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: Parrying questions on whether the enquiry committee, led by retired IAS officer Vinay Kumar, was aware of the footage, Ms. Roopa said all the footage was in the prison database.

1. Parry [par-ee]
Verb: to ward off (a thrust, stroke, weapon, etc.), as in fencing; avert; to turn aside; evade or dodge.
Noun: an act or instance of parrying, as in fencing; a defensive movement in fencing.
Synonyms: anticipate, avoid, block, bypass, deflect, dodge, duck, elude, evade, fence, forestall, preclude, prevent, rebuff, rebuke.
AntonymsAntonyms: allow, attract, confront, encounter.

Example: The action comes after Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Sunday that he “will not allow laxity in operations by the Board” and ordered the Railway Board Chairman to fix responsibility within a day of the accident.

2. Laxity [lak-si-tee]
Noun: the state or quality of being lax; looseness.
Synonyms: indecision, indifference, leniency, indulgence, laxness.

Example: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday that incidents of stone-throwing have reduced in Jammu and Kashmir due to the arrest of separatists and crackdown on terror-funding in the Valley by the NIA.

3. Crackdown [krak-doun]
Noun: the severe or stern enforcement of regulations, laws, etc., as to root out abuses or correct a problem.
Synonyms: clampdown, repression, strike, suppression, crush, end, stop.
Antonyms: beginning, start.

Example: The body has been kept in a mortuary and post-mortem will be conducted when family members reach Udaipur, the police added.

4. Mortuary [mawr-choo-er-ee]
Noun: funeral home; a customary gift formerly claimed by and due to the incumbent of a parish in England from the estate of a deceased parishioner.
Adjective: of or relating to the burial of the dead; pertaining to or connected with death.

Example: In Morigaon, which has been hit hardest, 5.21 lakh people have been marooned.

5. 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.
Noun: a person who is marooned.

Example: The raging waters of the rivers emanating from Nepal have caused havoc in vast swathes of human habitation in the region.

6. Rage [reyj]
Noun: angry fury; violent anger (sometimes used in combination): a speech full of rage; a fit of violent anger; fury or violence of wind, waves, fire, disease, etc.; a violent desire or passion.
Verb: to act or speak with fury; show or feel violent anger; fulminate; to move, rush, dash, or surge furiously; to proceed, continue, or prevail with great violence.
Synonyms: enraged, furious, seething, stormy, turbulent, bent, blustering, fuming, incensed, infuriated, raving, rough, angry, at boiling point, bent out of shape.
Antonyms: calm, mild, moderate, delighted.

7. Emanate [em-uh-neyt]
Verb: to flow out, issue, or proceed, as from a source or origin; come forth; originate; to send forth; emit.
Synonyms: arise, derive, emerge, emit, exude, originate, radiate, stem, birth, discharge, egress, exhale, exit, flow, initiate, issue.
AntonymsAntonyms: conceal, hold, keep, take.

8. Swathe [swoth, sweyth]
Verb: to wrap, bind, or swaddle with bands of some material; wrap up closely or fully; to bandage; to enfold or envelop, as wrappings do; to wrap (cloth, rope, etc.) around something.
Noun: a band of linen or the like in which something is wrapped; wrapping; bandage.
Synonyms: bandage, clothe, swaddle, wrap, bind, cover.
Antonym: uncover.

Example: The release of water in rivers in Nepal and incessant rains impeded rescue work and evacuation.

9. Incessant [in-ses-uh nt]
Adjective: continuing without interruption; ceaseless; unending.
Synonyms: ceaseless, constant, continual, continuous, endless, interminable, nonstop, perpetual, relentless, round-the-clock, unceasing, unending, unrelenting, unremitting.
Antonyms: bounded, ceasing, completed, discontinuous.

10. Impede [im-peed]
Verb: to retard in movement or progress by means of obstacles or hindrances; obstruct; hinder.
Synonyms: block, curb, cut off, delay, deter, disrupt, hamper, interfere, retard, slow, stymie, thwart.
Antonyms: advance, aid, allow, assist.


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