The following vocabulary words are taken from The Editorials of Newspapers like The Hindu, The Economist, Indian Express, etc. which are important for the upcoming exams. Add some more words to your English vocabulary list. Hindu Newspaper Vocabulary for SBI PO 2017 and NIACL Assistant Exams.
Faction – a small organized dissenting group within a larger one, especially in politics.
- Synonyms: clique, coalition, caucus, contingent, entente
- Antonyms: individual, unity, conformity,
- Usage: Sasikala faction is ‘AIADMK Amma’ and OPS’ ‘AIADMK Puratchi Thalaivi Amma’.
Veracity – conformity to facts; accuracy.
- Synonyms: authenticity, credibility, impartiality, integrity, probity
- Antonyms: deceit, hypothesis, infidelity
- Usage: The teacher doubted the student’s veracity when he turned in a paper that had obviously been written by someone else.
Erudite – having or showing great knowledge or learning.
- Synonyms: knowledgeable, literate, scholarly, brainy, cultivated, highbrow
- Antonyms: uneducated, common, ignorant, uncultured
- Usage: The room was full of erudite scholars who made the discussion on astronomy fun and interesting.
Engulf – sweep over (something) so as to surround or cover it completely.
- Synonyms: inundate, deluge, swamp, submerge. bur, envelop, overwhelm
- Antonyms: dry, neglect, uncover, underwhelm
- Usage: Hopefully the politician’s past mistakes will not engulf his campaign.
Exhume – dig out (something buried, especially a corpse) from the ground.
- Synonyms: disclose, resurrect, unearth, disinter, reveal, disembalm
- Antonyms: bury
- Usage: The medical examiner will exhume the corpse to see if the man was poisoned.
Murky – dark and gloomy, especially due to thick mist.
- Synonyms: bleak, louring, threatening, cheerless, shadowy, sombre
- Antonyms: apparent, bright, brilliant, cheerful
- Usage: Despite the darkness, the soldiers continued to make their way through the murky swamp.
Squabble – a noisy quarrel about something trivial.
- Synonyms: quarrel, argument, contretemps, disagreement, altercation
- Antonyms: accord, agreement, harmony, likeness
- Usage: The old couple was known to squabble about even the most trivial things.
Inadvertent – not resulting from or achieved through deliberate planning.
- Synonyms: : accidental, unpremeditated, uncalculated, heedless
- Antonyms: careful, cautious, intentional, advertent
- Usage: Probably the most horrific consequences of violence are the inadvertent injuries or deaths of innocent bystanders.
Stalemate – to bring to a standstill.
- Synonyms: delay, gridlock, impasse, standoff, arrest
- Antonyms: advance, headway, progress
- Usage: The judge dismissed the jury after the group failed to end their stalemate in two weeks.
Staunch – very loyal and committed in attitude.
- Synonyms: stalwart, dependable, reliable, allegiant, stout
- Antonyms: disloyal, undependable, unreliable, untrustworthy
- Usage: Since the two countries are staunch allies it is not surprising they will work together in the war to defeat their shared enemy.