Shape Up your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist: 9 March, 2019

By Mansi Anand|Updated : March 9th, 2019
Nowadays, 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, It will help in understanding the context of sentences as well as improves the areas of communication like speaking, listening, reading and even 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. This will present the words used in newspaper editorial articles with the appropriate meanings, synonyms, antonyms, pronunciation, usage in sentences, etc. 
Today's article will be from "The Hindu" newspaper. Understand the gist of the article using the meaning of below-given words and practice questions at the end of this article.

Happy Reading!

Now attempt the GK questions related to this article to boost your general knowledge.
G.K. Questions:
Q1. What was announced on the last day of filing nominations?
Q2. Since when Mr. Bouteflika had held the post of President?
Q3. For what was status quo allowed?

Algeria for change

Important Words from the Article

1. WordVeteran (अनुभवी)

  • Pronunciation:vet-er-uh n /वेट्रन
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a person who has had long experience in a particular field.
  • Synonyms: experienced, skilled
  • Antonyms: amateur, jejune
  • Usage in a Sentence: She is a veteran campaigner for human rights.

2. WordAssurance (आश्वासन)

  • Pronunciationuh-shoor-uhns/ अशुरन्स
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: certainty about something.
  • Synonyms: confidence, conviction, guarantee
  • Antonyms: fear, timidity, distrust
  • Usage in a Sentence: He gave me his personal assurance that the vehicle was safe.

3. WordInsurgent (द्रोही)

  • Pronunciation: in-sur-juh nt/इन्सर्जन्ट
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a person fighting against a government or invading force; a rebel or revolutionary.
  • Synonyms: maverick, rebel, revolutionary
  • Antonyms: loyal, compliant, obedient
  • Usage in a SentenceInsurgent forces were reported advancing in the region.

4. WordThump (घूंसा, ठोंकना)

  • Pronunciation: thuhmp/ थम्प
  • Part of Speech: Verb, Noun
  • Meaning: a. hit or strike heavily, especially with the fist or a blunt implement. [Verb]
    b. a dull, heavy blow with a person's fist or a blunt implement. [Noun]
  • Synonyms: hit, whack, knock
  • Antonyms: dab, accomplish, fingertip
  • Usage in a Sentence: The bass guitar began to thump so loudly that it resonated in my head.

5. Phrase: Modus Vivendi ( झगड़े का निपटारा होने तक की गई व्यवस्था)

  • Pronunciationmoh-duh s vi-ven-dee/ मोडुस वीवेन्डी
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: an arrangement or agreement allowing conflicting parties to coexist peacefully, either indefinitely or until a final settlement is reached.
  • Synonyms: lifestyle, way, manner
  • Antonyms: friction
  • Usage in a Sentence: We hope President Ma's modus vivendi will demonstrate more dynamism and substance.

6. Phrase: Clamp Down (कठोर नीति)

  • Pronunciation: klamp doun/क्लैम्प्डाउन
  • Part of Speech: Phrasal Verb of Clamp
  • Meaning: a. suppress or prevent something in an oppressive or harsh manner.
  • Synonyms: suppress, prevent
  • Antonyms: bring up, extract
  • Usage in a Sentence: The situation could worsen this year as the government continues to clamp down on credit.

7. WordDissent (एतराज़ करना)

  • Pronunciation: dih-sent/ डिसेन्ट
  • Part of Speech: Verb, Noun
  • Meaning: 
    a. the holding or expression of opinions at variance with those commonly or officially held. [Noun]
    b. hold or express opinions that are at variance with those commonly or officially held. [Verb]
  • Synonyms: conflict, disagree
  • Antonyms: ascent, approve
  • Usage in a Sentence: There were murmurs of both assent and dissent from the crowd.

8. WordTurbulence  (अशांति)

  • Pronunciation: tur-byuh-luh ns/ टर्ब्युलन्स
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a state of conflict or confusion.
  • Synonyms: disturbance, agitation, turmoil 
  • Antonyms: calmness, serenity, tranquility
  • Usage in a Sentence: Yesterday, I had a very smooth journey with no turbulence at all.

9. WordFray ( झगड़ा)

  • Pronunciation: freɪ/फ्रै
  • Part of Speech: Noun
  • Meaning: a situation of intense competitive activity, a battle or fight.
  • Synonyms: brawl, scuffle, quarrel
  • Antonyms: agreement, harmony, tranquility
  • Usage in a Sentence: Why should we get involved in others fray?

10. Word: Evade (बचना)

  • Pronunciation: ih-veyd/ इवेड
  • Part of Speech: Verb
  • Meaning: escape or avoid (someone or something), especially by guile or trickery.
  • Synonyms: avoid, escape, circumvent
  • Antonyms: accept, confront, take on
  • Usage in a Sentence: If you try to evade paying your taxes you risk going to prison.


'Practice 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!

  • Turbulence
  • Evade
  • Thump
  • Modus Vivendi
  • Clamp down

Exercise 2: Match the columns!

S No.WordsSynonyms


Exercise 3: Identify the words from the graphics!

Pictures are one of the best ways to enhance your memory. Four sets of words, each followed by an image, is given below. The images represent one word from the given words. Identify the correct answer and post them in the comment section. 


A. Assurance
B. Fray
C. Evade
D. Thump




A. Veteran
B. Thump
C. Clamp down
D. Modus vivendi




A. Dissent
B. Fray
C. Turbulence
D. Insurgent


Answer in the comment section.  

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