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: The Economic Survey has suggested a mix of protectionism for domestic airlines and liberal norms for flying abroad to bolster their share in international air traffic.

1. Bolster [bohl-ster]
Noun: a long, often cylindrical, cushion or pillow for a bed, sofa, etc; anything resembling this in form or in use as a support; any pillow, cushion, or pad.
Verb: to support with or as with a pillow or cushion; to add to, support, or uphold (sometimes followed by up).
Synonyms: aid, boost, buoy, buttress, cushion, help, maintain, reinforce, shore up, strengthen, support, sustain, assist.
Antonyms: block, decrease, discourage, halt.

Example: State Bank of India (SBI), the country’s largest lender, reported a standalone net profit of 2,006 crore for the quarter ended June 30, as against ₹2,521 crore in the year-earlier period.

2. Standalone [stand-uh-lohn]
Adjective: self-contained and able to operate without other hardware or software.
Noun: a device or program with these characteristics.

Example: JSW Energy to foray into electric vehicles.

3. Foray [fawr-ey, for-ey]
Noun: a quick raid, usually for the purpose of taking plunder; a quick, sudden attack; an initial venture.
Verb: to make a raid; pillage; maraud; to invade or make one's way, as for profit or adventure.
Synonyms: inroad, invasion, raid, attack, depredation, descent, irruption, reconnaissance, sally, sortie.
Antonyms: abstention, idleness, laziness.

Example: India needs to rekindle the SAARC process in order to secure historical affinity with its neighbours.

4. Rekindle [ree-kin-dl]
Verb: to excite, stir up, or rouse anew: efforts to rekindle their romance; to cause to begin burning again; ignite again.
Synonyms: renew, revitalize, revive, relight.
Antonym: kill.

5. Affinity [uh-fin-i-tee]
Noun: a natural liking for or attraction to a person, thing, idea, etc.; a person, thing, idea, etc., for which such a natural liking or attraction is felt; relationship by marriage or by ties other than those of blood.
Synonyms: affection, closeness, fondness, leaning, rapport, sympathy, weakness, attraction, compatibility, cotton, druthers, partiality.
Antonyms: dislike, hate, hatred, dissimilarity.

Example: A policy of ‘equidistance’ for our closest neighbours is a far cry from India’s past primacy in the region and something South Block can hardly be sanguine about.

6. Sanguine [sang-gwin]
Adjective: cheerfully optimistic, hopeful, or confident; reddish; ruddy; (in old physiology) having blood as the predominating humor and consequently being ruddy-faced, cheerful, etc; bloody; sanguinary.
Noun: a red iron-oxide crayon used in making drawings.
Synonyms: buoyant, cheerful, confident, enthusiastic, hopeful, upbeat, positive, animated, assured, expectant, lively, secure, self-assured.
Antonyms: depressed, down, gloomy, heavy.

Example: Similarly, when the then Prime Minister of Nepal K.P. Sharma Oli signed a transit trade treaty and agreement on infrastructure linkages with China in late 2015-2016, Ministry of External Affairs mandarins had brushed it off as a “bluff”.

7. Mandarin [man-duh-rin]
Noun: a member of any of the nine ranks of public officials, each distinguished by a particular kind of button worn on the cap; (initial capital letter) the standard Chinese language; a northern Chinese dialect, especially as spoken in and around Beijing.

Example: Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Bangladesh last October was another such overture, with $24 billion committed in infrastructure and energy projects.

8. Overture [oh-ver-cher, -choo r]
Noun: an opening or initiating move toward negotiations, a new relationship, an agreement, etc.; a formal or informal proposal or offer.
Synonyms: bid, invitation, presentation, proposal, proposition, signal, suggestion, advance, exordium, foreword, offer.
Antonyms: conclusion, ending, epilogue, finish.

Example: At the outset, the Code appears to have the interests of business at heart: it aims to overhaul laws relating to reorganisation and insolvency resolution of corporate persons, partnership firms, and individuals; attempts to ease the process of recovery of money by operational and financial creditors in a timely manner; and places the onus on professionals to put forth resolution plans within 180 days.

9. Overhaul [verb oh-ver-hawl, oh-ver-hawl; noun oh-ver-hawl]
Verb: to make necessary repairs on; restore to serviceable condition; to investigate or examine thoroughly for repair or revision; to gain upon, catch up with, or overtake, as in a race; to haul or turn over for examination.
Synonyms: fix, improve, modernize, rebuild, reconstruct, reexamine, renew, repair, revamp, check, debug, doctor, examine, inspect.
Antonyms: break, damage, destroy, hurt.

10. Onus [oh-nuh s]
Noun: a difficult or disagreeable obligation, task, burden, etc; burden of proof; blame or responsibility.
Synonyms: blame, blot, blur, brand, charge, culpability, duty, encumbrance, fault, guilt, incubus, liability, load, millstone, obligation, odium, oppression, responsibility.
Antonyms: advantage, benefit, blank, blessing, exculpation, exoneration.


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