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: Corporates have to do more than just allocating funds for skill development initiatives — they have to be out there in the trenches with those they seek to help.

1. Allocate [al-uh-keyt] 
Verb: to set apart for a particular purpose; assign or allot; to fix the place of; locate.
Synonyms: allot, apportion, appropriate, designate, earmark, give, set aside, admeasure, budget.
Antonyms: hold, keep, withhold, keep together.

2. Trench [trench] 
Noun: Fortification. a long, narrow excavation in the ground, the earth from which is thrown up in front to serve as a shelter from enemy fire or attack; trenches, a system of such excavations, with their embankments, etc.; a deep furrow, ditch, or cut.
Verb: to surround or fortify with trenches; entrench; to cut a trench in; to set or place in a trench.
Synonyms: dike, foxhole, gorge, gully, moat, pit, trough, waterway, arroyo, canal, cut, depression, drain, drill, dugout, earthwork, entrenchment.

Example: Schools, offices and tourism had come to a halt due to the bandh, she maintained while speaking on the current impasse in the Darjeeling hills.

3. Halt [hawlt] 
Verb: to stop; cease moving, operating, etc., either permanently or temporarily; to cause to stop temporarily or permanently; bring to a stop.
Noun: a temporary or permanent stop.
Synonyms: cutoff, freeze, interruption, layoff, letup, pause, standstill, termination, arrest, break, close, impasse, stand, stop, break-off, grinding halt.
Antonyms: continuation, beginning, endurance, go, perseverence.

4. Bandh [bĘŚnd]
Noun: (in India) a general strike.

5. Impasse [im-pas, im-pas] 
Noun: a position or situation from which there is no escape; deadlock; a road or way that has no outlet; cul-de-sac.
Synonyms: deadlock, dilemma, gridlock, predicament, standoff, standstill, box, cessation, corner, fix, jam, mire, morass.
Antonyms: solution, boon, agreement, breakthrough.

Example: This country was constituted under a Constitution whose basic values, egalitarianism, pluralism and inclusiveness, together form what we call Bharat ka darshan or the idea of India.

6. Egalitarianism [ih-gal-i-tair-ee-uh-niz-uh m] 
Noun: belief in the equality of all people, especially in political, social, or economic life; active promotion of this belief.
Synonyms: participate
equality, freedom, justice, commonwealth, emancipation, equalitarianism, republic, suffrage, liberal government.
Antonym: unfairness.

7. Pluralism [ploo r-uh-liz-uh m] 
Noun: Philosophy. a theory that there is more than one basic substance or principle; a theory that reality consists of two or more independent elements; the holding by one person of two or more offices at the same time; state or quality of being plural.
Synonyms: diversity, cross-culturalism, cultural diversity, ethnic inclusiveness, ethnic mosaic, multiracialism.

Example: But this is not all there is to this speedy journey from secular absolutism to sectarian iffiness.

8. Iffy [if-ee] 
Adjective: full of unresolved points or questions; doubtful; questionable:
An early decision on this is iffy.
Related forms: iffiness, noun.
Synonyms: doubt, hesitancy, hesitation, indecision, uncertainty, fluctuation, haze, inconclusiveness, irresoluteness, muddle, quandary.
Antonyms: certainty, sureness, decisiveness.

Example: The question before us is: will the constitutional vision triumph or will we surrender to the ideology of division and polarisation?

9. Triumph [trahy-uh mf, -uhmf] 
Noun: the act, fact, or condition of being victorious or triumphant; victory; conquest; a significant success or noteworthy achievement; instance or occasion of victory; exultation resulting from victory; joy over success.
Verb: to gain a victory; be victorious; win; to gain mastery; prevail; to be successful; achieve success; to exult over victory; rejoice over success.
Synonyms: celebration, joy, pride, elation, exultation, festivity, jubilance, jubilation, jubilee, merriment, rejoicing, reveling, exultance.
Antonyms: disaster, failure, forfeit, loss, sadness, sorrow, unhappiness.

10. Polarization [poh-ler-uh-zey-shuh n] 
Noun: a sharp division, as of a population or group, into opposing factions.
Synonyms: emission, broadcast, circulation, diffraction, diffusion, dispersal, dispersion, dissipation, distribution, divarication, divergence.
Antonym: collection.

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