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: Army out in Panchkula, over 600 personnel deployed, curfew imposedSecurity forces open fire after teargas, water cannons fail to quell mobs on the rampage. Godman’s supporters set ablaze parked vehicles, torch public property.

1. Quell [kwel]
Verb: to suppress; put an end to; extinguish; to vanquish; subdue; to quiet or allay (emotions, anxieties, etc.).
Synonyms: annihilate, conquer, crush, extinguish, overcome, put down, quench, silence, stamp out, stifle, subdue, kill, overpower, queer, stop, subjugate, vanquish, hush up.
Antonyms: build up, compliment, encourage, help.

Example: Over 30 people were killed and more than 250 injured in Panchkula and other parts of Haryana on Friday when supporters of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect went on the rampage after their chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was convicted of rape by a CBI special court.

2. Rampage [noun ram-peyj; verb ram-peyj, ram-peyj]
Noun: violent or excited behavior that is reckless, uncontrolled, or destructive; a state of violent anger or agitation.
Verb: to rush, move, or act furiously or violently.
Synonyms: binge, destruction, disturbance, frenzy, orgy, spree, turmoil, blowup, ferment, fling, fury, rage, ruckus, splurge, tear, tempest, tumult, uproar, boiling point.
Antonyms: calm, order, peace, happiness.

Example: As death and destruction engulfed Panchkula, the district administration imposed curfew.

3. Engulf [en-guhlf]
Verb: to swallow up in or as in a gulf; submerge; to plunge or immerse, as into a gulf.
Synonyms: bury, consume, encompass, envelop, flood, immerse, inundate, overrun, overwhelm, plunge, submerge, swamp, deluge.
Antonyms: dry, neglect, uncover, underwhelm.

Example: The violent events in Panchkula had their repercussions in the national Capital with over a dozen incidents of arson being reported from different parts of the city on Friday.

4. Repercussion [ree-per-kuhsh-uh n, rep-er-]
Noun: an effect or result, often indirect or remote, of some event or action; the state of being driven back by a resisting body; a rebounding or recoil of something after impact; reverberation; echo.
Synonyms: backlash, chain reaction, effect, fallout, impact, influence, reaction, reverberation, side effect, echo, feedback, flak, follow-through, follow-up, imprint, kickback.
Antonym: cause.

5. Arson [ahr-suh n]
Noun: Law. the malicious burning of another's house or property, or in some statutes, the burning of one's own house or property, as to collect insurance.
Synonyms: torching, firing, incendiarism, pyromania, setting fire, touching off.

Example: With the din refusing to die, the Speaker adjourned the House till noon.

6. Adjourn [uh-jurn]
Verb: to suspend the meeting of (a club, legislature, committee, etc.) to a future time, another place, or indefinitely; to defer or postpone to a later time; to defer or postpone (a matter) to a future meeting of the same body.
Synonyms: defer, delay, discontinue, postpone, put off, recess, shelve, suspend, curb, prorogue, restrain, stay.
Antonyms: advance, carry out, continue, do.

Example: When delivering the 12th Justice K.T. Desai Memorial Lecture on dissenting judgments in Mumbai last year, Justice Rohinton F. Nariman described the great dissenters on the Supreme Court of the 1950s and 1960s as persons who had chiselled and added meaning to the Constitution’s fundamental rights.

7. Dissenter [dih-sen-ter]
Noun: a person who dissents, as from an established church, political party, or majority opinion.
Synonyms: protester, skeptic, heretic, nonconformist, objector, rebel, separatist.

8. Chisel [chiz-uh l]
Noun: a wedgelike tool with a cutting edge at the end of the blade, often made of steel, used for cutting or shaping wood, stone, etc.; chisel plow.
Synonyms: blade, knife, adze, edge, gouge.

Example: They did this, he said, by, more than anything else, appealing to what the former Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Charles Evans Hughes, had called the “brooding spirit of the law and the intelligence of a future day.”

9. Brood [brood]
Noun: a number of young produced or hatched at one time; a family of offspring or young; a breed, species, group, or kind.
Verb: to sit upon (eggs) to hatch, as a bird; incubate; to warm, protect, or cover (young) with the wings or body; to think or worry persistently or moodily about; ponder.
Synonyms: offspring, breed, chicks, clutch, descendants, family, flock, hatch, infants, issue, litter, posterity, progeny, scions, seed.
Antonyms: parent, child.

Example: In doing so, they have not only consigned some of the court’s most regressive judgments to the dust heap of history, but have also delivered a rousing affirmation of the critical place that the right to privacy enjoys in the penumbra of liberties that the Constitution guarantees.

10. Penumbra [pi-nuhm-bruh]
Noun: a shadowy, indefinite, or marginal area.
Synonyms: concealment, darkening, decline, diminution, dimming, extinction, obliteration, occultation, shading, shroud, veil, extinguishment, obscuration.
Antonym: increase.


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