Dear Readers, we are providing to you Word List from The Newspaper to improve your word power. It will help you to enhance your word power as well as you can understand the correct usage of the word.Your reading habit can make all the difference. If you are not able to read a newspaper for Teaching Exam.We will post important words every day from editorial section.
Example: The visit of Mr. Abe is significant in view of the (now-resolved) weeks-long standoff between India and China at the Doklam plateau of Bhutan when China’s belligerent rhetoric indicated a negative turn in ties.
1. Belligerent [buh-lij-er-uh nt]
Adjective: warlike; given to waging war; of warlike character; aggressively hostile; bellicose; waging war; engaged in war; pertaining to war or to those engaged in war.
Noun: a state or nation at war; a member of the military forces of such a state.
Synonyms: aggressive, antagonistic, bellicose, combative, contentious, hostile, ornery, quarrelsome, fighting, flip, mean, militant, ardent, at loggerheads, battling, cantankerous.
Antonyms: agreeable, calm, friendly, kind.
Example: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Wednesday summarily expelled Rajya Sabha MP Ritabrata Banerjee from the party for “anti-party” activities, two days after an interview to a regional television channel in which he levelled many allegations against senior party leaders and following reports of his growing affinity with the BJP.
2. Affinity [uh-fin-i-tee]
Noun: a natural liking for or attraction to a person, thing, idea, etc; a person, thing, idea, etc., for which such a natural liking or attraction is felt; relationship by marriage or by ties other than those of blood (distinguished from consanguinity ).
Synonyms: affection, closeness, fondness, leaning, rapport, sympathy, weakness, attraction, compatibility, cotton, druthers, partiality, thing, cup of tea, good vibrations, same wavelength, simpatico.
Antonyms: dislike, hate, hatred, dissimilarity.
Example: Designed by Itu Chaudhuri Design, the website’s navigation and information architecture is designed to help readers easily and intuitively access content.
3. Intuitive [in-too-i-tiv, -tyoo-]
Adjective: perceiving directly by intuition without rational thought, as a person or the mind; perceived by, resulting from, or involving intuition; having or possessing intuition; capable of being perceived or known by intuition; easy to understand or operate without explicit instruction: an intuitive design.
Synonyms: allegedly, ostensibly, possibly, probably, supposedly, as if, as though, at a glance, at first sight, in all likelihood, it appears that, it seems that, most likely, on the face of it, outwardly, plausibly, professedly, reasonably, reputably.
Antonyms: improbably, unlikely, dubiously, equivocally.
Example: In 1820 the German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, in his magnificently crafted Philosophy of Right, had written with some despair of the moral squalor and of the ravages that poverty brings in its wake.
4. Despair [dih-spair]
Noun: loss of hope; hopelessness; someone or something that causes hopelessness.
Verb: to lose, give up, or be without hope (often followed by of).
Synonyms: anguish, desperation, despondency, discouragement, gloom, melancholy, misery, pain, sorrow, dejection, disheartenment, forlornness, ordeal, trial, tribulation, wretchedness.
Antonyms: cheer, comfort, contentment, encouragement.
5. Squalor [skwol-er, skwaw-ler]
Noun: the condition of being squalid; filth and misery.
Synonyms: decay, destitution, , vation, dirtiness, foulness, impoverishment, indigence, poorness, seediness, wretchedness, grunginess.
6. Ravage [rav-ij]
Verb: to work havoc upon; damage or mar by ravages; to work havoc; do ruinous damage.
Noun: havoc; ruinous damage; devastating or destructive action.
Synonyms: consume, damage, demolish, devastate, disrupt, gut, impair, overrun, overwhelm, pillage, plunder, raze, ruin, shatter, sweep away.
Antonyms: aid, assist, build, construct.
Example: Here, removed from the advantages of solidarity that civil society offers, the poor are reduced to a heap of fragmented atoms, rabble, poebel.
7. Solidarity [sol-i-dar-i-tee]
Noun: union or fellowship arising from common responsibilities and interests, as between members of a group or between classes, peoples, etc.; community of feelings, purposes, etc; community of responsibilities and interests.
Synonyms: agreement, consensus, harmony, support, teamwork, unanimity, unification, accord, alliance, comradeship, confederation, federation, fellowship, oneness, sameness.
Antonyms: disagreement, antagonism, discord, divorce.
8. Rabble [rab-uh l]
Noun: a disorderly crowd; mob; the rabble, the lower classes; the common people.
Verb: to beset as a rabble does; mob.
Synonyms: commonality, commoners, crowd, drove, flock, gang, gathering, herd, horde, mass, masses, multitude, pack, proletariat, riffraff, ring, riot, scum.
Example: Destitution, that is, is the outcome of a skewed economy.
10. Destitution [des-ti-too-shuh n, -tyoo-]
Noun: lack of the means of subsistence; utter poverty; deprivation, lack, or absence.
Synonyms: poverty, privation, want.
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