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: Procedure cumbersome.

1. Cumbersome [kuhm-ber-suh m] 
Adjective: burdensome; troublesome; unwieldy; clumsy.
Synonyms: bulky, burdensome, embarrassing, heavy, inconvenient, ponderous, tiresome, unwieldy, clunker, clunking, clunky, cumbrous, galumphing, hefty, incommodious, leaden, massive, oppressive, unhandy, unmanageable, wearisome.
Antonyms: aiding, airy, convenient, easy.

Example: He said the UIN system also infringes on confidentiality of diplomatic practices and privacy of foreign diplomats posted in India.

2. Infringe [in-frinj] 
Verb: to commit a breach or infraction of; violate or transgress.
Synonyms: breach, contravene, disobey, encroach, impose, intrude, meddle, offend, trespass, borrow, break, crash, entrench, infract, invade, lift, obtrude.
Antonyms: give, obey, receive, comply.

Example: “We hope the government of India will address these issues fast as these are reciprocal gestures that we also offer Indian missions abroad,” said the ambassador of Mali urging a simplified system.

3. Gesture [jes-cher] 
Noun: a movement or position of the hand, arm, body, head, or face that is expressive of an idea, opinion, emotion, etc.; the use of such movements to express thought, emotion, etc; any action, courtesy, communication, etc., intended for effect or as a formality; considered expression; demonstration.
Synonyms: action, body language, expression, indication, nod, reminder, salute, sign, signal, token, bow, curtsy, genuflection, gesticulation, intimation, mime.
Antonym: speech.

4. Urge [urj] 
Verb: to push or force along; impel with force or vigor; to drive with incitement to speed or effort; to press, push, or hasten (the course, activities, etc.); to impel, constrain, or move to some action.
Antonyms: discouragement.

Example: An essential lesson here for criminal justice agencies is that a sound knowledge of law backed by adherence to prescribed procedure would save them from such admonition by superior courts.

5. Adherence [ad-heer-uh ns, -her-] 
Noun: the quality of adhering; steady devotion, support, allegiance, or attachment; the act or state of adhering; adhesion.
Synonyms: attachment, faithfulness, loyalty, obedience, cohesion, constancy, fidelity.
Antonyms: disloyalty, inconstancy, unsteadiness.

6. Admonition [ad-muh-nish-uh n] 
Noun: an act of admonishing; counsel, advice, or caution; a gentle reproof; a warning or reproof given by an ecclesiastical authority.
Synonyms: advice, apprisal, counsel, forewarning, warning.

Example: But what stands out here is the judiciary’s predilection to exerting enormous pressure on investigating agencies. 

7. Enormous [ih-nawr-muh s] 
Adjective: greatly exceeding the common size, extent, etc.; huge; immense; outrageous or atrocious.
Synonyms: colossal, excessive, gargantuan, gigantic, huge, humongous, immense, mammoth, massive, monstrous, prodigious, tremendous, vast, astronomic, barn door, blimp, gross, jumbo, mountainous, stupendous, super-colossal, titanic, whopping.
Antonyms: common, insignificant, little, miniature.

Example: In my view, the decision with regard to arresting an accused must be solely at the discretion of the investigating officer, unless one can prove mala fide on the latter’s part.

8. Solely [sohl-lee] 
Adverb: as the only one or ones; exclusively or only; merely.
Synonyms: completely, entirely, exclusively, individually, merely, purely, simply, single-handedly, totally, wholly, barely, but, onliest, singly.
Antonyms: incompletely, indefinitely, partially, shared.

9. Discretion [dih-skresh-uh n] 
Noun: the power or right to decide or act according to one's own judgment; freedom of judgment or choice; the quality of being discreet, especially with reference to one's own actions or speech; prudence or decorum.
Synonyms: attention, foresight, maturity, prudence, responsibility, tact, vigilance, wisdom, acumen, calculation, care, carefulness, chariness, circumspection, concern, considerateness, consideration, deliberation, diplomacy, discernment, discrimination, forethought, gumption, heed, heedfulness, judiciousness, observation, perspicacity.
Antonyms: carelessness, disregard, ignorance, indiscretion.

Example: This process increases office work and multiplies avoidable expenditure,” said Ambassador of Mali Niankoro Yeah Samake, who explained that the tax exempt status of diplomatic missions is part of the reciprocal system that Indian missions enjoy abroad.

10. Exempt [ig-zempt] 
Verb: to free from an obligation or liability to which others are subject; release.
Adjective: released from, or not subject to, an obligation, liability, etc.
Synonyms: immune, absolved, clear, cleared, discharged, excepted, excluded, excused, favored, free, liberated, privileged, released, spared, unbound, walked, beat the rap, let go, let off, not liable, not responsible, not subject, off the hook.
Antonyms: hindered, prevented, accountable, answerable.


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