Monday, 13 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: Mr. Pradhan added that the recently-concluded discovered small field (DSF) bid round, though small, was encouraging as it gave an insight into the investment appetite of the sector.

1. Appetite [ap-i-tahyt] 
Noun: a desire for food or drink; a desire to satisfy any bodily need or craving; a desire or liking for something; fondness; taste.
Synonyms: craving, demand, fondness, greed, hunger, inclination, longing, lust, passion, penchant, propensity, stomach, taste, thirst, weakness.
Antonyms: apathy, disinclination, dislike, hate, hatred, indifference, lethargy.

Example: Open acreage rules may enable exploration of 2.8 million square kilometres of sedimentary basins.

2. Acreage [ey-ker-ij] 
Noun: extent or area in acres; acres collectively; a plot of land amounting to approximately one acre.
Synonyms: expanse, holding, parcel, plot, property, back forty, real estate.

Example: The Election Commission’s order disqualifying Madhya Pradesh Minister Narottam Mishra for three years is an important step in curbing ‘paid news’ in the electoral arena.

3. Curb [kurb] 
Noun: especially of joined stones or concrete, along a street or roadway, forming an edge for a sidewalk; anything that restrains or controls; a restraint; check; an enclosing framework or border.
Synonyms: barrier, ledge, rein, restraint, restriction, border, brake, bridle, chain.
Antonyms: freedom, center, encouragement, inside, interior, middle, opening.

Example: Sri Lanka has unfurled a series of events to mark the sesquicentennial of its tea industry.

4. Sesquicentennial [ses-kwi-sen-ten-ee-uh l] 
Adjective: pertaining to or marking the completion of a period of 150 years.
Noun: a 150th anniversary or its celebration.

Example: Starting with the installation of a bust of James Taylor, the man reputed to have launched commercial cultivation of tea in 1867, the island nation has lined up many programmes throughout the year to commemorate the occasion.

5. Bust [buhst] 
Noun: a sculptured, painted, drawn, or engraved representation of the upper part of the human figure, especially a portrait sculpture showing only the head and shoulders of the subject.
Synonyms: chest, front.
Antonyms: back, exoneration.

6. Commemorate [kuh-mem-uh-reyt] 
Verb: to serve as a memorial or reminder of; to honor the memory of by some observance; to make honorable mention of.
Synonyms: celebrate, memorialize, observe, remember, salute, admire, immortalize, keep, monumentalize, perpetuate, solemnize.
Antonyms: disregard, forget, ignore, overlook, dishonor, neglect.

Example: Only, unlike Naoroji’s salvo against the colonial state, today we would want to engage with ours in order to ensure that it is fit for a democracy.

7. Salvo [sal-voh] 
Noun: an excuse or quibbling evasion; something to save a person's reputation or soothe a person's feelings.
Synonyms: barrage, bombardment, volley, burst, cannonade, gunfire.

Example: It unambiguously refers to attempts to destabilise if not actually destroy India from the outside.

8. Unambiguous [uhn-am-big-yoo-uh s] 
Adjective: not ambiguous, or unclear; distinct; unequivocal.
Related forms: unambiguously, adverb.
Synonyms: actually, categorically, definitely, doubtless, exactly, positively, precisely, really, surely.
Antonyms: doubtfully, dubiously, questionably, uncertain, doubtful, incomplete, indefinite.

9. Destabilise [dee-stey-buh-lahyz] 
Verb: to make unstable; rid of stabilizing attributes.
Synonyms: diminish, lessen, thwart, undermine, damage, foil, minimize.
Antonyms: enlarge, extend, increase, strengthen, add, build up, reinforce.

Example: ‘26/11’ is only the most egregious instance of this.

10. Egregious [ih-gree-juh s, -jee-uh s] 
Adjective: extraordinary in some bad way; glaring; flagrant.
Synonyms: gross, outrageous, notorious, shocking.
Antonyms: tolerable, moderate, minor, unnoticeable.



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