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: JNU, Stephen’s students have harrowing picnic.

1. Harrowing [har-oh-ing]
Adjective: extremely disturbing or distressing; grievous.
Synonyms: agonizing, chilling, distressing, disturbing, excruciating, heartbreaking, painful, terrifying, torturous, traumatic, alarming.
Antonyms: pleasant, calming, pleasing, unfrightening.

Example: Sharad hogs limelight at show of Oppn unity.

2. Hog [hawg, hog]
Noun: a selfish, gluttonous, or filthy person.
Verb: to appropriate selfishly; take more than one's share of.
Synonyms: boar, piglet, swine, piggy, porker, razorback, shoat, sow, warthog, cob roller, oinker.

Example: Speaker after speaker paid encomiums to him, even referring to the “sacrifice” he had made in breaking with the Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) after the Bihar Chief Minister broke the mahagatbandhan (the grand alliance) in Bihar.

3. Encomium [en-koh-mee-uh m]
Noun: a formal expression of high praise; eulogy.
Synonyms: accolade, commendation, eulogy, panegyric, praise, salutation, tribute, laudation.
Antonyms: blame, censure, condemnation, criticism.

Example: Yadav held the key to saving India’s syncretic culture.

4. Syncretism [sing-kri-tiz-uh m, sin-]
Noun: the attempted reconciliation or union of different or opposing principles, practices, or parties, as in philosophy or religion.
Related forms: syncretic, adjective.

Example: Senior Gujarat police officers N.K. Amin and T.A. Barot, accused in cases of encounter killings, on Thursday undertook before the Supreme Court that they would demit office during the day.

5. Demit [dih-mit]
Verb: to resign (a job, public office, etc.); relinquish; to dismiss; fire.
Synonyms: abandon, abdicate, cede, hand over, quit, quitclaim, renounce, resign, surrender, terminate, yield.

Example: Regal splendor.

6. Regal [ree-guh l]
Adjective: of or relating to a king; royal; befitting or resembling a king; stately; splendid.
Synonyms: august, glorious, imposing, kingly, magnificent, majestic, monarchial, monarchical, noble, proud, queenly, resplendent, royal, sovereign.
Antonym: common.

7. Splendor [splen-der]
Noun: brilliant or gorgeous appearance, coloring, etc.; magnificence; an instance or display of imposing pomp or grandeur; grandeur; glory; brilliant distinction.
Synonyms: brilliance, grandeur, luster, magnificence, majesty, pomp, richness, brightness, ceremony, dazzle, display, effulgence, pageant, refulgence.
Antonyms: dullness, simplicity, hiding, insignificance.

Example: The hapless woman then approached the police.

8. Hapless [hap-lis]
Adjective: unlucky; luckless; unfortunate.
Synonyms: unlucky, woeful, behind the eightball, cursed, hexed, ill-fated, ill-, red, infelicitous, jinxed, jonah, loser, luckless.
Antonyms: happy, fortuitous, fortunate, lucky.

Example: Floods continue to wreak havoc in many parts.

9. Wreak [reek]
Verb: to inflict or execute (punishment, vengeance, etc.); to carry out the promptings of (one's rage, ill humor, will, desire, etc.), as on a victim or object.
Synonyms: bring about, inflict, unleash, wreck, create, effect, execute, exercise, vent, visit, work, carry out, force upon.
Antonyms: destroy, fail, forget, ignore.

Example: Normal life paralysed and over 1.2 crore people marooned.

10. Maroon [muh-roon]
Verb: to put ashore and abandon on a desolate island or coast by way of punishment or the like, as was done by buccaneers; to place in an isolated and often dangerous position; to abandon and leave without aid or resources.
Synonyms: isolate, strand, beach, desert, forsake, leave, cast ashore, cast away, leave high and dry.
Antonyms: keep, come, continue, defend.


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