Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist: 15th September 2020

By Nilanjan Paul|Updated : September 15th, 2020

Over the last couple of years, the English section of the competitive exams has given good surprises. You must have encountered one or more new types of questions in almost every exam you appear for. Many of these questions exclusively check your vocabulary skills. So, apart from enhancing your reading, writing and speaking skills, a sound grip on vocabulary helps you score better in examinations.

Reading is one of the best ways to boost your vocabulary. As you read a piece of writing, you come across new words which you might not have come across before. So, we must always try to inculcate a habit of reading.

Keeping this vision in mind, we bring to you the series, ‘Shape up your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist’. The articles in this series fulfil your daily intake of English words. The series tries to feature words from an article, with their meanings, contextual usage, pronunciation, synonyms, antonyms, proper use in sentences, etc. Given below is an important editorial from the newspaper ‘The Hindu’. Read it, understand the context and go through the meanings of words to boost up your learning.

Happy Reading!

Long haul ahead: On demand-supportive fiscal policies

Important Words from the Article

1. WordHaul (बलपूर्वक खींचना)

  • Pronunciation: hawl/ हॉल
  • Part of Speech: Verb, Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. (of a person) pull or drag with effort or force. (Verb)
    b. (of a vehicle) pull (an attached trailer or carriage) behind it. (Verb)
    c. a quantity of something that has been stolen or is possessed illegally. (Noun)
  • Synonyms: drag, pull, tug, trail, draw, transport, move
  • Antonyms: push, force, press, shove
  • Usage in a sentence: The car was hauled away to the junkyard.

2. Word: Induce (उकसाना)

  • Pronunciation: in-dyoos/इन्डूस
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning
    a. to lead or move by persuasion or influence, as to some action or state of mind
    b. to bring about, produce, or cause something
    c. Logic. to assert or establish a proposition on the basis of observations on a number of particular facts
    d. Genetics. to increase expression of (a gene) by inactivating a negative control system or activating a positive control system; depress
  • Synonyms: urge, persuade, prompt, influence, provoke
  • Antonyms: discourage, prevent, deter, prohibit
  • Usage in a sentence: Pills for seasickness often induce drowsiness.

 3Word: Albeit (यद्यपि)

  • Pronunciation: awl-bee-it/ऑल्बीइट
  • Part of Speech: Conjunction
  • Meaning: 
    a. although; even if
  • Synonyms: although, though, even though
  • Antonyms: so, due to, according to
  • Usage in a sentence: The evening was very pleasant, albeit a little quiet.

4. Word: Rebound (पलटाव)

  • Pronunciation: ri-bound/ रीबाउन्ड
  • Part of Speech: Verb, Noun
  • Meaning:  
    a. bounce back through the air after hitting something hard. (Verb) 
    b. recover in value, amount, or strength after a decrease or decline. (Verb)
    c. an increase in value, amount, or strength after a previous decline. (Noun)
  • Synonyms: recoil, bounce, ricochet, backfire
  • Antonyms: languish, wither, fade, decline, weaken
  • Usage in a sentence: The recent rebound in mortgage rates could snuff out the housing recovery.

5. Word: Telltale (भेद खोलने वाला)

  • Pronunciation:  tel-teyl/टेल्टेल 
  • Part of Speech: Adjective, Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. allowing a secret to become known (adjective)
    b. a person, especially a child, who secretly tells someone in authority, especially a teacher, that someone else has done something bad, often in order to cause trouble (noun)
  • Synonyms: revealing, talebearer, tattletale
  • Antonyms: latent, conceal
  • Usage in a sentence: She found lipstick on his shirts - the telltale sign that he was having an affair.

6. Word: Solitary(एकाकी)

  • Pronunciation:  sol-i-ter-ee/सालिटेरी
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: 
    a. having no companions; lone or single.
    b. (of a place) unfrequented and remote.
  • Synonyms: solo, unaccompanied,
  • Antonyms: accompanied, social
  • Use in a Sentence: On the hill, a solitary figure was busy chopping down trees.

7. Word: Dissipate (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.

8. Word: Dismal (उदास)

  • Pronunciation: diz-muhl/ डिज़्मल
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: 
    a. causing a mood of gloom or depression.
    b. (of a person or their mood) gloomy.
  • Synonyms: gloomy, dreary, cheerless
  • Antonyms: bright, cheerful, pleasant
  • Usage in a sentence: Their recent attempt to increase sales has been a dismal failure.

9. Word: Abide (पालन करना)

  • Pronunciation: uh-bahyd/अबाइड
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning:
    a. accept or act in accordance with (a rule, decision, or recommendation).
    b. be unable to tolerate.
  • Synonyms: endure, obey, acknowledge
  • Antonym: reject, quit, depart
  • Use in a Sentence: You have got to abide by the rules.

10. Word: Slump (भारी गिरावट आना)

  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Pronunciation: sluhmp/स्लम्प
  • Meaning: a sudden severe or prolonged fall in the price, value, or amount of something.
  • Synonyms: drop, decline
  • Antonyms: surge, boon
  • Use in a Sentence: If prices slump further, the farmers will starve.


'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!

  • Haul
  • Induce
  • Albeit
  • Rebound
  • Telltale

Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordSynonym
1 drop gloomy
2 drag tattletale
3 talebearer obey
4 drearydraw 
5 endure decline

Share your answers in the comment section. 

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Chan Doraemi

Chan DoraemiSep 15, 2020

It is quite likely that corona virus was intentionally haul to induce terror in people. Albeit the repercussions also rebounded to the origin nation. Many telltales conveys Chinese government ingenious secrets about the outbursts that shook the world.

SumanSep 15, 2020

Informative Post!!
Ankita Sharma
Drop: decline
Drag: draw
Talebearer: Tattletale
Dreary: Gloomy
Endure: Obey
Haul away all negative thoughts from mind in order to live a positive life albeit  when some unfavorable situation or pessimistic people try to drag you down or try to induce sense of self doubt in that case do not telltale your plans to such people rather remain calm & surround yourself with positive thoughts & positive people this will surely help you in many ways.
Rani Kumari

Rani KumariSep 15, 2020

Thanks 👍@Nagulapalli Mounika @Ankita Sharma sis 😍🍫🍫🧁🍦🍰🍰🍓🍓

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