The Hindu Newspaper Editorial Vocabulary For IBPS PO 2017

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The Hindu Newspaper Editorial Vocabulary For IBPS 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: Justice Nariman’s view that instant talaq given by a Muslim man “capriciously and whimsically,” without an attempt at reconciliation, was “manifestly arbitrary and violative of Article 14 (right to equality).”

1. Capricious [kuh-prish-uh s, -pree-shuh s]
Adjective: subject to, led by, or indicative of a sudden, odd notion or unpredictable change; erratic; fanciful or witty.
Synonyms: carelessly, eccentrically, unevenly.

2. Whimsical [hwim-zi-kuh l, wim-]
Adjective: given to whimsy or fanciful notions; capricious; of the nature of or proceeding from whimsy, as thoughts or actions; erratic; unpredictable
Synonyms: a few times, hardly, occasionally, rarely, scarcely, sometimes, sporadically, every now and then, from time to time, hardly ever, in a few cases, inhabitually, irregularly, little.
Antonyms: frequently, regularly, often, usually.

3. Reconciliation [rek-uh n-sil-ee-ey-shuh n]
Noun: an act of reconciling, as when former enemies agree to an amicable truce; the state of being reconciled, as when someone becomes resigned to something not desired; the process of making consistent or compatible.
Synonyms: accord, agreement, compromise, harmony, rapprochement, settlement.
Antonyms: disagreement, dissension.

4. Manifest [man-uh-fest]
Adjective: readily perceived by the eye or the understanding; evident; obvious; apparent; plain.
Verb: to make clear or evident to the eye or the understanding; show plainly; to prove; put beyond doubt or question; to record in a ship's manifest.
Noun: a list of the cargo carried by a ship, made for the use of various agents and officials at the ports of destination; a list or invoice of goods transported by truck or train.
Related forms: manifestly, adverb.
Synonyms: clearly, evidently, officially, plainly, patently, conspicuously, expressly, in plain sight, indubitably, openly, overtly, palpably, perceptibly.
Antonyms: vaguely, dubiously, equivocally, improbably.

5. Arbitrary [ahr-bi-trer-ee]
Adjective: subject to individual will or judgment without restriction; contingent solely upon one's discretion; decided by a judge or arbiter rather than by a law or statute; having unlimited power; uncontrolled or unrestricted by law; despotic; tyrannical.
Synonyms: capricious, discretionary, erratic, frivolous, inconsistent, irrational, irresponsible, random, subjective, unreasonable, willful, approximate, fanciful.
Antonyms: consistent, definite, dependable, logical.

6. Violative [vahy-uh-ley-tiv, vahy-uh-luh-tiv]
Adjective: involving violation.
Synonyms: adverse, antagonistic, antithetical, contradictory, differing, paradoxical, reversed, antipodal, contrary, counter, facing, hostile, independent.
Antonyms: agreeing, similar, compatible, like.

Example: You have to first take cognizance of four major disruptive trends in knowledge management.

7. Cognizance [kog-nuh-zuh ns, kon-uh-]
Noun: awareness, realization, or knowledge; notice; perception; Law. judicial notice as taken by a court in dealing with a cause; the right of taking jurisdiction, as possessed by a court; acknowledgment; admission, as a plea admitting the fact alleged in the declaration; the range or scope of knowledge, observation, etc.
Synonyms: attention, bearing, cognition, grasp, heed, insight, jurisdiction, knowledge, mark, notice, observation, perception, recognition.
Antonyms: disregard, heedlessness, ignorance, inattention.

8. Disruptive [dis-ruhp-tiv]
Adjective: causing, tending to cause, or caused by disruption; disrupting ; Business. relating to or noting a new product, service, or idea that radically changes an industry or business strategy, especially by creating a new market and disrupting an existing one.
Synonyms: disturbing, rowdy, troublesome, unruly, upsetting, disorderly, distracting, obstreperous, off-base, out-of-line, out-of-order, troublemaking.
Antonyms: calming, disciplined, settling, soothing.

Example: They also do not want to deal with clunky interfaces that characterise many learning management systems (LMSs).

9. Clunky [kluhng-kee]
Adjective: awkwardly heavy or clumsy.
Synonyms: bulky, burdensome, embarrassing, heavy, inconvenient, ponderous, tiresome, unwieldy, clunker, clunking, cumbrous, galumphing, hefty, incommodious.
Antonyms: aiding, airy, convenient, easy.

10. Interface [noun in-ter-feys; verb in-ter-feys, in-ter-feys]
Noun: a surface regarded as the common boundary of two bodies, spaces, or phases; the facts, problems, considerations, theories, practices, etc., shared by two or more disciplines, procedures, or fields of study; a common boundary or interconnection between systems, equipment, concepts, or human beings.
Synonyms: admix, alloy, ally, coalesce, combine, compound, consolidate, fuse, incorporate, integrate, intermix, meld, merge.
Antonyms: disconnect, disjoin, divide, part.


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