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.
Meaning: shock or excite (someone) into taking action.
Synonyms: jolt, shock, startle, impel, stir, spur, prod, urge, motivate, stimulate, electrify, excite, rouse, arouse, awaken, invigorate, fire, fuel, animate, vitalize, energize, exhilarate.
Example: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in Europe last week to galvanise India’s ties with key European powers as well as to keep the momentum of his past visit to Europe going.
Meaning: give (someone) the courage or confidence to do something.
Synonyms: give courage, make brave/braver, encourage, hearten, strengthen, fortify
Example: Emboldened by President Donald Trump’s open embrace and anti-Iran agenda, the kingdom could be making a renewed attempt to rally Sunni countries under its leadership against Tehran. Qatar has historically played off both sides of the Saudi-Iran rivalry.
Meaning: a sudden release of strong emotion.
a sudden occurrence of a particular activity.
Synonyms: eruption, explosion, burst, outbreak, flare-up, blow-up, blaze, attack, fit, spasm, paroxysm, access, rush, gale, flood, storm, hurricane, torrent, outpouring.
Example: Even as it joined the occasional GCC outbursts against Tehran, it maintained sound economic and diplomatic ties. Qatar’s ruler Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, who had a phone conversation with Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani last week, is reportedly critical of the Saudi-led efforts to drive up an anti-Iran agenda.
Meaning: holding or constituting a purely formal position or title without any real authority.
Synonyms: nominal, in title/name only, formal, official, ceremonial.
Example: President Pranab Mukherjee’s term ends soon. Given that the President has only a formal, titular role, is it better to look for a candidate outside the realm of active politics? Is opening up the position for writers, artists, public intellectuals and so on more desirable?
Meaning: never done or known before.
Synonyms: unparalleled, unequalled, unmatched, unrivalled, without parallel.
Example: In 2014, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain had temporarily withdrawn their ambassadors from Qatar over this. But a suspension of diplomatic ties as well as air and sea travel to and from Qatar is unprecedented.
Meaning: the action or process of appeasing.
Synonyms: conciliation, placation, pacification, propitiation, palliation, allaying, reconciliation.
Example: Bengal’s Muslim population, according to the 2011census, is around 28 per cent, second only to Assam’s 34 per cent. Mamata’s ‘appeasement’ of Muslims — including job reservations and state funds for imams — has given the state BJP an opportunity to accuse her of being ‘anti-Hindu’. So, the chief minister is caught up in a whirlwind, attending Islamic festivals as well as Hindu ones, trying to project that she does not favour any particular faith.
Meaning: a strong supporter of a party, cause, or person.
Synonyms: supporter, follower, adherent, devotee, champion, backer, upholder, promoter, fanatic, fan, enthusiast, stalwart, zealot, disciple, votary.
Example: Banerjee should focus on good administration, building social and physical infrastructure, instead of stoking fires that might destroy the social and political fabric of Bengal. Such a strategy would be politically counterproductive from a partisan point of view as well.
Meaning: make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse.
Synonyms: aggravate, make worse, worsen, inflame, compound;
Example: The growing pressures on water exacerbated by climate change and rising demand make this an important sector. The $40-million bilateral technology innovation fund in industrial development will help augment R&D and create a framework for partnership by Indian and Israeli researchers.
Meaning: an unfilled space; a gap.
Example: The lacunae in India’s cyber defences should be a priority area of joint research. Terror is the other big-ticket issue. Mindful of India’s relationship with countries in West Asia and the Gulf region, the joint statement does not specify any particular source of threat to peace and stability. Instead, it stresses on cooperating to combat growing radicalisation and terrorism, including cyber threats. The joint statement stresses on reliance on dialogue and restraint.
Meaning: (of a substance) easily evaporated at normal temperatures., liable to change rapidly and unpredictably, especially for the worse.
Synonyms: evaporate, vaporous,tense, strained, fraught, uneasy, uncomfortable, charged, explosive, eruptive, inflammatory, turbulent, in turmoil, full of upheavals.
Example: The period ahead should raise the rewards for moving with agility and speed as digitisation blurs boundaries between industries and competition in emerging markets heats up. The importance of anticipating and reacting aggressively to discontinuities also is rising dramatically in our increasingly volatile world.
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