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: They are the advance party to quell dissent, manufacture consent, set the agenda, drum up  support, and spread fear, venom, hatred and bigotry — sometimes through sheer silence.

1. Quell [kwel]
Verb: to suppress; put an end to; extinguish; to vanquish; subdue; to quiet or allay (emotions, anxieties, etc.).
Synonyms: annihilate, conquer, crush, extinguish, overcome, put down, quench.
Antonyms: build up, compliment, encourage, help, lose, praise, release.

2. Dissent [dih-sent]
Verb: to differ in sentiment or opinion, especially from the majority; withhold assent; disagree (often followed by from); to disagree with the methods, goals, etc., of a political party or government; take an opposing view.
Synonyms: discord, dissension, disunity, objection, opposition, protest, resistance, schism, strife.
Antonyms: acceptance, agreement, approval, concurrence, harmony, peace, accord.

3. Agenda [uh-jen-duh]
Noun: a list, plan, outline, or the like, of things to be done, matters to be acted or voted upon, etc.
Synonyms: calendar, plan, program, schedule, timetable, card, diary, docket.

4. Drum up [druhm-uhp] 
Phrasal verb: to call or summon by, or as if by, beating a drum; to obtain or create (customers, trade, interest, etc.) through vigorous effort; to concoct; devise.
Synonyms: canvass, solicit, attract, bid for, discover, obtain.
Antonyms: dissuade, repulse, turn off.

5. Bigotry [big-uh-tree]
Noun: stubborn and complete intolerance of any creed, belief, or opinion that differs from one's own; the actions, beliefs, prejudices, etc., of a bigot.
Synonyms: bias, discrimination, fanaticism, injustice, racism, sexism.
Antonyms: fairness, impartiality.

6. Sheer [sheer]
Adjective: transparently thin; diaphanous, as some fabrics; unmixed with anything else; unqualified; utter.
Synonyms: erect, precipitate, arduous, headlong, perpendicular, precipitous.
Antonyms: heavy, impermeable, indefinite, moderate, slow, thick, uncertain.

Example: It would be useful, therefore, to stop deluding ourselves.

7. Delude [dih-lood]
Verb: to mislead the mind or judgment of; deceive; to mock or frustrate the hopes or aims of.
Synonyms: dupe, hoodwink, misguide, mislead, beguile, betray, bluff, cheat.
Antonyms: be honest, be truthful.

Example: Far from it, it is the culmination of a devious, top-down attempt at co-option and cooperation that failed. Hence, the coercion.

8. Culmination [kuhl-muh-ney-shuh n]
Noun: the act or fact of culminating; that in which anything culminates; the culminating position or stage; highest point; acme.
Synonyms: apex, climax, completion, pinnacle, acme, apogee, consummation, crown, finale.
Antonyms: anticlimax, nadir, base, beginning, bottom, introduction.

9. Devious [dee-vee-uh s]
Adjective: departing from the most direct way; circuitous; indirect; without definite course; vagrant; departing from the proper or accepted way; roundabout.
Synonyms: calculating, deceitful, duplicitous, fraudulent, insidious, insincere, shrewd.
Antonyms: fair, forthrightfrank, honest, naive, open, sincere, artless.

10. Coercion [koh-ur-shuh n]
Noun: the act of coercing; use of force or intimidation to obtain compliance; force or the power to use force in gaining compliance, as by a government or police force.
Synonyms: duress, intimidation, persuasion, bullying, constraint, force, menace, restraint.

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