The Hindu Newspaper Editorial Vocabulary For NICL AO Mains 2017

Dear Readers,


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: “Any reduction in rate of tax on any supply of goods or services or the benefit of input tax credit,” the Act reads, “shall be passed on to the recipient by way of commensurate reduction in prices.”

1. Commensurate [kuh-men-ser-it, -sher-] 
Adjective: corresponding in amount, magnitude, or degree; proportionate; adequate; having the same measure; of equal extent or duration; having a common measure or divisor; commensurable.
Synonyms: comparable, compatible, consistent, proportionate, sufficient, appropriate, coextensive, due.
Antonyms: incompatible, unsuitable, inadequate, inappropriate, incommensurate, unacceptable, unfitting.

Example: This does not portend well for doing business in India.

2. Portend [pawr-tend, pohr-] 
Verb: to indicate in advance; to foreshadow or presage, as an omen does; to signify; mean.
Synonyms: augur, bespeak, foretell, predict, presage, adumbrate, betoken.

Example: The tension between ownership to tangible and intangible property and the enjoyment of the commons by all is not a new phenomenon.

3. Tangible [tan-juh-buh l] 
Adjective: capable of being touched; discernible by the touch; material or substantial; real or actual, rather than imaginary or visionary; definite; not vague or elusive; (of an asset) having actual physical existence, as real estate or chattels, and therefore capable of being assigned a value in monetary terms.
Noun: something tangible, especially a tangible asset.
Synonyms: palpable, touchable, actual, appreciable, corporeal, definite, detectable, discernible, distinct, embodied.
Antonyms: abstract, conceptual, imperceptible, intangible, unreal.

Example: But commons are being fenced with grim determination not just by private encroachers but even by the state with its irresistible might.

4. Grim [grim] 
Adjective: stern and admitting of no appeasement or compromise; of a sinister or ghastly character; repellent; having a harsh, surly, forbidding, or morbid air.
Synonyms: bleak, cruel, ghastly, gloomy, glum, grisly, gruesome, harsh, horrid, ominous, shocking.
Antonyms: bright, cheerful, comforting, encouraging, gentle, good, happy, joyful, kind.

Example: This was no permanent construction or encroachment, just few hours of robust and joyous play, for children who had been practising for it.

5. Encroachment [en-krohch-muh nt] 
Noun: an act or instance of encroaching; anything taken by encroaching.
Synonyms: inroad, intrusion, invasion, trespass.

6. Robust [roh-buhst, roh-buhst] 
Adjective: strong and healthy; hardy; vigorous; a robust faith; a robust mind; strongly or stoutly built; suited to or requiring bodily strength or endurance; rough, rude, or boisterous.
Synonyms: booming, hearty, hefty, potent, powerful, prosperous, sturdy, tough.
Antonyms: fragile, impotent, incapable, ineffective, lethargic, small, unstable.

Example: Then we have reports of growing juvenile delinquency, blind to the reality that a childhood spent without the freedom of playing in open spaces could warp the young minds.

7. Delinquency [dih-ling-kwuh n-see] 
Noun: failure in or neglect of duty or obligation; dereliction; default; wrongful, illegal, or antisocial behavior; any misdeed, offense, or misdemeanor.
Synonyms: default, crime, dereliction, failure, fault, lapse, misbehavior, misdeed.
Antonyms: accomplishment, achievement, care, good deed, kindness, obedience, perfection.

Example: Section 327 of the Criminal Procedure Code says, “The place in which any Criminal Court is held for the purpose of inquiring into or trying any offence shall be deemed to be an open Court, to which the public generally may have access, so far as the same can conveniently contain them.”

8. Deem [deem] 
Verb: to form or have an opinion; judge; think.
Synonyms: allow, assume, believe, expect, feel, presume, suppose.
Antonyms: disbelieve, disregard, forget, ignore, misinterpret, mistrust.

Example: The Mental Healthcare Act was approved recently by Parliament. From now on, stigmatising a mentally ill person, and denying him or her the wherewithal for treatment will be illegal.

9. Stigmatise [stig-muh-tahyz] 
Verb: to set some mark of disgrace or infamy upon; to mark with a stigma or brand; to produce stigmata, marks, spots, or the like, on.
Synonyms: characterize, class, classify, defame, denounce, designate.
Antonyms: approve, commend, compliment, exaltpraise.

10. Wherewithal [hwair-with-awl, -with-, wair-] 
Noun: that with which to do something; means or supplies for the purpose or need, especially money.
Adverb: by means of which; out of which.
Synonyms: financing, funds, means, money, resources, wealth.
Antonym: debt.


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