The Hindu Newspaper Editorial Vocabulary For IBPS RRB 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: I appeal to the CBI to investigate the case as expeditiously as possible.

1. Expeditious [ek-spi-dish-uh s] 
Adjective: characterized by promptness; quick.
Synonyms: ardently, assiduously, carefully, diligently, eagerly, earnestly, energetically, enthusiastically, hastily, hurriedly, laboriously, nimbly, painstakingly, purposefully, restlessly, vigorously, agilely, animatedly, arduously, briskly, fervently.
Antonyms: idly, inactively, quietly.

Example: The Chief Minister said the brutal murder of the minor was condemnable and had led to strong resentment among the people across the country.

2. Condemn [kuh n-dem] 
Verb: to express an unfavorable or adverse judgment on; indicate strong disapproval of; censure; to pronounce to be guilty; sentence to punishment; to give grounds or reason for convicting or censuring; to judge or pronounce to be unfit for use or service.
Related forms: condemnable  [kuh n-dem-nuh-buh l], adjective.
Synonyms: blamable, criminal, culpable, disgraceful, reprehensible, shameful.

3. Resentment [ri-zent-muh nt] 
Noun: the feeling of displeasure or indignation at some act, remark, person, etc., regarded as causing injury or insult.
Synonyms: acrimony, animosity, animus, annoyance, antagonism, bitterness, cynicism, displeasure, exasperation, fury, grudge, ill will, indignation, ire, irritation, malice, outrage, passion, rage, rancor, acerbity.
Antonyms: calm, calmness, cheer, comfort.

Example: When a member of the audience asked whether it would be September 17, the actor quipped he would decide the year.

4. Quip [kwip] 
Noun: a clever or witty remark or comment; a sharp, sarcastic remark; a cutting jest; a quibble; an odd or fantastic action or thing.
Verb: to utter quips.
Synonyms: defy, disregard, mock, repudiate, scorn, spurn, affront, deride, gibe, gird, insult, jeer, outrage, quip, ridicule, scoff, slight, sneer.
Antonyms: approve, commend, compliment, flatter.

Example: The federal maneuver.

5. Federal [fed-er-uh l] 
Adjective: pertaining to or of the nature of a union of states under a central government distinct from the individual governments of the separate states, as in federal government; federal system; of, relating to, or noting such a central government.
Synonyms: amalgamated, associated, combined, federated, incorporated, leagued, organized, syndicated, unionized, corporate, in alliance.

6. Maneuver [muh-noo-ver] 
Noun: a planned and regulated movement or evolution of troops, warships, etc.; maneuvers, a series of tactical exercises usually carried out in the field by large bodies of troops in simulating the conditions of war; an act or instance of changing the direction of a moving ship, vehicle, etc., as required; an adroit move, skillful proceeding, etc., especially as characterized by craftiness; ploy.
Verb: to change the position of (troops, ships, etc.) by a maneuver; to bring, put, drive, or make by maneuvers; to manipulate or manage with skill or adroitness.
Synonyms: action, gimmick, manipulation, measure, movement, plot, ploy, procedure, ruse, scheme, step, stunt, trick, angle, artifice, contrivance, demarche, device, dodge, feint, finesse.

Example: In a brief and turbulent tenure, Namboodiripad attempted a move to a distinctly new model economy and society in Kerala, even though subsequent developments may not have conformed to what he had anticipated of them.

7. Anticipate [an-tis-uh-peyt] 
Verb: to realize beforehand; foretaste or foresee; to expect; look forward to; be sure of; to perform (an action) before another has had time to act; to answer (a question), obey (a command), or satisfy (a request) before it is made.
Synonyms: foreseen, certain, likely, predictable, prepared for, sure.

Example: Jayalalithaa’s implementation of compulsory rainwater harvesting in Chennai ameliorated the situation in a city that was once the byword for water shortage.

8. Ameliorate [uh-meel-yuh-reyt, uh-mee-lee-uh-] 
Verb: to make or become better, more bearable, or more satisfactory; improve.
Synonyms: alleviate, lighten, mitigate, amend, help, improve, meliorate, relieve, upgrade, step up.
Antonyms: aggravate, increase, intensify, decrease.

9. Byword [bahy-wurd] 
Noun: a word or phrase associated with some person or thing; a characteristic expression, typical greeting, or the like; a word or phrase used proverbially; common saying; proverb; an object of general reproach, derision, scorn, etc.; an epithet, often of scorn.
Synonyms: adage, aphorism, apophthegm, axiom, catchphrase, catchword, dictum, epithet, gnome, handle, maxim, motto, nickname, precept, proverb, saw.

Example: As Mr. Karunanidhi’s own record in office does not stand out when compared to the Chief Ministers who came after him, the occasion of his completing 60 years as legislator is perhaps better utilised reflecting upon the role of the Dravidian movement of which, as we have seen, he is a scion.

10. Scion [sahy-uh n] 
Noun: a descendant; a shoot or twig, especially one cut for grafting or planting; a cutting.
Synonyms: heir, branch, brood, child, graft, heiress, issue, junior, offspring, progeny, seed, shoot, slip, sprout, successor, twig, begotten, chip off old block.
Antonyms: parent, cause, root, source.


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