The Hindu Newspaper Editorial Vocabulary For RBI Grade B 2017

Dear Readers,


RBI Grade B Phase I is going to be held tomorrow. 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: Is the media under siege?

1. Siege [seej]
Noun: the act or process of surrounding and attacking a fortified place in such a way as to isolate it from help and supplies, for the purpose of lessening the resistance of the defenders and thereby making capture possible; any prolonged or persistent effort to overcome resistance; a series of illnesses, troubles, or annoyances besetting a person or group.
Synonyms: annoy, bedevil, beset, plague, badger, blockade.
Antonyms: aid, make happy, please, assist, help, soothe.

Example: The anecdote might well be apocryphal.

2. Anecdote [an-ik-doht]
Noun: a short account of a particular incident or event, especially of an interesting or amusing nature; a short, obscure historical or biographical account.
Synonyms: episode, gag, narration, narrative, reminiscence, short story.

3. Apocryphal [uh-pok-ruh-fuh l]
Adjective: of doubtful authorship or authenticity; of or relating to the Apocrypha; of doubtful sanction; uncanonical; false; spurious.
Synonyms: fictitious, inaccurate, mythical, unsubstantiated, untrue.
Antonyms: true, authentic, doubtless, real.

Example: What is not is that mainstream media is in deep coma, gasping under pressure not felt even during Emergency’s darkest nights.

4. Mainstream [meyn-streem]
Noun: the principal or dominant course, tendency, or trend; a river having tributaries; regular school classes or regular schools.
Synonyms: average, common, current, dominant, general, normal, primary, regular.
Antonyms: abnormal, eccentric, exceptional, extraordinary, infrequent, irregular, rare.

Example: What is on today is a sly, insidious operation without anybody’s Aadhaar-linked fingerprints.

5. Sly [slahy]
Adjective: cunning or wily; stealthy, insidious, or secret; playfully artful, mischievous, or roguish.
Synonyms: canny, impish, ingenious, intriguing, mischievous, roguish, shrewd, smart, subtle.
Antonyms: behaved, foolish, inept, stupid, honest, open.

6. Insidious [in-sid-ee-uh s]
Adjective: intended to entrap or beguile; stealthily treacherous or deceitful; operating or proceeding in an inconspicuous or seemingly harmless way but actually with grave effect.
Synonyms: dangerous, subtle, artful, astute, corrupt, crafty, crooked.
Antonyms: fair, honest, open, sincere.

Example: It is aimed not merely at “managing the headlines” in the newsroom but at paving the way for a lethal ideology that has long craved legitimacy, through the boardroom.

7. Lethal [lee-thuh l]
Adjective: of, relating to, or causing death; deadly; fatal; a lethal dose; made or carried out to cause death; causing great harm or destruction.
Synonyms: dangerous, destructive, devastating, fatal, harmful, malignant.
Antonyms: harmless, healthy, helpful, kind, wholesome, beneficial.

8. Legitimacy [li-jit-uh-muh-see]
Noun: the state or quality of being legitimate(in accordance with established rules, principles, or standards).
Synonyms: appropriate, certain, consistent, correct, fair, genuine, justifiable.
Antonyms: abnormal, affected, counterfeit, deceptive, dishonest, false, illegal.

9. Boardroom [bawrd-room, -roo m, bohrd-]
Noun: a room set aside for meetings of a board, as of a corporation; a room in a broker's office where stock-market quotations are listed on a board or by other means.
Synonym: meeting room.

Example: Influential owners, anchors, editors across the nation resemble the hapless Kashmiri tied to the Army jeep.

10. Hapless [hap-lis]
Adjective: unlucky; luckless; unfortunate.
Synonyms: unlucky, woeful, behind the eightball, cursed, hexed, ill-fated.
Antonyms: happy, fortuitous, fortunate, lucky, well-off.

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