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: With the stock markets hitting record highs, state-run insurance behemoth Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) netted a profit of 6,100 crore from its equity investments for the April-June period, a 145% jump over the same period of the previous year, its Chairman V.K. Sharma told reporters.

1. Behemoth [bih-hee-muh th, bee-uh-] 
Noun: an animal, perhaps the hippopotamus, mentioned in Job 40:15–24; any creature or thing of monstrous size or power.
Synonyms: beast, leviathan, monster, mammoth, huge.

Example: ITC to foray into perishables by adding vegetables, fruits.

2. Foray [fawr-ey, for-ey] 
Noun: a quick raid, usually for the purpose of taking plunder; a quick, sudden attack; an initial venture.
Synonyms: inroad, invasion, raid, attack, depredation, descent, irruption, reconnaissance, sally, sortie.
Antonyms: abstention, idleness, laziness.

3. Perishable [per-i-shuh-buh l] 
Adjective: subject to decay, ruin, or destruction.
Noun: Usually, perishables. something perishable, especially food.
Synonyms: comestibles, edibles, foodstuffs, produce, staples, vegetables, viands.

Example: Company scouts for CEO to build multi-speciality hospitals.

4. Scout [skout] 
Noun: a soldier, warship, airplane, etc., employed in reconnoitering; a person sent out to obtain information.
Verb: to act as a scout; reconnoiter; to make a search; hunt; to work as a talent scout.
Synonyms: investigating
detective, recruiter, advance, adventurer, escort, explorer, guard, lookout, outpost, outrider, patrol.
Antonym: target.

Example: ‘Scheme for banks not applied as envisaged’.

5. Envisage [en-viz-ij] 
Verb: to contemplate; visualize; to look in the face of; face.
Synonyms: anticipate, behold, conceive, conceptualize, contemplate, externalize, fancy, feature, foresee, form mental.

Example: A sunny Friday featuring a rain-interlude ebbed away with a rainbow in the sky.

6. Ebb [eb] 
Noun: the flowing back of the tide as the water returns to the sea (opposed to flood, flow ); a flowing backward or away; decline or decay; a point of decline.
Verb: to flow back or away, as the water of a tide (opposed to flow ); to decline or decay; fade away.
Synonyms: abatement, backflow, decay, decrease, degeneration, depreciation, deterioration, diminution, drop, dwindling, flagging, lessening, recession.
Antonyms: advance, development, enlargement, expansion, growth.

Example: Kalisz and Dressel scintillate.

7. Scintillate [sin-tl-eyt] 
Verb: to emit sparks; to sparkle; flash; to twinkle, as the , s.
Synonyms: flash, glimmer, glitter, shine, sparkle.
Antonym: dull.

Example: The decision by Pakistan’s Supreme Court to disqualify Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif reaffirms the iron law of Pakistani politics: a politician can amass wealth and engage in corruption only as long as he does not challenge the ascendance of the country’s powerful national security establishment.

8. Ascendance [uh-sen-duh n-s] 
Noun: the state of being in the ascendant; governing or controlling influence; domination.
Synonyms: ascendancy, control, domination, mastery, power, predominance, preeminence, preponderance, rule, superiority, supremacy, preponderancy, upper hand.
Antonyms: inefficiency, inferiority, subservience, surrender.

Example: Although Mr. Sharif has ostensibly been disqualified over the so-called Panama Papers, which exposed holders of offshore bank accounts, the verdict against him has little to do with the revelations in the Panama Papers.

9. Ostensible [o-sten-suh-buh l] 
Adjective: outwardly appearing as such; professed; pretended; apparent, evident, or conspicuous.
Related forms: ostensibly, adverb.
Synonyms: evidently, officially, seemingly, supposedly, at first blush, externally, for all intents and purposes, for show, on the face, on the surface, outwardly.
Antonyms: improbably, obscurely, unlikely.

Example: Anatomy of the Trump presidency.

10. Anatomy [uh-nat-uh-mee] 
Noun: the science dealing with the structure of animals and plants; the structure of an animal or plant, or of any of its parts; dissection of all or part of an animal or plant in order to study its structure; an analysis or minute examination.
Synonyms: analysis, biology, cytology, diagnosis, dissection, division, embryology, etiology, examination, genetics, histology.


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