The Hindu Newspaper Editorial Vocabulary For RBI Phase II 2017

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RBI Phase II is going to be held on 7th 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: A meek reform.

1. Meek [meek]
Adjective: humbly patient or docile, as under provocation from others; overly submissive or compliant; spiritless; tame; gentle; kind.
Synonyms: deferential, docile, gentle, passive, serene, subdued, submissive, timid, unassuming.
Antonyms: bold, brave, disobedient, excited, intractable, troubled, unyielding.

Example: The ascent of Saudi Arabia’s 31-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has raised hopes of radical reform.

2. Ascent [uh-sent]
Noun: an act of ascending; upward movement; a rising movement; movement upward from a lower to a higher state, degree, grade, or status; advancement; the act of climbing or traveling up; the way or means of ascending; upward slope; acclivity.
Synonyms: ascendance, ascension, climb, ascending, climbing, lift, mounting.
Antonyms: decline, descent, lowering.

3. Radical [rad-i-kuh l]
Adjective: of or going to the root or origin; fundamental; thoroughgoing or extreme, especially as regards change from accepted or traditional forms; favoring drastic political, economic, or social reforms.
Synonyms: profound, basal, bottom, cardinal, constitutional, essential, native, natural, organic, original, primary.
Antonyms: inessential, minor, secondary, unimportant, unnatural, conservative, extrinsic, moderate.

Example: Last year, the prince vowed to roll back government and unleash market forces.

4. Vow [vou]
Noun: a solemn promise, pledge, or personal commitment; a vow of secrecy; a solemn promise made to a deity or saint committing oneself to an act, service, or condition; a solemn or earnest declaration.
Verb: to make a vow of; promise by a vow, as to God or a saint; to pledge or resolve solemnly to do, make, give, observe, etc.
Synonyms: assertion, oath, pledge, affiance, asseveration, profession, troth.
Antonyms: break, breach.

5. Unleash [uhn-leesh]
Verb: to release from or as if from a leash; set loose to pursue or run at will; to abandon control of.
Synonyms: discharge, free, release, vent.
Antonyms: hold, keep, restrain.

Example: A free labour market, along with a free private sector, will help the economy become nimble and might even lead to a diverse Saudi economy.

6. Nimble [nim-buh l]
Adjective: quick and light in movement; moving with ease; agile; active; rapid; quick to understand, think, devise, etc; cleverly contrived.
Synonyms: adept, adroit, agile, bright, deft, lithe, lively, quick, skillful.
Antonyms: awkward, clumsy, ignorant, inept, slow, sluggish, stiff, stupid.

Example: Take, for example, the fact that Indian banks need to accept significant haircuts to resolve the NPA cases as several of them are in sectors where market conditions are in a slump, such as steel, power and textiles.

7. Slump [sluhmp]
Verb: to drop or fall heavily; collapse; to assume a slouching, bowed, or bent position or posture; to decrease or fall suddenly and markedly, as prices or the market; to decline or deteriorate, as health, business, quality, or efficiency; to sink into a bog, muddy place, etc., or through ice or snow.
Synonyms: collapse, crash, depreciation, dip, downtrend, downturn, drop, fall, low.
Antonyms: ascent, increase, rise, blessing, boon, happiness, success.

Example: Promoters understand this conundrum and have used it to their advantage in the past.

8. Conundrum [kuh-nuhn-druh m]
Noun: a riddle, the answer to which involves a pun or play on words; anything that puzzles.
Synonyms: enigma, mystery, riddle, brain-teaser, mystification, poser, problem, puzzlement.

Example: Govt. to shed stake in loss-making AI.

9. Shed [shed]
Verb: to fall off, as leaves; to drop out, as hair, seed, grain, etc.; to cast off hair, feathers, skin, or other covering or parts by natural process.
Noun: (on a loom) a triangular, transverse opening created between raised and lowered warp threads through which the shuttle passes in depositing the loose pick.
Synonyms: discard, drop, jettison, scrap, slip, take off.
Antonyms: keep, catch, collect, conceal, gather, hide, receive.

Example: The Narendra Modi government on Wednesday took the first step towards divesting its stake in ailing national carrier Air India.

10. Divest [dih-vest, dahy-]
Verb: to strip of ornament, etc.; to strip or deprive (someone or something), especially of property or rights; dispossess; to rid of or free from.
Synonyms: bankrupt, deprive, dismantle, rob, unload, bare, bereave, bleed, denudate.
Antonyms: give, offer, clothe, cover, hide, hold, keep.

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