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.
Example: Today Bangalore is a desiccated myth.
1. Desiccated [des-i-key-tid]
Adjective: dehydrated or powdered.
Synonyms: dehydrate, deplete, devitalize, divest, drain, dry, evaporate, exsiccate, parch, sear, shrivel, wither, anhydrate, dry up, wizen.
Antonyms: dampen, expand, fill, grow.
Example: No technocrat is as much a part of folklore, subject to immediate recall and celebration as the ectomorphic Visvesvaraya.
2. Folklore [fohk-lawr, -lohr]
Noun: the traditional beliefs, legends, customs, etc., of a people; lore of a people; the study of such lore; a body of widely held but false or unsubstantiated beliefs.
Synonyms: custom, fable, legend, myth, mythology, superstition, tradition, wisdom, ballad, folk story, mythos, oral literature.
Antonyms: fact, reality, truth.
3. Ectomorphic [ek-tuh-mawr-fik]
Adjective: having a thin body build, roughly characterized by the relative prominence of structures developed from the embryonic ectoderm (contrasted with endomorphic, mesomorphic ).
Example: If one wrote, “industrialise and perish”, the other replied, “industrialise or perish”. Their contrasts were stark but each was home grown.
4. Perish [per-ish]
Verb: to die or be destroyed through violence, privation, etc; to pass away or disappear; to suffer destruction or ruin; to suffer spiritual death.
Synonyms: cease, crumble, disappear, disintegrate, pass away, rot, succumb, vanish, wither, collapse, corrupt, croak, decease, decompose, demise, depart, end, expire, fall.
Antonyms: appear, arrive, build, grow.
5. Stark [stahrk]
Adjective: sheer, utter, downright, or complete; harsh, grim, or desolate, as a view, place, etc.; extremely simple or severe; the stark reality of the schedule’s deadline; stiff or rigid in substance, muscles, etc.
Synonyms: blunt, simple, abrupt, arrant, bald, bare, blasted, blessed, complete, confounded, consummate, downright, entire, firm, flagrant, gross, infernal, out-and-out, outright, palpable, patent, pure.
Antonyms: clothed, covered, indefinite.
Example: He balanced in himself, the public and private, the national and vernacular, the scientific and the managerial.
6. Vernacular [ver-nak-yuh-ler, vuh-nak-]
Adjective: (of language) native or indigenous (opposed to literary or learned ); expressed or written in the native language of a place, as literary works; using such a language; of or relating to such a language.
Noun: the native speech or language of a place; the language or vocabulary peculiar to a class or profession; a vernacular word or expression.
Synonyms: indigenous, vulgar, common, local, natural, ordinary, dialectal, domesticated, idiomatic, informal, ingrained, inherent, plebian, popular.
Antonyms: abnormal, different, extraordinary, refined.
Example: Raman in his heyday could assert that he was more interested in the properties of a diamond than worry about its industrial uses.
7. Heyday [hey-dey]
Noun: the stage or period of greatest vigor, strength, success, etc.; prime.
Synonyms: acme, culmination, day, height, peak, pinnacle, time, zenith, high point, high spot, prime time, salad days.
Antonyms: base, bottom, nadir, low point.
Example: Worse, IT became cocky, overconfident about its powers convinced that what was good for IT should be good for Bangalore.
8. Cocky [kok-ee]
Adjective: arrogant; pertly self-assertive; conceited.
Synonyms: arrogant, brash, confident, overconfident, presumptuous, self-confident, bumptious, certain, cocksure, conceited, egotistical, hotdogger, hotshot, hubristic, know-it-all, lordly, nervy, overweening, positive, smart aleck.
Antonyms: cautious, humble, meek, unsure.
Example: There was a managerial hubris at the centre of it, symptomised in the tragedy of the Aadhaar card, which not only created a split between technocracy and politics but a fissure between the formal and informal economy destroying a sense of the openness and availability of citizenship, confusing identity with identification.
9. Hubris [hyoo-bris, hoo-]
Noun: excessive pride or self-confidence; arrogance.
Synonyms: audacity, chutzpah, cockiness, pretension, vanity, airs, brass, cheek, conceitedness, contemptuousness, disdain, insolence, loftiness, nerve, ostentation, pomposity, pompousness, presumption, pretentiousness, self-importance, overbearance.
Antonyms: humility, modesty, respect, timidity.
10. Fissure [fish-er]
Noun: a narrow opening produced by cleavage or separation of parts.
Synonyms: cleavage, crevice, cleft, crack, hole.
Antonyms: closure, solid.
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