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 fisherman casts his net into sea near Vengurla jetty in Sindhudurg district in Konkan on Wednesday. Fishing activity has picked up pace after Raksha Bandhan.

1. Jetty [jet-ee]
Noun: a pier or structure of stones, piles, or the like, projecting into the sea or other body of water to protect a harbor, deflect the current, etc; a wharf or landing pier; the piles or wooden structure protecting a pier.

Synonyms: seawall, wharf, barrier, breakwater, dock, groin, landing, quay, slip.

2. Pace [peys] 

Noun: a rate of movement, especially in stepping, walking, etc.; a rate of activity, progress, growth, performance, etc.; tempo.

Synonyms: clip, measure, step, footstep, gait, lick, stride, tread, walk, getalong.

Example: Before the two sisters could jump out, the plastic mosquito net around the cot turned into an inferno, critically injuring the two sisters.

3. Inferno [in-fur-noh] 
Noun: the infernal regions; a place or region that resembles hell.
Synonyms: purgatory, blazes, Hades, hellfire, netherworld, underworld, bottomless pit, everlasting fire, fire and brimstone.

Example: Though Gulshan, who suffered 95% burns, and Fiza, with more than 75% burns, were admitted to the burns ward of the district hospital in Bareilly, Gulshan succumbed to her injuries the next day.

4. Succumb [suh-kuhm] 
Verb: to give way to superior force; yield; to yield to disease, wounds, old age, etc.; die.
Synonyms: bow, break down, buckle, capitulate, cave in, cease, defer, give in, give way, go down, pass away, perish.
AntonymsAntonyms: continue, defend, fight, ascend.

Example: Due to the stigma attached to leprosy, an old man was denied a decent funeral at Basudebpalli village in Boudh district of Odisha.

5. Stigma [stig-muh] 
Noun: a mark of disgrace or infamy; a stain or reproach, as on one's reputation.
Synonyms: scar, stain, blame, blemish, blot, brand, disfigurement, disgrace, dishonor, imputation, mark, odium, onus.
Antonyms: approval, benefit, esteem, exaltation.

6. Leprosy [lep-ruh-see] 
Noun: a chronic, mildly infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae, affecting the peripheral nervous system, skin, and nasal mucosa and variously characterized by ulcerations, tubercular nodules, and loss of sensation that sometimes leads to traumatic amputation of the anesthetized part.

Example: The villagers’ reluctance compelled the daughter of the deceased along with her brother and her husband to carry the body to the pyre on their shoulders.

7. Reluctance [ri-luhk-tuh ns] 
Noun: unwillingness; disinclination.
Synonyms: hesitancy, hesitation, objection, unwillingness, doubt, qualm, questioning.

8. Pyre [pahyuh r] 
Noun: a pile or heap of wood or other combustible material; such a pile for burning a dead body, especially as part of a funeral rite, as in India.
Synonyms: bonfire, fuel, heap, suttee.

Example: The inhabitants of Basudebpalli consider leprosy to be the wrath of Lord Shiva and hence not curable.

9. Wrath [rath, rahth or, esp. British, rawth] 
Noun: strong, stern, or fierce anger; deeply resentful indignation; ire; vengeance or punishment as the consequence of anger.
Synonyms: acrimony, asperity, conniption, dander, displeasure, exasperation, flare-up, fury, hate, hatefulness, huff, indignation, ire, irritation, madness.
Antonyms: calm, calmness, delight, ease.

Example: The Union Cabinet has decided to revive the North Koel Reservoir Project, stalled since 1993, and claims it will irrigate over 40,000 hectares in some of the most backward and drought-prone regions in Jharkhand and Bihar.

10. Stall [stawl]
Verb: to assign to, put, or keep in a stall or stalls, as an animal or a car; to confine in a stall for fattening, as cattle; to cause (a motor or the vehicle it powers) to stop, especially by supplying it with a poor fuel mixture or overloading it.
Synonyms: halt, hamper, hinder, interrupt, postpone, put off, slow, stay, stop, suspend.
Antonyms: advance, aid, allow, assist.


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