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: Expensive, hazardous and inequitable. The government’s recent approval to ten new nuclear reactors deserves to be carefully appraised.

1. Inequitable [in-ek-wi-tuh-buh l]
Adjective: not equitable; unjust or unfair.
Synonyms: arbitrary, biased, discriminatory, one-sided, prejudiced, unbalanced.
Antonyms: balanced, even, fair, impartial, just, unbiased.

2. Appraise [uh-preyz]
Verb: to estimate the monetary value of; determine the worth of; assess; to estimate the nature, quality, importance, etc.
Synonyms: assess, audit, calculate, check out, evaluate, examine, gauge.
Antonyms: ignore, neglect.

Example: Its reactor business is being taken over by a clutch of companies, including the public sector.

3. Clutch [kluhch]
Noun: a number of similar individuals; a hatch of eggs; the number of eggs produced or incubated at one time; a brood of chickens.
Synonyms: clamp, clasp, clench, clinch.
Antonyms: misconception, misunderstanding, release.

Example: The collapse of these companies vindicates critics of these deals, who consistently pointed out that India’s agreements with Areva and Westinghouse were fiscally irresponsible.

4. Vindicate [vin-di-keyt]
Verb: to clear, as from an accusation, imputation, suspicion, or the like; to afford justification for; justify; to uphold or justify by argument or evidence.
Synonyms: absolve, acquit, corroborate, defend, disprove, exonerate, justify, prove.
Antonyms: blame, charge, condemn, convict, deny, disprove.

Example: Therefore, the government’s recent decision to approve the construction of ten 700 MW Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) deserves to be scrutinised carefully.

5. Scrutinise [skroot-n-ahyz]
Verb: to examine in detail with careful or critical attention.
Synonyms: analyze, check, check out, comb, consider, dissect, explore, inspect.
Antonyms: forget, ignore, neglect, misunderstand.

Example: Footfall of tourists from Gujarat to the Kashmir Valley has fallen significantly this year.

6. Footfall [foo t-fawl]
Noun: a footstep; the sound of footsteps.
Synonyms: stride, footprint, footstep, gait, impression, mark.

Example: Tourism players in Kashmir blame “negative campaign” by right wing groups on the social media, besides the unrest, for the 85% slump in the sector.

7. Slump [sluhmp]
Verb: to drop or fall heavily; collapse; to assume a slouching, bowed, or bent position or posture.
Synonyms: collapse, crash, depreciation, dip, downtrend, downturn.
Antonyms: ascent, increase, rise, blessing, boon, happiness.

Example: This year it has come down to a trickle,” Farooq Kuthoo, secretary-general of the Travel Agents’ Association of Kashmir, told The Hindu.

8. Trickle [trik-uh l]
Noun: a trickling flow or stream; a small, slow, or irregular quantity of anything coming, going, or proceeding.
Verb: to flow or fall by drops, or in a small, gentle stream; to come, go, or pass bit by bit, slowly, or irregularly.
Synonyms: crawl, creep, dribble, flow, leak, ooze.
Antonyms: pour, flow.

Example: I am not privy to any online campaign but yes, there is a negative perception about the destination.

9. Privy [priv-ee]
Adjective: participating in the knowledge of something private or secret (usually followed by to); belonging or pertaining to some particular person, especially with reference to a sovereign.
Synonyms: covert, personal, private, separate, buried.
Antonyms: open, public, unconcealed, known, revealed, unaware.

Example: Himachal jail inmates sell vermi-compost manufactured by inmates in prisons.

10. Inmate [in-meyt]
Noun: a person who is confined in a prison, hospital, etc.
Synonym: convict, prisoner, internee, jailbird.

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