The Hindu Newspaper Editorial Vocabulary For IBPS 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: Mayawati quits RS, says she was muzzled.

1. Muzzle [muhz-uh l] 
Noun: the mouth, or end for discharge, of the barrel of a gun, pistol, etc; the projecting part of the head of an animal, including jaws, mouth, and nose; a device, usually an arrangement of straps or wires, placed over an animal's mouth to prevent the animal from biting, eating, etc.
Verb: to put a muzzle on (an animal or its mouth) so as to prevent biting, eating, etc; to restrain from speech, the expression of opinion, etc.
Synonyms: gagged, quieted.

Example: The Indian Coast Guard on Tuesday rescued 14 fishermen whose boat had developed a snag and was adrift in the high seas.

2. Snag [snag] 
Noun: a tree or part of a tree held fast in the bottom of a river, lake, etc., and forming an impediment or danger to navigation; a short, projecting stump, as of a branch broken or cut off; any sharp or rough projection.
Verb: to run or catch up on a snag; to damage by so doing; to obstruct or impede, as a snag does.
Synonyms: barrier, bug, crunch, difficulty, disadvantage, drawback, glitch, hitch, holdup, hurdle, impediment.
Antonyms: advantage, aid, assistance, benefit, blessing.

3. Adrift [uh-drift] 
Adjective: floating without control; drifting; not anchored or moored; lacking aim, direction, or stability.
Synonyms: afloat, drifting, loose, unanchored, unmoored.
Antonyms: anchored, determined, on course, on target, purposeful.

Example: With Chennai as his second home, he mentored T.N. BJP.

4. Mentor [men-tawr, -ter] 
Noun: a wise and trusted counselor or teacher; an influential senior sponsor or supporter.
Verb: to act as a mentor.
Synonyms: coach, counsel, guide, instruct, edify, educate, explain, teach, tutor.
Antonyms: hinder, inhibit.

Example: If Venkaiah Naidu rose from near Nellore and made his mark in New Delhi, his second home was . Mr. Naidu’s daughter is based in the southern metropolis and his wife has lived here for several years.

5. Metropolis [mi-trop-uh-lis] 
Noun: any large, busy city; the chief, and sometimes capital, city of a country, state, or region; a central or principal place, as of some activity; the mother city or parent state of a colony, especially of an ancient Greek colony.
Synonyms: capital, downtown, municipality, megalopolis, metropolitan area.

Example: Several States affected by monsoon fury.

6. Fury [fyoo r-ee] 
Noun: unrestrained or violent anger, rage, passion, or the like; violence; vehemence; fierceness.
Synonyms: acrimony, energy, ferocity, frenzy, furor, indignation, intensity, ire, madness, passion.
Antonyms: calm, calmness, glee, happiness, inactivity.

Example: People die in floods and lightning strikes; train services cancelled; reservoirs and catchments overflow.

7. Catchment [kach-muh nt] 
Noun: the act of catching water; something for catching water, as a reservoir or basin; the water that is caught in such a catchment.

Example: Water woes: Students wade through a flooded street in Ahmedabad.

8. Woe [woh] 
Noun: grievous distress, affliction, or trouble; an affliction.
Synonyms: adversity, anguish, burden, calamity, catastrophe, disaster, gloom, hardship, headache, misery, misfortune, pain.
Antonyms: advantage, aid, assistance, benefit, blessing.

9. Wade [weyd] 
Verb: to walk in water, when partially immersed; to play in water; to walk through water, snow, sand, or any other substance that impedes free motion or offers resistance to movement.
Noun: an act or instance of wading.
Synonyms: bathe, paddle, splash, stumble, trek, attack, attempt, drudge, ford.
Antonyms: avoid, be lazy, conclude, dodge.

Example: The Supreme Court on Monday agreed with the government’s proposal of five eminent medical practitioners to oversee the functioning and decisions of the Medical Council of India.

10. Eminent [em-uh-nuh nt] 
Adjective: high in station, rank, or repute; prominent; distinguished; conspicuous, signal, or noteworthy; lofty; high.
Synonyms: name, distinguished, esteemed, famed, high-ranking, illustrious, noted, outstanding, preeminent, prominent, renowned, well-known.
Antonyms: common, inconspicuous, inferior, insignificant.


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