Shape Up your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist: 9th Oct'21

By Oindrila Banerjee|Updated : October 9th, 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.

Nowadays the English section of Banking exams is full of surprises. In most of the topics, Vocabulary plays an important role and a good hold over it will help you score good marks. Also, Vocabulary helps in understanding the context of sentences while improving communication skills like speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Nobody can cram all the meanings of the words in one go. To help you out in this, we are providing you with the series, ‘Shape up your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist’ which solely aims to enhance your vocabulary. The series will present the words used in newspaper editorials with the appropriate meanings, synonyms, antonyms, pronunciation, usage in the sentences, etc.

Today's article is from "The Hindu" newspaper. Understand the gist of the article using the meaning of the words given below and practice questions at the end of this article. 

Happy Reading!

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Important Words from the Article

1. Word: Triumph (जीत)

  • Pronunciationtrahy-uh mf/ट्राइअम्फ
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning: 
    a. a great victory or achievement. [Noun]
    b. achieve a victory; be successful. [Verb]
  • Synonyms: succeed, conquest, glory
  • Antonyms: defeat, failure, disappointment
  • Usage in a Sentence: After the battle, the winners returned in triumph.

2. Word: Implement (उपकरण/ कार्यान्वित करना) 

  • Pronunciationim-pluh-muh nt/ इम्प्लमेन्ट
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning
    a. a tool, utensil, or other piece of equipment that is used for a particular purpose. (Noun)
    b. put (a decision, plan, agreement, etc.) into effect. (Verb)
  • Synonyms: carry out, apply, fulfil, execute
  • Antonyms: cancel, exempt, reject
  • Usage in a Sentence: The government promised to implement a new system to control financial loan institutions.

 3. Word: Milestone (उपलब्धि)

  • Pronunciation: mahyl-stohn/माइल्स्टोन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. a stone functioning as a milepost (Noun)
    b. a significant event or stage in the life, progress, development, or the like of a person, nation, etc (Noun)
  • Synonyms: landmark, turning point, turning point, breakthrough
  • Antonyms: failure, end
  • Usage in a sentence: We’ve been married for 20 years now, a real milestone.

4. WordGrapple (गुथना)

  • Pronunciation: grap-uhl/ ग्रैपल
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: engage in a close fight or struggle without weapons; wrestle.
  • Synonyms: grasp, wrestle, clutch
  • Antonyms: release, free
  • Usage in a sentence: The new government is yet to grapple with the problem of air pollution.

5. Word: Endeavour (उद्योग करना)

  • Part of Speech: Verb, Noun
  • Pronunciation: en-dev-er/इन्डेवर
  • Meaning:
    a. try hard to do or achieve something. [Verb]
    b. an attempt to achieve a goal. [Noun]
  • Synonyms: strive, effort, attempt
  • Antonyms: giving up, end up, forsake
  • Usage in a Sentence: We must always endeavour to improve our work.

6. Word: Pathogen (रोगाणु)

  • Pronunciation: path-uh-juhn, ‐jen
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. any small organism, such as a virus or a bacterium that can cause disease
  • Synonyms: germ, microbe, disease-causing agents
  • Antonyms: beneficial microorganism
  • Usage in a sentence: It was hard to determine the pathogens causing the latest epidemic.

7. Word: Disproportionate (असम)

  • Pronunciation: dis-pruh-pawr-shuh-nit /डिस्प्रपॉर्शनिट 
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. too large or too small in comparison to something else
    b. not deserving its importance or influence
  • Synonyms: inordinate, unequal, undue
  • Antonyms: equal, proportionate, commensurate, balanced
  • Usage in a sentence: There is a disproportionate distribution of wealth across the economic classes.

8. Word: Vulnerable (अतिसंवेदनशील)

  • Pronunciation: vuhl-ner-uh-buh l/वल्नरबल
  • Part of Speech: Adjective 
  • Meaning: 
    a. (of a person) in need of special care, support, or protection because of age, disability, or risk of abuse or neglect.
    b. exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.
  • Synonyms: unprotected, insecure
  • Antonyms: secure, guarded
  • Usage in Sentence: Old people are particularly vulnerable members of our society.

9. Word: Feasible (व्यवहार्य)

  • Pronunciationfee-zuh-buh l/ फीज़बल
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning
    a. possible to do easily or conveniently.
    b. likely; probable.
  • Synonyms: possible, practicable, workable, viable
  • Antonyms: impossible, unsustainable, unfeasible, impractical
  • Usage in a sentence: The government has now made it feasible for tourists to spend as long as a month in the country.

10Word: Equitable (उचित)

  • Pronunciation: ek-wi-tuh-buhl /एक्विटबल
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: fair and impartial.
  • Synonyms: fair, just, impartial,
  • Antonyms: unfair, unjust, biased, prejudiced
  • Usage in a sentence: It provides a reasonably equitable and comprehensive service to the whole population at remarkably low cost.

'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!

  • triumph
  • implement
  • milestone
  • grapple 
  • endeavour

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. 

from BYJU'S Exam Prep


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