The Hindu Newspaper Editorial Vocabulary For NABARD Grade B 2017

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The Hindu Newspaper Editorial Vocabulary For NABARD Grade B 2017

NABARD Grade B will be held in August. 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: In fact, there is also an attempt to create an eerie culture of compliance.

1. Eerie [eer-ee]
Adjective: uncanny, so as to inspire superstitious fear; weird.
Synonyms: awesome, bizarre, creepy, fantastic, frightening, ghostly, mysterious.
Antonyms: common, earthly, familiar, natural, normal.

ExampleExample: Those on the lower rungs of the society will follow the command of those at the top and ask no questions.

2. Rung [ruhng]
Noun: one of the crosspieces, usually rounded, forming the steps of a ladder; a rounded or shaped piece fixed horizontally, for strengthening purposes, as between the legs of a chair; a stage in a scale, level in a hierarchy, etc.; degree.
Synonyms: bar, board, crossbar, crosspiece, degree, grade, level.

Example: Draconian laws such as the Section 124-A only serve to give a legal veneer to the regime’s persecution of voices and movements against oppression by casting them as anti-national.

3. Veneer [vuh-neer]
Noun: a thin layer of wood or other material for facing or inlaying wood; any of the thin layers of wood glued together to form plywood; a superficially valuable or pleasing appearance.
Synonyms: coating, exterior, facade, gloss, layer, mask, semblance.
Antonym: reality.

Example: The need for scrapping the sedition law could never have been more urgent.

4. Scrap [skrap]
Verb: to make into scraps or scrap; break up; to discard as useless, worthless, or ineffective
Noun: a small piece or portion; fragment; bits or pieces of food, especially of leftover or discarded food; the remains of animal fat after the oil has been tried out.
Adjective: consisting of scraps or fragments; existing in the form of fragments or remnants of use only for reworking, as metal; discarded or left over.
Synonyms: chunk, fragment, grain, hunk, lump, morsel, shred, sliver, snippet, speck, atom.
AntonymsAntonyms: lot, whole, agreement, harmony, load, peace.

5. Sedition [si-dish-uh n]
Noun: incitement of discontent or rebellion against a government; any action, especially in speech or writing, promoting such discontent or rebellion.
Synonyms: insubordination, insurrection, mutiny, treason, agitation, defiance, disobedience, dissent, insurgence.
Antonyms: obedience, calm, peace, submission.

Example: Dissent is the lifeblood of democracy.

6. Dissent [dih-sent]
Verb: to differ in sentiment or opinion, especially from the majority; withhold assent; disagree (often followed by from); to disagree with the methods, goals, etc., of a political party or government; take an opposing view; to disagree with or reject the doctrines or authority of an established church.
Noun: difference of sentiment or opinion; dissenting opinion.
Synonyms: discord, dissension, disunity, objection, opposition, protest, resistance, schism, strife, bone, clinker.
AntonymsAntonyms: acceptance, agreement, approval, concurrence, harmony, peace, accord.

7. Lifeblood [lahyf-bluhd]
Noun: the blood, considered as essential to maintain; a life-giving, vital, or animating element.
Synonyms: aspect, basis, bottom line, character, core, crux, element, meaning, nature, principle, quality, reality, root.
Antonyms: abstract, exterior, exteriority, outside, top.

Example: But today when the stench of fascism looms large, exercising this constitutional right can get one branded as an anti-national, thrown behind bars or a lynch mob waiting outside to teach you a lesson.

8. Stench [stench]
Noun: an offensive smell or odor; stink; a foul quality.
Synonyms: smell, stink, fetor, funk, malodor, mephitis, noisomeness, redolence.
Antonyms: perfume, sweetness.

9. Fascism [fash-iz-uh m]
Noun: a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism;  the philosophy, principles, or methods of fascism.
Synonyms: absolutism, authoritarianism, autocracy, bureaucracy, despotism, Nazism, racism, regimentation, totalitarianism.
Antonym: democracy.

10. Loom [loom]
Verb: to appear indistinctly; come into view in indistinct and enlarged form; to rise before the vision with an appearance of great or portentous size; to assume form as an impending event.
Noun: a looming appearance, as of something seen indistinctly at a distance or through a fog.
Synonyms: brew, come on, dominate, emerge, hover, mount, overshadow, portend, soar, stand out, threaten, approach, await.
Antonyms: decline, fall, leave, abandon, descend, drop, neglect.

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