Shape Up your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist: 7th Dec'21

By Oindrila Banerjee|Updated : December 7th, 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.

Over the last few years, aspirants of competitive examinations have been witnessing new types of questions in almost every examination they take. The questions based on new patterns mostly appear in the English section as the subject provides the maximum scope for experimentation. The examination bodies twist the questions to stimulate the analytical skills of the candidates. However, the basics never change and Vocabulary is one one of the most essential basics of the English language. A sound command over Vocabulary allows you to tackle the questions and solve problems efficiently. 

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.

Happy Reading!

Boosters short: On third COVID-19 vaccination dose

Important Words from the Article

1. Word: Priority (प्रधानता)

  • Pronunciation: prahy-awr-i-tee/ प्राइऑरटी
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the fact or condition of being regarded or treated as more important than others.
  • Synonyms: preference, primacy, emphasis
  • Antonyms: unimportance, disfavor
  • Usage in a Sentence: The daily newspaper gives priority to national news over international ones.

2. Word: Clamour (गोहार, धूम मचाना)

  • Pronunciation: kla-muh-r/क्लैमर
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning:
    a. a loud and confused noise, especially that of people shouting. (Noun)
    b. shout loudly and insistently. (Verb)
  • Synonyms: Uproar, Outcry, Roar
  • Antonyms: Silence, Peace
  • Usage in a Sentence: When I do my work at home, my kids often clamour for my attention by shouting my name. 

 3. Word: Variant (प्रकार)

  • Pronunciation: vair-ee-uh nt/ वेरीअन्ट
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a form or version of something that differs in some respect from other forms of the same thing or from a standard.
  • Synonyms: alternative, version, variation
  • Antonyms: acquiesce, base, root
  • Usage in a sentence: The simplest variant of the theory is to split the labour market into two sectors.

4. WordTransmissible (संक्रामक)

  • Pronunciation: trans-mis-uh-buhl/ट्रैन्स्मिसबल
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. of diseases, etc., able to be passed from one person or animal to another:
  • Synonyms: communicable, hereditary, genetic
  • Antonyms: non infectious, accidental
  • Usage in a sentence: To start a pandemic, the virus will have to be highly transmissible between humans. 

5. Word:  Surge (प्रवाह के कारण आगे बढ़ना)

  • Pronunciationसर्ज
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning: 
    a. a sudden powerful forward or upward movement. [Noun]
    b. move suddenly and powerfully forward or upward. [Verb]
  • Synonyms: Rise, Gush, Overflow
  • Antonyms: Decline, Diminish, Deteriorate
  • Usage in a Sentence: After listening to the song, she felt a surge of excitement.

6. Word: Reiterate (दोहराना)

  • Pronunciation: ree-it-uh-reyt/ रीइटरैट
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: say something again or a number of times, typically for emphasis or clarity.
  • Synonyms: repeat, restate, renew
  • Antonyms: conceal, repudiate, contradict
  • Usage in a sentence: We would like to reiterate that confirmation copy will be coming by mail soon.

7. WordSole (एकमात्र)

  • Pronunciation: sohl/ सोल
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Adjective
  • Meaning
    a. The undersurface of a person's foot [Noun]
    b. one and only [Adjective]
  • Synonyms: single, only, lone, solitary
  • Antonyms: both, together, team
  • Usage in a Sentence: My sole reason for coming here was to see you.

8. Word: Recommendation (गुण-कीर्तन)

  • Pronunciation: rek-uh-men-dey-shuhn/ रेकमेन्डेशन
  • Part of Speech: Noun 
  • Meaning:
    a. representation in favor of a person or thing.
    b. anything that serves to recommend a person or thing, or induce acceptance or favor.
  • Synonyms: suggestion, advice, proposal, endorsement
  • Antonyms: disapproval, pejorative, admonition
  • Usage in a sentence: The professor dispatched a glowing letter of recommendation to the firm where one of his pupils had applied. 

9. WordSymptomatic (लाक्षणिक)

  • Pronunciation: simp-tuh-mat-ik/सिम्प्टमैटिक
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. serving as a symptom or sign, especially of something undesirable.
    b. exhibiting or involving medical symptoms.
  • Synonyms: warning, characteristic, suggestive, typical
  • Antonyms: uncharacteristic, atypical, 
  • Usage in a Sentence: The rise in unemployment is symptomatic of a general decline in the economy.

10Word: Prudent (चतुर)

  • Pronunciation: prood-nt/प्रूडन्ट
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: acting with or showing care and thought for the future.
  • Synonyms: careful, wise
  • Antonyms: foolish, careless
  • Usage in a Sentence: It would be prudent to save some of the money.

'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!

  • priority
     
  • clamour 
     
  • variant 
     
  • transmissible
     
  • surge 

Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordSynonym
1
reiterate
suggestive
2solerepeat
3recommendationwise
4symptomatic only
5prudent endorsement

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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