Shape Up your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist: 12 March, 2019

By Mansi Anand|Updated : March 12th, 2019
In English language, Vocabulary plays an important role. To increase your command over it, reading skills need to be enhanced. To improve your reading skills, just read the newspaper on daily basis and understand the meaning of different words. This will help you to understand the context of the sentences very easily.
Our series, ‘Shape up your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist’ aims to help you understand the different aspects of the commonly used words, ranging from their meaning, pronunciation, synonym, antonym, proper use in sentences, etc.
So, 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!
Now attempt the GK questions related to this article to boost your general knowledge.
G.K. Questions:
Q1. Which "scorn" has been discussed in the phrase "this scorn for politics is both perplexing and worrying" in the given article?
Q2. What leads to de-politicisation?
Q3. Which several implications is repleting with giving the complete freedom to the military?

Bringing politics back in

Important Words from the Article

1. WordScorn (तिरस्कार)

  • Pronunciation: skawrn/स्कॉर्न
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning: a. a feeling and expression of contempt or disdain for someone or something. [Noun]
    b. feel or express contempt or disdain for. [Verb]
  • Synonyms: ridicule, disregard
  • Antonyms: scrutinize, admire
  • Usage in a Sentence: Researchers greeted the proposal with scorn.

2. WordEntrenched (अंतर्निहित)

  • Pronunciation: en-tren-ch-d/इन्ट्रेन्च्ट
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: a. to establish an attitude, habit, or belief so strongly that it is not likely to change
  • Synonyms: fixed, inflexible, instilled
  • Antonyms: vulnerable, adjustable, unestablished
  • Usage in Sentence: Our soldiers have entrenched themselves behind the battle lines.

3. Word: Negation (असहमति)

  • Pronunciation: ni-gey-shuh n/ नगैशन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the contradiction or denial of something.
  • Synonyms: denial, repudiation, disavowal
  • Antonyms: affirmation, approval, permission
  • Usage in a Sentence: The author boxed the compass of negation in his article.

4. WordInflux (आगम)

  • Pronunciationin-fluhks/ इन्फ्लक्स
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: an arrival or entry of large numbers of people or things.
  • Synonyms: inflow, affluent, inrush
  • Antonyms: outflow, exodus, efflux
  • Usage in a Sentence: The country sealed its borders to prevent the influx of illegal immigrants.

5. WordAftermath ( परिणाम)

  • Pronunciationaf-ter-math/ऐफ्टर्मैथ
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: the consequences or after-effects of a significant unpleasant event.
  • Synonyms: outcome, effect, eventuality
  • Antonyms: cause, reason, beginning
  • Usage in a Sentence: In the aftermath of the typhoon, many people's homes were destroyed.

6. Word: Abdication (राज-त्याग)

  • Pronunciation: ab-di-key-shuh n/ ऐब्डकेशन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: an act of abdicating or renouncing the throne.
  • Synonyms: resignation, abandonment, surrender
  • Antonyms: buck, invasion, occupy
  • Usage in a Sentence: The council denied that their decision represented any abdication of responsibility.

7. WordFetish (अंधभक्ति)

  • Pronunciationfet-ish/ फेटिश
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: an excessive and irrational devotion or commitment to a particular thing.
  • Synonyms: hammer down, talisman, monomania
  • Antonyms: bad omen, virgin ears
  • Usage in a Sentence: Women's underclothes are a common fetish.

8. WordEnshrine (स्थापित करना)

  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Pronunciation: en-shrahyn/एन्श्राइन
  • Meaning: a. place (a revered or precious object) in an appropriate receptacle.
    b. preserve (a right, tradition, or idea) in a form that ensures it will be protected and respected.
  • Synonyms: embody, manifest 
  • Antonyms: degrade, depreciate
  • Usage in a Sentence: A lot of memories are enshrined in this photo album.

9. WordShun (त्यागना)

  • Pronunciation: shuhn/शन
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: persistently avoid, ignore, or reject (someone or something) through antipathy or caution.
  • Synonyms: evade, dodge
  • Antonyms: accept, embrace
  • Usage in a Sentence: They wear simple clothes and shun modern inventions.

10. WordReinstate (बहाल करना)

  • Pronunciation: ree-in-steyt/ रीइन्स्टेट
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: restore (someone or something) to their former position or state.
  • Synonyms: restore, return, replace
  • Antonyms: fire, repeal, annul
  • Usage in a Sentence: The governor is said to have agreed to reinstate five senior workers who were dismissed.


'Writer's 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!

  • Scorn
  • Entrenched
  • Influx
  • Reinstate
  • Fetish

Exercise 2: Match the columns.

S No.WordsAntonyms

 Exercise 3: Comment and discuss the de-politicisation discussed in the article.

Answer in the comment section.  

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