November 17, 2017

The Hindu Vocabulary for IBPS PO & Clerk, SBI, RBI, SSC, UPSC exams #24

The Hindu Vocabulary for IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, SBI PO, SBI Clerk, RBI Grade B, RBI Assistant, SSC CGL Tier 1 & Tier 2, UPSC CSAT and other exams


The following words are taken from the Hindu editorial dated 16 November 2017. The title of the article is "The Last Resort". The given words may have different meanings in different contexts, but the meaning of the word here follows the context of the editorial article.


The Hindu Vocabulary for IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, SBI PO, SBI Clerk, RBI Grade B, RBI Assistant, SSC CGL Tier 1 & Tier 2, UPSC CSAT and other exams

Difficult Words:

  1. STRICTURES = A restriction on a person or activity
  2. INEXPLICABLY = In a way that cannot be explained
  3. DITHER = Be indecisive
  4. ENCROACHMENT = Intrusion on a person's territory, rights etc.
  5. REPRIMAND = A formal expression of disapproval
  6. ENGULF = Sweep over so as to cover or surround completely
  7. With one's nose in the air (phrase) = Arrogantly superior and showing lack of respect
  8. Bury one's head in the sand (phrase) = Ignore unpleasant realities
  9. Under a cloud (phrase) = Under suspicion or discredited
  10. RECLAMATION = The process of claiming something back
  11. RIVULET = A small stream of water or another liquid
  12. SACKED = dismiss from employment
  13. JUSTIFICATION = The action of showing something right or reasonable
  14. STRIDENT = Controversial point of view in an excessively forceful way
  15. AMID = Against a background of 
  16. DEFT = Neatly skillful and quick in one's movements
  17. MANOEUVRE = A movement or series of moves requiring skill and care.

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