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 exception had remained an anomaly because Section 375 itself mandated that sex with a girl below 18 years of age, with or without her consent, was statutory rape.

1. Anomaly [uh-nom-uh-lee] 
Noun: a deviation from the common rule, type, arrangement, or form; an odd, peculiar, or strange condition, situation, quality, etc.; an incongruity or inconsistency.
Synonyms: aberration, abnormality, deviation, inconsistency, irregularity, oddity, rarity, departure, eccentricity, exception, incongruity, peculiarity, unorthodoxy, unconformity.
Antonyms: conformity, normality, regularity, sameness.

2. Statutory [stach-oo-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] 
Adjective: of, relating to, or of the nature of a statute; prescribed or authorized by statute; conforming to statute.
Synonyms: lawful, legal, judicial, rightful.
Antonyms: illegal, illegitimate, illicit, unlawful.

Example: Humans are not unerring. Often enough, perfectly rational people tend to behave irrationally, as any salesman or advertiser would attest.

3. Unerring [uhn-ur-ing, -er-] 
Adjective: not erring; not going astray or missing the mark; undeviatingly accurate throughout; not containing any error or flaw; invariably precise or correct.
Synonyms: certain, errorless, exact, faultless, impeccable, inerrable, inerrant, infallible, invariable, just, perfect, reliable, sure, true, trustworthy.
Antonyms: erring, imperfect, inaccurate, mistaken.

4. Attest [uh-test] 
Verb: to bear witness to; certify; declare to be correct, true, or genuine; declare the truth of, in words or writing, especially affirm in an official capacity; to give proof or evidence of; manifest.
Synonyms: authenticate, corroborate, demonstrate, indicate, substantiate, swear, verify, adjure, announce, argue, assert, aver, certify, confirm, countersign, declare, display, exhibit, prove, ratify, seal, show.
Antonyms: conceal, disprove, hide, abstain.

Example: He went on to show that even small departures from rationality have outsized impacts, and that limitedly rational humans don’t fit neatly into classical economics.

5. Outsize [out-sahyz] 
Noun: an uncommon or irregular size, especially one larger than average; a garment of such a size.
Adjective: Also, outsized. Being unusually or abnormally large, heavy, extensive, etc.

Example: So, he helped develop a new branch of economics, behavioural economics, to study the interplay of human quirks and economic forces.

6. Interplay [noun in-ter-pley; verb in-ter-pley, in-ter-pley] 
Noun: reciprocal relationship, action, or influence:
The interplay of plot and character.
Verb: to exert influence on each other.
Synonyms: give-and-take, coaction, exchange, mesh, meshing, reciprocation, reciprocity, teamwork, transaction, networking, team play, tit for tat.

7. Quirk [kwurk] 
Noun: a peculiarity of action, behavior, or personality; mannerism; a shift, subterfuge, or evasion; quibble; a sudden twist or turn; a flourish or showy stroke, as in writing.
Synonyms: aberration, characteristic, eccentricity, foible, habit, idiosyncrasy, kink, mannerism, peculiarity, trait, twist, vagary, caprice, conceit, crotchet, equivocation, fancy, fetish, humor, irregularity, knack, quibble, singularity, subterfuge.
Antonyms: normality, usualness, inability.

Example: The recent order by the Supreme Court, temporarily banning the sale of firecrackers in the National Capital Region in order to prevent a worsening of air quality, is a small step to mitigate the gargantuan menace of pollution.

8. Mitigate [mit-i-geyt] 
Verb: to lessen in force or intensity, as wrath, grief, harshness, or pain; moderate; to make less severe.
Synonyms: allay, alleviate, assuage, blunt, dull, ease, lessen, mollify, reduce, relieve, soften, soothe, temper, weaken, abate, appease, calm, cool, extenuate, moderate, modify.
Antonyms: aggravate, agitate, extend, increase.

9. Gargantuan [gahr-gan-choo-uh n] 
Adjective: gigantic; enormous; colossal.
Synonyms: colossal, enormous, gigantic, huge, humongous, immense, mammoth, massive, monstrous, monumental, prodigious, towering, tremendous, vast, big.
Antonyms: common, dwarfed, insignificant, little.

10. Menace [men-is] 
Noun: something that threatens to cause evil, harm, injury, etc.; a threat; a person whose actions, attitudes, or ideas are considered dangerous or harmful.
Synonyms: hazard, peril, plague, risk, threat, annoyance, caution, commination, intimidation, jeopardy, nuisance, scare, thunder, trouble, troublemaker, warning.
Antonyms: certainty, safety, surety, comfort.


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