Elevates your Vocabulary from Newspaper Wordlist – 23rd March 2018

Today’s article ‘Banks Board Bureau has the role with a holding company‘ has been picked from ‘Economic Times’

This article talks about the role of Banks Board Bureau.  The article says that displeased of Banks Board Bureau chairman Vinod Rai with the government is right and the BBB must be empowered.

Banks Board Bureau has role with a holding company

1)Miff (verb)  ( चिढ़, झगड़ा, नाराज़ी): mif
Meaning –
Annoy
Synonyms-  annoyed, displeased, offended, aggrieved
Antonyms-   
pleased, happy, glad, delighted
Example –
My father is miffed at so much noise outside.

2)Clawback(noun)  (वापस आना): claw-bak
Meaning – 
an act of retrieving money already paid out, typically by taxation.
Synonyms-  get back, recover, win back
Antonyms-   
deteriorate, worsen, lose
Example – 
They will eventually be able to claw back all or most of the debt. 

3)Untoward (adjective)  (अनुपयुक्त): un-tow-ard
Meaning –
unexpected and inappropriate or inconvenient.
Synonyms-  unseemly, unexpected, unanticipated, unforeseen
Antonyms-   
expected, timely, appropriate
Example – 
Janice ignored the holiness of her environment and behaved in an untoward manner in church.

4)Meddle(verb)  (हस्तक्षेप करना): med-le
Meaning –  
to interfere in something that is not your concern
Synonyms-  interfere, butt in, intrude, intervene, interlope
Antonyms-   
mind one’s own business, leave alone
Example – 
The government should never meddle with religious affairs.

5)Overhaul (verb)  (आमूल चूल परिवर्तन): over-hal
Meaning – 
to assess and replace with something better or newer/overtake (someone), especially in a sporting event/a thorough examination of machinery or a system, with repairs or changes made if necessary.
Synonyms-  maintain, repair, mend, overtake
Antonyms-   
break, damage, destroy, hurt
Example – 
After more than half of her class failed their exam, the teacher reevaluated her teaching methods and started a complete overhaul of every worksheet and assignment.

6)Ring fence(verb)  ((किसी विशेष उद्देश्य के लिए आवंटित धन कुछ और पर खर्च नहीं किया जाने की प्रत्याभूति ):
Meaning – 
guarantee that (funds allocated for a particular purpose) will not be spent on anything else/
Example –
The government failed to ring-fence the money provided to schools.

 7)Competence  (noun)  (क्षमता): compe-tence
Meaning – 
the ability to do something successfully or efficiently
Synonyms-  capability, ability, competency, capacity, proficiency, accomplishment
Antonyms-   
incompetence, ineptitude, ineptness, inability, lack of ability, incapability, incapacity
Example – 
Her competence as a Hindi teacher is unquestionable as every student has gained above average marks in the board exams in Hindi subject.

Idioms/Phrases/Phrasal Verbs in the Article –

8)Reel under something (phrase) (भार तले दबना ): 
Meaning –
 to suffer because of a burden/to stagger under the weight of something.
Synonyms-  stagger, stumble
Antonyms-
   stabilize, steady
Example –  Gary reeled under the responsibilities he had been given.

Now that you have read the words and the editorial, it is time to test your English writing ability. Make sentences with the words given below and write in Comments Section which will be reviewed by us –

  • Fragile
  • Interference
  • Eminent
  • Variable
  • Integrity

Word of the Day

  • Retrench (Verb) – कम करना, घटाना, काटना
  • Meaning –(of an organization or individual) reduce costs or spending in response to economic difficulty/reduce (something) in extent or quantity.
  • Synonyms – economize, reduce, cut, decrease, lower, lessen, shorten, curtail, truncate, shrink, diminish, minimize
  • Antonyms – augment, add, aggrandize, amplify, enlarge
  • Example (English) – Jet Airways said it would retrench excess staff to tackle the financial crisis it faces following the global slowdown.
  • Example (Hindi) – जेट एयरवेज़ ने कहा कि वैश्विक मंदी के परिणामस्वरूप उत्पन्न वित्तीय संकट का सामना करने के लिए उसके द्वारा अधिशेष कर्मचारियों की छंटनी की जाएगी।

All the best for your exams

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