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: Perversely, but predictably, the attention of the judges, and indeed of a large section of society, is directed solely towards the alleged, perceived “misuse” of the section by “unscrupulous” women.

1. Perverse [per-vurs] 
Adjective: willfully determined or disposed to go counter to what is expected or desired; contrary; characterized by or proceeding from such a determination or disposition; wayward or cantankerous; persistent or obstinate in what is wrong; turned away from or rejecting what is right, good, or proper; wicked or corrupt.
Related forms: perversely, adverb.
Synonyms: abnormally, peculiarly, strangely, uncommonly.
Antonym: naturally.

2. Unscrupulous [uhn-skroo-pyuh-luh s] 
Adjective: not scrupulous; unrestrained by scruples; conscienceless; unprincipled.
Synonyms: corrupt, crafty, crooked, deceitful, dishonest, illegal, petty, ruthless, selfish, shady, shameless, underhanded, unethical, venal, arrant, base, casuistic, conscienceless, degraded, degrading, disgraceful, dishonorable, exploitative, improper, low-down.
Antonyms: aboveboard, decent, ethical, fair, frank.

Example: Ironically, the concern is leavened by a crumb of concern about women, in this case the women who are “wrongly” arrested under Section 498A — the mothers and sisters-in-law.

3. Leaven [lev-uh n] 
Noun: a substance, as yeast or baking powder, that causes fermentation and expansion of dough or batter; fermented dough reserved for producing fermentation in a new batch of dough; an element that produces an altering or transforming influence.
Verb: to add leaven to (dough or batter) and cause to rise; to permeate with an altering or transforming element.
Synonyms: lighten, raise, pepsinate.

4. Crumb [kruhm] 
Noun: a small particle of bread, cake, etc., that has broken off; a small particle or portion of anything; fragment; bit; the soft inner portion of a bread (distinguished from crust ).
Verb: Cookery. to dress or prepare with crumbs; to break into crumbs or small fragments; to remove crumbs from.
Synonyms: atom, dab, dash, dram, drop, grain, iota, jot, mite, ounce, particle.
Antonyms: glob, lot.

Example: This is a breathtaking assumption, and not based upon any substantial research whatsoever, nor do the judges quote such research.

5. Substantial [suh b-stan-shuh l] 
Adjective: of ample or considerable amount, quantity, size, etc.; of a corporeal or material nature; tangible; real; of solid character or quality; firm, stout, or strong; basic or essential; fundamental; wealthy or influential.
Noun: something substantial.
Example: Based on this, the judges conclude that the complaints were frivolous and “trivial”.

6. Frivolous [friv-uh-luh s] 
Adjective: characterized by lack of seriousness or sense; self-indulgently carefree; unconcerned about or lacking any serious purpose; (of a person) given to trifling or undue levity; of little or no weight, worth, or importance; not worthy of serious notice.
Synonyms: foolish, idiotic, impractical, petty, pointless, senseless, barmy, childish, dizzy, empty-headed, facetious, featherbrained, flighty, flip, flippant, gay, giddy, harebrained, idle, ill-considered, juvenile.
Antonyms: intelligent, sensible, wise, grave.

7. Trivial [triv-ee-uh l] 
Adjective: of very little importance or value; insignificant; commonplace; ordinary.
Synonyms: commonplace, frivolous, immaterial, incidental, inconsequential, insignificant, irrelevant, meaningless, minor, negligible, paltry, petty, superficial, trite, unimportant, atomic, beside the point, diminutive, evanescent, everyday, flimsy, inappreciable, inconsiderable.
Antonyms: consequential, essential, important, major, meaningful.

Example: Further, the low conviction rate of 14.4% is more an indictment of the agonising judicial process, which is time-consuming and drains women of their resources and resolve.

8. Indictment [in-dahyt-muh nt] 
Noun: an act of indicting; Law. a formal accusation initiating a criminal case, presented by a grand jury and usually required for felonies and other serious crimes; any charge, accusation, serious criticism, or cause for blame; the state of being indicted.
Synonyms: allegation, arraignment, bill, charge, citation, detention, impeachment, prosecution, statement, summons, warrant.
Antonyms: praise, absolution, acquittal, exoneration.

9. Agonize [ag-uh-nahyz] 
Verb: to suffer extreme pain or anguish; be in agony; to put forth great effort of any kind; to distress with extreme pain; torture.
Synonyms: excruciating, harrowing, intense, tortuous, disturbing, racking, struggling, tearing, tormenting, torturing, extreme, fierce, vehement, violent.
Antonyms: pleasant, pleasing.

Example: The widespread misuse of this section by usurious moneylenders and financial institutions has never been publicly debated.

10. Usurious [yoo-zhoo r-ee-uh s] 
Adjective: practicing usury; charging illegal or exorbitant rates of interest for the use of money; constituting or characterized by usury.
Synonyms: extorting, mean, penny-pinching, acquisitive, avaricious, avid, close-fisted, covetous, desirous, extortionate, grabby, itchy, miserly.
Antonyms: generous, unselfish.


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