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: They favour forging a more robust border management mechanism between the two neighbours.
1. Robust [roh-buhst, roh-buhst] 
Adjective: strong and healthy; hardy; vigorous; strongly or stoutly built; suited to or requiring bodily strength or endurance; rough, rude, or boisterous.
Synonyms: booming, hearty, hefty, potent, powerful, prosperous, sturdy, tough, vigorous, able-bodied, athletic, boisterous, brawny, built.
Antonyms: fragile, impotent, incapable, ineffective.

Example: Vulnerabilities in bourses must be scrutinised, says Lavasa.

2. Bourse [boo rs] 
Noun: a stock exchange, especially the stock exchange of certain European cities.

Example: Southeast Asia’s largest economy, Indonesia, has often felt like a moderate oasis in an angry, global desert of religious extremism.

3. Oasis [oh-ey-sis] 
Noun: a small fertile or green area in a desert region, usually having a spring or well; something serving as a refuge, relief, or pleasant change from what is usual, annoying, difficult, etc.
Synonyms: fountain, well, wellspring, watering hole.

Example: And yet, Indonesia chose a humble man with a commitment to pluralism and clean government, thereby providing a refutation of the pernicious argument that the only viable path for poor, populous nations is authoritarianism.

4. Refutation [ref-yoo-tey-shuh n]
Noun: an act of refuting a statement, charge, etc.; disproof.
Synonyms: rebuttal, argument, confutation, disproof, elenchus.
Antonyms: confirmation.

5. Pernicious [per-nish-uh s] 
Adjective: causing insidious harm or ruin; ruinous; injurious; hurtful; deadly; fatal; evil; wicked.
Synonyms: damaging, dangerous, deadly, destructive, detrimental, devastating, harmful, lethal, malicious, nefarious, noxious, poisonous, ruinous, toxic, virulent, baleful, deleterious.
Antonyms: advantageous, assisting, beneficial, benevolent.

6. Authoritarian [uh-thawr-i-tair-ee-uh n, uh-thor-] 
Adjective: favoring complete obedience or subjection to authority as opposed to individual freedom; of or relating to a governmental or political system, principle, or practice in which individual freedom is held as completely subordinate to the power or authority of the state, centered either in one person or a small group that is not constitutionally accountable to the people.
Synonyms: autocracy, despotism, dictatorship, totalitarianism, monocracy.
Antonym: democracy.

Example: Mr. Purnama’s slow-motion downfall began in September last year when right-wing vigilante groups began alleging that he had committed blasphemy while on the campaign trail for his 2017 re-election.

7. Vigilante [vij-uh-lan-tee] 
Noun: a member of a vigilance committee; any person who takes the law into his or her own hands, as by avenging a crime.
Adjective: done violently and summarily, without recourse to lawful procedures.
Synonyms: angel, attendant, baby-sitter, cerberus, champion, chaperon, chaperone, conservator, cop, curator, custodian, defender, escort, guard, keeper, nurse, overseer.

8. Blasphemy [blas-fuh-mee] 
Noun: impious utterance or action concerning God or sacred things.
Synonyms: desecration, heresy, abuse, execration, impiety, impiousness, imprecation, indignity, lewdness, profanation, profaneness, profanity, sacrilege, scoffing, scurrility.
Antonyms: respect, godliness, piety, religion.

Example: After years of playing a relatively fringe role in Indonesian politics, it has emerged as a force to be reckoned with.

9. Fringe [frinj] 
Noun: a decorative border of thread, cord, or the like, usually hanging loosely from a raveled edge or separate strip; anything resembling or suggesting this; an outer edge; margin; periphery.
Verb: to furnish with or as if with a fringe; to serve as a fringe for, or to be arranged around or along so as to suggest a fringe.
Synonyms: brink, edge, hem, outskirts, perimeter, periphery, skirt, verge, binding, borderline, brim, edging, flounce, limit, mane, march, margin, outside.
Antonyms: center, inside, interior, middle.

10. Reckon [rek-uh n] 
Verb: to count, compute, or calculate, as in number or amount; to esteem or consider; regard as.
Synonyms: calculate, look upon, surmise, take account of, account, appraise, approximate, call, cast, cipher, compute, conjecture, consider.

Antonyms: abandon, cancel, disbelieve, displace.


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