Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist: 17th August, 2020

By Shruti Kapoor|Updated : August 17th, 2020

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 Indian Express" newspaper. Understand the gist of the article using the meaning of the words given below and practice questions at the end of this article. 

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Important Words from the Article

1. Word: Fracas (दंगा फसाद)

  • Pronunciation: frey-kuhs/फ्रैकस
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: 
    a. a noisy, disorderly disturbance or fight; riotous brawl; uproar
  • Synonyms: brawl, disturbance, fight, rumpus
  • Antonyms: peace, harmony, conformity
  • Usage in a sentence: He was injured in a Saturday-night fracas outside a disco.

2. Word: Impervious (अप्रभावित)

  • Pronunciation: im-pur-vee-uhs/इम्पर्वीअस
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. not permitting penetration or passage; impenetrable
    b. incapable of being injured or impaired
    c. incapable of being influenced, persuaded, or affected
  • Synonyms: impermeable, resistant, insensitive
  • Antonyms: vulnerable, previous, clairvoyant
  • Usage in a sentence: He is impervious to criticism and rational argument.

 3Word: Restiveness (तनाव)

  • Pronunciation: res-tiv-ness/रेस्टिव्नेस
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning
    a. the quality of being unwilling to be controlled or be patient
  • Synonyms: nervousness, restlessness
  • Usage in a sentence: The restiveness among citizens was evident in the city last night. 

4. Word: Derogatory (अपकर्षी)

  • Pronunciation: dih-rog-uh-tawr-ee/डिरागटोरी
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. tending to lessen the merit or reputation of a person or thing; disparaging
  • Synonyms: disparaging, insulting, offensive
  • Antonyms: favorable, appreciative, complimentary
  • Usage in a sentence: He made some derogatory comment/remark about her appearance.

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5. Word: Lure (प्रलोभित करना)

  • Pronunciation: loor/लुर
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning:
    a. anything that attracts, entices, or allures (Noun)
    b. the power of attracting or enticing (Noun)
    c. a decoy; live or especially artificial bait used in fishing or trapping (Noun)
    d. Falconry. a feathered decoy for attracting a hawk, swung at the end of a long line and sometimes baited with raw meat (Noun)
    e. to attract, entice, or tempt; allure (verb)
    f. to draw or recall (especially a falcon), as by a lure or decoy ( Verb)
  • Synonyms: attract, draw, entice, allure
  • Antonyms: repel, alert, dissuade
  • Usage in a sentence: He had lured his victim to a deserted house.

6. Word: Cloud (धुँधला करना या हो जाना)

  • Pronunciation: kloud/क्लाउड
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Adjective, Verb
  • Meaning:
    a. a visible collection of particles of water or ice suspended in the air, usually at an elevation above the earth's surface (Noun)
    b. any similar mass, especially of smoke or dust (Noun)
    c. relating to or doing business on the internet (Adjective)
    d. to overspread or cover with, or as with, a cloud or clouds (Verb)
    e. to overshadow; obscure; darken (Verb)
  • Synonyms: obscure, mist, haze, veil
  • Antonyms: clear, explain, brighten
  • Usage in a sentence: The smoke from the fire clouded the sun from view.

7. Phrase: Bring someone to book (स्पष्टीकरण माँगना)

  • Pronunciation: bring-to-buk/ब्रिंग टू बुक
  • Part of Speech
  • Meaning:
    a. to punish someone and make that person explain their behaviour
  • Synonyms: punish, reprimand, reprove
  • Usage in a sentence: It's high time parole boards were brought to book for their decisions.

8. Word: Fray (प्रतिस्पर्धा)

  • Pronunciation: frey/फ्रे 
  • Part of Speech: Verb, Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. a fight, battle, or skirmish (Noun)
    b. a competition or contest, especially in sports (Noun)
    c. a noisy quarrel or brawl (Noun)
    d. to frighten (Verb)
  • Synonyms: brawl, fight, battle, conflict
  • Antonyms: harmony, calm, agreement
  • Usage in a sentence: With a third country about to enter the fray, the fighting looks set to continue.

9. Word: Flare (भड़कना)

  • Pronunciation: flair/फ्लेर
  • Part of Speech: Verb, Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. to burn with an unsteady, swaying flame, as a torch or candle in the wind (Verb)
    b. to blaze with a sudden burst of flame (often followed by up) (Verb)
    c. to display conspicuously or ostentatiously (Noun)
    d. a flaring or swaying flame or light, as of torches in the wind (Noun)
    e. a sudden blaze or burst of flame (Noun)
  • Synonyms: glint, flash, gleam, blaze
  • Antonyms: taper, extinguish 
  • Usage in a sentence: He flared his nostrils in rage.

10. Phrase: Feed into something (प्रभाव डालना)

  • Pronunciation: feed-into/फीड ईंटो समथिंग 
  • Meaning:
    a. to have an effect on something
    b. help to make it happen
  • Synonyms: fertilize, give, gratify
  • Usage in a sentence: The influence of Italian designer fashion feeds into sports fashion.

'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!

  • Cloud
  • Bring someone to book
  • Fray
  • Flare
  • Feed into something

Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordSynonym

Share your answers 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!

You can also check the wordlist articles for the previous days from the link below: Shape Up your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist

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