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: Centre will help get NEET waiver, says Sitharaman.

1. Waiver [wey-ver] 
Noun: Law. an intentional relinquishment of some right, interest, or the like; an express or written statement of such relinquishment.
Synonyms: postponement, remission, abandonment, abdication, disclaimer, refusal, rejection, relinquishment, renunciation, reservation, resignation, surrender, foregoing.
Antonyms: allowance, approval, sanction, acceptclaim.

Example: State rushes to get ordinance ready after Minister’s assurance.

2. Ordinance [awr-dn-uh ns] 
Noun: an authoritative rule or law; a decree or command; a public injunction or regulation; something believed to have been ordained, as by a deity or destiny.
Synonyms: authorization, canon, code, command, decree, dictum, direction, edict, enactment, fiat, mandate.
Antonyms: disorganizationm, lawlessness, veto.

Example: Sporadic violence mars Bengal civic polls.

3. Sporadic [spuh-rad-ik] 
Adjective: appearing or happening at irregular intervals in time; occasional:
sporadic renewals of enthusiasm; appearing in scattered or isolated instances, as a disease; isolated, as a single instance of something; being or occurring apart from others.
Synonyms: desultory, fitful, infrequent, intermittent, irregular, isolated, occasional, random, rare, scattered, spotty, bits and pieces, few.
Antonyms: common, constant, even, frequent.

Example: But this dismissal is a long cry away from another cliché, that ‘history repeats itself’, whether as tragedy or farce, for other than being dismissed yet again, there is little of repetition of what has happened in Pakistan’s political history this time round.

4. Farce [fahrs] 
Noun: a light, humorous play in which the plot depends upon a skillfully exploited situation rather than upon the development of character; humor of the type displayed in such works.
Verb: to season (a speech or composition), especially with witty material.
Synonyms: absurdity, burlesque, caricature, comedy, joke, mockery, parody, sham, skit, slapstick, travesty, buffoonery, camp, horseplay, interlude.
Antonyms: seriousness, solemnity, sobriety, tragedy.

Example: Even the cliché of his being ‘third time lucky’ when he was sworn in as Prime Minister in 2013 proved misplaced, and now Mr. Sharif has the ignoble honour of being the only Prime Minister of Pakistan who was elected three times to that office, and who was also thrice dismissed.

5. Ignoble [ig-noh-buh l] 
Adjective: of low character, aims, etc.; mean; base; of low grade or quality; inferior; not noble; of humble descent or rank.
Synonyms: abject, base, baseborn, coarse, common, contemptible, corrupt, craven, da, dly, degenerate, degraded, despicable.
Antonyms: dignified, grand, high, honorable.

Example: Pakistan’s 70 years of Independence have had an almost equal tenure of military dictatorships intermingled with civilian appointed and elected leaders. In simple numerical terms of the actual years between military dictatorships and civilian interregnums, the non-military rule, by 2011, had nudged ahead.

6. Intermingle [in-ter-ming-guh l] 
Verb: to mingle, one with another; intermix.
Synonyms: interlace, interweave, amalgamate, associate, combine, commingle, commix, fuse, immingle, intermix, join, merge, mesh.
Antonyms: disconnect, disjoin, divide, divorce.

7. Interregnum [in-ter-reg-nuh m] 
Noun: an interval of time between the close of a sovereign's reign and the accession of his or her normal or legitimate successor; any period during which a state has no ruler or only a temporary executive; any period of freedom from the usual authority; any pause or interruption in continuity.
Synonyms: meantime, breach, break, breather, cutoff, downtime, gap, hiatus, interlude, interregnum, interruption, lacuna, layoff.
Antonyms: continuation, continuity, permanence.

Example: Rather than the undisputed supremacy of the military from 1958 to 2008, other institutions have emerged to challenge this hegemony.

8. Hegemony [hi-jem-uh-nee, hej-uh-moh-nee] 
Noun: leadership or predominant influence exercised by one nation over others, as in a confederation; leadership; predominance; aggression or expansionism by large nations in an effort to achieve world domination.
Synonym: authority, command, leadership, power, predominance.

Example: What is particularly pertinent is that following the new democratic turn in Pakistan’s politics in 2008, it has been the judiciary, and not Pakistan’s supposedly omnipotent military, which has dismissed the two longest serving Prime Ministers of Pakistan, Yousuf Raza Gilani of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) in June 2012, and Mr. Sharif less than three weeks ago.

9. Pertinent [pur-tn-uh nt] 
Adjective: pertaining or relating directly and significantly to the matter at hand; relevant.
Synonyms: admissible, applicable, appropriate, germane, opportune, related, ad rem, apposite, apropos, apt, connected, fit, fitting, kosher, legit, material.
Antonyms: improper, inapplicable, inappropriate, irrelevant.

10. Omnipotent [om-nip-uh-tuh nt] 
Adjective: almighty or infinite in power, as God; having very great or unlimited authority or power.
Synonyms: almighty, divine, godlike, mighty, supreme, unlimited, unrestricted.
Antonyms: impotent, weak.


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