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:  Collegium and transparency.

1. Collegium [kuh-lee-jee-uh m] 
Noun, plural collegia  [kuh-lee-jee-uh] (Show IPA), collegiums; a group of ruling officials each with equal rank and power, especially one that formerly administered a Soviet commissariat.

Example: These results, the resolution added, will be accompanied by the reasons underpinning the collegium’s choices.

2. Underpin [uhn-der-pin] 
Verb: to prop up or support from below; strengthen, as by reinforcing a foundation; to replace or strengthen the foundation of (a building or the like); to furnish a foundation for; corroborate.
Synonyms: build, construct, depend, derive, establish, found, ground, hinge, locate, plant, predicate, prop, rest.
Antonyms: demolish, destroy, disestablish, dismantle.

Example: At first blush, the move strikes us as both necessary and important, as bringing transparency into a system that has been notorious for its opacity.

3. Blush [bluhsh] 
Verb: to redden, as from embarrassment or shame; to feel shame or embarrassment (often followed by at or for).
Synonyms: bloom, blossom, burning, color, flush, flushing, glow, glowing, mantling, reddening, redness, rosiness, ruddiness, scarlet, pink tinge, rosy tint.
Antonyms: paleness, pallidity, whiteness.

4. Notorious [noh-tawr-ee-uh s, -tohr-, nuh-] 
Adjective: widely and unfavorably known.
Synonyms: infamous, egregious, outrageous, arrant, flagrant, disreputable.
Antonyms: inconspicuous, moral, unknown.

5. Opacity [oh-pas-i-tee] 
Noun: the state or quality of being opaque; something opaque; the degree to which a substance is opaque; capacity for being opaque; the proportion of the light that is absorbed by the emulsion on any given area of a film or plate.
Synonyms: darkness, murkiness, obscurity.

Example: But when probed deeper, on even a bare reading of the first set of publications released by the collegium, it becomes clear that the initiative adds, at best, a veneer of respectability to a mechanism that lacks any constitutional basis.

6. Probe [prohb] 
Verb: to search into or examine thoroughly; question closely; to examine or explore with a probe; to examine or explore with or as if with a probe.
Noun: the act of probing; a slender surgical instrument for exploring the depth or direction of a wound, sinus, or the like; an investigation, especially by a legislative committee, of suspected illegal activity.
Synonyms: examination, exploration, inquest, inquiry, research, scrutiny, study, delving, detection, inquisition, probing, quest, fishing expedition, legwork, third degree.

7. Bare [bair] 
Adjective: without the usual furnishings, contents, etc.

8. Veneer [vuh-neer] 
Noun: a thin layer of wood or other material for facing or inlaying wood; any of the thin layers of wood glued together to form plywood; to give a superficially valuable or pleasing appearance to.
Synonyms: coating, exterior, facade, gloss, layer, mask, semblance, appearance, cover, covering, disguise, face, finish, guise, leaf, overlay, show, surface, window dressing.
Antonym: reality.

Example: Perplexing reasons.

9. Perplex [per-pleks] 
Verb: to cause to be puzzled or bewildered over what is not understood or certain; confuse mentally; to make complicated or confused, as a matter or question; to hamper with complications, confusion, or uncertainty.
Synonyms: baffling, complicated, confusing, convoluted, disconcerting, knotty, mysterious, mystifying, puzzling, thorny, worrying, involved, taxing, beyond one, impenetrable, intricate.
Antonyms: clear, easy, simple, straightforward.

Example: Consider some of the reasons professed thus far.

10. Profess [pruh-fes] 
Verb: to lay claim to, often insincerely; pretend to.
Synonyms: acknowledge, admit, affirm, avow, confess, feign, pretend, proclaim, stump, allege, announce, asseverate, aver, avouch, certify, claim, confirm, croon, depose, dissemble, fake, maintain, own, predicate, purport, sing, spiel, spout.
Antonyms: conceal, deny, disavow, disown.


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