The Hindu Newspaper Editorial Vocabulary For IBPS RRB PO 2017

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The Hindu Newspaper Editorial Vocabulary For IBPS RRB PO 2017

Vocabulary is an important part of English that helps you deal with all kinds of questions in objective as well as descriptive papers of various exams. 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: Sluggish global growth should prompt India to look inward — at augmenting public investment to spur demand.

1. Sluggish [sluhg-ish] 
Adjective: indisposed to action or exertion; lacking in energy; lazy; indolent; not acting or working with full vigor, as bodily organs; slow to act or respond; moving slowly, or having little motion, as a stream.
Synonyms: heavy, inactive, lethargic, listless, slack, slow, stagnant, apathetic, blah, comatose, dopey.
Antonyms: active, alert, busy, energetic, lively.

2. Prompt [prompt] 
Adjective: done, performed, delivered, etc., at once or without delay; ready in action; quick to act as occasion demands; quick or alert.
Verb: to move or induce to action; to occasion or incite; inspire.
Synonyms: efficient, expeditious, immediate, instantaneous, precise, punctual, quick, rapid, speedy.
Antonyms: delayed, late, later, slow, sluggish.

3. Spur [spur] 
Noun: a U -shaped device that slips over and straps to the heel of a boot and has a blunt, pointed, or roweled projection at the back for use by a mounted rider to urge a horse forward; anything that goads, impels, or urges, as to action, speed, or achievement.
Verb: to prick with or as if with a spur or spurs; incite or urge on; to strike or wound with the spur, as a gamecock; to furnish with spurs or a spur; to proceed hurriedly; press forward.
Synonyms: activation, actuation, catalyst, excitant, goad, goose, impetus, impulse.
Antonyms: block, deterrent, discouragement, hindrance, prevention.

Example: Easing the rhetoric.

4. Rhetoric [ret-er-ik] 
Noun: (in writing or speech) the undue use of exaggeration or display; bombast; the art or science of all specialized literary uses of language in prose or verse, including the figures of speech; the study of the effective use of language; the ability to use language effectively.
Synonyms: hyperbole, oratory, address, balderdash, bombast, composition, discourse, elocution, eloquence, fustian, grandiloquence.
Antonyms: quiet, conciseness.

Example: Wimbledon’s greatest illusion is the sense of timelessness it evokes.

5. Evoke [ih-vohk] 
Verb: to call up or produce (memories, feelings, etc.); to elicit or draw forth; to call up; cause to appear; summon.
Synonyms: arouse, conjure, elicit, invoke, provoke, recall, awaken, call, educe, evince, evolve, excite, extort.
Antonyms: calm, deaden, decrease, ignore, repress.

Example: Over the past fortnight on its hallowed lawns, one of its finest champions managed to pull off a similar impression.

6. Hallowed [hal-ohd; in liturgical use often hal-oh-id] 
Adjective: regarded as holy; venerated; sacred.
Synonyms: holy, sacred, anointed, beatified, blessed, consecrated, dedicated, divine, enshrined.
Antonyms: irreligious, unholy, unsacred, desecrated, profane.

7. Pull off: to perform successfully, especially something requiring courage, daring, or shrewdness.
Synonyms: achieve, bring off, manage, carry out, score, score a success, secure, succeed, win.
Antonyms: fail, lose.

Example: For India, the impact of a closer camaraderie with the U.S. is better judged by the challenges the superpower’s receding global role presents.

8. Camaraderie [kah-muh-rah-duh-ree, -rad-uh-, kam-uh-] 
Noun: comradeship; good-fellowship.

9. Recede [ri-seed] 
Verb: to go or move away; retreat; go to or toward a more distant point; withdraw; to become more distant.
Synonyms: abate, decrease, diminish, dwindle, ebb, fade, fall back, lessen, reduce, retreat.
Antonyms: develop, enhance, enlarge, expand.
Synonyms: companionship, intimacy, togetherness, cheer, companionability, comradeship, conviviality.
Antonyms: gloom, bad blood, dislike, hate.

Example: Bank sentry shot dead.

10. Sentry [sen-tree] 
Noun: a soldier stationed at a place to stand guard and prevent the passage of unauthorized persons, watch for fires, etc., especially a sentinel stationed at a pass, gate, opening in a defense work, or the like; a member of a guard or watch.
Synonyms: sentinel, guard.


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