The Hindu Newspaper Editorial Vocabulary For SBI PO Exam 2017

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We hope The Hindu Vocabulary for enrichment of your vocabulary is helping you all. English is an essential part of objective as well as descriptive paper of all sorts of competitive examinations, be it a preliminary examination or mains, and vocabulary plays a really important role. So, here we are with a few more words for upcoming SBI PO Mains and other bank examinations...

Example: At that time, India’s efforts seemed minimal, a token attempt at keeping a foothold in a continent that was fast falling into China’s sphere of influence.

1. Token [toh-kuh n]
Adjective: minimal; serving as a token; a token gift; a token male on an all-female staff; slight; perfunctory.

Noun: something serving to represent or indicate some fact, event, feeling, etc.; sign; a memento; souvenir; keepsake; something used to indicate authenticity, authority, etc.; emblem; badge; a stamped piece of metal, issued as a limited medium of exchange, as for bus fares, at a nominal value much greater than its commodity value; anything of only nominal value similarly used, as paper currency; an item, idea, person, etc., representing a group; a part as representing the whole; sample; indication.
Verb (used with object): to be a token of; signify; symbolize.
Synonyms: badge, expression, manifestation, memento, proof, souvenir, symbol, clue, demonstration, earnest, evidence, favour, gift.
Antonym: break.

2. Foothold [foo t-hohld]
Noun: a secure position, especially a firm basis for further progress or development; a place or support for the feet; a place where a person may stand or walk securely.
Synonyms: footing, niche, perch, toehold, crevice, hold, purchase, space.

Example: To begin with, India is working on a maritime outreach to extend its Sagarmala programme to the southern coastal African countries with ‘blue economies’.

3. Maritime [mar-i-tahym]
Adjective: connected with the sea in relation to navigation, shipping, etc.; of or relating to the sea; bordering on the sea.
Synonyms: aquatic, deep-sea, marine, naval, oceangoing, seafaring, seagoing, oceanic, pelagic.

4. Outreach [verb out-reech; noun, adjective out-reech]
Noun: an act or instance of reaching out; length or extent of reach; the act of extending services, benefits, etc., to a wider section of the population, as in community work.
Verb (used with object): to reach beyond; exceed; to reach out; extend.
Verb (used without object): to reach out.
Adjective: concerned with extending community services, benefits, etc.
Synonyms: eclipse, outpace, outstrip, top, beat, best, better, cap, distance, excel, outdo, outrun, outshine.

Example: India has tapped other development partners of Africa, including Japan, which sent a major delegation to the AfDB meeting.

5. Tap [tap]
Verb (used with object): to strike with a light but audible blow or blows; hit with repeated, slight blows; to make, put, etc., by tapping; to strike (the fingers, a foot, a pencil, etc.) upon or against something, especially with repeated light blows.
Verb (used without object): to strike lightly but audibly, as to attract attention; to strike light blows; to tap-dance.
Noun: a light but audible blow; the sound made by this; a piece of metal attached to the toe or heel of a shoe, as for reinforcement or for making the tapping of a dancer more audible.
Synonyms: knock, pat, touch, beat, bob, dab, drum, palpate, percuss, rap, strike.
Antonyms: lose.

6. Delegation [del-i-gey-shuh n]
Noun: a group or body of delegates; the body of delegates chosen to represent a political unit, as a state, in an assembly; the act of delegating; the state of being delegated.
Synonyms: appointment, apportioning, authorization, charge, commissioning, committal, consignment, conveyance, conveying, deputation, devolution, installation, investiture, mandate, nomination, ordination, reference, relegation, transference, trust.
Antonyms: keeping.

Example: He noted Saudi Arabia’s attempts at “empowering women”, overlooked its disastrous military operation in Yemen and assailed Iran for fueling “the fires of sectarian conflict and terror”.

7. Assail [uh-seyl]
Verb (used with object): to attack vigorously or violently; assault; to attack with arguments, criticism, ridicule, abuse, etc.; to undertake with the purpose of mastering; to impinge upon; make an impact on; beset.
Synonyms: bash, berate, blast, criticize, impugn, lambaste, revile, trash, vilify, abuse, assault, beset, blister, bust, charge.
Antonyms: compliment, praise, uphold, exonerate, help, let go, protect, retreat, surrender, yield.

8. Sectarian [sek-tair-ee-uh n]
Adjective: of or relating to sectaries or sects; narrowly confined or devoted to a particular sect; narrowly confined or limited in interest, purpose, scope, etc.
Noun: a member of a sect.; a bigoted or narrow-minded adherent of a sect.
Synonyms: factional, parochial, partisan, dissident, doctrinaire, fanatic, limited, local, nonconformist, provincial, splinter, bigoted, clannish, cliquish, dogmatic.

Example: America will also supply its rich Arab allies advanced weapons.

9. Ally [verb uh-lahy; noun al-ahy, uh-lahy]
Noun: a person, group, or nation that is associated with another or others for some common cause or purpose
Verb (used with object): to unite formally, as by treaty, league, marriage, or the like (usually followed by with or to); to associate or connect by some mutual relationship, as resemblance or friendship.
Verb (used without object): to enter into an alliance; join; unite.
Synonyms: associate, colleague, friend, partner, accessory, accomplice, co-worker, coadjutor, collaborator, confederate, helper.
Antonyms: antagonist, detractor, enemy, foe, opponent.

Example: The cyber-attackers who unleashed it, as yet unknown, have essentially used chinks in Microsoft’s outdated software.

10. Chink [chingk]
Noun: a crack, cleft, or fissure; a narrow opening
Verb (used with object): to fill up chinks in.
Synonyms: crevice, fissure, aperture, cleft, crack, cut, gap, hole, rift, slit, slot, space.
Antonyms: closing, closure, solid.

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