The Hindu Editorial Based Vocab for Competitive Exams: 12th September

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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. In the recently concluded SBI Exams, we witnessed that a major part of the exam was based on vocabulary. Many questions were vocab based and we can expect the same in the upcoming exams. It becomes very important to learn ample amount of words for the upcoming IBPS Exams. You can learn new words daily from our Daily Word List . Here is a list of words from the Hindu Editorial.  Learn the words and make your own sentences on the basis of the given word list.

News Editorial 1 - ICC Test rankings: India still on top, England grab fourth position after 4-1 series win

India had started the series at 125 points but the series loss meant it is now on 115 points. India continued to be at the No.1 position but England (1) grabbed (obtain, acquire, secure, bag) the fourth spot in the ICC Test Team Rankings after completing a 4-1 series victory at The Oval on Tuesday.

The Virat Kohli-led side had started the series at 125 points but the series loss meant it is now on 115 points. India had lost the five-match series after (2) conceding (surrender, yield, give up, quit) a 1-3 lead to hosts England after the fourth Test. The visitors on Tuesday lost the fifth and final Test by 118 runs. England began the series in fifth position and 97 points but the (3) emphatic (forcible, vigorous, assertive, insistent) victory over top-ranked India has resulted in a big gain of eight points and lifted them to 105 points as they (4) surpassed (excel, transcend, outshine, beat) New Zealand. Joe Root’s England side are now just one point behind South Africa and Australia, who are both on 106 points with the former marginally ahead on decimal points. With New Zealand not far behind on 102 points, there are now four teams within a space of five points of each other on the points table.

News Editorial 2- Supreme Court scraps Kerala’s ordinance regularizing medical admissions

The Supreme Court on Wednesday (5) scrapped (withdraw, abrogate, invalidate, suspend) a Kerala government ordinance (6) promulgated (broadcast, declare, enunciate, herald) to “blatantly nullify” an apex court order freezing illegal medical admissions made in the State. A Bench led by Justice Arun Mishra had earlier stayed the Kerala Professional Colleges (Regularisation of Admission in Medical Colleges) Ordinance of 2017 while accusing the government of trying to (7) bulldoze (persecute, domineer, oppress, pressure) the court.

“In our prima facie view, the ordinance in question (8) blatantly (candidly, readily, unabashedly, brazenly) seeks to nullify the binding effect of the order passed by this court. Prima facie it was not open to declare this court’s order as void or ineffective as was sought to be done by way of ordinance,” the Supreme Court observed in an earlier order.

On March 22 last year, the apex court had cancelled the admission of a total 180 medical undergraduate students in Kannur Medical College and Karuna Medical College in Kerala owing to irregularities in admission procedure. The State government reacted by promulgating the ordinance on October 20, 2017 in order to regularize the 180 admissions. This was followed up with the State Assembly unanimously passing a Bill on April 4, 2018 to replace the ordinance. Challenging the ordinance, the Medical Council of India approached the Supreme Court. The Council submitted that regularizing illegal medical admissions, if allowed, would have severe (9) repercussions (consequence, result, effect, outcome) as private medical colleges would get (10) impetus (motivation, stimulus, incitement, incentive, inducement ) to admit students without following proper procedure.

Courtesy: The Hindu

News Editorial 1 VOCABULARY

1. GRAB (verb)  धरना

Meaning: obtain or get (something) quickly or opportunistically.

Synonyms: obtain, acquire, get, receive, gain, earn, win, take possession of, procure, secure, gather, collect, amass, hook, achieve, attain, bag, score, swing, nab, collar.

Antonyms: discharge, free, liberate, release, drop, loosen, unhand, miss.

2. CONCEDE (verb)   हार मानना

Meaning: surrender or yield (a possession, right, or privilege).

Synonyms: surrender, yield, give up, relinquish, forfeit, sacrifice, bow, budge, capitulate, knuckle under, quit, relent, submit, succumb.

Antonyms: contend, fight, battle, combat, confront, counter, defy, face, object, oppose, repel, thwart, withstand, resist.

3. EMPHATIC (adjective)  प्रभावी

Meaning: expressing something forcibly and clearly.

Synonyms: vehement, forcible, energetic, vigorous, ardent, assertive, insistent, definite, determined, earnest, categorical, unambiguous, absolute, explicit, downright, outright.

Antonyms: mild, uncompelling, weak, wishy-washy, ambiguous, equivocal, halting, hesitant,

understated, nonassertive.

4. SURPASS (verb)   बढ़ चलना

Meaning: exceed; be greater than.

Synonyms: excel, transcend, outdo, outshine, outstrip, outclass, overshadow, eclipse, improve on, top, trump, cap, beat, outperform.

Antonyms: fail, lose, beget, emanate, cogitate, tie, generate, fall behind.

News Editorial 2 VOCABULARY 

5. SCRAP (verb)  निकाल फेंकना

Meaning: to put an end to (something planned or previously agreed to)

Synonyms: abandon, abort, cancel, drop, repeal, rescind, revoke, abrogate, annul, invalidate, nullify, recant, retract, withdraw, reverse, discontinue, end, halt, stop, terminate, suspend.

Antonyms: engage, pledge, promise, begin, commence, initiate, start, take up, undertake, continue, keep.

6. PROMULGATE (verb)   घोषणा करना

Meaning: promote or make widely known (an idea or cause).

Synonyms: advertise, announce, annunciate, blare, blaze, blazon, broadcast, declare, enunciate, herald, placard, post, proclaim, publicize, publish, release.

Antonyms: conceal, hush (up), silence, suppress, withhold, recall, recant, retract, revoke.

7. BULLDOZE (idiom)  बाध्य करना

Meaning: to apply pressure or force to get someone to do something

Usage: You think you can bulldoze people into doing what you want!

8. BLATANTLY (adjective)   स्पष्ट

Meaning: brazenly obvious; flagrant.

Synonyms: candidly, readily, unabashedly, brazenly, vehemently, vociferously, aloud, willingly, publically.

Antonyms: subtle, hidden, inconspicuous, unnoticeable, unobtrusive, inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, trifling, trivial, concealed.

9. REPURCUSSION (noun)  प्रतिक्रिया

Meaning: an unintended consequence of an event or action, especially an unwelcome one.

Synonyms: consequence, result, effect, outcome, reverberation, backlash, ripple, aftermath, footprint, fallout, impact, influence, mark, sway.

Antonyms: helplessness, impotence, impotency, powerlessness, weakness.

10. IMPETUS (noun)  प्रेरणा

Meaning: something that makes a process or activity happen or happen more quickly.

Synonyms: motivation, stimulus, incitement, incentive, inducement, inspiration, encouragement, spur, urging, pressing.

Antonyms: counterincentive, disincentive, hindrance, brake, stolidity, deterrence, degenerate, damper, curb, coax, crumple.

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