The Hindu Newspaper Editorial Vocabulary For IBPS RRB 2017

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The Hindu Newspaper Editorial Vocabulary For IBPS RRB 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: Reiterating that the Centre was “ready to hold talks with anyone,” Mr. Singh said, “I am inviting everyone willing to help us in resolving the problems of Kashmir.

1. Reiterate [ree-it-uh-reyt]
Verb: to say or do again or repeatedly; repeat, often excessively.
Synonyms: echo, renew, repeat, restate, ditto, double-check, ingeminate, iterate, recap, recapitulate, rehash, reprise, retell, come again, go over again, play back.
Antonyms: take back.

Example: Aviation, Home Ministries spar over regulating drones.

2. Spar [spahr]
Verb: to make the motions of attack and defense with the arms and fists, especially as a part of training; to box, especially with light blows; to strike or attack with the feet or spurs, as gamecocks do; to bandy words; dispute.
Noun: a motion of sparring; a boxing match; a dispute.
Synonyms: argue, bicker, contend, quarrel, wrangle, contest, dispute.
Antonyms: agree, give in.

Example: Resurgent Rafael Nadal raced to a third US Open title and 16th Grand Slam crown with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 rout of South African Kevin Anderson in Queens, New York, on Sunday. It is the Spaniard’s second Major title in 2017.

3. Rout [rout]
Noun: a defeat attended with disorderly flight; dispersal of a defeated force in complete disorder; any overwhelming defeat; a tumultuous or disorderly crowd of persons.
Synonyms: beating, debacle, disaster, drubbing, embarrassment, romp, shutout, thrashing, whipping, clobbering, comedown, confusion, flight, hiding, overthrow.
Antonyms: miracle, triumph, win, wonder.

Example: The most tangible measure against Pakistan came a week after Mr. Trump’s speech as the administration decided to keep $255 million in military assistance to Pakistan in suspension until Islamabad demonstrates action against terrorist groups.

4. Tangible [tan-juh-buh l]
Adjective: capable of being touched; discernible by the touch; material or substantial; real or actual, rather than imaginary or visionary; definite; not vague or elusive.
Synonyms: palpable, touchable, actual, appreciable, corporeal, definite, detectable, discernible, distinct, embodied, evident, factual, gross, incarnated, manifest, material, objective, observable, obvious, patent, perceivable, perceptible, phenomenal.
Antonyms: abstract, conceptual, imperceptible, intangible.

Example: The insurgency in Afghanistan is largely organically funded.

5. Insurgency [in-sur-juh n-see]
Noun: the state or condition of being insurgent; insurrection against an existing government, usually one's own, by a group not recognized as having the status of a belligerent; rebellion within a group, as by members against leaders; insurgence.
Synonyms: dissent, insurrection, mutiny, revolt, revolution, uprising, apostasy, defiance, disobedience, heresy, insubordination, insurgence, nonconformity.
Antonyms: calm, obedience, peace, orthodoxy.

Example: The Trump administration, it appears, would like India to help in working with Afghanistan’s domestic factions in widening and buttressing the political legitimacy of the current government, and helping it improve its governance.

6. Faction [fak-shuh n]
Noun: a group or clique within a larger group, party, government, organization, or the like; party strife and intrigue; dissension.
Synonyms: bloc, clan, gang, junta, minority, party, sect, side, wing, band, bunch, cabal, camp, caucus, cell, circle, clique, club, coalition, combination, combine, combo, concern, conclave.
Antonyms: individual, whole, agreement, conformity.

7. Buttress [buh-tris]
Noun: any external prop or support built to steady a structure by opposing its outward thrusts, especially a projecting support built into or against the outside of a masonry wall; any prop or support; a thing shaped like a buttress, as a tree trunk with a widening base; a bony or horny protuberance, especially on a horse's hoof.
Verb: to support by a buttress; prop up; to give encouragement or support to (a person, plan, etc.).
Synonyms: abutment, column, mainstay, pier, prop, reinforcement, shore, stanchion, stay, strut, underpinning.

Example: Mr. White believes India has been self-restrained — “for good reasons” — in its role in Afghanistan, though from 2012 onwards the Obama administration was open to New Delhi playing any role that it could agree with the Afghan government.

8. Restrain [ri-streyn]
Verb: to hold back from action; keep in check or under control; repress; to deprive of liberty, as by arrest or the like; to limit or hamper the activity, growth, or effect of.
Synonyms: confine, constrain, curb, curtail, detain, deter, govern, hamper, hinder, inhibit, keep down, kill, limit, prevent, repress, restrict, subdue, suppress, arrest, bind, bridle, chain, check, circumscribe, contain, control.
Antonyms: aid, allow, assist, encourage.

Example: Following Mr. Trump speech, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said India has a role to play in changing Pakistan’s behaviour: “India and Pakistan, they have their own issues that they have to continue to work through, but I think there are areas where perhaps even India can take some steps of rapprochement to improve the stability within Pakistan and remove some of the reasons why they deal with these unstable elements inside their own country.”

9. Rapprochement [rap-rohsh-mahn; French ra-prawsh-mahn]
Noun: an establishment or reestablishment of harmonious relations.
Synonyms: detente, d├ętente, friendship, harmonization, harmony, reconciliation, agreement, cordiality, friendliness, reunion.
Antonyms: aloofness, disagreement, trouble, upset.

Example: The historic verdict on privacy is a sublime oration on human dignity.

10. Sublime [suh-blahym]
Adjective: elevated or lofty in thought, language, etc.: Paradise Lost is sublime poetry; impressing the mind with a sense of grandeur or power; inspiring awe, veneration, etc.; supreme or outstanding; complete; absolute; utter.
Synonyms: abstract, divine, exalted, glorious, gorgeous, heavenly, superb, transcendent, dynamite, elevated, imposing, august, eminent, grand, high, holy, ideal.
Antonyms: bad, inferior, lowly, poor.


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