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: ‘Major deficiencies in Army munition reserves’.

1. Munition [myoo-nish-uh n] 
Noun: Usually, munitions. materials used in war, especially weapons and ammunition; material or equipment for carrying on any undertaking.
Verb: to provide with munitions.
Synonyms: ammo, armament, arsenal, bombs, bullets, explosives, grenades.

Example: At a time when India is caught in a major military standoff with China at Dokalam, the CAG has presented a dismal picture of the Army’s War Wastage Reserve (WWR) ammunition, especially of high caliber equipment needed to wage intense war.

2. Dismal [diz-muh l] 
Adjective: causing gloom or dejection; gloomy; dreary; cheerless; melancholy; characterized by ineptness or lack of skill, competence, effectiveness, imagination, or interest; pitiful.
Noun: Southern U.S. a tract of swampy land, usually along the coast.
Synonyms: depressing, dim, discouraging, disheartening, dull, ghastly, horrible, horrid, miserable, murky, sad, afflictive, black, boring.
Antonyms: bright, cheerful, clear, encouraging, favorable, happy.

3. Ammunition [am-yuh-nish-uh n] 
Noun: the material fired, scattered, dropped, or detonated from any weapon, as bombs or rockets, and especially shot, shrapnel, bullets, or shells fired by guns; the means of igniting or exploding such material, as primers, fuzes, and gunpowder.
Synonyms: ammo, armament, bomb, bullet, cartridge, chemical, explosive, gunpowder.

4. Caliber [kal-uh-ber] 
Noun: the diameter of something of circular section, especially that of the inside of a tube; Ordnance. the diameter of the bore of a gun taken as a unit of measurement; degree of capacity or competence; ability.
Synonyms: ability, competence, quality, stature, talent, appetency, capability, constitution.
Antonyms: inability, inadequacy, incompetence, weakness.

Example: The report tabled on Friday is a follow-up audit on the measures taken after the CAG’s earlier report on “Ammunition Management in Army,” tabled in 2015.

5. Audit [aw-dit] 
Noun: an official examination and verification of accounts and records, especially of financial accounts; a report or statement reflecting an audit; a final statement of account; the inspection or examination of a building or other facility to evaluate or improve its appropriateness, safety, efficiency, or the like.
Verb: to make an audit of; examine (accounts, records, etc.) for purposes of verification.
Synonyms: analysis, check, examination, investigation, review, scrutiny, survey.

Example: Taming inflationary expectations.

6. Tame [teym] 
Adjective: changed from the wild or savage state; domesticated; without the savageness or fear of humans normal in wild animals; gentle, fearless, or without shyness, as if domesticated; tractable, docile, or submissive, as a person or the disposition; lacking in excitement; dull; insipid.
Verb: to make tame; domesticate; make tractable; to deprive of courage, ardor, or zest; to deprive of interest, excitement, or attractiveness; make dull; to soften; tone down.
Synonyms: docile, gentle, harmless, manageable, mild, subdued, acclimatized, bridled, broken, busted.
Antonyms: harsh, rough, violent, bright.

7. Inflationary [in-fley-shuh-ner-ee] 
Adjective: of, pertaining to, reflective of, or causing inflation.

Example: The relatively high double-digit inflation experienced between 2010 to 2013 was an aberration, which had a political consequence.

8. Aberration [ab-uh-rey-shuh n] 
Noun: the act of departing from the right, normal, or usual course; the act of deviating from the ordinary, usual, or normal type.
Synonyms: peculiarity,  quirk,  oddity,  eccentricity,  delusion,  strangeness.
Antonyms: normality, usualness, conformity, regularity, sameness.

Example: The credit for this goes to the vigilance of the political system and also to effective monetary management.

9. Vigilance [vij-uh-luh ns] 
Noun: state or quality of being vigilant; watchfulness.
Synonyms: alertness, caution, diligence, surveillance, acuity, attention, attentiveness, circumspection, lookout.
Antonyms: indifference, neglect, carelessness, impulsiveness, indiscretion.

10. Monetary [mon-i-ter-ee, muhn-] 
Adjective: of or relating to the coinage or currency of a country; of or relating to money; pecuniary.
Synonyms: budgetary, financial, fiscal, pecuniary, capital, cash, commercial, pocket.


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