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: This law allows the state to forfeit and suspend publications that it deems to be in violation of certain provisions of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

1. Forfeit [fawr-fit]
Noun: a fine; penalty; an act of forfeiting; forfeiture; something to which the right is lost, as for commission of a crime or misdeed, neglect of duty, or violation of a contract; an article deposited in a game because of a mistake and redeemable by a fine or penalty.
Synonyms: cost, damages, fine, loss, mulct, penalty, relinquishment.
Antonyms: award, reward, gain, victory.

Example: In this case, the government found that the book’s contents appeared to infringe Section 295A of the IPC, which criminalises speech that hurts religious sentiments.

2. Infringe [in-frinj] 
Verb: to commit a breach or infraction of; violate or transgress; to infringe a rule; to encroach or trespass (usually followed by on or upon).
Synonyms: breach, contravene, disobey, encroach, impose, intrude, meddle, offend, trespass, borrow, break, crash, entrench, infract, invade, lift, obtrude, pirate, presume, steal.
Antonyms: give, obey, receive, comply.

Example: Needless to say, both Section 95 of the crpc and Section 295A of the IPC are remnants of India’s colonial past, and ought to really have no place in a modern, liberal democracy.

3. Remnant [rem-nuh nt] 
Noun: a remaining, usually small part, quantity, number, or the like; a fragment or scrap; a small, unsold or unused piece of cloth, lace, etc., as at the end of a bolt; a trace; vestige:
Adjective: remaining; leftover.
Synonyms: bit, fragment, particle, piece, remains, residue, shred, vestige, balance, dregs, dross, end, excess, hangover, heel, leavings, lees, leftovers, part, portion, remainder, residual, residuum.
Antonyms: whole, base, core, lack.

Example: In a just and tolerant society, one would imagine the courts would accord to rules of this kind the narrowest possible construal, allowing the greatest possible latitude to free expression.

4. Construe [verb kuh n-stroo] 
Verb: to give the meaning or intention of; explain; interpret; to deduce by inference or interpretation; infer.
Synonyms: define, infer, interpret, parse, translate, analyze, decipher, explicate, expound, read, render, take, understand, figure it to be, one's best guess, spell out.
Antonyms: misunderstand, cloud, confuse, fail.

5. Latitude [lat-i-tood, -tyood] 
Noun: freedom from narrow restrictions; freedom of action, opinion, etc.
Synonyms: elbow room, breadth, compass, extent, independence, indulgence, laxity, leeway, liberty, license, margin, play, range, reach, room, run, space, span, spread, sweep.
Antonyms: extreme, limitation, restriction.

Example: Her actions, the government claimed, militated against Section 295A, and, therefore, the ban on her book was entirely justified.

6. Militate [mil-i-teyt] 
Verb: to have a substantial effect; weigh heavily.
Synonyms: mean, weigh, import, matter, militate, rate, signify, tell, carry weight, cut ice, enter into consideration.
Antonyms: disregard, estimate, excludeguess.

Example: Inexplicably, however, both these conditions, the court found, were met by the book.

8. Inexplicable [in-ek-spli-kuh-buh l, in-ik-splik-uh-buh l] 
Adjective: not explicable; incapable of being accounted for or explained.
Synonyms: peculiarly, queerly, strangely, ridiculously, unusually.

Example: It’s certainly plausible that the contents of Basava Vachana Deepthi run counter to Basaveshwara’s Vachanas.

9. Plausible [plaw-zuh-buh l] 
Adjective: having an appearance of truth or reason; seemingly worthy of approval or acceptance; credible; believable; a plausible plot; well-spoken and apparently, but often deceptively, worthy of confidence or trust.
Synonyms: conceivable, credible, logical, persuasive, possible, probable, tenable, valid, creditable, like enough, likely, presumable, smooth, sound, supposable, very likely.
Antonyms: impossible, improbable, inconceivable, irrational.

Example: To the court, there exists a right not to be ridiculed or offended, a right that it placed on a decorated pedestal.

10. Pedestal [ped-uh-stl] 
Noun: an architectural support for a column, statue, vase, or the like; a supporting structure or piece; base.
Synonyms: podium, base, bed, bottom, foot, foundation, mounting, platform, plinth.
Antonym: top.


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