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: Search and seizure operations against Karnataka Energy Minister D.K. Shivakumar continued for the second day on Thursday, bringing for the first time his official chambers at the Ministry under the scanner.

1. Seizure [see-zher] 
Noun: the act or an instance of seizing; the state of being seized; a taking possession of an item, property, or person legally or by force.
Synonyms: breakdown, convulsion, illness, stroke, access, fit, paroxysm, spasm, spell, throe, turn.
Antonyms: letting go, liberation, release.

Example: Centre not helping us tackle flood havoc, claims Mamata.

2. Havoc [hav-uh k] 
Noun: great destruction or devastation; ruinous damage
Verb: to work havoc upon; devastate.
Synonyms: calamity, cataclysm, catastrophe, chaos, confusion, destruction, devastation, disruption, mayhem, damage, desolation, dilapidation, disorder.
Antonyms: blessing, boon, building, calm, construction.

Example: The unusual project coaxes people to “not judge a book by its cover” and instead initiate conversations.

3. Coax [kohks] 
Verb: to attempt to influence by gentle persuasion, flattery, etc.; cajole; to obtain by coaxing; to manipulate to a desired end by adroit handling or persistent effort; to use gentle persuasion.
Synonyms: cajole, entice, induce, tease, tempt, wheedle, allure, barter, beguile, blandish, blarney.
AntonymsAntonyms: discourage, repel, repulse, turn off, disenchant.

Example: The stories narrated give readers a new perspective and broaden their horizons.

4. Horizon [huh-rahy-zuh n] 
Noun: the line or circle that forms the apparent boundary between earth and sky; the limit or range of perception, knowledge, or the like.
Synonyms: boundary, perspective, prospect, scope, border, compass, ken, limit, purview.

Example: Nonetheless, two aspects merit close scrutiny: the potential for abuse, and the underlying premise that a generic anti-lynching law could address India’s lynching problem.

5. Premise [prem-is] 
Noun: Also, premiss. Logic. a proposition supporting or helping to support a conclusion; a tract of land including its buildings; a building together with its grounds or other appurtenances; the property forming the subject of a conveyance or bequest.
Verb: to set forth beforehand, as by way of introduction or explanation; to assume, either explicitly or implicitly, (a proposition) as a premise for a conclusion.
Antonyms: denial, reality, rejection, fact.

6. Generic [juh-ner-ik] 
Adjective: of, applicable to, or referring to all the members of a genus, class, group, or kind; general; of, relating to, or noting a genus, especially in biology; (of a word) applicable or referring to both men and women.
Noun: a generic term; any product, as a type of food, drug, or cosmetic commonly marketed under a brand name, that is sold in a package without a brand.
Synonyms: universal, blanket, collective, comprehensive, sweeping, all-encompassing, inclusive, nonexclusive.
Antonyms: exclusive, individual, particular, specific.

7. Lynch [linch] 
Verb: to put to death, especially by hanging, by mob action and without legal authority.
Synonyms: execution, capital punishment, mob justice, stringing up, the gallows, vigilante justice.

Example: Would it not have been prudent to mandate that the Review Committee make its report public or have members from civil society?

8. Prudent [prood-nt] 
Adjective: wise or judicious in practical affairs; sagacious; discreet or circumspect; sober; careful in providing for the future; provident.
Synonyms: careful, cautious, discreet, economical, frugal, judicious, reasonable, sane, shrewd, vigilant, advisable, canny, circumspect, discerning, far-sighted, hedging one's bets.
Antonyms: careless, expensive, foolish, hasty, inattentive, incautious.

Example: The NCAML activists must know that this confidence has little to do with legislative lacuna.

9. Lacuna [luh-kyoo-nuh] 
Noun: Noun: a gap or missing part, as in a manuscript, series, or logical argument; hiatus; Anatomy. one of the numerous minute cavities in the substance of bone, supposed to contain nucleate cells; Botany. an air space in the cellular tissue of plants.
Synonyms: break, cavity, depression, gap, hiatus, interim, interval, opening, space.
Antonyms: closure, continuation, continuity, misfortune.

Example: Put simply, the problem is not mob lynching per se but the mob lynching of minorities, for that is where impunity kicks in.

10. Impunity [im-pyoo-ni-tee] 
Noun: exemption from punishment; immunity from detrimental effects, as of an action.
Synonyms: immunity, dispensation, exception, exemption, liberty, license, permission.
Antonyms: denial, prohibition, veto, imprisonment, incarceration.


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