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: The trajectory to professional success then crucially hinges on your ability to secure a seat in one of the good colleges.

1. Trajectory [truh-jek-tuh-ree]
Noun: the curve described by a projectile, rocket, or the like in its flight; Geometry. a curve or surface that cuts all the curves or surfaces of a given system at a constant angle.
Synonyms: curve, orbit, path, direction, flight, flow.
Example: The lack of an adequate number of quality institutions then ratchets up the value of the few better ones unusually high.

2. Ratchet [rach-it]
Noun: a toothed bar with which a pawl engages.
Verb: to move by degrees (often followed by up or down).
Synonyms: prong, cogwheel, differential, fang, gear, pinion.

Example: It puts students into a constant struggle akin to that of ‘survival’.

3. Akin [uh-kin]
Adjective: of kin; related by blood (usually used predicatively); allied by nature; having the same properties; having or showing an affinity; kindred.
Synonyms: analogous, comparable, similar, affiliated, agnate, alike.
Antonyms: dissimilar, unalike, unlike, alien, disconnected, unconnected.

Example: It’s an “educational calamity”  in India, unreported, unaddressed and as ubiquitous as invisible.

4. Ubiquitous [yoo-bik-wi-tuh s]
Adjective: existing or being everywhere, especially at the same time; omnipresent.
Synonyms: everywhere, omnipresent, pervasive, universal, all-over, ubiquitary, wall-to-wall.
Antonyms: rare, scarce.

Example: This is not a rhetoric, but let’s pause for a moment to see what have we internalised.

5. Rhetoric [ret-er-ik]
Noun: (in writing or speech) the undue use of exaggeration or display; bombast; the art or science of all specialized literary uses of language in prose or verse, including the figures of speech; the study of the effective use of language; the ability to use language effectively; the art of prose in general as opposed to verse.
Synonyms: hyperbole, oratory, address, balderdash, bombast, composition.
Antonyms: quiet, conciseness.

6. Internalise [in-tur-nl-ahyz]
Verb: to incorporate (the cultural values, mores, motives, etc., of another or of a group), as through learning, socialization, or identification; to make subjective or give a subjective character to; Linguistics. to acquire (a linguistic rule, structure, etc.) as part of one's language competence.
Synonyms: embody, incarnate, incorporate, personalize, attribute, impute, manifest.
Antonym: detach.

Example: In the long run, instilling such loathing of failure among our students drives them to calibrate their ethical compass to what wins, not what is right.

7. Loathing [loh-th ing]
Noun: strong dislike or disgust; intense aversion.
Synonyms: contempt, disgust, dislike, enmity, hatred, revulsion, detestation, repugnance.
Antonyms: admiration, approval, like, liking, love, loving, respect.

8. Calibrate [kal-uh-breyt]
Verb: to determine, check, or rectify the graduation of (any instrument giving quantitative measurements); to divide or mark with gradations, graduations, or other indexes of degree, quantity, etc., as on a thermometer, measuring cup, or the like.
Synonyms: balance, correct, fine-tune, fix, improve, overhaul, readjust, regulate.
Antonyms: disorganize, break, damage, destroy, dull, hurt.

Example: You either have intellectually elite colleges, a handful of them,  or a vast majority of mediocre ones which have lost their ability to even signal the quality of their students — one of the most basic purposes for an educational institution to exist.

9. Intellectual [in-tl-ek-choo-uh l]
Adjective: appealing to or engaging the intellect; of or relating to the intellect or its use; possessing or showing intellect or mental capacity, especially to a high degree; guided or developed by or relying on the intellect rather than upon emotions or feelings; rational.
Synonyms: brilliantly, judiciously, logically, prudently, rationally, reasonably, sensibly.
Antonyms: badly, foolishly, stupidly, unintelligently.
Related forms: Intellectually.

10. Elite [ih-leet, ey-leet]
Noun: the choice or best of anything considered collectively, as of a group or class of persons; persons of the highest class; a group of persons exercising the major share of authority or influence within a larger group.
Synonyms: exclusive, choice, cool, crack, elect, noble, pick.
Antonyms: bad, inferior, poor, second-rate, common, low-class.


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