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: “Louder,” the tough-looking Border Security Force (BSF) guard gesticulated to the cheering, flag-waving Indian audience at Attari on the India-Pakistan border.

1. gesticulate [je-stik-yuh-leyt] 
Verb: to make or use gestures, especially in an animated or excited manner with or instead of speech.
Synonyms: communicate
act out, flag, indicate, mime, pantomime, signal, signalize, use one's hands.
Antonym: speak.

Example: Blue Whale — an online ‘game’ that supposedly prods teenagers into undertaking a sequence of bizarre, dangerous tasks which include lacerating their skin and jumping off buildings — seems to be as ominous and mysterious as Moby Dick.

2. Prod [prod] 
Verb: to poke or jab with or as if with something pointed; to rouse or incite as if by poking; nag; goad.
Noun: the act of prodding; a poke or jab; any of various pointed instruments used as a goad, especially an electrified rod that administers a mild shock.
Synonyms: nudge, press, crowd, dig, drive, elbow, goose, jab, jog, prick, punch, push, shove.
Antonyms: discourage, dissuade, pull, repress.

3. Bizarre [bih-zahr] 
Adjective: markedly unusual in appearance, style, or general character and often involving incongruous or unexpected elements; outrageously or whimsically strange; odd.
Synonyms: comical, curious, extraordinary, fantastic, freakish, grotesque, ludicrous, odd, offbeat, outlandish, peculiar, ridiculous, unusual, weird, bugged out.
Antonyms: common, commonplace, customary, familiar.

4. Lacerate [verb las-uh-reyt; adjective las-uh-reyt, -er-it] 
Verb: to tear roughly; mangle; to distress or torture mentally or emotionally; wound deeply; pain greatly.
Adjective: lacerated.
Synonyms: mangle, claw, gash, harm, hurt, injure, jag, lance, maim, mutilate, puncture, rend, rip, score, serrate, slash, stab.
Antonyms: aid, assist, close, cure.

5. Ominous [om-uh-nuh s] 
Adjective: portending evil or harm; foreboding; threatening; inauspicious; indicating the nature of a future event, for good or evil; having the significance of an omen; being a portent.
Synonyms: apocalyptic, dangerous, dark, dire, dismal, gloomy, grim, haunting, perilous, portentous, prophetic, sinister, threatening, augural, baleful, baneful, clouded, direful, doomed, doomful, fateful, fearful, forbidding.
Antonyms: bright, cheerful, encouraging, good.

Example: Why something as amorphous as Blue Whale has so quickly captured a chunk of public murmur (it’s already an Amul cartoon) has less to do with the nature of the game and more with our unease of adjusting to an exponentially hyper-connected world.

6. Amorphous [uh-mawr-fuh s] 
Adjective: lacking definite form; having no specific shape; formless; of no particular kind or character; indeterminate; having no pattern or structure; unorganized.
Synonyms: nebulous, vague, baggy, blobby, characterless, formless, inchoate, indeterminate, irregular, nondescript.
Antonyms: definite, distinct, distinctive, shaped.

Example: Mundane objects circulating and systematically killing those who come in contact with them is a favourite trope of fiction.

7. Mundane [muhn-deyn, muhn-deyn] 
Adjective: common; ordinary; banal; unimaginative; of or relating to this world or earth as contrasted with heaven; worldly; earthly; of or relating to the world, universe, or earth.
Synonyms: banal, day-to-day, everyday, humdrum, normal, prosaic, workaday, commonplace, earthl.
Antonyms: abnormal, uncommon, unusual, exciting.

Example: The fifth status report, submitted on Wednesday by CoA members Vinod Rai and Diana Edulji, has pulled no punches in stating that the BCCI and its affiliated associations were not interested in implementing any of the reforms because of vested interests and had been in contempt of the SC.

8. Vested [ves-tid] 
Adjective: held completely, permanently, and inalienably; protected or established by law, commitment, tradition, ownership, etc.; clothed or robed, especially in ecclesiastical vestments.
Synonyms: dressed, robed.

Example: Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Friday disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from office over undeclared assets and ordered registration of corruption cases against him and his children, plunging the country into a political turmoil.

9. Plunge [pluhnj] 
Verb: to cast or thrust forcibly or suddenly into something, as a liquid, a penetrable substance, a place, etc.; immerse; submerge; to bring suddenly or forcibly into some condition, situation, etc.
Synonyms: revealing, shocking, decollete, deep-cut, décolleté, low-cut, low-hanging, low-neck.

Example: Exodus to hurt Ahmed Patel’s RS hopes.

10. Exodus [ek-suh-duh s] 
Noun: a going out; a departure or emigration, usually of a large number of people; the Exodus, the departure of the Israelites from Egypt under Moses.
Synonyms: departure, evacuation, flight, migration, withdrawal, egress, egression, emigration, exit, journey, retirement.
Antonyms: stay, arrival, arriving, coming.


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