The Hindu Newspaper Editorial Vocabulary For NICL AO Mains 2017

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NICL AO Mains is going to be held on 2nd of July. 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: In the years since its establishment, little has been done on the ground to transfer many of the subjects to the body as was promised, rendering the notion of autonomous rule in the Hills rather moot.

1. Autonomous [aw-ton-uh-muh s]
Adjective: Government. self-governing; independent; subject to its own laws only; pertaining to an autonomy, or a self-governing community; having autonomy; not subject to control from outside; independent; (of a vehicle) navigated and maneuvered by a computer without a need for human control or intervention under a range of driving situations and conditions.
Synonyms: self-governing, sovereign, free, self-determining, self-ruling, uncontrolled.
Antonyms: subservient, dependent, subject.

2. Moot [moot]
Adjective: open to discussion or debate; debatable; doubtful; of little or no practical value, meaning, or relevance; purely academic; Chiefly Law. not actual; theoretical; hypothetical.
Verb: to present or introduce (any point, subject, project, etc.) for discussion; to reduce or remove the practical significance of; make purely theoretical or academic; Archaic. to argue (a case), especially in a mock court.
Noun: an assembly of the people in early England exercising political, administrative, and judicial powers; an argument or discussion, especially of a hypothetical legal case.
Synonyms: debatable, problematic, unresolved, unsettled, open, suspect, at issue, contestable.
Antonyms: certain, definite, settled, sure, decided, proven.

Example: The hold of the GJM in the Hills was sought to be broken by reaching out to indigenous communities in the region through the creation of various tribal development boards.

3. Indigenous [in-dij-uh-nuh s]
Adjective: originating in and characteristic of a particular region or country; native (often followed by to); innate; inherent; natural (usually followed by to).
Synonyms: domestic, endemic, homegrown, primitive, aboriginal, autochthonous, chthonic, congenital.
Antonyms: alien, foreign.

Example: Legitimate grievances with the West Bengal government on transfer of powers to the GTA aside, the GJM, which has ruled the Authority, too has been guilty of lackadaisical administration.

4. Grievance [gree-vuh ns]
Noun: a wrong considered as grounds for complaint, or something believed to cause distress; a complaint or resentment, as against an unjust or unfair act.
Synonyms: grief, hardship, injustice, objection, outrage, resentment, sorrow, unhappiness, affliction.
Antonyms: delight, happiness, joy, advantage, aid, assistance, benefit, blessing.

5. Lackadaisical [lak-uh-dey-zi-kuh l]
Adjective: without interest, vigor, or determination; listless; lethargic; lazy; indolent.
Synonyms: apathetic, halfhearted, laid-back, lazy, lethargic, listless, passive
Antonyms: active, energetic, interested, lively, careful, caring.

Example: For its part, the BJP is caught in a bind — it seems to be sympathetic to the statehood demand, allied as it is to the GJM in the Hills, but is afraid to articulate it openly as it has ambitions in the rest of the State.

6. Bind [bahynd]
Verb: to fasten or secure with a band or bond; to encircle with a band or ligature; to swathe or bandage.
Synonyms: crunch, dilemma, pickle, predicament, quandary, difficulty.
Antonyms: solution, pleasure.

7. Allied [uh-lahyd, al-ahyd]
Adjective: joined by treaty, agreement, or common cause; related; kindred.
Synonyms: affiliated, amalgamated, associated, bound, combined, confederate, connected.
Antonyms: disconnected, single, uncombined, unrelated, disunited, estranged, unfriendly.

8. Articulate [adjective, noun ahr-tik-yuh-lit; verb ahr-tik-yuh-leyt]
Adjective: uttered clearly in distinct syllables; capable of speech; not speechless; using language easily and fluently; having facility with words.
Synonyms: coherent, eloquent, expressive, fluent, well-spoken, clear, comprehensible, definite.
Antonyms: inarticulate, misrepresented, unclear, unintelligible.

Example: Earlier this month the government had also held a cabinet meeting in the Hills after many years, drawing a sharp response from the GJM and other separatist political forces that saw this as a ploy to undermine the GTA’s authority.

9. Separatist [sep-er-uh-tist, -uh-rey-]
Noun: a person who separates, withdraws, or secedes, as from an established church; an advocate of separation, especially ecclesiastical or political separation.
Adjective: of, relating to, or designating separatism or separatists.
Synonyms: dissident, protester, rebel, heretic, nonconformist, objector.

10. Ploy [ploi]
Noun: a maneuver or stratagem, as in conversation, to gain the advantage.
Verb: Military Archaic. to move (troops) from a line into a column.
Synonyms: device, maneuver, ruse, scheme, stratagem, subterfuge, tactic, artifice.

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