The Hindu Newspaper Editorial Vocabulary For RBI Grade B 2017

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RBI Grade B Phase I is going to be held on 17th of June. 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: Mind the diversity It’s inherent to our nation’s character and defiling it will be counterproductive.

1. Inherent [in-heer-uh nt, -her-] 
Adjective: existing in someone or something as a permanent and inseparable element, quality, or attribute; inhering.
Synonyms: built-in, constitutional, deep-rooted, deep-seated, essential, fundamental, genetic, implicit, ingrained.
Antonyms: acquired, auxiliary, extra, extrinsic, learned, minor.

2. Defile [dih-fahyl]
Verb: to make foul, dirty, or unclean; pollute; taint; debase; to violate the chastity of; to make impure for ceremonial use; desecrate; to sully, as a person's reputation.
Synonyms: besmirch, debase, degrade, desecrate, discolor, dishonor, sully.
Antonyms: elevate, honor, praise, upgrade, assist, clean cleanse.

3. Counterproductive [koun-ter-pruh-duhk-tiv]
Adjective: thwarting the achievement of an intended goal; tending to defeat one's purpose.
Synonyms: biased, bigoted, damaging, detrimental, disadvantageous, discriminatory, hurtful, inimical.
Antonyms: advantageous, aiding, assisting, beneficial, fair, favorable, friendly.

Example: Multiculturalism is part of the Indian society and any attempt to monochrome it will be self-defeating.

 4. Monochrome [mon-uh-krohm]
Noun: a painting or drawing in different shades of a single color; the art or technique of producing such a painting or drawing; the state or condition of being painted, decorated, etc., in shades of a single color.
Adjective: being or made in the shades of a single color.
Synonyms: consistent, continual, nonstop, perpetual, regular, stable, steady.
Antonyms: broken, discontinuous, imbalance, dinconsistent, inconstant, infrequent, intermittent.

Example: Seeing and projecting the country as a unidimensional monolith may seem to be an easy way out but will be both fruitless and counterproductive, hindering our peaceful and sustainable development.

5. Monolith [mon-uh-lith] 
Noun: an obelisk, column, large statue, etc., formed of a single block of stone; a single block or piece of stone of considerable size, especially when used in architecture or sculpture; something having a uniform, massive, redoubtable, or inflexible quality or character.
Synonyms: block, column, menhir, monument, pillar, statue.

6. Hinder [hin-der] 
Verb: to cause delay, interruption, or difficulty in; hamper; impede; to prevent from doing, acting, or happening; stop.
Synonyms: block, burden, crimp, cripple, curb, delay, deter, frustrate.
Antonyms: advance, aid, allow, assist, encourage, expedite, facilitate.

7. Sustainable [suh-stey-nuh-buh l] 
Adjective: capable of being supported or upheld, as by having its weight borne from below; pertaining to a system that maintains its own viability by using techniques that allow for continual reuse.
Synonyms: continual, continuous, viable, feasible, unceasing, green, imperishable, livable.
Antonyms: untenable, tiring, unendurable, unsuitable, brief, fleeting.

Example: Any kind of action to tamper with the idea of diversity will only result in conflicts and resistance.

8. Tamper [tam-per]
Verb: to meddle, especially for the purpose of altering, damaging, or misusing; to make changes in something, especially in order to falsify.
Synonyms: meddle, tinker, busybody, change, cook, cut.
Antonyms: improve, leave alone, remain, repair, stay.

Example: However, these identities have also been repeatedly used by the power elite to serve their own interests.

9. Elite [ih-leet, ey-leet]
Noun: the choice or best of anything considered collectively, as of a group or class of persons; persons of the highest class; a group of persons exercising the major share of authority or influence within a larger group.
Synonyms: exclusive, choice, cool, crack, elect, noble, pick.
Antonyms: bad, inferior, poor, second-rate, common, low-class.

Example: The fate of many anti-poverty programs has ebbed and flowed ever since.

10. Ebb [eb]
Noun: the flowing back of the tide as the water returns to the sea (opposed to flood, flow ); a flowing backward or away; decline or decay; a point of decline.
Verb: to flow back or away, as the water of a tide (opposed to flow ); to decline or decay; fade away.
Synonyms: abatement, backflow, decay, decrease, degeneration, depreciation, deterioration.
Antonyms: advance, development, enlargement, expansion, growth, improvement.

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