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: Investigating agencies are yet to ascertain the cause of the accident.
1. Ascertain [as-er-teyn] 
Verb: to find out definitely; learn with certainty or assurance; determine; Archaic. to make certain, clear, or definitely known.
Synonyms: confirm, determine, divine, double-check, find out, verify, check, dig, discover, establish, eye, eyeball, fix, identify.
Antonyms: disprove, invalidate, aid, assist, confuse, destroy, help, ignore, look away.

Example: A continuing paradox about India’s growth story in the last two decades, which have seen a substantial reduction in poverty, is the persistence of poor performance on the health count.

2. Paradox [ˈpær əˌdɒks]
Noun: a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth; any person, thing, or situation exhibiting an apparently contradictory nature.
Synonyms: absurdity, ambiguity, anomaly, enigma, inconsistency, mystery, oddity, catch, error.
Antonyms for paradox: normality, regularity, standard, usualness, accuracy, certainty, correction, same, success.

3. Substantial [səbˈstæn ʃəl]
Adjective: of ample or considerable amount, quantity, size, etc.; of a corporeal or material nature; tangible; real; basic or essential; fundamental; wealthy or influential; of real worth, value, or effect.
Synonyms: big, consequential, considerable, extraordinary, generous, hefty, large, massive, meaningful, serious, significant, sizable.
Antonyms: broken, inconsiderable, insignificant, intermittent, little, meaningless, miniature, minor, selfish.

4. Persistence [pərˈsɪs təns, -ˈzɪs-]
Noun: the act or fact of persisting; the quality of being persistent; continued existence or occurrence; the continuance of an effect after its cause is removed.
Synonyms: endurance, grit, perseverance, stamina, tenacity, constancy, doggedness.
Antonyms: apathy, laziness, lethargy, weakness, idleness, indifference, indolence.

Example: He also underscored the need for greater accomodation in public discourse as democracy will be the “loser” if people refused to hear voices other than their own.

5. Underscore [verb ˈʌn dərˌskɔr, -ˌskoʊr, ˌʌn dərˈskɔr, -ˈskoʊr; noun ˈʌn dərˌskɔr, -ˌskoʊr]
Verb (used with object): to mark with a line or lines underneath; underline, as for emphasis; to stress; emphasize.
Noun: a line drawn beneath something written or printed; music for a film soundtrack; background for a film or stage production.
Synonyms for underscore: accentuate, highlight, indicate, mark, stress, accent, caption, feature, italicize.

Example: A search operation was launched in Pathankot by the police and the Army after an abandoned bag containing Army fatigues was found.

6. Abandon [uh-ban-duh n]
Verb: to leave completely and finally; forsake utterly; desert; to give up; discontinue; withdraw from; to abandon hopes for a stage career; to give up the control of.
Synonyms: spontaneity, disregard, freedom, impulse, licentiousness, recklessness, thoughtlessness, unrestraint.
Antonyms: restraint, self-restraint.

7. Fatigue [fuh-teeg] 
Noun: weariness from bodily or mental exertion; Military. labor of a generally nonmilitary kind done by soldiers, such as cleaning up an area, digging drainage ditches, or raking leaves; the state of being engaged in such labor.
Adjective: of or relating to fatigues or any clothing made to resemble them.
Verb: to weary with bodily or mental exertion; exhaust the strength of.
Synonyms: lethargy, weakness, weariness, debility, dullness, enervation, ennui, exhaustion, faintness, feebleness.
Antonyms: ability, energy, health, liveliness, strength, vigour.

Example: International relations thawed.

8. Thaw [thaw]
Verb (used without object): to pass or change from a frozen to a liquid or semiliquid state; melt; (of the weather) to become warm enough to melt ice and snow; to become less hostile or tense.
Verb (used with object): to cause to change from a frozen to a liquid or semiliquid state; melt.
Synonyms: defrost, dissolve, loosen, melt, relax, soften, warm up, deliquesce, flow, flux, fuse, liquefy.
Antonyms: coagulate, solidify, worry, freeze.

Example: The hope is that Washington would at some point tone down its rhetoric on the contentious questions.

9. Rhetoric [ret-er-ik]
Noun: (in writing or speech) the undue use of exaggeration or display; bombast; the art or science of all specialized literary uses of language in prose or verse, including the figures of speech; the study of the effective use of language.
Synonyms: hyperbole, oratory, address, balderdash, bombast, composition, discourse, elocution, eloquence, fustian, grandiloquence.
Antonyms: quiet, conciseness.

10. Contentious [kuh n-ten-shuh s]
Adjective: tending to argument or strife; quarrelsome; causing, involving, or characterized by argument or controversy; Law. pertaining to causes between contending or opposing parties.
Synonyms: antagonistic, combative, testy, argumentative, belligerent, disagreeable, factious, perverse.
Antonym: agreeable.

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