Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist: 19 June 2020

By Shruti Kapoor|Updated : June 19th, 2020

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.

In keeping with the idea of learning and scoring better in English, we bring to you our series, ‘Shape up your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist’. A daily dose of this article acquaints you with commonly (and not so commonly) used English words. The series tries to feature every such word, with its meaning, contextual usage, pronunciation, synonym, antonym, proper use in sentences, etc., that could save you from sitting with a dictionary while reading. Ultimately, it facilitates smooth reading and better intake of the newspaper article.

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.

United front in Delhi: On Kejriwal government-Centre camaraderie

Important Words from the Article

1. Word: Camaraderie (सखापन)

  • Pronunciation: kah-muh-rah-duh-ree/कामराडरी
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: 
    a. a feeling of friendliness towards people that you work or share an experience with
    b. comradeship; good-fellowship
  • Synonyms: comradeship, friendship, fellowship, companionship
  • Antonyms: hate, solitude, loneliness, enmity
  • Usage in a sentence: For me mountain climbing is less about physical effort than about cooperation and camaraderie.

2. Word: New-found (नवीन-खोज)

  • Pronunciation: nyoo-found/न्यू फॉउन्ड
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. newly found or discovered
    b. only recently happening, discovered, or beginning to exist
  • Synonyms: newly discovered, fresh, brand new, next, further
  • Antonyms: old, not updated
  • Usage in a sentence: This success is a reflection of their new-found confidence.

 3Word: Exploitative (शोषक)

  • Pronunciation: ik-sploi-tuh-tiv/एक्स्प्लॉइटटिव
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning
    a. using someone unfairly for your own advantage
    b. taking unfair or unethical advantage of a person, group, or situation for the purpose of profit, comfort, or advancement
  • Synonyms: predatory, scout
  • Antonyms: generative, beautiful
  • Usage in a sentence: Her success attracted too many exploitative relatives to count.

4. Word: Breaking-point (अत्यंत तनावग्रस्त स्थिति)

  • Pronunciation: brey-king point/ब्रेकिंग पॉइंट
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. the moment of greatest strain at which someone or something gives way
    b. the point at which a situation or condition becomes critical
  • Synonyms: tipping point, point of failure, extremity
  • Usage in a sentence: The social and political tensions have now reached breaking point.

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5. Word: Bona-fide (यथार्थ)

  • Pronunciation: boh-nuh fahyd/बोन फाइड
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning:
    a. authentic; true
    b. real, not false
  • Synonyms: good faith, real, true, genuine
  • Usage in a sentence: Make sure you are dealing with a bona-fide company.

6. Word: Concede (स्वीकार करना)

  • Pronunciation: kuhn-seed/कन्सीड
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning:
    a. to acknowledge as true, just, or proper; admit
    b. to grant as a right or privilege; yield
    c. to make concession; yield to pressure or circumstances; admit defeat
  • Synonyms: admit, allow, acknowledge, grant
  • Antonyms: deny, fight, refuse, reject
  • Usage in a sentence: The government has conceded that the new tax policy has been a disaster.

7. Word: Expediency (उपयोगिता)

  • Pronunciation: ik-spee-dee-uh n-see/इक्स्पीडीअन्सी
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: Noun
    a. the quality of being expedient; advantageous
    b. a regard for what is politic or advantageous rather than for what is right or just; a sense of self-interest
  • Synonyms: convenience, advisability, usefulness, suitability
  • Antonyms: inexpediency, altruism, prejudice, detriment
  • Usage in a sentence: It might be expedient not to pay him until the work is finished.

8. Word: Mellow (परिपक्व होना)

  • Pronunciation: mel-oh/मेलो
  • Part of Speech: Adjective, Verb
  • Meaning:
    a. soft, sweet, and full-flavored from ripeness, as fruit (Adjective)
    b. well-matured, as wines (Adjective)
    c. soft and rich, as sound, tones, color, or light (Adjective)
    d. made gentle and compassionate by age or maturity; softened (Adjective)
    e. to make or become mellow (Verb)
  • Synonyms: mature, smooth, sweet, pleasant
  • Antonyms: harsh, sour, hard, strong
  • Usage in a sentence: The brickwork will mellow over the years so that it blends with the surroundings.

9. Word: Hurtle (तेजी से दौड़ना)

  • Pronunciation: hur-tl/हर्टल
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning:
    a. to move very fast, especially in a way that seems dangerous
  • Synonyms: rush, speed, dash, race, dart
  • Antonyms: linger, crawl, dawdle
  • Usage in a sentence: The explosion sent pieces of metal and glass hurtling through the air.

10. Phrase: Not come a moment too soon/early (काफी देर में)

  • Pronunciation: nawt-a- moh-muhnt-too-soon/नॉट अ मोमेन्ट टू सून 
  • Meaning:
    a. used to say that something happened when it was almost too late
  • Synonyms: not too early, not too soon, too late
  • Usage in a sentence: Help arrived - but not a moment too soon.

'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!

  • Camaraderie
  • Bona-fide
  • Hurtle
  • Not a moment too soon
  • Expediency

Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordSynonym
1MellowNew discovery
2Breaking pointPleasant
5New-foundPoint of failure

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Anand Bharti Mathur
Roshan Ramdham
Mellow: Pleasant
Breaking Point: Point of failure
Concede: Grant
Exploitative: Predatory
New- found: New discovery
Debjani Gorai
Camaraderie - The boy scouts beside learning life skills also experienced team work and camaraderie, during the trip.
Bona-fide- The applicant was asked to show all her bona-fide certificates.
Hurtle- The man reached his office late and hurtled his way forward through the crowd.
Not a moment too soon- The police reached the spot of accident, but not a moment too soon.
Expediency - The kind man gave his friend some money and asked him to return when expedient.
Mellow- Pleasant
Breaking point- Point of failure
Exploitative - Predatory
New found - New discovery
Anand Bharti Mathur
Camaraderie - Now a day camaraderie has been extinct. Hard to find like krishna and Sudama.
Anand Bharti Mathur
Hurtle - Remembered a scene of cricket match, player was hertling after ball to save a boundary.
Divy Bhargava
Mellow * pleasant
Breaking point * point of failure
Concede * grant
Exploitative * predatory
New found * new discovery
Priyanka Dhiman
Ex 2 .mellow=pleasant
Breaking point=point of failure
New found=new discovery
Deepti Dubey

Deepti DubeyJun 19, 2020

Attack on our valiant soliders has broken the CAMARADERIE between India and china and  made us realize but NOT A MOMENT TOO SOON that china is not a BONA-FIDE friend /neighbor. It will be EXPEDIENT for Indians not to HURTLE blindly for Chinese products.
Let's boycott Chinese products and pay tribute to our Martyrs .
Chan Doraemi

Chan DoraemiJun 20, 2020

Chinese and Indian troops faced off near LAC border. They made a  BONAFIDE deal with CAMARADERIE intentions which was EXPEDIENT at that point of time. NOT A MOMENT TOO SOON when Indian troops revisited the disputed area, the deceitful Chinese soldiers lurched and HURTLED back resulting in truculent.

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