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: He comes here often to catch a glimpse of the placid waters of the canal as he strikes up conversations near a vantage point close to the British-era lock with fishermen, who wait eagerly, their ears trained for familiar sounds of splashing in the nets — the sign of a good catch.

1. Glimpse [glimps] 
Noun: a very brief, passing look, sight, or view; a momentary or slight appearance; a vague idea; inkling; Archaic. a gleam, as of light.
Verb: to catch or take a glimpse of; to look briefly; glance (usually followed by at); Archaic. to come into view; appear faintly.
Synonyms: flash, glance, impression, peek, sight, sighting, eye, eyeball, gander, glom, gun, lamp.
Antonym: stare.

2. Placid [plas-id] 
Adjective: pleasantly calm or peaceful; unruffled; tranquil; serenely quiet or undisturbed.
Synonyms: easygoing, even-tempered, gentle, peaceful, quiet, serene, tranquil, collected, composed, cool, cool as a cucumber, detached.
Antonyms: agitated, clamorous, disturbed, excitedloud.

3. Vantage [van-tij, vahn-] 
Noun: a position, condition, or place affording some advantage or a commanding view; an advantage or superiority.
Synonyms: aid, ascendancy, asset, assistance, authority, avail, blessing, boon, break, choice, comfort, convenience, dominance, drop, edge, eminence.
Antonyms: bad fortune, bad luck, block, blockage.

Example: The advent of lorries has snatched away my boats and livelihood but I cannot forget the canal and never miss an opportunity to visit the place,” says the frail Satyanarayana.

4. Lorry [lawr-ee, lor-ee] 
Noun: a motor truck, especially a large one; any of various conveyances running on rails, as for transporting material in a mine or factory; a long, low, horse-drawn wagon without sides.
Synonyms: car, crate, freighter, jeep, lorry, pickup, rig, van, wagon, buggy, carryall.

5. Frail [freyl] 
Adjective: having delicate health; not robust; weak; easily broken or destroyed; fragile; morally weak; easily tempted.
Synonyms: decrepit, feeble, fragile, infirm, sickly, slender, slim, thin, vulnerable, brittle, dainty, flimsy, slight, tender, delicate, fishy, fracturable.
Antonyms: fat, firm, healthy, hearty, solid.

Example: The boats fetched a decent income and he oversaw the work of 10 labourers who would load tonnes of sand and unload them at Tenali 50 km away.

6. Fetch [fech] 
Verb: to go and bring back; return with; get; to cause to come; bring; to sell for or bring (a price, financial return, etc.)
Noun: the act of fetching; the distance of fetching.
Synonyms: carry, earn, go for, obtain, produce, retrieve, sell, sell for, yield, back, bear.
Antonyms: lose, avoid, deny, discourage, dissuade.

Example: “It was back-breaking work, manually lugging the boat.

7. Lug [luhg] 
Verb: to pull or carry with force or effort; to introduce or interject in an inappropriate or irrelevant manner; (of a sailing ship) to carry an excessive amount of (sail) for the conditions prevailing.
Noun: an act or instance of lugging; a forcible pull; haul; a wooden box for transporting fruit or vegetables.
Synonyms: carry, ferry, haul, heave, tote, tow, bear, buck, convey, draw, hump, jerk, lift.
Antonyms: hold, keep, maintain, push.

Example: What kept our spirits up were songs we sang together,” Satyanarayana reminisces.

8. Reminisce [rem-uh-nis] 
Verb: to recall past experiences, events, etc.; indulge in reminiscence.
Synonyms: look back, remind, bethink, cite, mind, recall, recollect, remember, retain, retrospect, review.
Antonyms: disregard, forget, ignore, neglect, repress.

Example: Trailing the meandering Buckingham Canal from Kakinada to Pulicat lake in Andhra Pradesh, a distance of 560 km, one finds that it is sometimes picturesque, in places full of filth, and disappearing at places only to reappear after a few miles.

9. Meander [mee-an-der] 
Verb: to proceed by or take a winding or indirect course; to wander aimlessly; ramble; Surveying. to define the margin of (a body of water) with a meander line.
Noun: Usually, meanders. turnings or windings; a winding path or course; a circuitous movement or journey; an intricate variety of fret or fretwork.
Synonyms: roaming, traveling, wandering, circular, nomadic.

10. Picturesque [pik-chuh-resk] 
Adjective: visually charming or quaint, as if resembling or suitable for a painting; (of writing, speech, etc.) strikingly graphic or vivid; creating detailed mental images; having pleasing or interesting qualities; strikingly effective in appearance.
Synonyms: beautiful, charming, colorful, pleasant, quaint, scenic, arresting, artistic, graphic, photographic.
Antonyms: dreary, offensive, plain, repulsive.


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