Dear Readers, we are providing to you Word List from The Newspaper to improve your word power. It will help you to enhance your word power as well as you can understand the correct usage of the word.Your reading habit can make all the difference. If you are not able to read a newspaper for Teaching Exam.We will post important words every day from editorial section.
1. Robust [roh-buhst, roh-buhst]
Adjective: strong and healthy; hardy; vigorous; strongly or stoutly built; suited to or requiring bodily strength or endurance; rough, rude, or boisterous.
Synonyms: booming, hearty, hefty, potent, powerful, prosperous, sturdy, tough, vigorous, able-bodied, athletic, boisterous, brawny, built.
Antonyms: fragile, impotent, incapable, ineffective.
Example: They favour forging a more robust border management mechanism between the two neighbours.
Noun: a stock exchange, especially the stock exchange of certain European cities.
Example: Vulnerabilities in bourses must be scrutinised, says Lavasa.
Noun: a small fertile or green area in a desert region, usually having a spring or well; something serving as a refuge, relief, or pleasant change from what is usual, annoying, difficult, etc.
Synonyms: fountain, well, wellspring, watering hole.
Example: Southeast Asia’s largest economy, Indonesia, has often felt like a moderate oasis in an angry, global desert of religious extremism.
4. Refutation [ref-yoo-tey-shuh n]
Noun: an act of refuting a statement, charge, etc.; disproof.
Synonyms: rebuttal, argument, confutation, disproof, elenchus.
Example: And yet, Indonesia chose a humble man with a commitment to pluralism and clean government, thereby providing a refutation of the pernicious argument that the only viable path for poor, populous nations is authoritarianism.
5. Pernicious [per-nish-uh s]
Adjective: causing insidious harm or ruin; ruinous; injurious; hurtful; deadly; fatal; evil; wicked.
Synonyms: damaging, dangerous, deadly, destructive, detrimental, devastating, harmful, lethal, malicious, nefarious, noxious, poisonous, ruinous, toxic, virulent, baleful, deleterious.
Antonyms: advantageous, assisting, beneficial, benevolent.
6. Authoritarian [uh-thawr-i-tair-ee-uh n, uh-thor-]
Adjective: favoring complete obedience or subjection to authority as opposed to individual freedom; of or relating to a governmental or political system, principle, or practice in which individual freedom is held as completely subordinate to the power or authority of the state, centered either in one person or a small group that is not constitutionally accountable to the people.
Synonyms: autocracy, despotism, dictatorship, totalitarianism, monocracy.
7. Vigilante [vij-uh-lan-tee]
Noun: a member of a vigilance committee; any person who takes the law into his or her own hands, as by avenging a crime.
Adjective: done violently and summarily, without recourse to lawful procedures.
Synonyms: angel, attendant, baby-sitter, cerberus, champion, chaperon, chaperone, conservator, cop, curator, custodian, defender, escort, guard, keeper, nurse, overseer.
Example: Mr. Purnama’s slow-motion downfall began in September last year when right-wing vigilante groups began alleging that he had committed blasphemy while on the campaign trail for his 2017 re-election.
8. Blasphemy [blas-fuh-mee]
Noun: impious utterance or action concerning God or sacred things.
Synonyms: desecration, heresy, abuse, execration, impiety, impiousness, imprecation, indignity, lewdness, profanation, profaneness, profanity, sacrilege, scoffing, scurrility.
Antonyms: respect, godliness, piety, religion.
Noun: a decorative border of thread, cord, or the like, usually hanging loosely from a raveled edge or separate strip; anything resembling or suggesting this; an outer edge; margin; periphery.
Verb: to furnish with or as if with a fringe; to serve as a fringe for, or to be arranged around or along so as to suggest a fringe.
Synonyms: brink, edge, hem, outskirts, perimeter, periphery, skirt, verge, binding, borderline, brim, edging, flounce, limit, mane, march, margin, outside.
Antonyms: center, inside, interior, middle.
Example: After years of playing a relatively fringe role in Indonesian politics, it has emerged as a force to be reckoned with.
Verb: to count, compute, or calculate, as in number or amount; to esteem or consider; regard as.
Synonyms: calculate, look upon, surmise, take account of, account, appraise, approximate, call, cast, cipher, compute, conjecture, consider.
Antonyms: abandon, cancel, disbelieve, displace.
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