The Hindu Newspaper Editorial Vocabulary For RBI Grade B 2017

Dear Readers,


As RBI Grade B Phase I is going to be held on 17th of June, you aren't left with much of time for your preparations. English Language Section is going to be very tricky for most of you as the pattern keeps changing and new types of questions appear with every new exam that is conducted. Vocabulary is a part of English that helps you deal with all kinds of questions. 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: Mamata raps private schools Sets up self-regulatory committee to rein in arbitrary fee hike and donations.

1. Rap [rap]
Verb: to strike, especially with a quick, smart, or light blow; to utter sharply or vigorously.
Synonyms: beat, blow, conk, crack, knock, lick, pat.
Antonyms: approval, flattery, praise, silence.

Example: Both Mr. Advani and Mr. Joshi are in the twilight of their political careers, wielding little power or influence in the BJP. Ms. Bharti is, however, a Union Minister, and the Narendra Modi government cannot pretend that the development has no bearing on her continuance in the Council of Ministers.

2. Twilight [twahy-lahyt]
Noun: the soft, diffused light from the sky when the sun is below the horizon, either from daybreak to sunrise or, more commonly, from sunset to nightfall; a terminal period, especially after full development, success, etc.; a state of uncertainty, vagueness, or gloom.
Adjective: of, relating to, or resembling twilight; dim; obscure.
Synonyms: dusk, sunset, afterglow, decline, dimness, ebb, end.
Antonyms: increase, rise, daybreak, sunrise.

3. Wield [weeld]
Verb: to exercise (power, authority, influence, etc.), as in ruling or dominating; to use (a weapon, instrument, etc.) effectively; handle or employ actively; govern.
Synonyms: apply, brandish, employ, exert, handle, maintain, manipulate.
Antonyms: ignore, misuse, neglect, cease, fail, idle.

4. Bearing [bair-ing]
Noun: the manner in which one conducts or carries oneself, including posture and gestures; the act, capability, or period of producing or bringing forth; something that is produced; a crop.
Synonyms: demeanor, manner, address, air, aspect, attitude.

Example: Even so, the repeated strikes in the most fortified areas with mounting casualties demonstrate a steadily deteriorating security situation.

5. Fortify [fawr-tuh-fahy]
Verb: to protect or strengthen against attack; surround or provide with defensive military works; to make strong; impart strength or vigor to; to increase the effectiveness of, as by additional ingredients; to strengthen mentally or morally.
Synonyms: brace, build up, buttress, consolidate, entrench, protect, reinforce.
Antonyms: harm, hurt, injure, let down, let go, loosen.

6. Mount [mount]
Verb: to go up; climb; ascend; to get up on (a platform, a horse, etc.); to set or place at an elevation; to furnish with a horse or other animal for riding.
Noun: the act or a manner of mounting; a support, backing, setting, or the like, on or in which something is, or is to be, mounted or fixed.
Synonyms: arise, escalate, go up, rise, soar, ascend, back.
Antonyms: decrease, lessen, lower, descend, alight, decline.

7. Deteriorate [dih-teer-ee-uh-reyt]
Verb: to make or become worse or inferior in character, quality, value, etc.; to disintegrate or wear away.
Synonyms: crumble, decline, degrade, depreciate, disintegrate, ebb, fade, fail, fall apart.
Antonyms: approve, compliment, elevate, grow, improve, increase, laud, praise.

Example: Mr. Ghani is yet to begin delivering on his promise to streamline governance.

8. Streamline [streem-lahyn]
Noun: a teardrop line of contour offering the least possible resistance to a current of air, water, etc.; the path of a particle that is flowing steadily and without turbulence in a fluid past an object.
Verb: to make streamlined.
Synonyms: consolidate, integrate, rationalize, unify, accumulate, amalgamate, assemble, compact.
Antonyms: divide, separate, disorder, disorganize, disperse, enlarge.

Example: Do you call an ineffectual, hapless person or a schlemiel?

9. Hapless [hap-lis]

Adjective: unlucky; luckless; unfortunate.
Synonyms: unlucky, woeful, behind the eightball, cursed, hexed, ill-fated, ill-, red, infelicitous.
Antonyms: happy, fortuitous, fortunate, lucky, well-off.

10. Schlemiel [shluh-meel]
Noun: an awkward and unlucky person for whom things never turn out right.
Synonyms: blockhead, boob, bungler, dimwit, dope, dork, dumbbell.
Antonyms: brain, genius.

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