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 the editorial section.
1. ASSUAGE (verb)
- Meaning: make (an unpleasant feeling) less intense.
- Synonyms: relieve, ease, alleviate, soothe, mitigate, dampen, allay, calm, palliate, abate, lull, temper, suppress, smother, stifle, subdue, tranquillize, mollify, moderate, lessen, diminish.
- Antonyms: harm, hurt, impair, injure, heighten, intensify, sharpen, aggravate, exacerbate.
2. APPREHENSION (noun)
- Meaning: anxiety or fear that something bad or unpleasant will happen.
- Synonyms: anxiety, angst, uneasiness, nervousness, disquiet, concern, agitation, restlessness, edginess, fidgetiness, trepidation, perturbation, consternation, foreboding.
- Antonyms: calmness, content, contentment, easiness, peacefulness, placidity, quietude, sereneness, serenity, tranquility, consolation, solace.
3. SOPHISTRY (noun)
- Meaning: a fallacious argument.
- Synonyms: sophism, fallacy, quibble, paralogism, equivocation, chicanery, misconception, perversion, speciousness, evasion.
- Antonyms: naivety, artlessness, crudeness, gullibility, honesty, guilelessness.
4. CAVEAT (noun)
- Meaning: a warning or proviso of specific stipulations, conditions, or limitations.
- Synonyms: warning, caution, admonition, monition, proviso, stipulation, provision, clause, rider, restriction, reservation, limitation.
- Antonyms: consonance, delinquency, avoidance, ignorance, approval, concurrence, agreement, annulment, abrogation, abolition, incaution, cancellation.
5. AMMUNITION (noun)
- Meaning: considerations that can be used to support one’s case in debate.
- Synonyms: encouragement, armor, buckler, cover, defense, guard, protection, safeguard, security, shield, ward, armament, munitions.
- Antonyms: aggression, assault, attack, offense (or offence), offensive.
6. CLAMP DOWN ON (phrasal verb)
- Meaning: suppress or prevent something in an oppressive or harsh manner.
- Synonyms: stop, stamp out, limit, restrain, restrict, check, quash, quell, squash, squelch, subdue.
- Antonyms: abet, aid, assist, prop up, support, incite, instigate, provoke, stir, advance, cultivate, foster, further, nourish, nurture.
7. RAIL AGAINST (idiom)
- Meaning: To protest, criticize, or vent angrily about someone or something
- Usage: Employees has formed a picket line outside of the company as they rail against proposed cuts to their pay and pension schemes.
8. REEK OF (idiom)
- Meaning: to have a lot of or give the strong impression of something particularly unpleasant, offensive, or insidious.
- Usage: The deal struck by the government and the corporate lobbying groups reeks of corruption.
9. DRUM UP (idiom)
- Meaning: to obtain something by attracting people’s attention to one’s need or cause.
- Usage: You shall have to drum up new business by advertising.
10. SPUR (verb)
- Meaning: to encourage an activity or development or make it happen faster.
- Synonyms: goad, prod, chuck, jab, jog, knock, nudge, poke, bore, drill, perforate, pierce, prick, hale, propel.
- Antonyms: deterrent, dissuade, disapprove, repress, check, block, hinder, curb, obstruct.