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.
1. HEIST (noun) :
Meaning: a crime in which valuable things are taken illegally and often violently from a place or person.
Synonyms: grab, theft, break-in, burglary, holdup, mugging, larceny, pilferage, robbery.
Antonyms: buying, purchasing, bestow, contributing, donating, handing over, presenting.
2. SMATTERING (noun) :
Meaning: a small amount of something.
Synonyms: couple, few, handful, scattering, smatter, sprinkling, fragment, iota, jot, modicum, scrap.
Antonyms: abundance, excess, plenty, surplus, peck, pile, plenitude, plenty, profusion, raft, reams, flock, horde, host, legion.
3. STREW (verb) :
Meaning: scatter or spread (things) untidily over a surface or area.
Synonyms: scatter, sow, spray, sprinkle, drizzle, dapple, fleck, speckle, stipple, spatter, disperse, distribute.
Antonyms: unnoticed, unfurnished, concentrated, gathered, collected.
4. GULLIBLE (adjective) :
Meaning: easily deceived or tricked, and too willing to believe everything that other people say.
Synonyms: exploitable, naïve, unwary, credulous, uncritical, unsuspecting, unsuspicious
artless, guileless, innocent, unworldly, pliable.
Antonyms: cynical, mistrustful, skeptical, suspicious, wary, sophisticated, hardheaded
5. OLIGARCHY (noun) :
Meaning: a small group of people having control of a country or organization.
Synonyms: autocrat, tyrant, oppressor, ringleader, usurper, authoritarian, absolutist, mogul.
Antonyms: follower, employee, worker, commoner, democrat.
6)Substantial (adjective) :
Meaning – referring to something that is greater or larger than normal
Synonyms-: considerable, real, material, weighty, solid, sizeable
Antonyms – insubstantial, worthless
7)Impetus (noun) :
Meaning – a force that causes something to be done or to become more active
Synonyms– motivation, stimulus, incitement, incentive, inducement
Antonyms – hindrance
Meaning – capable of being touched(Adjective), a thing that is perceptible by touch( Noun)
Synonyms– touchable, palpable, tactile, material, physical
Antonyms – intangible, impalpable, untouchable
9)Jump through hoops (Idiom) :
Meaning– To face or have to complete many challenges in pursuit of something that one wants/Do just about anything to please someone.
Synonyms– strive, try hard, attempt, endeavour, aim, aspire
Antonyms– drop, give up, quit
10)A bad apple (Phrase):
Meaning–A person whose own words or actions negatively impacts an entire group of people.
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