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: "Yet we have not been able to buck the trend of English being the key administrative language,” he said.

1. Buck [buhk] 
Verb: (of a saddle or pack animal) to leap with arched back and come down with head low and forelegs stiff, in order to dislodge a rider or pack; to resist or oppose obstinately; object strongly.
Synonyms: bull, stag.

Example: Hindi continues to be have servile status while English continues to be language of aristocracy.

2. Servile [sur-vil, -vahyl] 
Adjective: slavishly submissive or obsequious; fawning:
Servile flatterers; characteristic of, proper to, or customary for slaves; abject; yielding slavishly; truckling (usually followed by to); extremely imitative, especially in the arts; lacking in originality; being in slavery; oppressed.
Synonyms: abject, base, beggarly, bootlicking, craven, cringing, despicable, eating crow, eating humble pie, fawning, humble, ignoble, low, mean, obedient, obeisant, obsequious, passive, slavish, submissive.
Antonyms: aggressive, dominant.

3. Aristocracy [ar-uh-stok-ruh-see] 
Noun: a class of persons holding exceptional rank and privileges, especially the hereditary nobility; a government or state ruled by an aristocracy, elite, or privileged upper class; government by those considered to be the best or most able people in the state.
Synonyms: elite, gentility, gentry, nobility, upper class, upper crust, noblesse, patricians, peerage, society, haut monde, high society, patriciate.
Antonyms: commoners, plebites, proletariat.

Example: Among the current political lot, the Samajwadi Party of Uttar Pradesh, the Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Janata Dal (U) of Bihar and the Janata Dal (S) of Karnataka were all spawned from Dr Lohia’s movement. 

4.Spawn [spawn] 
Verb: to produce (spawn); to give birth to; give rise to; to produce in large number; to plant with mycelium.
Synonyms: create, generate, father, hatch, issue, make, mother, originate, parent, procreate, reproduce, sire, bring forth, give rise to.
Antonyms: destroy, kill, stop.

Example: Weighing both the concepts in a balanced manner, we unhesitatingly come to the conclusion that the prayers made in the interlocutory applications do not deserve any acceptance and, accordingly, they stand rejected.

5.Interlocutory [in-ter-lok-yuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] 
Adjective: of the nature of, pertaining to, or occurring in conversation; interjected into the main course of speech; Law. Pronounced during the course of an action, as a decision; not finally decisive of a case.

Example: This year’s Nobel Prize for Physics, awarded for the discovery of gravitational waves, has pried open a dormant debate on whether the three individual winners of the prize deserved it more than a thousand others who’ve been associated with building the Laser-Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO), an engineering marvel, that picked up a chirp from the gravitational waves of a billion-year-old cosmic cataclysm.

6. Pry [prahy] 
Verb: to inquire impertinently or unnecessarily into something:
To pry into the personal affairs of others; to look closely or curiously; peer; peep.
Noun: an impertinently inquisitive person.
Synonyms: poke, bug, gape, gaze, hunt, inquire, intrude, investigate, meddle, nose, peek, peep, peer, ransack, reconnoiter, rubberneck, search, snoop, spy, , e, tap.
Antonyms: ignore, neglect, close, leave alone.

7. Dormant [dawr-muhnt] 
Adjective: lying asleep or as if asleep; inactive, as in sleep; torpid; in a state of rest or inactivity; inoperative; in abeyance; Biology. In a state of minimal metabolic activity with cessation of growth, either as a reaction to adverse conditions or as part of an organism's normal annual rhythm.
Synonyms: asleep, comatose, inert, inoperative, latent, passive, sidelined, sluggish, abeyant, closed down, down, fallow, hibernating, lethargic, lurking, on the shelf, out of action, potential, prepatent, quiescent.
Antonyms: active, alert, awake, conscious.

8. Marvel [mahr-vuh l] 
Noun: something that causes wonder, admiration, or astonishment; a wonderful thing; a wonder or prodigy; Archaic. The feeling of wonder; astonishment; to wonder at (usually followed by a clause as object); to wonder or be curious about (usually followed by a clause as object).
Synonyms: genius, miracle, curiosity, phenomenon, portent, prodigy, sensation, stunner, whiz, one for the books, something else.
Antonyms: normality, expectation.

9. Chirp [churp] 
Verb: to make a characteristic short, sharp sound, as small birds and certain insects; to make any similar sound; to sound or utter in a chirping manner.
Noun: a chirping sound.

10. Cataclysm  [kat-uh-kliz-uh m] 
Noun: any violent upheaval, especially one of a social or political nature; a sudden and violent physical action producing changes in the earth's surface; an extensive flood; deluge.
Synonyms: calamity, catastrophe, convulsion, debacle, deluge, upheaval, cataract, collapse, crunch, curtains, disturbance, flood, flooding, inundation, misadventure, ruin, torrent, tragedy, waterloo, woe, double trouble.
Antonyms: blessing, boon good fortune good luck.

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