The Hindu Newspaper Editorial Vocabulary For RBI Grade B 2017

Dear Readers,

Example: It was not a summit to indulge the nostalgia of a painstakingly nurtured post-War partnership between the U.S. and Europe.

1. Indulge [in-duhlj]
Verb (used without object): to yield to an inclination or desire; allow oneself to follow one's will (often followed by in).
Verb (used with object): to yield to, satisfy, or gratify (desires, feelings, etc.).
Synonyms: pamper, favour.

2. Nostalgia [no-stal-juh, -jee-uh, nuh-]
Noun: a wistful desire to return in thought or in fact to a former time in one's life, to one's home or homeland, or to one's family and friends; a sentimental yearning for the happiness of a former place or time; something that elicits or displays nostalgia.
Synonyms: longing, remorse, sentimentality, wistfulness, yearning, homesickness, pining, reminiscence.

3. Painstaking [peynz-tey-king, peyn-stey-]
Adjective: taking or characterized by taking pains or trouble; expending or showing diligent care and effort; careful.
Noun: careful and diligent effort.
Synonyms: ardently, assiduously, carefully, diligently, eagerly, earnestly, energetically, enthusiastically.
Antonyms: idly, inactively, quietly.

4. Nurture [nur-cher]
Verb (used with object): to feed and protect: to nurture one's offspring; to support and encourage, as during the period of training or development; foster; to bring up; train; educate.
Noun: rearing, upbringing, training, education, or the like; development; something that nourishes; nourishment; food.
Synonyms: breeding, care, diet, discipline, edibles, education, feed, food, instruction, nutriment.
Antonyms: ignorance, neglect, negligence, deprivation.

Example: Indeed, compliance with the treaty stipulation of a contribution of 2% of gross domestic product by individual states has been far from satisfactory, with the U.S. shouldering the bulk of the burden.

5. Compliance [kuh m-plahy-uh ns]
Noun: the act of conforming, acquiescing, or yielding, a tendency to yield readily to others, especially in a weak and subservient way; conformity; accordance.
Synonyms: conformity, consent, acquiescence, amenability, assent, complaisance, concession, concurrence, deference, docility, obedience.
Antonyms: difference, disagreement, refusal, disobedience, rebellion, resistance, defiance, denial, dissension.

6. Stipulation [stip-yuh-ley-shuh n]
Noun: a condition, demand, or promise in an agreement or contract; the act of stipulating.
Synonyms: arrangement, clause, obligation, precondition, provision, qualification, requirement, restriction, specification, agreement.
Antonyms: disagreement, implication, request, wish.

7. Shoulder [shohl-der]
Verb (used with object): to assume as a responsibility; to push with or as if with the shoulder, especially roughly; to take upon, support, or carry on or as if on the shoulder or shoulders.
Verb (used without object): to push with or as if with the shoulder.
Noun: the part of each side of the body in humans, at the top of the trunk, extending from each side of the base of the neck to the region where the arm articulates with the trunk.
Synonyms: accept, assume, bear, carry, take on, take upon oneself.
Antonyms: deny, refuse.

Example: International relations thawed.

8. Thaw [thaw]
Verb (used without object): to pass or change from a frozen to a liquid or semiliquid state; melt; (of the weather) to become warm enough to melt ice and snow; to become less hostile or tense.
Verb (used with object): to cause to change from a frozen to a liquid or semiliquid state; melt.
Synonyms: defrost, dissolve, loosen, melt, relax, soften, warm up, deliquesce, flow, flux, fuse, liquefy.
Antonyms: coagulate, solidify, worry, freeze.

Example: The hope is that Washington would at some point tone down its rhetoric on the contentious questions.

9. Rhetoric [ret-er-ik]
Noun: (in writing or speech) the undue use of exaggeration or display; bombast; the art or science of all specialized literary uses of language in prose or verse, including the figures of speech; the study of the effective use of language.
Synonyms: hyperbole, oratory, address, balderdash, bombast, composition, discourse, elocution, eloquence, fustian, grandiloquence.
Antonyms: quiet, conciseness.

10. Contentious [kuh n-ten-shuh s]
Adjective: tending to argument or strife; quarrelsome; causing, involving, or characterized by argument or controversy; Law. pertaining to causes between contending or opposing parties.
Synonyms: antagonistic, combative, testy, argumentative, belligerent, disagreeable, factious, perverse.
Antonym: agreeable.

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