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: Far from providing economic policymaking with some intellectual heft and contemporary perspective — a job that the office of the Chief Economic Advisor has perhaps pulled off with more flair in its Economic Survey documents — the NITI Aayog has not come up with very many exciting recommendations.

1. Heft [heft]
Noun: weight; heaviness; significance or importance; Archaic. the bulk or main part.
Verb: to test the weight of by lifting and balancing; to heave; hoist.
Synonyms: bear, bring, ferry, give, haul, hoist, import, lift, lug, move, pack, remove, take, tote, transfer, transmit, backpack, cart, channel, conduct, convey.
Antonyms: avoid, dodge, drop, fix, hold, keep, lower, maintain.

2. Flair [flair]
Noun: a natural talent, aptitude, or ability; bent; knack; smartness of style, manner, etc.; keen, intuitive perception or discernment.
Synonyms: ability, aptitude, elegance, genius, gift, glamour, knack, mastery, taste, accomplishment, aptness, bent, chic, dash, faculty.
Antonyms: disinclination, inability, lack, stupidity.

Example: NITI Aayog was meant to be a lean, efficient alternative to the flabby, cumbersome , cumbersome Planning Commission.

3. Lean [leen]
Adjective: without much flesh or fat; not plump or fat; thin; (of edible meat) containing little or no fat; lacking in richness, fullness, quantity, etc.; poor; spare; economical.
Synonyms: angular, gangly, gaunt, lanky, rangy, sinewy, skinny, slender, slim, sparse, svelte, wiry.
AntonymsAntonyms: chubby, fat, heavy, plump.

4. Flabby [flab-ee]
Adjective: hanging loosely or limply, as flesh or muscles; flaccid; having such flesh; lacking strength or determination.
Synonyms: lax, sloppy, drooping, enervated, flaccid, flexuous, floppy, gone to seed, hanging, irresilient, limp, loose, out of condition.
Antonyms: firm, lean, slim, taut, thin, tight.

5. Cumbersome [kuhm-ber-suh m]
AdjectiveAdjective: burdensome; troublesome; unwieldy; clumsy.
Synonyms: bulky, burdensome, embarrassing, heavy, inconvenient, ponderous, tiresome, unwieldy, clunker, clunking, clunky, cumbrous, galumphing, hefty, incommodious.
Antonyms: aiding, airy, convenient, easy.

Example: It is also moot that with banks out of their post-demonetisation liquidity surplus phase, the repo window may be used more actively in the days to come — unless the existing inflows into the capital market once again swell up banks’ kitty.

6. Moot [moot]
Adjective: open to discussion or debate; debatable; doubtful; of little or no practical value, meaning, or relevance; purely academic; not actual; theoretical; hypothetical.
Verb: to present or introduce (any point, subject, project, etc.) for discussion; to reduce or remove the practical significance of; make purely theoretical or academic.
Noun: an argument or discussion, especially of a hypothetical legal case.
Synonyms: debatable, problematic, unresolved, unsettled, open, suspect, at issue, contestable, controversial.
Antonyms: certain, definite, settle, dsure.

Example: In addition, some banks may pick up the cue laid down by State Bank of India and merely lower their deposit rates to cushion their finances.

7. Cushion [koo sh-uh n]
Noun: a soft bag of cloth, leather, or rubber, filled with feathers, air, foam rubber, etc., on which to sit, kneel, or lie; something that lessens the effects of hardship, distress, or the like.
Verb: to place on or support by a cushion; to furnish with a cushion or cushions; to cover or conceal with, or as if with, a cushion; to lessen or soften the effects of.
Synonyms: buffer, headrest, mat, beanbag, bolster, bumper, fender, hassock, rest, seat.

Example: 10 dead as tempo falls into gorge.

8. Gorge [gawrj]
Noun: a narrow cleft with steep, rocky walls, especially one through which a stream runs; a small canyon; a gluttonous meal; something that is swallowed; contents of the stomach; an obstructing mass.
Synonyms: canyon, chasm, crevasse, ravine, abyss, arroyo, cleft, clove, fissure, flume, gap, glen, gulch.
Antonyms: closing, closure.

Example: Castles in the air?

9. Castle [kas-uh l, kah-suh l]
Noun: a fortified, usually walled residence, as of a prince or noble in feudal times; the chief and strongest part of the fortifications of a medieval city; a strongly fortified, permanently garrisoned stronghold; a large and stately residence, especially one, with high walls and towers, that imitates the form of a medieval castle; any place providing security and privacy.
Verb: to place or enclose in or as in a castle; to move (the king) in castling.
Synonyms: acropolis, alcazar, citadel, donjon, fastness, fort, fortification, fortress, hold, keep, manor, mansion, palace.

Example: The march was justified by pointing out that science in India is “facing the danger of being eclipsed by a rising wave of unscientific beliefs and religious bigotry” along with reduction of funding to premier scientific institutions.

10. Bigotry [big-uh-tree]
Noun: stubborn and complete intolerance of any creed, belief, or opinion that differs from one's own; the actions, beliefs, prejudices, etc., of a bigot.
Synonyms: bias, discrimination, fanaticism, injustice, racism, sexism, unfairness, dogmatism, narrow-mindedness, partiality, provincialism, racialism.
Antonyms: fairness, impartiality, broad-mindedness, open-mindedness.


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