The Hindu Newspaper Editorial Vocabulary For IBPS RRB 2017

Dear Readers,
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: Mr. Singh’s statement drew a sharp rebuttal from National Human Rights Commission Chairperson H.L. Dattu.

1. Rebuttal [ri-buht-l] 
Noun: an act of opposing, as in a debate.
Synonyms: rejoinder, reply, answer, confutation, counterargument, countercharge, counterclaim, defense, counteraccusation.

Example: ‘Khas Durbar’ is a symbolic rendition of the practices which were in vogue during the rule of the maharajas.

2. Rendition [ren-dish-uh n] 
Noun: the act of rendering; a translation; an interpretation, as of a role or a piece of music; the legal procedure or process of sending a suspected criminal to another country to be interrogated or detained, usually for law-enforcement purposes.
Synonyms: depiction, interpretation, portrayal, presentation, rendering, transcription, translation, version, arrangement, construction, delivery, execution, performance, reading.
Antonyms: failure, obscurity, vagueness.

3. Vogue [vohg] 
Noun: something in fashion, as at a particular time; popular currency, acceptance, or favor; popularity.
Synonyms: in, latest, mod, now, rage, faddy, modish, popular, prevalent, state-of-the-art, trendy, up-to-the-minute, with it.
Antonyms: out, unfashionable, unpopular, unstylish.

Example: Frail and doddering, Ma Xunkai fights back tears on meeting Joe Thomas Karackattu, who is equally moved after tracing the descendant of a Malayali family that reportedly settled in South China some 700 years ago.

4. 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, frangible, insubstantial, puny, sad, shatterable, shattery, tenuous, unsound, unsubstantial, wimpy, wishy-washy, wispy.
Antonyms: fat, firm, healthy, hearty.

5. Doddering [dod-er-ing] 
Adjective: shaky or trembling, as from old age; tottering.
Synonyms: faltering, floundering, tottering, trembling, anile, decrepit, dotard, infirm, senile, shaky, unsteady, weak.
Antonyms: agile, young, youthful.

Example: J&K Minister’s convoy targeted by militants.

6. Convoy [verb kon-voi, kuh n-voi; noun kon-voi] 
Verb: to accompany or escort, usually for protection.
Noun: the protection provided by an escort; a ship, fleet, group of vehicles, etc., accompanied by a protecting escort; an armed force, warship, etc., that escorts, especially for protection.
Synonyms: attendance, attendant, companion, protection.

Example: Mr. Trump’s policy envisages more pressure on Pakistan, no early U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, robust military action on counterterrorism and a greater role for India.

7. Envisage [en-viz-ij] 
Verb: to contemplate; visualize; to look in the face of; face.
Synonyms: anticipate, behold, conceive, conceptualize, contemplate, externalize, fancy, feature, foresee, form mental picture of, grasp, have a picture of, image, imagine, look upon, materialize, objectify, predict, realize, regard, see.

Example: Is the Sardar Sarovar Dam boon or bane?

8. Boon [boon] 
Noun: something to be thankful for; blessing; benefit; something that is asked; a favor sought.
Synonyms: blessing, godsend, windfall, benefaction, benefit, benevolence, break, compliment, donation, favor, gift, good, grant, gratuity, help, largess, present, good fortune.
Antonyms: bad fortune, bad luck, disadvantage, forfeit.

9. Bane [beyn] 
Noun: a person or thing that ruins or spoils; a deadly poison (often used in combination, as in the names of poisonous plants); death; destruction; ruin.
Synonyms: affliction, blight, burden, calamity, curse, despair, destruction, disaster, downfall, misery, nuisance, pest, plague, poison, ruin, ruination, scourge, torment, trial, trouble, undoing, venom, woe.
Antonyms: advantage, aid, benefit, blessing.

Example: Aquifers are omnipresent.

10. Aquifer [ak-wuh-fer] 
Noun: any geological formation containing or conducting ground water, especially one that supplies the water for wells, springs, etc.
Synonyms: aquifer, water level, artesian basin, artesian spring, sinkhole.


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