Friday, 26 May 2017

The Hindu Newspaper Editorial Vocabulary For BOB PO 2017

Dear Readers,

Today we are providing you with a few more new words for BOB PO examination. We hope you will all do well tomorrow and our Daily Word List helps you all. Learn the words and make your own sentences on the basis of the given word list. Here are a few lines from the Hindu...

Example: He also underscored the need for greater accomodation in public discourse as democracy will be the “loser” if people refused to hear voices other than their own.

1. Underscore [verb ˈʌn dərˌskɔr, -ˌskoʊr, ˌʌn dərˈskɔr, -ˈskoʊr; noun ˈʌn dərˌskɔr, -ˌskoʊr]
Verb (used with object): to mark with a line or lines underneath; underline, as for emphasis; to stress; emphasize.
Noun: a line drawn beneath something written or printed; music for a film soundtrack; background for a film or stage production.
Synonyms: accentuate, highlight, indicate, mark, stress, accent, caption, feature, italicize.

2. Discourse [ˈdɪs kɔrs, -koʊrs, dɪsˈkɔrs, -ˈkoʊrs]
Noun: communication of thought by words; talk; conversation; a formal discussion of a subject in speech or writing, as a dissertation, treatise, sermon, etc.
Verb (used without object): to communicate thoughts orally; talk; converse.
Synonyms: communication, conversation, discussion, essay, lecture, monologue, rhetoric, speech, treatise, address, article, chat, converse.
Antonyms: quiet, silence.

Example: IDBI Bank unveils turnaround plan amid debt default fears.

3. Unveil [ʌnˈveɪl]
Verb (used with object): to remove a veil or other covering from; display; reveal; to reveal or disclose by or as if by removing a veil or covering.
Verb (used without object): to become revealed by or as if by removing a veil.
Synonyms: disclose, display, open, tell, bare, betray, discover, divulge, expose, show, spring, unbosom.
Antonyms: conceal, cover, hide, secrete, withhold, protect, veil.

4. Turnaround [ˈtɜrn əˌraʊnd]
Noun: (Commerce) a reversal, as in business sales, especially from loss to profit, the time between the making of an investment and receiving a return; the total time consumed in the round trip of a ship, aircraft, vehicle, etc; change of allegiance, opinion, mood, policy, etc.
Synonyms: turnabout, U-turn, annulment, cancellation, inversion, repeal, retraction, switch, transposition.
Antonyms: approval, enactment, validation.

5. Amid [əˈmɪd]
Preposition: in the middle of; surrounded by; among; during; in or throughout the course of.
Synonyms: amidst, among, amongst, between, during, mid, over, surrounded by, throughout.
Antonyms: away frombeyondfar fromoutsideseparate.

Example: The door was ajar.

6. Ajar [əˈdʒɑr]
Adjective, adverb: neither entirely open nor entirely shut; partly open.
Synonyms: open, unclosed, unlatched, unshut.

Example: That bail is the norm and jail the exception is a principle that is limited in its application to the affluent, the powerful and the influential.

7. Affluent [ˈæf lu ənt or, often, əˈflu-]
Adjective: having an abundance of wealth, property, or other material goods; prosperous; rich; abounding in anything; abundant.
Noun: a tributary stream; an affluent person.
Synonyms: moneyed, prosperous, rich, upscale, well-off, well-to-do, flush, loaded, opulent.
Antonyms: destitute, failing, poor, unsuccessful, impoverished, insufficient, lacking, needy, penniless.

Example: Others languish in prison.

8. Languish [ˈlæŋ gwɪʃ]
Verb (used without object): to be or become weak or feeble; droop; fade; to lose vigor and vitality.
Noun: the act or state of languishing.
Synonyms: deteriorate, dwindle, fail, faint, rot, suffer, weaken, wither, brood, decline, desire, despond.

Example: Even when given bail, most are unable to meet the onerous financial conditions to avail it.

9. Onerous [ˈɒn ər əs, ˈoʊ nər-]
Adjective: burdensome, oppressive, or troublesome; causing hardship; having or involving obligations or responsibilities, especially legal ones, that outweigh the advantages.
Synonyms: arduous, backbreaking, burdensome, cumbersome, demanding, difficult, distressing, excessive, exhausting, grueling, harsh, intolerable, laborious, oppressive.
Antonyms: calm, easy, easy-going, effortless, facile, friendly, gentle, helpful.

Example: The Supreme Court had noticed this in the past, and bemoaned the fact.

10. Bemoan [bɪˈmoʊn]
Verb (used with object): to express distress or grief over; lament; to regard with regret or disapproval.
Synonyms: deplore, lament, mourn, regret, bewail, complain, rue.
Antonyms: be happy, praise, gloat.
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