The Hindu Newspaper Editorial Vocabulary For IBPS PO 2017

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The Hindu Newspaper Editorial Vocabulary For IBPS PO 2017

Vocabulary is an important part of English that helps you deal with all kinds of questions in objective as well as descriptive papers of various exams. You can learn new words daily from our Daily Word List. 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: India and China on Monday declared the de-escalation of the standoff on the Doklam plateau.

1. Standoff [stand-awf, -of]
Noun: a standing off or apart; aloofness; a tie or draw, as in a game; something that counterbalances; a prop for holding the top of a ladder away from the vertical surface against which it is leaning.
Adjective: standing off or apart; aloof; reserved.
Synonyms: deadlock, impasse, stalemate, level, toss-up, wash, dead heat, drawn battle, even game.
Antonyms: agreement, breakthrough.

Example: South Gujarat reels under deluge.

2. Deluge [del-yooj, -yoozh, del-ooj, -oozh, dih-looj, -loozh]
Noun: a great flood of water; inundation; flood; a drenching rain; downpour; anything that overwhelms like a flood.
Verb: to flood; inundate; to overrun; overwhelm.
Synonyms: avalanche, barrage, cataclysm, inundation, spate, torrent, cataract, flux, Niagara, overflowing, overrunning, pour, rush, drencher.

Example: Information technology and data are ingrained in nearly every aspect of today’s businesses.

3. Ingrained [in-greynd, in-greynd]
Adjective: firmly fixed; deep-rooted; inveterate; wrought into or through the grain or fiber.
Synonyms: deep-seated, fixed, implanted, inbred, inherent, innate, intrinsic, rooted, confirmed, indwelling, built-in, chronic, congenital, constitutional, fundamental, hereditary.
Antonyms: acquired, extrinsic, incidental, learned.

Example: Top court sets aside HC order on riot recompense.

4. Recompense [rek-uh m-pens]
Verb: to repay; remunerate; reward, as for service, aid, etc.; to pay or give compensation for; make restitution or requital for (damage, injury, or the like).
Noun: compensation, as for an injury, wrong, etc.; a repayment or requital, as for favors, gifts, etc; a remuneration or reward, as for services, aid, or the like.
Synonyms: amends, atonement, compensation, cue, damages, emolument, expiation, gravy, indemnification, indemnity, overcompensation, pay, payment, propitiation, quittance, recovery, redemption, redress.
Antonyms: dissatisfaction, penalty, take.

Example: The court expressed satisfaction with the Gujarat government’s scheme to pay up to ₹50,000 as ex-gratia assistance to authorised religious places damaged, destroyed or desecrated during the riots.

5. Ex gratia [eks grey-shee-uh]
Adjective: as a favor rather than as a matter of right.

6. Desecrate [des-i-kreyt]
Verb: to divest of sacred or hallowed character or office; to divert from a sacred to a profane use or purpose; to treat with sacrilege; profane.
Synonyms: defile, dishonor, pervert, pillage, profane, ravage, befoul, blaspheme, contaminate, desolate, despoil, devastate, devour, pollute, prostitute.
Antonyms: honor, protect, purify, build.

Example: India must engage China a lot more. The BRICS meet is a good occasion to initiate a dedicated backchannel.

7. Backchannel
Noun: a secret, unofficial, or informal channel of communication as used in politics or diplomacy.

Example: Even as several significant questions remain unanswered about the terms and conditions of the resolution, it provides New Delhi and Beijing an opportunity to reflect over what went wrong and rejig this important bilateral relationship.

8. Rejig [riːˈdʒɪɡ]
Verb: to re-equip (a factory or plant); to rearrange, alter, or manipulate, sometimes in a slightly unscrupulous way
Noun: the act or process of rejigging.

Example: The most self-evident lesson from the Doklam stand-off is that we inhabit a ‘self-help’ world wherein China is a world power — India is on its own and would have to fend for itself in case of a clash with China, a country with which every major state in the international system has a robust economic relationship.

9. Fend [fend]
Verb: to ward off (often followed by off); to defend; to resist or make defense; to parry; fence; to shift; provide.
Synonyms: bulwark, cover, dodge, guard, oppose, parry, protect, repel, resist, safeguard, screen, secure, shield.

Example: New Delhi, therefore, must carefully review the scenarios and consider its options before upping the ante.

10. Ante [an-tee]
Noun: an amount of money paid in advance to insure an individual's share in a joint business venture.
Synonyms: pay, pot, price, stake.


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