Friday, 12 May 2017

The Hindu Newspaper Editorial Vocabulary For SBI and BOI PO Exam 2017

The Hindu Newspaper Editorial Vocabulary For SSC CGL /MTS /CPO Exam


Dear Students, we are providing to you Vocabulary Words from The HINDU Newspaper Editorial. We suggest you read a newspaper daily. In case if you are not able to read The Hindu, we will post important words every day from editorial section. These vocab words will help you a lot in your competitive exams.

1.Augmented (adjective)
Meaning: having been made greater in size or value.
Example: He wants to create augmented reality to spice up the mundane reality of our 
everyday world such as using an app to fill a cereal bowl with images of tiny swimming 
sharks. 


2.Mundane (adjective) 
Meaning: lacking interest or excitement; dull.
Synonyms: humdrum, dull, boring, tedious, monotonous, tiresome, wearisome, prosaic, 
unexciting, uninteresting, uneventful, unvarying, unvaried, unremarkable, repetitive, 
repetitious, routine, ordinary, everyday, day-to-day, quotidian, run-of-the mill, commonplace, common, workaday, usual, pedestrian, customary, regular, normal.
Example:  He wants to create augmented reality to spice up the mundane reality of our 
everyday world such as using an app to fill a cereal bowl with images of tiny swimming 
sharks.

3.Pander (verb)
Meaning: gratify or indulge (an immoral or distasteful desire or taste or a person with such a desire or taste).
Synonyms: indulge, gratify, satisfy, cater to, give in to, fulfil, yield to, bow to, humour, please, accommodate, comply with, go along with.
Example:  It panders to the worst of our human desires when it creates a world which is 
special to each one of us as if the world should be amenable to our desires rather than the other way around.

4.Radical (adjective)
Meaning: (especially of change or action) relating to or affecting the fundamental nature of something; far-reaching or thorough.
Synonyms: thoroughgoing, thorough, complete, total, entire, absolute, utter, comprehensive, exhaustive, root-and-branch, sweeping, far-reaching, wide-ranging, extensive, profound, drastic, severe, serious, major, desperate, stringent, violent, forceful, rigorous, draconian
Example:  However, Mr. Zuckerberg’s vision is not really new. This vision is presented 
as if it is something new and radical but there is much in this new technological imagination that should remind us of old religious imaginations. 

5.Narcissistic (adjective)
Meaning: having or showing an excessive interest in or admiration of oneself and one's 
physical appearance.
Synonyms: self-centered, self-involved. 
Example:  Augmented reality is narcissistic and self-centred unlike religion in general. 
Religions are always social. They are practised socially and are composed of social 
rituals. 

6.Ephemeral (adjective)
Meaning: lasting for a very short time.
Synonyms: transitory, transient, fleeting, passing, short-lived, momentary, brief, 
short, cursory, temporary, impermanent, short-term.
Example:  It is the digital world, ephemeral, seemingly free and floating, that beckons as the way out of the constraints of the human world.

7.Collusion (noun)
Meaning: secret or illegal cooperation or conspiracy in order to deceive others.
Synonyms: conspiracy, connivance, complicity, intrigue, plotting, secret understanding, collaboration, scheming.
Example:  President Donald Trump’s decision to fire James Comey as the director of the 
Federal Bureau of Investigation at a time when the agency is expanding a probe into 
the possible collusion between Mr. Trump’s campaign team and Moscow could well be a 
turning point in a scandal that is engulfing his administration. 

8.Bewildering (adjective)
Meaning: confusing or perplexing.
Synonyms: baffle, mystify, bemuse, perplex, puzzle, confuse, confound.
Example:  The WHO advocates generic prescribing as part of an overall strategy to ensure rational medical treatment and prescribing tailored to local conditions. In India, 
there are many barriers to rational prescribing. For example, there are a bewildering 
number of fixed-dose combinations (FDCs), the vast majority of which have no therapeutic justification. 

9.Untenable (adjective)
Meaning: (especially of a position or view) not able to be maintained or defended 
against attack or objection.
Synonyms: indefensible, undefendable, unarguable, insupportable, refutable, 
unsustainable, unjustified, unwarranted, unjustifiable, inadmissible, unsound, ill-
founded, flimsy, weak, shaky, flawed, defective, faulty, implausible, specious, 
groundless, unfounded, baseless, invalid, absurd, illogical, irrational, preposterous, 
senseless, unacceptable
Example:  It is impossible to view crime as something that only “inherently bad” people 
do and the view that the task of criminal law is to take away “inherently bad” people 
from our midst is untenable.

10.Impunity (noun)
Meaning: exemption from punishment or freedom from the injurious consequences of an 
action.
Synonyms: immunity, indemnity, exemption from punishment, exemption.
Example: As a society we find ourselves in a strange bind — on the one hand seeking 
more violent and harsher punishments for certain crimes and at the same time struggling with rampant impunity for certain others. 

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