The Hindu Newspaper Editorial Vocabulary For SEBI Assistant Manager 2017

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SEBI Assistant Manager Examination is going to be held on 25th of June. We hope you all are working really hard for the exam. Vocabulary is an important part of English that helps you deal with all kinds of questions in objective as well as descriptive papers. You can learn new words daily from our Daily Word List. 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: It made the commitments voluntary and the accord non-legally binding and non-punitive.

1. Binding [bahyn-ding]
Noun: the act of fastening, securing, uniting, or the like; anything that binds.
Synonyms: conclusive, irrevocable, mandatory, required, essential, imperative.

Antonyms: optional, inessential, secondary, alterable, breakable, revocable.

2. Punitive [pyoo-ni-tiv]
Adjective: serving for, concerned with, or inflicting punishment.
Synonyms: disciplinary, penal, punishing, retaliatory, vindictive, punitory.
Antonyms: beneficial, rewarding.

Example: M.P. govt. shunts out collectors.

3. Shunt [shuhnt]
Verb: to shove or turn (someone or something) aside or out of the way; to sidetrack; get rid of.
Synonyms: avoid, deter, fend off, foil, forestall, halt.
Antonyms: aid, allow, assist, help, support.

Example: It is time to call a spade a spade: U.S. obduracy on climate change has ensured the world today is in the danger zone and will go critical soon.

4. Call a spade a spade
Idiom: to call something by its real name; be candidly explicit; speak plainly or bluntly.
Synonyms: characterize, construe, decide, delineate, describe, designate, detail.
Antonyms: confuse, hesitate, hide, misrepresent, obscure, distort.

5. Obduracy [ob-doo-ruh-see, -dyoo-]
Noun: the state or quality of being obdurate (unmoved by persuasion, pity, or tender feelings; stubborn).
Synonyms: bullheadedness, contumacy, doggedness, grimness, indomitability, inexorability, inexorableness, inflexibility.

Example: All this because President Barack Obama didn’t want this agreement to be ratified by his Senate.

6. Ratify [rat-uh-fahy]
Verb: to confirm by expressing consent, approval, or formal sanction; to confirm (something done or arranged by an agent or by representatives) by such action.
Synonyms: approve, confirm, endorse, establish, okay, sign, uphold.
Antonyms: deny, destroy, disagree, disapprove, disprove, invalidate.

Example: But the fact is even if Ms. Clinton would have been the President, the U.S. would have done little to help solve the climate change conundrum.

7. Conundrum [kuh-nuhn-druh m]
Noun: a riddle, the answer to which involves a pun or play on words; anything that puzzles.
Synonyms: enigma, mystery, riddle, brain-teaser, mystification, poser.

Example: This is the crux of the issue: whether Democrats or Republicans, the U.S. doesn’t want to take “fair and equitable” share of responsibilities.

8. Crux [kruhks]
Noun: a vital, basic, decisive, or pivotal point; a cross; something that torments by its puzzling nature; a perplexing difficulty.
Synonyms: bottom line, core, essence, gist, nub, body, heart.
Antonyms: exterior, outside, exteriority, nothing, nothingness, trivia.

Example: The world — the U.S. and us — cannot combat climate change without changing the way we drive, build homes or consume goods.

9. Combat [verb kuh m-bat]
Verb: to fight or contend against; oppose vigorously.
Noun: Military. active, armed fighting with enemy forces; a fight, struggle, or controversy, as between two persons, teams, or ideas.
Synonyms: action, conflict, contest, encounter, engagement, fight, fray.
Antonyms: agreement, calm, harmony, peace, surrender, accord.

Example: Some commentators have alluded that other countries should step forward and share the burden left by the U.S.

10. Allude [uh-lood]
Verb: to refer casually or indirectly; make an allusion; to contain a casual or indirect reference.
Synonyms: advert, imply, insinuate, intimate, point, refer.

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