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: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is expected to reduce the key policy rate or the repo rate by 25 basis points (bps) to 6% in its monetary policy review meeting scheduled for August 2 while maintaining neutral stance on interest rates.

1. Stance [stans]
Noun: the position or bearing of the body while standing; threatening stance of the bull; a mental or emotional position adopted with respect to something; stance in their foreign policy.
Synonyms: attitude, posture, stand, viewpoint, bearing, carriage, color, deportment, say-so, slant.

Example: The present government-mandated gas price of $2.48 per million British thermal unit does not make the discovery commercially viable.

2. Viable [vahy-uh-buh l]
Adjective: capable of living; Physiology. physically fitted to live; (of a fetus) having reached such a stage of development as to be capable of living, under normal conditions, outside the uterus; Botany. able to live and grow; vivid; real; stimulating, as to the intellect, imagination, or senses.
Synonyms: applicable, feasible, possible, usable, workable, doable, operable, within possibility.
Antonyms: impossible, unfeasible, unlikely, unachievable, unpractical, unreasonable.

Example: Infosys co-chairman Ravi Venkatesan on Sunday said that the company could be 10 times as large as it is today if it could execute well to harness advances in digital and machine learning.

3. Harness [hahr-nis]
Noun: the combination of straps, bands, and other parts forming the working gear of a draft animal; (on a loom) the frame containing heddles through which the warp is drawn and which, in combination with another such frame or other frames, forms the shed and determines the woven pattern; the equipment, as straps, bolts, or gears, by which a large bell is mounted and rung.
Verb: to put a harness on (a horse, donkey, dog, etc.); attach by a harness, as to a vehicle: to bring under conditions for effective use; gain control over for a particular end.
Synonyms: belt, strap, equipment, tack, tackle, trappings.

Example: Infosys is also hiring more locals and investing heavily in Europe as it looks to tap into “greenfield” opportunities in its second-largest market.

4.  Tap into
Verb phrases: to gain access to; become friendly with.

Example: Centre pings rating agencies on economy in upgrade push.

5. Ping [ping]
Verb: to produce a sharp sound like that of a bullet striking a sheet of metal; to make contact with (someone) by sending a brief electronic message, as a text message.
Synonyms: clink, knock, sound, ting.

Example: ‘Make In India’ yet to spur manufacturing, says panel.

6. Spur [spur]
Noun: a U -shaped device that slips over and straps to the heel of a boot and has a blunt, pointed, or roweled projection at the back for use by a mounted rider to urge a horse forward; anything that goads, impels, or urges, as to action, speed, or achievement; climbing iron.
Synonyms: activation, actuation, catalyst, excitant, goad, goose, impetus, impulse, incentive, incitation, inducement.
Antonyms: block, deterrent, discouragement, hindrance, prevention, curb.

Example: Govt. unable to find way around tendering issues for Talgo.

7. Tender [ten-der]
Verb: to present formally for acceptance; make formal offer of; to offer or proffer; Law. to offer, as money or goods, in payment of a debt or other obligation, especially in exact accordance with the terms of the law and of the obligation.
Noun: the act of tendering; an offer of something for acceptance; something tendered or offered, especially money, as in payment.
Synonyms: departure, retirement, surrender, termination, withdrawal, abandonment, abdication, leaving, notice, renunciation, giving up, quitting, vacating.
Antonyms: stay, agreement, impatience, intolerance, resistance, taking on.

Example: But India has seen a spate of them of late.

8. Spate [speyt]
Noun: a sudden, almost overwhelming, outpouring; a flood or inundation; a river flooding its banks; a sudden or heavy rainstorm.
Synonyms: deluge, flood, flurry, outpouring, string, succession, torrent, wave, run, rush.

Example: The primary argument of the activists and lawyers advocating an anti-lynching law is that it fills a void in our criminal jurisprudence.

9. Jurisprudence [joo r-is-prood-ns, joo r-is-prood-]
Noun: the science or philosophy of law; a body or system of laws; a department of law; Civil Law. decisions of courts, especially of reviewing tribunals.
Synonyms: act, case, charge, charter, code, constitution, decision, decree, legislation, mandate, measure, order, precedent.
Antonyms: disorganization, lawlessness, breaking, transgression, violation.

Example: The result is often an arbitrary taxation policy, burgeoning fiscal deficit, and an inequitable allocation of public resources.

10. Burgeon [bur-juh n]
Verb: to grow or develop quickly; flourish; to begin to grow, as a bud; put forth buds, shoots, etc., as a plant (often followed by out, forth).
Noun: a bud; sprout.
Synonyms: prosper, snowball, sprout, blossom, bud, expand, flower, grow, increase, mushroom.
Antonyms: decline, decrease, die, diminish, fade, lessen, lose, shrink.


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