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: To attach special significance to the inclusion of this passage in the Xiamen Declaration, and view it as China administering a resounding slap on its ally, would be a profound mistake.

1. Resounding [ri-zoun-ding] 
Adjective: making an echoing sound; uttered loudly; impressively thorough or complete.
Synonyms: earsplitting, electrifying, emphatic, forceful, loud, ringing, roaring, thrilling, thundering, thunderous, beating, booming, echoing, enhanced, full, heightened, intensified.
Antonym: incomplete.

2. Ally [verb uh-lahy; noun al-ahy, uh-lahy] 
Verb: to unite formally, as by treaty, league, marriage, or the like (usually followed by with or to); to associate or connect by some mutual relationship, as resemblance or friendship; to enter into an alliance; join; unite.
Noun: a person, group, or nation that is associated with another or others for some common cause or purpose.
Synonyms: especially by treaty
associate, colleague, friend, partner, accessory, accomplice, co-worker, coadjutor, collaborator, confederate, helper.
Antonyms: antagonist, detractor, enemy, foe.

Example: It is possible that China may not have wanted to introduce a discordant note into the proceedings — knowing India’s reservations regarding the project — of a conference that it was presiding over.

3. Discordant [dis-kawr-dnt] 
Adjective: being at variance; disagreeing; incongruous; disagreeable to the ear; dissonant; harsh.
Synonyms: cacophonous, clashing, dissonant, divergent, jarring, strident, antagonistic, antipathetic, at odds, contradictory, contrarient, contrary, different, disagreeing, discrepant, grating, harsh.
Antonyms: similar, agreeable, agreeing, concordant.

Example: “There is an apprehension that exports will decline, going ahead,” said an official aware of the meeting.

4. Apprehension [ap-ri-hen-shuh n] 
Noun: anticipation of adversity or misfortune; suspicion or fear of future trouble or evil; the faculty or act of apprehending or understanding; perception on a direct and immediate level.
Synonyms: alarm, disquiet, doubt, dread, foreboding, misgiving, mistrust, suspicion, trepidation, uneasiness, worry, apprehensiveness, concern, premonition.
Antonyms: belief, calm, calmness, certainty.

Example: The satellite, launched in 1997, plunged into its death dive on September 15.

5. Plunge [pluhnj] 
Verb: to cast or thrust forcibly or suddenly into something, as a liquid, a penetrable substance, a place, etc.; immerse; submerge; to bring suddenly or forcibly into some condition, situation, etc.
Synonyms: descent, dive, fall, jump, spree, duck, dunk, immersion, investment, submergence, submersion, swoop, venture, belly flop, high dive, nose-dive.
Antonyms: ascent, rise, increase.

Example: Some of this even shoots out into space, creating an immense plume.

6. Plume [ploom] 
Noun: a feather; a large, long, or conspicuous feather; a soft, fluffy feather; any plumose part or formation; a feather, a tuft of feathers, or some substitute, worn as an ornament, as on a hat, helmet, etc; a feather or featherlike token of honor or distinction, especially one worn on a helmet.
Verb: to furnish, cover, or adorn with plumes or feathers; (of a bird) to preen (itself or its feathers); to feel complacent satisfaction with (oneself); pride (oneself) (often followed by on or upon).
Synonyms: boast, brag, congratulate, crow, exult, felicitate, gasconade, overbear, pique, prance, preen, presume, strut, swagger, swell, vaunt, be proud, flatter oneself, glory in, hold head high, puff up, revel in.
Antonyms: be modest, deprecate.

Example: India should come out of its policy bottleneck where every act of its generosity is for immediate self-aggrandizement rather than long-term gain.

7. Bottleneck [bot-l-nek] 
Noun: a narrow entrance or passageway; a place or stage in a process at which progress is impeded.
Synonyms: barrier, blockage, congestion, hindrance, impediment, snag, traffic jam, block, clog, jam, obstruction, hold-up.
Antonyms: aid, assistance, help, opening.

8. Aggrandizement [uh-gran-diz-muh nt] 
Noun: an act or instance of aggrandizing, or increasing in size, or intensity; the act of making something appear greater than is actually warranted by the facts; expansion of power, wealth, rank, or honor.
Synonyms: elevation, ennoblement, glorification, tribute, aggrandization, praising.

Example: If a nation’s resilience is tested by its response to the crisis in its surroundings, then India isn’t the super power it tries to project itself as. A superpower must have enough will to, as Uncle Ben suggested to Spiderman, take “great responsibility,” and should not just assemble state-of-the-art artilleries to flex in its Republic Day parades.

9. Resilience [ri-zil-yuh ns, -zil-ee-uh ns or ri-zil-yuh n-see, -zil-ee-uh n-see] 
Noun: the power or ability to return to the original form, position, etc., after being bent, compressed, or stretched; elasticity; ability to recover readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like; buoyancy.
Synonyms: flexibility, pliancy, recoil, snap.

10. Artillery [ahr-til-uh-ree] 
Noun: mounted projectile-firing guns or missile launchers, mobile or stationary, light or heavy, as distinguished from small arms; the troops or the branch of an army concerned with the use and service of such weapons; the science that treats of the use of such weapons.
Synonyms: battery, cannon, ordnance, arms, bazooka, force, gunnery, munitions, rainmakers, stovepipe, weapons, big guns, cannonry, heavy stuff.


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