Vocab For Banking Examinations From The Hindu Newspaper

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: Indeed, compliance with the treaty stipulation of a contribution of 2% of gross domestic product by individual states has been far from satisfactory, with the U.S. shouldering the bulk of the burden.

1. Compliance [kuh m-plahy-uh ns] 
Noun: the act of conforming, acquiescing, or yielding, a tendency to yield readily to others, especially in a weak and subservient way; conformity; accordance.
Synonyms: conformity, consent, acquiescence, amenability, assent, complaisance, concession, concurrence, deference, docility, obedience.
Antonyms: difference, disagreement, refusal, disobedience, rebellion, resistance, defiance, denial, dissension.

2. Stipulation [stip-yuh-ley-shuh n]
Noun: a condition, demand, or promise in an agreement or contract; the act of stipulating.
Synonyms: arrangement, clause, obligation, precondition, provision, qualification, requirement, restriction, specification, agreement.
Antonyms: disagreement, implication, request, wish.

3. Shoulder [shohl-der] 
Verb (used with object): to assume as a responsibility; to push with or as if with the shoulder, especially roughly; to take upon, support, or carry on or as if on the shoulder or shoulders.
Verb (used without object): to push with or as if with the shoulder.
Noun: the part of each side of the body in humans, at the top of the trunk, extending from each side of the base of the neck to the region where the arm articulates with the trunk.
Synonyms: accept, assume, bear, carry, take on, take upon oneself.
Antonyms: deny, refuse.
Antonyms: difference, disproportion, dissimilarity, extreme, imbalance, inequality.

Example: A continuing paradox about India’s growth story in the last two decades, which have seen a substantial reduction in poverty, is the persistence of poor performance on the health count.

4. Paradox [ˈpær əˌdɒks]
Noun: a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth; any person, thing, or situation exhibiting an apparently contradictory nature.
Synonyms: absurdity, ambiguity, anomaly, enigma, inconsistency, mystery, oddity, catch, error.
Antonyms for paradox: normality, regularity, standard, usualness, accuracy, certainty, correction, same, success.

5. Substantial [səbˈstæn ʃəl]
Adjective: of ample or considerable amount, quantity, size, etc.; of a corporeal or material nature; tangible; real; basic or essential; fundamental; wealthy or influential; of real worth, value, or effect.
Synonyms: big, consequential, considerable, extraordinary, generous, hefty, large, massive, meaningful, serious, significant, sizable.
Antonyms: broken, inconsiderable, insignificant, intermittent, little, meaningless, miniature, minor, selfish.

6. Persistence [pərˈsɪs təns, -ˈzɪs-]
Noun: the act or fact of persisting; the quality of being persistent; continued existence or occurrence; the continuance of an effect after its cause is removed.
Synonyms: endurance, grit, perseverance, stamina, tenacity, constancy, doggedness.
Antonyms: apathy, laziness, lethargy, weakness, idleness, indifference, indolence.

Example: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said her government would not abide by the recent notification of the Union government imposing restrictions on cattle slaughter.

7. Abide [uh-bahyd]
Verb: to remain; continue; stay; to have one's abode; dwell; reside; to continue in a particular condition, attitude, relationship, etc.; last.

8. Impose [im-pohz] 
Verb: to lay on or set as something to be borne, endured, obeyed, fulfilled, paid, etc.; to put or set by or as if by authority; to obtrude or thrust (oneself, one's company, etc.) upon others.
Synonyms: appoint, charge, demand, enforce, establish, foist, force, inflict, institute, introduce, lay down.
Antonyms: disorder, displace, forget, overlook, prevent, remove, aid.

9. Slaughter [slaw-ter]
Noun: the killing or butchering of cattle, sheep, etc., especially for food; the brutal or violent killing of a person; the killing of great numbers of people or animals indiscriminately; carnage.
Synonyms: annihilation, bloodbath, bloodshed, butchery, carnage, destruction, extermination, liquidation.
Antonym: birth.

Example: The competing banks jostle to get new customers.

10. Jostle [jos-uh l]
Verb: to bump, push, shove, brush against, or elbow roughly or rudely; to drive or force by, or as if by, pushing or shoving; to exist in close contact or proximity with.
Noun: a shock, push, bump, or brush against someone or something.
Synonyms: hustle, scramble, shove, bulldoze, butt, crash, crowd, elbow, jab, jog, joggle, jolt.
Antonyms: leave alone, pull, repress.


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