The Hindu Editorial Based Vocab for Competitive Exams: 17th 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- Asia Cup: Need to be at our best to beat India, says Pakistan captain Sarfraz

(1) comprehensive (complete, entire, full) win over Hong Kong is a perfect start but Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed says his team will have to raise the game by several (2) notches (degree, grade, mark) to (3) outwit (conquer, defeat, outsmart) arch-rivals India in the much-awaited Asia Cup clash on Wednesday.

Pakistan defeated Hong Kong by eight wickets on Sunday night in the Asia Cup. Sarfraz said his team needs to (4) iron out (to ease, solve, or remove) a few things before the clash against India. “As a captain, I saw a couple of things which we should work on. We also need to bowl better with the new ball. We need to get early wickets with the new ball” Sarfraz said after the match.

News Editorial 2- SC stays NGT order refusing exemption to two-wheelers from odd-even scheme

The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the operation of the National Green Tribunal’s 2017 order which had directed that odd-even vehicle rotation scheme be made applicable to two-wheelers also in Delhi. A bench comprising Justices Madan B. Lokur and Dipak Gupta was told by Additional Solicitor General (ASG) A.N.S. Nadkarni, appearing for Delhi government that it would be impossible to (5) accommodate (appease, conciliate, support) people in public transport if odd-even scheme is made applicable for two-wheelers also.

Under the scheme, odd and even numbered vehicles (6) ply (apply, exercise, exert) on alternate days. Mr. Nadkarni said there were around 68 lakh two-wheelers in Delhi and they were seeking (7) exemption (dispensation, indemnity, safeguard) for two-wheelers.

He said the NGT had passed an order on December 15 last year in this regard and they were (8) complying (conform, obey, submit) with all directions but want exemption for two-wheelers in the odd-even scheme. The green tribunal had in December last year dismissed the Delhi government’s review (9) plea (appeal, entreaty,pleading) seeking exemption for two-wheelers in odd-even scheme, saying such a relaxation would defeat the purpose of improving Delhi’s (10) ambient (atmosphere, surroundings, medium) air quality.

Courtesy- The Hindu

1. COMPREHENSIVE (adjective)  विस्तृत
Meaning: complete and including everything that is necessary.
Synonyms: complete, entire, full, grand, intact, integral, perfect, plenary, total, whole, undiminished, extensive, maximal, full-blown, full-fledged.
Antonyms: abbreviated, abridged, cut, diminished, reduced, imperfect, incomplete, partial.

2. NOTCH (noun)  चिह्न
Meaning: a point or position in a system that is used to compare values; degree.
Synonyms: cut, degree, grade, inch, peg, phase, place, point, stage, step, measure, amount, mark.
Antonyms: cessation, inertia, stoppage, rest, inaction.

3. OUTWIT (verb)  चतुरता में मात देना
Meaning: to get an advantage over someone by acting more cleverly and often by using a trick.
Synonyms: outsmart, out-think, outplay, outfox, cozen, dupe, gull, trick, conquer, defeat, block, hinder, impede.
Antonyms: support, held, guard, assist, surrender, protect, encourage, abet, aid.

4. IRON OUT (idiom)  समाधान करना
Meaning: to ease, solve, or remove minor difficulties, troubles, or problematic details.
Usage: Our latest software update is nearly finished—we just need to iron out a few things before it's ready for release.

5. ACCOMMODATE (verb)  अनुरूप बनाना
Meaning: to do a service or favor for.
Synonyms: indulge, coddle, appease, conciliate, mollify, pacify, placate, delight, gladden, gratify, assist, help, support, comfort.
Antonyms: discommode, disturb, inconvenience, trouble, burden, encumber, weigh, hamper, hinder, hobble, impede, obstruct, restrain, oppose, thwart, disoblige.

6. PLY (verb)  काम में लाना
Meaning: to work at something regularly.
Synonyms: apply, exercise, exert, wield, employ, run, practice, operate, function, pursue, work, handle.
Antonyms: idle, stop, prevent, prohibit, check, withhold, conceal, ensconce.

7. EXEMPTION (noun)  छूट
Meaning: the action of freeing or state of being free from an obligation or liability imposed.
Synonyms: immunity, exception, dispensation, indemnity, exclusion, release, relief, absolution, exoneration, privilege, guard, protection, safeguard.
Antonyms: exposure, liability, openness, susceptibility, susceptibleness, vulnerability.

8. COMPLY (verb)  पालन ​​करना
Meaning: to act according to an order, set of rules, or request.
Synonyms: adhere, conform, obey, defer, submit, surrender, accede, acquiesce, agree, assent,
Antonyms: disregard, overlook, flout, revolt, combat, contest, dispute, fight, oppose, resist, withstand, defy, disobey, rebel, repudiate, disoblige.

9. PLEA (noun)  दलील
Meaning: a request made in an urgent and emotional manner.
Synonyms: appeal, entreaty, supplication, petition, prayer; request, call, solicitation, invocation, adjuration, pleading,
Antonyms: command, instruction, proposition, charge, counsel.

10. AMBIENT (adjective)   परिवेशी
Meaning: relating to the immediate surroundings of something.
Synonyms: atmosphere, climate, clime, contexture, environment, medium, milieu, setting, surround, surroundings.
Antonyms: static, stationary, motionless, distant.

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