The Hindu Newspaper Editorial Vocabulary For IBPS 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 in English daily from our English Vocabulary for IBPS PO, IBPS RRB, other banking and insurance exams. 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 The Talwar trial is illustrative of the vast gulf between public perception, now lamentably exemplified in speculative media coverage and social media frenzy, and courts of law that go by evidence and reason.

1. lamentable [luh-men-tuh-buh l, lam-uh n-tuh-] 
adjective: that is to be lamented; regrettable; unfortunate:
a lamentable decision; mournful.
Synonyms: sadly, regrettably, disastrously, dismally, grievously, horribly, miserably, unhappily, unsuccessfully.
Antonyms: appropriately, favorably, fortunately, happily.

2. exemplify [ig-zem-pluh-fahy] 
verb: to show or illustrate by example; to furnish or serve as an example of.
Synonyms: demonstrate, depict, elucidate, embody, epitomize, illuminate, illustrate, manifest, mirror, personify, represent, spell out, symbolize, typify, body, cite, clarify, display.
Antonyms: conceal, confuse, distort, hide.

3. speculative [spek-yuh-ley-tiv, -luh-tiv] 
adjective: pertaining to, of the nature of, or characterized by speculation, contemplation, conjecture, or abstract reasoning:
a speculative approach; theoretical, rather than practical.
Synonyms: analytical, dangerous, experimental, hypothetical, risky, unproven, unsubstantiated, abstract, assumed, conceptive, dicey, formularized, hairy, hazardous, ideal, idealized, ideological, iffy, in theory, intellectual.
Antonyms: proven, safe.

4. frenzy [fren-zee] 
noun: extreme mental agitation; wild excitement or derangement; a fit or spell of violent mental excitement; a paroxysm characteristic of or resulting from a mania.
verb: to drive to frenzy; make frantic.
Synonyms: burst, craze, excitement, fever, free-for-all, furor, fury, hysteria, madness, mania, outburst, passion, rage, turmoil, aberration, agitation, blow, bout, conniption, convulsion, delirium, derangement, distemper.
Antonyms: calm, calmness, happiness, harmony.

Example: The claim that they were fast asleep while Aarushi was being killed in the very next room and the body of Hemraj was being moved to the terrace did stretch credulity.

5. credulity [kruh-doo-li-tee, -dyoo-] 
noun: proper or adequate evidence; gullibility.
Synonyms: acceptance, belief, confidence, conviction, hope, loyalty, truth, allegiance, assent, assurance, certainty, certitude, constancy, credence, credit, dependence, faithfulness, fealty, fidelity.
Antonyms: disbelief, disloyalty, dishonesty, distrust.

Example: Usually, in a case based on circumstantial evidence the court looks for a cogent narrative pointing to guilt, and will not treat suspicion as proof. Few would dispute the fact that the investigation was botched up.

6. cogent [koh-juh nt] 
adjective: convincing or believable by virtue of forcible, clear, or incisive presentation; telling; to the point; relevant; pertinent.
Synonyms: compelling, convincing, forceful, persuasive, telling, weighty, apposite, apt, conclusive, consequential, convictive, fitting, forcible, inducing, influential, irresistible, justified, meaningful, momentous, pertinent, potent, powerful.
Antonyms: ineffective, unimportant, impotent, invalid.

7. botch [boch] 
verb: to spoil by poor work; bungle (often followed by up); to do or say in a bungling manner; to mend or patch in a clumsy manner.
noun: a clumsy or poor piece of work; mess; bungle; a clumsily added part or patch; a disorderly or confused combination; conglomeration.
Synonyms: bobble, bumble, bungle, err, flub, fumble, miscalculate, mishandle, misjudge, mismanage, muff, screw up, blow, boggle, bollix, boot, butcher, distort, flounder, mar, mend, mess, misapply, misconstrue, muddle.
Antonyms: do well, succeed, break, build.

Example: At the end of the appellate stage, it is difficult to say whether the case should never have gone to trial or that it was desirable that the entire evidence underwent scrutiny at two levels.

8. appellate [uh-pel-it] 
adjective: of or relating to appeals; having the power or authority to review and decide appeals, as a court.

Example: Those exonerated will naturally feel vindicated, but the perception of justice having been done is limited to the accused and their well-wishers.

9. exonerate [ig-zon-uh-reyt] 
verb: to clear, as of an accusation; free from guilt or blame; exculpate; to relieve, as from an obligation, duty, or task.
Synonyms: absolve, acquit, discharge, dismiss, exempt, justify, pardon, vindicate, disburden, except, exculpate, free, liberate, release, relieve, sanitize, whitewash, let off, let off hook, wipe slate clean.
Antonyms: blame, condemn, convict, damn.

10. vindicate [vin-di-keyt] 
verb: to clear, as from an accusation, imputation, suspicion, or the like; to afford justification for; justify; to uphold or justify by argument or evidence; to assert, maintain, or defend (a right, cause, etc.) against opposition.
Synonyms: absolve, acquit, corroborate, defend, disprove, exonerate, justify, prove, refute, substantiate, uphold, advocate, argue, assert, claim, clear, confute, contend, establish, exculpate, excuse, extenuate, free, guard, maintain.

Antonyms: blame, charge, condemn, convict.


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