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: “The Central government will provide interest subvention of 5% per annum to all prompt payee farmers for short-term crop loan up to one year for loan up to ₹3 lakh borrowed by them during the year 2017-18,” the government said in a statement.

1. Prompt [prompt] : बिना देरी किये

  • Adjective: done, performed, delivered, etc., at once or without delay; ready in action; quick to act as occasion demands; quick or alert.
  • Verb: to move or induce to action: to occasion or incite; inspire.
  • Synonyms: efficient, expeditious, immediate, instantaneous, precise, punctual, quick.
  • Antonyms: delayed, late, later, slow, sluggish, tardy.

2. Payee [pey-ee] : आदाता

  • Noun: a person to whom a check, money, etc., is payable.
  • Synonyms: beneficiary, collector, consignee, casher.

Example: Starting with the installation of a bust of James Taylor, the man reputed to have launched commercial cultivation of tea in 1867, the island nation has lined up many programmes throughout the year to commemorate the occasion.

3. Bust [buhst] : मानव के ऊपरी भाग की तराशी गई प्रतिमा 

  • Noun: a sculptured, painted, drawn, or engraved representation of the upper part of the human figure, especially a portrait sculpture showing only the head and shoulders of the subject.
  • Synonyms: chest, front.
  • Antonyms: back, exoneration.

4. Commemorate [kuh-mem-uh-reyt] : पुण्यस्मरण करना

  • Verb: to serve as a memorial or reminder of; to honor the memory of by some observance; to make honorable mention of.
  • Synonyms: celebrate, memorialize, observe, remember, salute, admire, immortalize, keep, monumentalize, perpetuate, solemnize.
  • Antonyms: disregard, forget, ignore, overlook, dishonor, neglect.

Example: The sedition law was incorporated into the Indian Penal Code (IPC) in 1870 as fears of a possible uprising plagued the colonial authorities.

5. Incorporated [in-kawr-puh-rey-tid] : निगमित

  • Adjective: formed or constituted as a legal corporation; combined in one body; made part of.
  • Synonyms: integrated, assimilated, fused, joined.

6. Plague [pleyg] : एक प्रकार की बिमारी

  • Noun: an epidemic disease that causes high mortality; pestilence; an infectious, epidemic disease caused by a bacterium, Yersinia pestis, characterized by fever, chills, and prostration, transmitted to humans from rats by means of the bites of fleas.
  • Verb: to trouble, annoy, or torment in any manner; to annoy, bother, or pester; to smite with a plague, pestilence, death, etc.; scourge.
  • Synonyms: contagion, curse, epidemic, infection, infestation, influenza, invasion, outbreak, pandemic.
  • Antonyms: advantage, good fortune, good luck.

7. Colonial [kuh-loh-nee-uh l] : औपनिवेशिक, उपनिवेश बसानेवाला

  • Adjective: of, concerning, or pertaining to a colony or colonies; of, concerning, or pertaining to colonialism; colonialistic.
  • Noun: an inhabitant of a colony; a house in or imitative of the Colonial style.
  • Synonyms: crude, dependent, dominion, emigrant, frontier, immigrant, pilgrim.
  • Antonyms: gentle, modern, sophisticated.

Example: The urge amongst our present-day rulers is akin to the urge of the colonial administrators — total domination over its citizens.

8. Akin [uh-kin] : सदृश्य

  • Adjective: of kin; related by blood (usually used predicatively; allied by nature; having the same properties; having or showing an affinity; kindred.

Example: However, the best friendships are judged not just by bilateral bonhomie, but by the ability to discuss uncomfortable issues.

9. Bilateral [bahy-lat-er-uh l] : द्विपक्षीय

  • Adjective: pertaining to, involving, or affecting two or both sides, factions, parties, or the like; located on opposite sides of an axis; two-sided, especially when of equal size, value, etc.; Biology. pertaining to the right and left sides of a structure, plane, etc; Chiefly Law. (of a contract) binding the parties to reciprocal obligations; through both parents equally.
  • Noun: a bilateral agreement, especially regarding international trade.

10. Bonhomie [bon-uh-mee, bon-uh-mee; French baw-naw-mee] : खुशमिज़ाजी

  • Noun: frank and simple good-heartedness; a good-natured manner; friendliness; geniality.
  • Synonyms: agreeability, agreeableness, amenity, amiableness, congeniality, cordiality, friendliness, geniality, good-naturedness.
  • Antonyms: aloofness, coldness, coolness.


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