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.Plaudits (noun)
Meaning: praise.
Synonyms: praise, acclaim, acclamation, commendation, congratulations, encomiums, approval, approbation, accolades, compliments, cheers, tributes, salutes, 
Example: Many Western diplomats and development-walas, cheered on by their Kathmandu plaudits, tend to portray Nepal as a failed or failing state. The alternative view would describe a resilient polity finding its balance despite the chicanery of national politicians and unremitting external interventionism.

2.Promulgate (verb)
Meaning: promote or make widely known (an idea or cause).
Synonyms: make known, make public, publicize, spread, communicate, propagate, disseminate, circulate, broadcast, promote, announce, proclaim.
Example: Nepal emerged in 2006 from the under the weight of Maoist killings and state atrocities to finally promulgate a Constitution in September 2015, overcoming the suffocating embrace of Western aid agencies and overt activism of Indian diplomats and intelligence-walas.

3.Permeate (verb)
Meaning: spread throughout (something); pervade.
Synonyms: pervade, spread through, fill, filter through, diffuse through, imbue, penetrate, pass through, percolate through, perfuse, extend throughout, be disseminated through, flow through, charge, suffuse, run through, steep, impregnate, inform, infiltrate
Example: While the plains politicians, many of whom lost elections in 2013 and don’t have a seat in Parliament, have created endless hurdles in attempts to implement the Constitution, the ‘national’ politicians of Kathmandu refuse to exhibit the inclusive spirit that permeates the new charter they themselves adopted.

4.Coalesce (verb)
Meaning: come together to form one mass or whole.
Example: The plains-based parties, which recently coalesced into the Rastriya Janata Party (RJP), have been able to manipulate the weaknesses of the present Nepali Congress-Maoist coalition government to force unconscionable compromises in conduct of the elections.

5.Roughshod (adjective)
Meaning: (of a horse) having shoes with nail heads projecting to prevent slipping.
Example: Through immediate amendment to the Constitution, running roughshod over parliamentary procedure, they want to increase the number of local bodies units in the plains, adjust the electoral college system for the Upper House, and redefine the boundaries of the newly minted provinces — essentially setting a Lakshman Rekha between hill and plain.

6.Travesty (noun)
Meaning: a false, absurd, or distorted representation of something.
Synonyms:  misrepresentation, distortion, perversion, corruption, poor imitation, poor substitute, mockery, parody, caricature;
Example: All of which is a travesty of constitutionalism, as the proper entity for amendment of provisions of substance would be the newly elected Parliament rather than the caretaker House of today. Among other things, redrawing of boundaries should require concurrence of the federal units concerned, rather than be a matter of unilateral decision by the centre.

7.Vantage (noun)
Meaning: a place or position affording a good view of something.
Synonyms:  point of view, viewpoint, standpoint, stance, stand, view, opinion, position, way of thinking, frame of mind, outlook, perspective, angle,
Example: Seen from the vantage of Kathmandu, India very much wants to be a world player but has failed to build a global voice even in these times of geopolitical and economic convulsion. From Brexit to the South China Sea, the Belt and Road Initiative and the multiple crises from Afghanistan to the Horn of Africa, few seem to be asking for New Delhi’s position and perspective. 

8.Envisage (verb)
Meaning: contemplate or conceive of as a possibility or a desirable future event.
Synonyms:  foresee, predict, forecast, foretell, anticipate, expect, think likely, envision.
Example: These polls are to elect representatives in the ward, village, municipal and metropolitan councils that will have decentralised decision-making powers related to local revenue generation and spending, along with the formulation of laws in this regard. These councils are similar to the village development committees of the past, but have far more powers as self-governing units envisaged in the new  Constitution.

9.Catapult (verb)
Meaning: hurl or launch (something) with or as if with a catapult.
Synonyms: propel, launch, hurl, hurtle, fling, send flying, send, let fly, let loose, fire
Example: At that time the Maoists were punished for their inability to provide stability and work for development, planks that had catapulted them to a dominant position in the first CA polls in 2008.

10.Embolden (verb)
Meaning: give (someone) the courage or confidence to do something.
Synonyms:  give courage, make brave/braver, encourage, hearten, strengthen, fortify,
Example: Now, their finishing in the third place in the hills is a reflection of the failure of their leadership, including Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, to differentiate itself as a credible alternative to the UML and the NC. The UML’s success so far will embolden it to continue its status quoist positions on the redrawing of provincial boundaries.

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