The Hindu Newspaper Editorial Vocabulary For SBI PO Mains 2017

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We hope our Daily Word List helps you learn new and different ways of marking and learning new words. Today's word of the day particularizes today's beautiful weather, hope you guys are enjoying it to the fullest. Learn the words and make your own sentences on the basis of the given word list. Here are a few lines from the Hindu for SBI PO Mains examination...

Example: Investigating agencies are yet to ascertain the cause of the accident.

1. Ascertain [as-er-teyn]
Verb: to find out definitely; learn with certainty or assurance; determine; Archaic. to make certain, clear, or definitely known.
Synonyms: confirm, determine, divine, double-check, find out, verify, check, dig, discover, establish, eye, eyeball, fix, identify.
Antonyms: disprove, invalidate, aid, assist, confuse, destroy, help, ignore, look away.

Example: The accident became a high-profile case after Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, suspecting sabotage, had written to Home Minister Rajnath Singh demanding a high-level investigation.

2. Suspect [verb suh-spekt; noun suhs-pekt; adjective suhs-pekt, suh-spekt]
Verb: to believe to be guilty, false, counterfeit, undesirable, defective, bad, etc., with little or no proof.
Noun: a person who is suspected, especially one suspected of a crime, offense, or the like.
Adjective: suspected; open to or under suspicion.
Synonyms: open, pseudo, suspected, thick, thin, doubtable, dubious, fishy.
Antonyms: innocent, known, trusted, trustworthy.

3. Sabotage [sab-uh-tahzh, sab-uh-tahzh]
Noun: any underhand interference with production, work, etc., in a plant, factory, etc., as by enemy agents during wartime or by employees during a trade dispute.
Verb: to injure or attack by sabotage.
Synonyms: destruction, disruption, subversion, treachery, treason, vandalism, demolition, impairment, injury.
Antonyms: devotion, faithfulness, fidelity, loyalty, aiding, assistance.

Example: Senior sources in the party also said the Opposition and specifically Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s move to emphasise its alliance with the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) has led to a situation where both factions of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) would, in all likelihood, support the NDA’s candidate.

4. Emphasise [em-fuh-sahyz]
Verb: to give emphasis to; lay stress upon; stress.
Synonyms: accentuate, affirm, assert, highlight, indicate, maintain, point out, reiterate, repeat, underline.
Antonyms: deny, lose, mumble, depreciate, forget, ignore.

5. Alliance [uh-lahy-uh ns]
Noun: the act of allying or state of being allied; a formal agreement or treaty between two or more nations to cooperate for specific purposes; a merging of efforts or interests by persons, families, states, or organizations.
Synonyms: accord, affiliation, affinity, betrothal, bond, coalition, coherence, collaboration, collusion, combination, communion.
Antonyms: antagonism, detachment, disagreement, disconnection, discord, disunity, division, divorce.

6. Faction [fak-shuh n]
Noun: a group or clique within a larger group, party, government, organization, or the like; party strife and intrigue; dissension.
Synonyms: bloc, clan, gang, junta, minority, party, sect, side, wing, band, bunch.
Antonyms:  individual, whole, agreement, conformity, peace, total, unity.

Example: Besides the pleasant, dewy petrichor of the post-rain afternoon, there is no hope or way out of a four-hour ride with the enigmatic mumbler.

7. Dewy [doo-ee, dyoo-ee]
Adjective: moist with or as if with dew; having the quality of dew.
Synonyms: cloudy, dank, drizzly, misty, moist, muggy, saturated, soaked, sodden, soggy.
Antonyms: dry, arid, dessicated, dried, parched.

8. Petrichor [pe-trahy-kawr, ‐ker]
Noun: a distinctive scent, usually described as earthy, pleasant, or sweet, produced by rainfall on very dry ground.

9. Enigmatic [en-ig-mat-ik, ee-nig-]
Adjective: resembling an enigma, or a puzzling occurrence, situation, statement, person, etc.; perplexing; mysterious.
Synonyms: ambiguous, cryptic, obscure, dark, Delphian, doubtful, enigmatical, equivocal, incomprehensible, indecipherable.
Antonyms: clear, explicit, obvious, known, plain.

10. Mumbler [muhm-buh l-er]
Noun: that makes a low, indistinct utterance or sound.

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