The Hindu Newspaper Editorial Vocabulary For Dena Bank PO 2017

Dear Readers,


Dena Bank PO Examination is approaching and English will be playing an important role as there will be an Objective as well as a Descriptive Paper of English Language.We hope our daily word list is helping you make your grip stronger on English. 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: Gujarat government swung into damage control.

1. Swing [swing]
Verb: to cause to move to and fro, sway, or oscillate, as something suspended from above; to cause to move in alternate directions or in either direction around a fixed point, on an axis, or on a line of support, as a door on hinges.
Synonyms: curve, dangle, flap, fluctuate, hang, lurch, pitch, pivot, rotate.
Antonyms: stay, straighten, be still, remain, stabilize.

Example: “All who are interested in their life and career are seeking and not falling prey to bandh and abetted turmoil,” he said.

2. Prey [prey]
Noun: an animal hunted or seized for food, especially by a carnivorous animal; a person or thing that is the victim of an enemy, a swindler, a disease, etc.; gull.
Verb: to seize and devour prey, as an animal does (usually followed by on or upon).
Synonyms: casualty, chased, dupe, game, kill, loot, mark, martyr, mug, pillage.
Antonym: attacker.

3. Bandh [bʌnd]
Noun: (in India) a general strike.

4. Abet [uh-bet]
Verb: to encourage, support, or countenance by aid or approval, usually in wrongdoing.
Synonyms: condone, incite, instigate, provoke, advocate, back, encourage, endorse.
Antonyms: halt, prevent, stop, disapprove, discourage, dissuade, oppose, protest.

5. Turmoil [tur-moil]
Noun: a state of great commotion, confusion, or disturbance; tumult; agitation; disquiet.
Synonyms: anxiety, confusion, disturbance, riot, strife, trouble, tumult, turbulence, unrest, violence.
Antonyms: calm, calmness, composure, contentment, happiness, order, peace, tranquility.

Example: A search operation was launched in Pathankot by the police and the Army after an abandoned bag containing Army fatigues was found.

6. Abandon [uh-ban-duh n]
Verb: to leave completely and finally; forsake utterly; desert; to give up; discontinue; withdraw from; to abandon hopes for a stage career; to give up the control of.
Synonyms: spontaneity, disregard, freedom, impulse, licentiousness, recklessness, thoughtlessness, unrestraint.
Antonyms: restraint, self-restraint.

7. Fatigue [fuh-teeg]
Noun: weariness from bodily or mental exertion; Military. labor of a generally nonmilitary kind done by soldiers, such as cleaning up an area, digging drainage ditches, or raking leaves; the state of being engaged in such labor.
Adjective: of or relating to fatigues or any clothing made to resemble them.
Verb: to weary with bodily or mental exertion; exhaust the strength of.
Synonyms: lethargy, weakness, weariness, debility, dullness, enervation, ennui, exhaustion, faintness, feebleness.
Antonyms: ability, energy, health, liveliness, strength, vigour.

Example: Greenman puts new spins on clichés, and rescues his story from mediocrity by finding new ways of talking about melancholy.

8. Cliché [klee-shey, kli-]
Noun: a trite, stereotyped expression; a sentence or phrase, usually expressing a popular or common thought or idea, that has lost originality, ingenuity, and impact by long overuse.
Adjective: trite; hackneyed; stereotyped; clichéd.
Synonyms: adage, banality, boiler plate, bromide, buzzword, chestnut, commonplace, corn, counterword, familiar tune.

9. Mediocrity [mee-dee-ok-ri-tee]
Noun: the state or quality of being mediocre; mediocre ability or accomplishment; a mediocre person.
Synonyms: normality, averageness, commonness.

10. Melancholy [mel-uh n-kol-ee]
Noun: a gloomy state of mind, especially when habitual or prolonged; depression; sober thoughtfulness; pensiveness.
Adjective: affected with, characterized by, or showing melancholy; mournful; depressed; causing melancholy or sadness; saddening; soberly thoughtful; pensive.
Synonyms: gloomy, grim, mournful, pensive, somber, sorrowful, trite, wistful, blue, down, downbeat, downcast, low.
Antonyms: bright, cheerful, happy, joyful, sunny, above.

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