The Hindu Newspaper Editorial Vocabulary For IBPS 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: Investments-led growth can reverse the situation but the policy response has been sluggish.

1. Sluggish [sluhg-ish] 
Adjective: indisposed to action or exertion; lacking in energy; lazy; indolent; not acting or working with full vigor, as bodily organs; slow to act or respond; moving slowly, or having little motion, as a stream; slow, as motion; as trade, business, or sales.
Synonyms: heavy, inactive, lethargic, listless, slack, slow, stagnant, apathetic, blah, comatose, dopey, down, dragging, draggy, drippy, hebetudinous, indolent, inert, laid-back.
Antonyms: active, alert, busy, energetic.

Example: The economy’s four growth engines are stalling or slacking.

2. Stall [stawl] 
Noun: a compartment in a stable or shed for the accommodation of one animal; a stable or shed for horses or cattle.
Verb: (of an engine, car, airplane, etc.) to be stalled or go through the process of stalling (sometimes followed by out); to come to a standstill; be brought to a stop; to stick fast, as in mire.
Synonyms: halt, hamper, hinder, interrupt, postpone, put off, slow, stay, stop, suspend, arrest, brake, check, die, equivocate, fence, filibuster, hedge, prevaricate.
Antonyms: advance, aid, allow, assist.

3. Slack [slak] 
Adjective: not tight, taut, firm, or tense; loose; negligent; careless; remiss; slow, sluggish, or indolent; not active or busy; dull; not brisk; moving very slowly, as the tide, wind, or water; weak; lax.
Adverb: in a slack manner.
Noun: a slack condition or part; the part of a rope, sail, or the like, that hangs loose, without strain upon it; a decrease in activity, as in business or work; a period of decreased activity.
Verb: to be remiss in respect to (some matter, duty, right, etc.); shirk; leave undone; to make or allow to become less active, vigorous, intense, etc.; relax (efforts, labor, speed, etc.); lessen; moderate (often followed by up); to make loose, or less tense or taut, as a rope; loosen (often followed by off or out).
Synonyms: abate, decrease, diminish, dodge, drop off, dwindle, ease, ease off, featherbed, flag, goldbrick, goof off, idle, lax, lay back, lessen, let up.
Antonyms: stiffen, tighten.

Example: Yet, the debilitating impact of these on growth has received inadequate policy attention.

4. Debilitate [dih-bil-i-teyt] 
Verb: to make weak or feeble; enfeeble.
Synonyms: attenuate, cripple, disable, eviscerate, blunt, devitalize, enervate, enfeeble, exhaust, extenuate, harm, hurt, injure, mar, prostrate, relax, sap, spoil, unbrace.
Antonyms: aid, assist, enable, help.

Example: The flow of credit in the economy has thinned to a trickle, as the government moved on bad bank loans belatedly and inefficaciously.

5. Trickle [trik-uh l] 
Verb: to flow or fall by drops, or in a small, gentle stream; to come, go, or pass bit by bit, slowly, or irregularly; to cause to trickle.
Noun: a trickling flow or stream; a small, slow, or irregular quantity of anything coming, going, or proceeding.
Synonyms: crawl, creep, dribble, flow, leak, ooze, percolate, seep, stream, distill, drip, drop, exude, issue, trill, weep.
Antonyms: pour, flow.

Example: But the policy response so far has been feeble and misses urgency.

6. Feeble [fee-buh l] 
Adjective: physically weak, as from age or sickness; frail; weak intellectually or morally; lacking in volume, loudness, brightness, distinctness, etc.; lacking in force, strength, or effectiveness.
Synonyms: ailing, decrepit, flabby, fragile, frail, incompetent, inefficient, infirm, lame, paltry, puny, sickly, tame, weak, weakened, aged, chicken, debilitated, delicate, doddering, dopey, effete, emasculated, enervated, enfeebled, etiolated, exhausted, failing, faint.
Antonyms: able, capable, competent, efficient.

Example: What’s more, he strutted and stammered more than once at the question and answer session, exhibiting his inability to answer the questions extempore.

7. Strut [struht] 
Verb: to walk with a vain, pompous bearing, as with head erect and chest thrown out, as if expecting to impress observers.
Noun: the act of strutting; a strutting walk or gait.
Synonyms: prance, sashay, stalk, stride, swagger, flaunt, flounce, grandstand, mince, parade, peacock, swank, sweep.
Antonyms: conceal, hide.

Example: Instead of his image-building endeavors abroad, Mr. Gandhi should spend time at home on party-building exercises that counter the ruling party’s hollow claims of achievement in every nook and corner.

8. Endeavor [en-dev-er] 
Verb: to exert oneself to do or effect something; make an effort; strive; to attempt; try; to attempt to achieve or gain.
Noun: a strenuous effort; attempt.
Synonyms: aim, effort, enterprise, struggle, undertaking, venture, essay, exertion, fling, go, header, labor, lick, push, shot, stab, striving, toil, travail, trial, try, try-on, whack.
Antonyms: idleness, inactivity, passivity, entertainment.

9. Nook [noo k] 
Noun: a corner, as in a room; any secluded or obscure corner; any small recess; any remote or sheltered spot.
Synonyms: alcove, crevice, den, cavity, compartment, cranny, hideout, hole, inglenook, niche, opening, quoin, recess, retreat, byplace.
Antonyms: closure, solid.

Example: China’s reluctance.

10. Reluctance [ri-luhk-tuh ns] 
Noun: unwillingness; disinclination; Electricity. the resistance to magnetic flux offered by a magnetic circuit, determined by the permeability and arrangement of the materials of the circuit.
Synonyms: hesitancy, hesitation, objection, unwillingness, doubt, qualm, questioning.


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