The Hindu Newspaper Editorial Vocabulary For RBI Grade B 2017

Dear Readers,


RBI Grade B Phase I is going to be held on 17th 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: The close result is a sharp reversal of the comfortable lead in the polls that the Conservatives had in April, when Ms. May called the general election.

1. Reversal [ri-vur-suh l]
Noun: an act or instance of reversing; the state of being reversed.
Synonyms: annulment, cancellation, repeal, switch, turnabout, turnaround.
Antonyms: approval, enactment, validation.

Example: In addition, the finding of flint tools knapped by the Levallois technique suggests that sophisticated tool-making was common in some parts of Africa 3,00,000 years ago.

2. Flint [flint]
Noun: a hard stone, a form of silica resembling chalcedony but more opaque, less pure, and less lustrous; a piece of this, especially as used for striking fire.

Example: The Army on Friday said five more armed infiltrators were killed in Baramulla’s Uri sector near the Line of Control, taking the death toll of militants to 12 in operations since Tuesday night.

3. Infiltrator [in-fil-treyt-er]
Noun: The one who infiltrates.
Synonym: spy, mole.

4. Toll [tohl]
Noun: a payment or fee exacted by the state, the local authorities, etc., for some right or privilege, as for passage along a road or over a bridge; the extent of loss, damage, suffering, etc., resulting from some action or calamity.
Synonyms: cost, expense, levy, payment, price, rate.

Example: AI plane overshoots runway as brakes fail.

5. Overshoot [verb oh-ver-shoot; noun oh-ver-shoot]
Verb: to shoot or go over, beyond, or above; miss; to pass or go by or beyond; to shoot or pour down over.
Synonyms: leave, skip, abandon, cancel, cover, digress.
Antonyms: uphold, address, decline, decrease, face.

Example: A major tragedy was averted after an Air India plane from Delhi with 134 passengers on board suffered a brake failure on landing here and skidded beyond the runway before coming to a halt at the end of the strip.

6. Skid [skid]
Noun: a plank, bar, log, or the like, especially one of a pair, on which something heavy may be slid or rolled along; one of a number of such logs or timbers forming a skidway.
Verb: to slide along without rotating, as a wheel to which a brake has been applied; to slip or slide sideways, as an automobile in turning a corner rapidly.
Synonyms: drift, glide, slip, swerve, veer, move.

7. Halt [hawlt]
Verb: to stop; cease moving, operating, etc., either permanently or temporarily; to cause to stop temporarily or permanently; bring to a stop.
Noun: a temporary or permanent stop.
Synonyms: cutoff, freeze, interruption, layoff, letup, pause, standstill.
Antonyms: continuation, beginning, , t, endurance, go.

8. Strip [strip]
Verb: to deprive of covering; to deprive of clothing; make bare or naked; to take away or remove.
Synonyms: band, bar, belt, bit, fillet, layer, ribbon.
Antonym: whole.

Example: Numismatists in a fix after note ban 110 variants of currencies released over time.

9. Numismatist [noo-miz-muh-tist, -mis-, nyoo-]
Noun: a specialist in numismatics; a person who collects numismatic items, especially coins.

Example: Collectors should be allowed to hold at least one note of each variant so that this history is preserved for posterity,” said Rajender Maru, Treasurer of the Indian chapter of the International Bank Note Society.

10. Posterity [po-ster-i-tee]
Noun: succeeding or future generations collectively; all descendants of one person.
Synonyms: breed, brood, children, descendants, family, heirs.
Antonyms: parent, past.

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