Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist: 8 June 2020

By Shruti Kapoor|Updated : June 8th, 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.

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Killing Gajah: On the killing of an elephant in Kerala

Important Words from the Article

1. Word: Treacherous (अधर्मी/कपटी)

  • Pronunciation: trech-er-uhs/ट्रेचरस
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning: 
    a. characterized by faithlessness or readiness to betray trust
    b. deceptive, untrustworthy, or unreliable
    c. unstable or insecure
    d. dangerous or hazardous
  • Synonyms: deceitful, perfidious, untrustworthy
  • Antonyms: loyal, safe, true, faithful
  • Usage in a sentence: Freezing rain made driving treacherous.

2. Word: Revulsion (घृणा/आकस्मिक भाव परिवर्तन)

  • Pronunciation: ri-vuhl-shuhn/रिवल्शन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning:
    a. a strong feeling of repugnance, distaste, or dislike
    b. a sudden and violent change of feeling or response in sentiment, taste, etc.
    c. the act of drawing something back or away
    d. the fact of being so drawn
    e. (Medical) the diminution of morbid action in one part of the body by irritation in another
  • Synonyms: repugnance, disgust, abhorrence
  • Antonyms: desire, love, like, passion
  • Usage in a sentence: I turned away in revulsion when they showed a close-up of the operation.

 3Word: Impassive (आवेगहीन/उदासीन)

  • Pronunciation: im-pas-iv/इम्पैसिव
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning
    a. without emotion; apathetic; unmoved
    b. calm; serene
    c. unconscious; insensible
    d. not subject to suffering
  • Synonyms: indifferent, apathetic, stoic, unemotional
  • Antonyms: flirty, emotional, wild, excited
  • Usage in a sentence: Nick kept his face impassive but his mind was racing.

4. Word: Befall (घटित होना)

  • Pronunciation: bih-fawl/बिफॉल
  • Part of Speech: Verb
    a. to happen or occur
    b. to happen to someone especially by chance or fate
  • Synonyms: happen, occur, take place, transpire
  • Antonyms: blunder, vary greatly, intensification
  • Usage in a sentence: Should any harm befall me on my journey, you may open this letter.

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5. Word: Ebb (कम होना/घटना)

  • Pronunciation: eb/एब
  • Part of Speech: Noun, Verb
  • Meaning
    a. the flowing back of the tide as the water returns to the sea (opposed to flood, flow) (Noun)
    b. a flowing backward or away; decline or decay (Noun)
    c. a point of decline (Noun)
    d. to decline or decay; fade away (Verb)
    e. to flow back or away, as the water of a tide (Verb)
  • Synonyms: wane, decline, decrease, subside
  • Antonyms: surge, increase, advance, tide
  • Usage in a sentence: He could feel his strength ebbing.

6. Word: Ghastly (डरावना/डरावने रूप में)

  • Pronunciation: gast-lee/गैस्ट्ली
  • Part of Speech: Adjective/Adverb
  • Meaning
    a. shockingly frightful or dreadful; horrible (Adjective)
    b. resembling a ghost, especially in being very pale (Adjective)
    c. terrible; very bad (Adjective)
    d. in a ghastly manner; horribly; terribly (Adverb)
    e. with a deathlike quality (Adverb)
  • Synonyms: scary, awful, terrible, frightful
  • Antonyms: delightful, beautiful, lovely, pleasing
  • Usage in a sentence: Today's newspaper gives all the ghastly details of the murder.

7. Word: Perpetrator (अपराधी)

  • Pronunciation: pur-pi-trey-ter/पर्पट्रैटर
  • Part of speech: Noun
  • Meaning
    a. a person who perpetrates, or commits an illegal, criminal, or evil act
  • Synonyms: offender, culprit, criminal, felon
  • Antonyms: victim, sufferer, slop, swine
  • Usage in a sentence: The perpetrators of the massacre must be brought to justice as war criminals. 

8. Word: Imbue (भर देना)

  • Pronunciation: im-byoo/इम्ब्यू
  • Part of speech: Verb
  • Meaning
    a. to impregnate or inspire, as with feelings, opinions, etc.
    b. to saturate or impregnate with moisture, color, etc.
  • Synonyms: permeate, pervade, infuse, saturate
  • Antonyms: drain, dry, commiserate
  • Usage in a sentence: The new political leader was imbued with the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.

9. Word: Mitigate (घटाना)

  • Pronunciation: mit-i-geyt/मिटिगेट
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning
    a. to lessen in force or intensity, as wrath, grief, harshness, or pain; moderate
    b. to make less severe
    c. to make (a person, one's state of mind, disposition, etc.) milder or more gentle; mollify; appease
  • Synonyms: reduce, alleviate, ease, lessen
  • Antonyms: aggravate, increase, intensify
  • Usage in a sentence: It is unclear how to mitigate the effects of tourism on the island.

10. Word: Eviscerate (अशक्त कर देना)

  • Pronunciation: ih-vis-uh-reyt/इविसरेट
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning
    a. to remove the entrails from; disembowel
    b. to deprive of vital or essential parts
  • Synonyms: disembowel, gut, weaken
  • Antonyms: offend, fill, redirect
  • Usage in a sentence: Each mouse carcass was skinned, eviscerated and digested.

11. Word: Hue (विविध रंग/चिल्लाहट)

  • Pronunciation: hyoo/ह्यू
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning
    a. (a degree of lightness, darkness, strength, etc. of) a colour
    b. a different type or group
    c. form or appearance
  • Synonyms: shade, tone, tint, tinge
  • Antonyms: bleach, light
  • Usage in a sentence: In the Caribbean waters there are fish of every hue.

12. Word: Verdant (ताजा/अनाड़ी)

  • Pronunciation: vur-dnt/वर्डन्ट
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning
    a. green with vegetation; covered with growing plants or grass
    b. of the color green
    c. inexperienced; unsophisticated
  • Synonyms: green, lush, fresh
  • Antonyms: barren arid, infertile, multi skilled
  • Usage in a sentence: Much of the region's verdant countryside has been destroyed in the hurricane.

13. Word: Intrusion (दखल)

  • Pronunciation: in-troo-zhuh n/इन्ट्रूश़न
  • Part of Speech: Adjective
  • Meaning
    a. an act or instance of intruding
    b. the state of being intruded
    c. (Law) an illegal act of entering, seizing, or taking possession of another's property.
    d. (Geography) the flowing of hot melted rock into layers or cracks of rocks that already exist
  • Synonyms: interference, invasion, trespass
  • Antonyms: consideration, courtesy
  • Usage in a sentence: His phone call was a welcome intrusion into an otherwise tedious morning.

'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!

  • Treacherous
  • Impassive
  • Ebb
  • Imbue
  • Eviscerate
  • Verdant

Exercise 2: Match the columns.

SR No.WordSynonym
2Mitigate Culprit
3Perpetrator Alleviate
5Revulsion  Scary

Share your answers in the comment section. 

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ashish umbarkar
1.An anemy is better than treacherous friend.
2. I gave Some water and nutrients in this impassive Land.
3. Due to covid 19 effect market ebb down rapidly.
4.political embue act for unnecessary facts.
5. Bad habit eviscerate minds power.
6.  Vishal sell Verdant vegetables in his farm
Kajal Kumari
We should not intrusion into someone's life.
Payal Gupta
A pregnant elephant and it's verdant were killed by some perpetrators in kerala really it reflects their impassive as well as treacherous befall which really shows ebbing of humanity. This kinda gesture also eviscerate environment indirectly. To mitigate these type of ghastly activities we should try to imbue people with compassion nd should try to bring awareness in repugnant people.
Anjali Singh Gaharwar
He is so treacherous that when someone wants to be his friend he always deceives him.
His mind is impassive right now so he has no idea about this issue
Kya ye sahi h??
Shantvana Singh
Ghastly- scary, mitigate-alleviate, perpetrator-culprit,befall- occur, revulsion-repugnance,
Shantvana Singh
You are treacherous person,this is a verdant food, you have imbue this bucket,  bad habit eviscerate to the man.
Shantvana Singh
Due to COVID19 effect economic ebb down rapidly.
Divy Bhargava
Ghastly * scary
Mitigate * alleviate
Perpetrator * culprit
Befall * occur
Revulsion *  repugnance

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