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 daily from our Daily Word List. 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: Much of it has been horrific for the people of Russia, and benign for the rest of the world.

1. Benign [bih-nahyn] 
Adjective: having a kindly disposition; gracious; a benign smile; favorable; propitious.
Synonyms: benevolent, favorable, friendly, gentle, mild, benignant, amiable, beneficent, complaisant, congenial, generous, genial, good, goodhearted, gracious, kind, liberal, merciful.
Antonyms: harsh, rough, unfriendly, unkind.

Example: Public recollection on the centenary has been scanty in India thus far, perhaps out of the fear that remembering the Russian Revolution is tantamount to endorsing its outcomes.

2. Recollection [rek-uh-lek-shuh n] 
Noun: the act or power of recollecting, or recalling to mind; remembrance; something that is recollected.
Synonyms: memory, reminiscence, recall, retrospection.

3. Centenary [sen-ten-uh-ree, sen-tn-er-ee; especially British sen-tee-nuh-ree] 
Adjective: of or relating to a period of 100 years; recurring once in every 100 years.
Noun: a centennial; a period of 100 years; century.
Synonyms: centennial, century, hundredth, centuplicate.

4. Scanty [skan-tee] 
Adjective: scant in amount, quantity, etc.; barely sufficient; meager; not adequate; lacking amplitude in extent or compass.
Synonyms: insufficient, meager, scant, skimpy, sparse, close, failing, limited, little, narrow, poor, short, shy, spare, bare, barely sufficient, deficient, exiguous, minimal, rare, restricted, scrimpy, slender, sparing.
Antonyms: adequate, enough, full, sufficient.

5. Tantamount [tan-tuh-mount] 
Adjective: equivalent, as in value, force, effect, or signification.
Synonyms: commensurate, identical, alike, as good as, duplicate, equal, equivalent, indistinguishable, like, parallel, same as, selfsame, synonymous, uniform, very.
Antonyms: different, opposite, polar, reverse.

6. Endorse [en-dawrs] 
Verb: to approve, support, or sustain; to designate oneself as payee of (a check) by signing, usually on the reverse side of the instrument; to sign one's name on (a commercial document or other instrument).
Synonyms: advocate, affirm, approve, back, commend, confirm, defend, favor, okay, praise, ratify, recommend, sanction, uphold, accredit, attest, authenticate, bless, boost, certify, champion, countenance, guarantee, push, second, sustain, underwrite, warrant.
Antonyms: attack, censure, criticize, deny.

Example: There is no gainsaying that the revolution in Russia was momentous.

7. Gainsay [geyn-sey, geyn-sey] 
Verb: to deny, dispute, or contradict; to speak or act against; oppose.
Synonyms: combat, contravene, controvert, cross, deny, disagree, disclaim, disprove, dispute, fight, impugn, negate, negative, oppose, refute, repudiate.
Antonyms: accept, acknowledge, admit, agree.

8. Momentous [moh-men-tuh s] 
Adjective: of great or far-reaching importance or consequence.
Synonyms: consequential, crucial, decisive, eventful, far-reaching, fateful, historic, meaningful, memorable, notable, pivotal, significant, weighty, big, chips are down, considerable, critical, earth-shaking.
Antonyms: inconsequential, insignificant, meaningless, ordinary.

Example: After a brief interregnum of endless possibilities in the early 1920s, the vacuum created by the death of Lenin was taken advantage of by Josef Stalin to assume power.

9. Interregnum [in-ter-reg-nuh m] 
Noun: an interval of time between the close of a sovereign's reign and the accession of his or her normal or legitimate successor; any period during which a state has no ruler or only a temporary executive; any period of freedom from the usual authority.
Synonyms: meantime, breach, break, breather, cutoff, downtime, gap, hiatus, interlude, interruption, lacuna, layoff, letup, meanwhile, pause, time.
Antonyms: continuation, continuity, permanence.

Example: The opposition was annihilated, labour camps for dissidents established, the free press disbanded and the peasantry dispossessed.

10. Annihilate [uh-nahy-uh-leyt] 
Verb: to reduce to utter ruin or nonexistence; destroy utterly; to destroy the collective existence or main body of; wipe out; to annul; make void.
Synonyms: crush, decimate, demolish, eradicate, exterminate, extinguish, finish off, liquidate, negate, obliterate, quell, raze, wipe out, abate, abolish, abrogate, annul, erase, expunge, extirpate, invalidate, massacre, murder, nullify, quash, ruin.
Antonyms: bear, build, construct, create.


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