Shape Up your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist: 02 April, 2019

By Mansi Anand|Updated : April 2nd, 2019
In English, various types of new questions have been asked recently. Many such questions require the use of vocabulary. Thus, vocabulary plays an important role to score good marks. So, you have to increase command over it by enhancing the reading skills and learning new words. Now, reading habits can be made by reading the newspaper on daily basis and understanding the meaning of different words as well as the meaning of sentences very easily.
Our series, ‘Shape up your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist’ helps you understand the commonly used words with their meaning, pronunciation, synonym, antonym, proper use in sentences, etc.
Here is an important editorial from the newspaper ‘The Hindu’, followed by important words from the same, to help you strengthen your vocabulary.
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Important Words from the Article

1. WordDebris (रोड़ा)

  • Pronunciation: duh-bree/ डब्री
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: scattered pieces of rubbish or remains.
  • Synonyms: rubbish, junk, rubble
  • Antonyms: purity, finery, valuable
  • Usage in a Sentence: Several people were injured by flying debris in the explosion.

2. WordTransponder (प्रेषग्राही)

  • Pronunciation: tran-spon-der/ ट्रैन्स्पान्डर
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a device for receiving a radio signal and automatically transmitting a different signal.
  • Synonyms: answerer, repeater, localizer
  • Antonyms: remover
  • Usage in a Sentence: A transponder is a device that emits radar signals identifying and locating aircraft for air traffic controllers.

3. WordDissipate (नष्ट करना)

  • Pronunciationdis-uh-peyt/ डिसपैट
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning:  a. (with reference to a feeling or emotion) disappear or cause to disappear.
    b. waste or fritter away (money, energy, or resources).
  • Synonyms: squander, dissolve, vanish
  • Antonyms: gather, accumulate, improve
  • Usage in a Sentence: She wanted to dissipate her anger before making the next phone call.

4. WordNascent (विकासोन्मुख)

  • Pronunciation: nas-uh nt/ नैसन्ट
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: beginning to exist or develop
  • Synonyms: incipient, emerging 
  • Antonyms: last, dying, moribund
  • Usage in a Sentence: A battle over music personalities threatens a nascent industry.

5. WordFlounder (लड़खड़ाना)

  • Pronunciation: floun-der/ फ्लाउन्डर
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: struggle mentally; show or feel great confusion/be in serious difficulty.
  • Synonyms: stagger, tumble
  • Antonyms: succeed, flourish
  • Usage in a Sentence: My senior floundered among a jumble of thoughts.

6. WordConstraint (अवरोध)

  • Pronunciation: kuhn-streynt/ कन्स्ट्रेन्ट
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a limitation or restriction
  • Synonyms: restraint, coercion, pressure, compulsion, control
  • Antonyms: democracy, permission, madness
  • Usage in a Sentence: A similar constraint is visible in the monetary growth rates of all the advanced industrial countries.

7. WordPatchy (ठीक से न किया गया)

  • Pronunciation: pach-ee/ पैची
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: a. existing or happening in small, isolated areas.
    b. not of the same quality throughout; inconsistent.
  • Synonyms: uneven, irregular
  • Antonyms: consistent, constant
  • Usage in a Sentence: Attendance at these matches has been rather patchy recently.

8. WordCompliance (आज्ञापालन)

  • Pronunciation: kuh m-plahy-uh ns/ कम्प्लाइअन्स
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the state or fact of according with or meeting rules or standards.
  • Synonyms: obedience, concurrence, consent
  • Antonyms: refusal, denial, defiance
  • Usage in a Sentence: The workers of the factory must be monitored to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions.

9. WordInterceptor (अवरोधक)

  • Pronunciation: in-ter-sep-ter/ इन्टर्सेप्टर
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a person or thing that intercepts.
  • Synonyms: preventer, interdiction, scavanger
  • Antonyms: disseminator, distributor, divider
  • Usage in a Sentence: There have been repeated allegations that the current interceptor tests have been rigged to appear more successful than they have actually been.

10. WordAdamantly (अटलतापूर्वक)

  • Pronunciationad-uh-muhnt-ly/ ऐडमन्ट्ली
  • Part of Speech: Adverb
  • Meaning: in a way that suggests one will not be persuaded to change one's mind; firmly and resolutely.
  • Synonyms: inflexibly, rigidly, firmly
  • Antonyms: amenably, compliantly, tamely
  • Usage in a Sentence: She was adamantly opposed to her husband travelling to Brussels.

'Practice Corner'

Based on the words description, 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!

  • Adamantly
  • Patchy
  • Flounder
  • Nascent
  • Compliance

Exercise 2: Match the columns!

S No.WordsSynonyms

 Answer in the comment section.  

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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!

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