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: A democracy is likely to degenerate into a tyranny if it does not allow opposition groups to criticise fairly, freely and frankly the policies of the government.

1. Tyranny [tir-uh-nee] 
Noun: arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power; despotic abuse of authority; the government or rule of a tyrant or absolute ruler; a state ruled by a tyrant or absolute ruler; oppressive or unjustly severe government on the part of any ruler; undue severity or harshness.
Synonyms: authoritarianism, autocracy, coercion, cruelty, despotism, domination, oligarchy, oppression, terrorism, totalitarianism, absolutism.
Antonym: democracy.

Example: In step towards merger, faction nullifies Dhinakaran’s appointment as party deputy general secretary.

2. Faction [fak-shuh n] 
Noun: a group or clique within a larger group, party, government, organization, or the like; party strife and intrigue; dissension.
Synonyms: bloc, clan, gang, junta, minority, party, sect, side, wing, band, bunch, cabal, camp, caucus, cell, circle, clique, club, coalition, combination.
Antonyms: individual, whole, agreement, conformity.

Example: Women police personnel have as much of a demanding job as their male counterparts, but they have a peculiar ergonomics problem: the official shoes that they are given are designed for men and, therefore, ill-suited to their feet.

3. Peculiar [pi-kyool-yer] 
Adjective: strange; queer; odd; uncommon; unusual.
Noun: a property or privilege belonging exclusively or characteristically to a person.
Synonyms: distinct, distinctive, idiosyncratic, particular, personal, special, specific, unique, appropriate, diacritic, diagnostic, endemic, exclusive.
Antonyms: common, commonplace, general, indefinite.

4. Ergonomics [ur-guh-nom-iks] 
Noun: human engineering.
Synonyms: comfort design, functional design, human factors, user-friendly systems.

Example: 12 years on, court acquits all accused in Hyderabad blast case.

5. Acquit [uh-kwit] 
Verb: to relieve from a charge of fault or crime; declare not guilty; to release or discharge (a person) from an obligation.
Synonyms: absolve, clear, discharge, exonerate, free, let go, vindicate, deliver, exculpate, excuse, liberate, release.
Antonyms: accuse, blame, charge, condemn.

Example: But an exhibition showcasing the 75-year old history of party organ Murasoli, which he founded as a teenager, not only bears testimony to his envious career as a politician, writer, journalist, cartoonist, orator and five-time Chief Minister, but also to the period when political narrative was dominated by ideas and debate.

6. Testimony [tes-tuh-moh-nee, or, esp. British, -muh-nee] 
Noun: Law. the statement or declaration of a witness under oath or affirmation, usually in court; evidence in support of a fact or statement; proof; open declaration or profession, as of faith.
Synonyms: affidavit, data, demonstration, deposition, documentation, evidence, information, statement, testament.
Antonyms: denial, opposition, veto.

7. Envious [en-vee-uh s] 
Adjective: full of, feeling, or expressing envy.
Synonyms: distrustful, greedy, suspicious, watchful, appetent, aspiring, begrudging, coveting, covetous, craving, desiring, desirous, fain, grasping, green with envy, green-eyed.
Antonyms: comfortable, confident, content, kind.

Example: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi may have declared their intention to launch a crackdown on illegal sand mining in the State, but a report submitted in the High Court in April highlights that the menace is a “direct result of a collusion between government officials and the mafia”.

8. Crackdown [krak-doun] 
Noun: the severe or stern enforcement of regulations, laws, etc., as to root out abuses or correct a problem.
SynonymsSynonyms: clampdown, repression, strike, suppression, crush, end, stop.
Antonym: beginning.

9. Menace [men-is] 
Noun: something that threatens to cause evil, harm, injury, etc.; a threat; a person whose actions, attitudes, or ideas are considered dangerous or harmful; an extremely annoying person.
Verb: to utter or direct a threat against; threaten; to serve as a probable threat to; imperil.
Synonyms: hazard, peril, plague, risk, threat, annoyance, caution, commination, intimidation, jeopardy, nuisance, scare, thunder.
Antonyms: certainty, safety, surety, comfort.

10. Collusion [kuh-loo-zhuh n] 
Noun: a secret agreement, especially for fraudulent or treacherous purposes; conspiracy; Law. a secret understanding between two or more persons to gain something illegally, to defraud another of his or her rights, or to appear as adversaries though in agreement.
Synonyms: complicity, conspiracy, deceit, graft, scam, bunco, cahoots, connivance, craft, dodge, flimflam, guilt, guiltiness, gyp, intrigue, plot, racket.
Antonym: honesty.


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