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: The voices exhorting the central bank to reduce interest rates are only going to grow ahead of its next bimonthly policy review at the beginning of August.

1. Exhort [ig-zawrt] 
Verb: to urge, advise, or caution earnestly; admonish urgently; to give urgent advice, recommendations, or warnings.
Synonyms: admonish, advise, beseech, call upon, caution, encourage, enjoin, incite, persuade.
Antonyms: deter, discourage, dissuade, answer, leave alone.

Example: Record low retail inflation poses a monetary policy dilemma for the RBI.

2. Dilemma [dih-lem-uh] 
Noun: a situation requiring a choice between equally undesirable alternatives; any difficult or perplexing situation or problem.
Synonyms: difficulty, embarrassment, impasse, mess, plight, predicament, problem, puzzle, quandary, bind, box, corner, fix, hole, hooker.
Antonyms: good fortune, solution, advantage, benefit, boon, success.

Example: Stellar run-getter.

3. Stellar [stel-er] 
Adjective: of or relating to the stars; consisting of stars, as in brilliance, shape, etc; pertaining to a preeminent performer, athlete, etc.
Synonyms: astronomical, cosmic, galactic, astrological, heavenly.

Example: Ever since her international debut as a 16-year-old in a game against Ireland in 1999, she steadily grew in stature, batting with aplomb, scoring critical runs and shepherding her team.

4. Debut [dey-byoo, di-, dey-byoo, deb-yoo] 
Noun: a first public appearance on a stage, on television, etc; the first appearance of something, as a new product; (of a young woman) a formal introduction and entrance into society, as at an annual ball; the beginning of a profession, career, etc.
Verb: to make a debut, as in society or in a performing art; to appear for the first time, as on the market.
Synonyms: appearance, beginning, inauguration, introduction, launching, opener, presentation, admission, bow, entrance, entree, entrée, graduating.
Antonyms: conclusion, endending, finish, closing, finale.

5. Stature [stach-er] 
Noun: the height of a human or animal body; the height of any object; degree of development attained; level of achievement.
Synonyms: ability, cachet, caliber, capacity, competence, dignity, eminence, prestige, prominence, qualification, quality, size, standing, status, value.
Antonyms: impotence, inability, inadequacy, incompetence, lowliness, unimportance.

6. Aplomb [uh-plom, uh-pluhm] 
Noun: imperturbable self-possession, poise, or assurance; the perpendicular, or vertical, position.
Synonyms: equanimity, nonchalance, tact, balance, confidence, coolness, nerve, poise, self-possession, surety.
Antonyms: fear; gaucheness.

7. Shepherd [shep-erd] 
Noun: a person who herds, tends, and guards sheep; a person who protects, guides, or watches over a person or group of people.
Verb: to tend or guard as a shepherd; to watch over carefully.
Synonyms: attend, carry, conduct, convoy, escort, guide, oversee, protect, safeguard.
Antonyms: abandon, harm, hurt, ignore, injure, leave, lose, neglect.

Example: Today she is a colossus, and it is not surprising.

8. Colossus [kuh-los-uh s] 
Noun: (initial capital letter) the legendary bronze statue of Helios at Rhodes; any statue of gigantic size; anything colossal, gigantic, or very powerful.
Synonyms: behemoth, cyclops, Gargantua, giant, goliath, Hercules, leviathan, mammoth, Samson, titan.

Example: Consistency has been her second skin and confidence a steady ally.

9. To fit like a second skin
Phrase: akin, alike, allied, analogous, approximating, cognate, corresponding, equivalent, identical, parallel, relating, resembling, same, similar.
Synonyms: counterpart, equal, fellow, match, parallel, twin.
Antonyms: contrasted, different, dissimilar, divergent, diverse, opposite, unlike.

10. Ally [verb uh-lahy; noun al-ahy, uh-lahy] 
Verb: to unite formally, as by treaty, league, marriage, or the like (usually followed by with or to); to associate or connect by some mutual relationship, as resemblance or friendship; to enter into an alliance; join; unite.
Noun: a person, group, or nation that is associated with another or others for some common cause or purpose.
Synonyms: associate, colleague, friend, partner, accessory, accomplice, co-worker, coadjutor, collaborator.
Antonyms: antagonist, detractor, enemy, foe, opponent.


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