonyms: degrade, demoralize, discourage
  • Usage in a sentence: It is the teacher's vocation in life to uplift her students.

2. Word: Desolate (निर्जन करना)

  • Pronunciation: des-uh-lit/डेसलेट
  • Part of Speech: Adjective, Verb
  • Meaning: 
    a. feeling or showing great unhappiness or loneliness. [Adjective]
    b. make (someone) feel utterly wretched and unhappy. [Verb]
  • Synonyms: lonely, miserable
  • Antonyms: cheerful, happy
  • Usage in a Sentence: The house stood in a flat and desolate landscape.

 3Word: Exuberance (उल्लास)

  • Pronunciation: ig-zoo-ber-uh ns/इग्ज़ूबरन्स
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: 
    a. the quality of being full of energy, excitement, and cheerfulness; ebullience.
    b. the quality of growing profusely; luxuriance.
  • Synonyms: cheerfulness, excitement
  • Antonyms: boredom, lifelessness
  • Usage in a Sentence: The girl was laughing from pure exuberance.

4. Word: Bleak (निराशाजनक)

  • Pronunciation: bleek/ब्लीक
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: 
    a. (of a building or room) charmless and inhospitable; dreary.
    b. (of the weather) cold and miserable.
  • Synonyms: gloomy, cheerless
  • Antonyms: encouraging, comforting
  • Usage in a Sentence: That was a bleak and dismal place.

5. Word: Dissemination (प्रचार)

  • Pronunciation: dih-sem-uh-ney-shuh n/ डिसेमनैशन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the action or fact of spreading something, especially information, widely.
  • Synonyms: distribution, circulation
  • Antonyms: gathering, collection
  • Usage in a sentence: The dissemination of music by radio and gramophone record permeated the whole country and every social stratum.

6. Word: Incarnation (अवतरण)

  • Pronunciation: in-kahr-ney-shuhn /इन्कार्नैशन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. a living being embodying a deity or spirit.
    b. assumption of human form or nature.
    c. a person or thing regarded as embodying or exhibiting some quality, idea, or the like.
  • Synonyms: embodiment, avatar, personification
  • Antonyms: disembodiment
  • Usage in a sentence: The Jataka Tales are full of tales about the different incarnations of Lord Buddha.

7. Word: Slew (अधिक संख्या)

  • Pronunciation: sloo/ स्लू
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a large number or quantity of something
  • Synonyms: oodles, heap, plurality, many, multitude, lot
  • Antonyms: handful, smattering, deficiency, dearth
  • Usage in a Sentence: Post being sworn in as the chief justice of India, he inherited a slew of challenges.

8. Word: Showcase (प्रदर्शनअ)

  • Pronunciation: shoh-keys/शोकैस
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: exhibit; display
  • Synonyms: illustrate, manifest, represent
  • Antonyms: abandon, conceal, distress
  • Usage in a Sentence: The event remains an important showcase for new talent.

9. Word: Exhort (प्रोत्साहित करना)

  • Pronunciation: ig-zawrt/इग्ज़ॉर्ट
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: strongly encourage or urge (someone) to do something.
  • Synonyms: advise, encourage, prompt, inspire
  • Antonyms: deter, discourage, inhibit
  • Usage in a Sentence: The manager must exhort his team members to work well.

10. Word: Amateur (अव्यवसायी)

  • Pronunciation: am-uh-choor/ऐमचुर 
  • Part of Speech: Adjective, Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. a person who engages in a pursuit, especially a sport, on an unpaid basis. [Noun]
    b. engaging or engaged in without payment; non-professional. [Adjective]
  • Synonyms: novice, beginner
  • Antonyms: expert, qualified
  • Usage in a Sentence: He made an amateur attempt to build a cabinet.

'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!

  • uplift
  • desolate
  • exuberance 
  • bleak 
  • dissemination

Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordSynonym

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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