The Hindu Newspaper Editorial Vocabulary For Dena Bank PO 2017

Dear Readers,

Dena Bank PO Examination is postponed but we hope it will be held soon and English will be playing an important role as there will be an Objective as well as a Descriptive Paper of English Language. Strong vocabulary will help you deal with both the sections. We hope our daily word list is helping you make your grip stronger on English. 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 particular brand of intelligentsia, finding itself marginalised in the national discourse, is visibly uncomfortable with the massive mandate of 2014.

1. Intelligentsia [in-tel-i-jent-see-uh, -gent-]
Plural noun: intellectuals considered as a group or class, especially as a cultural, social, or political elite.
Synonyms: circle, club, company, degree, family, grade, league, place, position, ancestry, birth.
Antonyms: unemployment, conclusion, consequence, death, effect, end, outgrowth, result.

2. Marginalize [mahr-juh-nl-ahyz]
Verb: to place in a position of marginal importance, influence, or power.
Synonyms: criticize, demean, deprecate, diminish, disparage, belittle, depreciate, dismiss.
Antonyms: elevate, praise, promote, celebrate, value, acclaim, adulate.

3. Discourse [noun dis-kawrs, -kohrs, dis-kawrs, -kohrs; verb dis-kawrs, -kohrs]
Noun: communication of thought by words; talk; conversation; a formal discussion of a subject in speech or writing, as a dissertation, treatise, sermon, etc.
Verb: to communicate thoughts orally; talk; converse.
Synonyms: communication, conversation, discussion, essay, lecture, monologue, rhetoric, speech.
Antonyms: quiet, silence. 

4. Mandate [man-deyt]
Noun: a command or authorization to act in a particular way on a public issue given by the electorate to its representative; a command from a superior court or official to a lower one.
Verb: to authorize or decree (a particular action), as by the enactment of law; to order or require; make mandatory; to consign (a territory, colony, etc.) to the charge of a particular nation under a mandate.
Synonyms: authorization, command, decree, directive, injunction, instruction, sanction.
Antonyms: breach, break, denial, question, refusal, request.

Example: The murders were highlighted as indictments of the Central government.

5. Indictment [in-dahyt-muh nt]
Noun: an act of indicting; Law. a formal accusation initiating a criminal case, presented by a grand jury and usually required for felonies and other serious crimes; any charge, accusation, serious criticism, or cause for blame.
Synonyms: allegation, arraignment, bill, charge, citation, detention, impeachment, prosecution.
Antonyms: praise, absolution, acquittal, exoneration.

Example: It has led to opposition of the Central government through opposing and denigrating security forces.

6. Denigrate [den-i-greyt] 
Verb: to speak damagingly of; criticize in a derogatory manner; sully; defame; to treat or represent as lacking in value or importance; belittle; disparage; to make black; blacken.
Synonyms: besmirch, defame, disparage, impugn, slander, vilify, asperse.
Antonyms: approve, commend, compliment, flatter, praise, laud.

Example: The problem gets further compounded when that understanding is based on the European experience of nationalism, a homogenising, masculine and an imperialistic phenomenon resulting in the formation of uniform nation states.

7. Homogenize [huh-moj-uh-nahyz, hoh-]
Verb: to form by blending unlike elements; make homogeneous; to prepare an emulsion, as by reducing the size of the fat globules in (milk or cream) in order to distribute them equally throughout; to make uniform or similar, as in composition or function.
Synonyms: accommodate, adapt, blend in, homogenize, acclimatize, acculturate, accustom, conform.
Antonyms: disarrange, differ, misunderstand, not adapt, reject, unlearn.

8. Imperialist [im-peer-ee-uh-list]
noun, adjective: the policy of extending the rule or authority of an empire or nation over foreign countries, or of acquiring and holding colonies and dependencies; advocacy of imperial or sovereign interests over the interests of the dependent states; imperial government; rule by an emperor or empress; an imperial system of government.

Example: Its journey of thousands of years was impeded by several incursions.

9. Impede [im-peed]
Verb: to retard in movement or progress by means of obstacles or hindrances; obstruct; hinder.
Synonyms: block, curb, cut off, delay, deter, disrupt, hamper, interfere, retard.
Antonyms: advance, aid, allow, assist, encourage, expedite, forward.

10. Incursion [in-kur-zhuh n, -shuh n] 
Noun: a hostile entrance into or invasion of a place or territory, especially a sudden one; raid; a harmful inroad; a running in.
Synonyms: aggression, attack, foray, infiltration, inroad, intrusion.
Antonym: retreat.


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