Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Vocab For Banking Examinations From The Hindu Newspaper

Dear Readers,


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: This development comes within a few weeks of Prime Minister Narendra Modi indicating stringent measures against those involved in money laundering — including through shell companies — following demonetisation, and asking the ICAI to hasten action against CAs “helping tax evaders.”

1. Stringent [strin-juh nt] 
Adjective: rigorously binding or exacting; strict; severe; compelling, constraining, or urgent; convincing or forcible; (of the money market) characterized by a shortage in money for loan or investment purposes; tight.
Synonyms: binding, demanding, draconian, exacting, forceful, harsh, inflexible, ironclad, rigorous, severe, stiff, strict, tough, acrimonious, brick-wall, by the book, by the numbers, compelling, confining.
Antonyms: amenable, calm, easy, easy-going, facile, flexible.

2. Launder [lawn-der, lahn-] 
Verb: to wash (clothes, linens, etc.); to wash and iron (clothes); to disguise the source of (illegal or secret funds or profits), usually by transmittal through a foreign bank or a complex network of intermediaries.
Synonyms: clean, cleanse.

3. Hasten [hey-suh n] 
Verb: to move or act with haste; proceed with haste; hurry; to cause to hasten; accelerate.
Synonyms: accelerate, expedite, precipitate, quicken, step up, urge, advance, bolt, bound, burn, bustle, clip, dash, dispatch.
Antonyms: check, decelerate, halt, hinder, retard.

4. Evade [ih-veyd] 
Verb: to escape from by trickery or cleverness; to get around by trickery; to avoid doing or fulfilling.
Related forms: evader, noun.
Synonyms: debtor, defaulter, felon, hoodlum, juvenile delinquent, lawbreaker, offender, wrongdoer, behind.

Example: The unusual project coaxes people to “not judge a book by its cover” and instead initiate conversations.

3. Coax [kohks] 
Verb: to attempt to influence by gentle persuasion, flattery, etc.; cajole; to obtain by coaxing; to manipulate to a desired end by adroit handling or persistent effort; to use gentle persuasion.
Synonyms: cajole, entice, induce, tease, tempt, wheedle, allure, barter, beguile, blandish, blarney.
Antonyms: discourage, repel, repulse, turn off, disenchant.

Example: The stories narrated give readers a new perspective and broaden their horizons.

4. Horizon [huh-rahy-zuh n] 
Noun: the line or circle that forms the apparent boundary between earth and sky; the limit or range of perception, knowledge, or the like.
Synonyms: boundary, perspective, prospect, scope, border, compass, ken, limit, purview.

Example: Nonetheless, two aspects merit close scrutiny: the potential for abuse, and the underlying premise that a generic anti-lynching law could address India’s lynching problem.

5. Premise [prem-is] 
Noun: Also, premiss. Logic. a proposition supporting or helping to support a conclusion; a tract of land including its buildings; a building together with its grounds or other appurtenances; the property forming the subject of a conveyance or bequest.
Verb: to set forth beforehand, as by way of introduction or explanation; to assume, either explicitly or implicitly, (a proposition) as a premise for a conclusion.
Antonyms: denial, reality, rejection, fact.

6. Generic [juh-ner-ik] 
Adjective: of, applicable to, or referring to all the members of a genus, class, group, or kind; general; of, relating to, or noting a genus, especially in biology; (of a word) applicable or referring to both men and women.
Noun: a generic term; any product, as a type of food, drug, or cosmetic commonly marketed under a brand name, that is sold in a package without a brand.
Synonyms: universal, blanket, collective, comprehensive, sweeping, all-encompassing, inclusive, nonexclusive.
Antonyms: exclusive, individual, particular, specific.

7. Lynch [linch] 
Verb: to put to death, especially by hanging, by mob action and without legal authority.
Synonyms: execution, capital punishment, mob justice, stringing up, the gallows, vigilante justice.

Example: He comes here often to catch a glimpse of the placid waters of the canal as he strikes up conversations near a vantage point close to the British-era lock with fishermen, who wait eagerly, their ears trained for familiar sounds of splashing in the nets — the sign of a good catch.

8. Glimpse [glimps] 
Noun: a very brief, passing look, sight, or view; a momentary or slight appearance; a vague idea; inkling; Archaic. a gleam, as of light.
Verb: to catch or take a glimpse of; to look briefly; glance (usually followed by at); Archaic. to come into view; appear faintly.
Synonyms: flash, glance, impression, peek, sight, sighting, eye, eyeball, gander, glom, gun, lamp.
Antonym: stare.

9. Placid [plas-id] 
Adjective: pleasantly calm or peaceful; unruffled; tranquil; serenely quiet or undisturbed.
Synonyms: easygoing, even-tempered, gentle, peaceful, quiet, serene, tranquil, collected, composed, cool, cool as a cucumber, detached.
Antonyms: agitated, clamorous, disturbed, excited, loud.

10. Vantage [van-tij, vahn-] 
Noun: a position, condition, or place affording some advantage or a commanding view; an advantage or superiority.
Synonyms: aid, ascendancy, asset, assistance, authority, avail, blessing, boon, break, choice, comfort, convenience, dominance, drop, edge, eminence.
Antonyms: bad fortune, bad luck, block, blockage.


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