Learn Vocab With Daily News Articles For Govt Exams: 23rd June

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If we speak of hot topics like career, education and a propitious life, the English Language is ineluctable. In Exams like SSC CPO and and SSC CGL where dealing with English and General Awareness Section is mandatory, reading this way is beneficial. If you find it arduous to learn new words in a plain mode, ADDA247 is here to buttress your learning skills in a more fun and productive way.
Taking felicitous snippet from well reputed newspaper editorials, our motive is not just to make you learn the English language but keep you updated with the current affairs and events across the world which are important from the govt exams point of view. Either you are a job aspirant or a working person or just want to outsmart others, this is a befitting platform to expedite your performance thoroughly.


The latest decision to rearrange the chairs in the top executive (1) echelons of ICICI Bank seems to indicate that an individual has taken precedence over the larger issue of (2) propriety and accountability. Even though the Bank Managing Director & CEO Chanda Kochhar is in (3) the eye of the storm over conflict of interest involving her husband and brother-in-law, she seems to have remained (4) unscathed. For some reason, the board has been obliged to keep her corner office unoccupied, pending an independent inquiry against her family’s alleged (5) quid pro quo with Videocon Group promoter Venugopal Dhoot. The ICICI board’s undue zeal in shielding CEO Kochhar contrasts with the larger goal of securing shareholders’ interests right from the time a whistleblower (6) blew the lid off the alleged scandal. The board initially denied any wrongdoing and gave her a clean chit. Later, under pressure from regulating agencies, it reluctantly agreed to set up an independent inquiry.
The board’s recent decision to appoint Sandeep Bakshi as the whole-time director and Chief Operating Officer is nothing but (7) eyewash. The board’s latest stand makes it amply clear that Bakshi, subordinate to Kochhar in the ICICI hierarchy, will eventually remain answerable to her.
The board’s statement also appears to be a (8) travesty of justice. It emphatically says that Bakshi “will report to” Kochhar, “who will continue in her role as MD & CEO” of the bank. It did not miss even this opportunity to praise the controversial CEO by attributing her decision to go on leave according to “the highest levels of governance and corporate standards”. The board does come off as over protective but (9) probity demands that Kochhar should voluntarily step aside. If she (10) comes clean in the probe, she could always be reappointed to the top position.

1.ECHELONS (noun)=पदक्रम
Meaning: a level or rank in an organization, a profession, or society.
Synonyms: status, rank, grade, step, rung, tier, stratum, plane, position, order, division, sector
Antonyms: slope, unemployment, unsettle.

2.PROPRIETY (noun)=सुचरित्र
Meaning: conformity to conventionally accepted standards of behavior or morals.
Synonyms: decorum, respectability, decency, correctness, appropriateness, good manners, courtesy, politeness, rectitude, sobriety, refinement, etiquette.
Antonyms: irrelevance, irrelevancy, meaninglessness, pointlessness, improperness, impropriety, inappropriateness, ineptness, infelicity, unfitness, unseemliness, unsuitability, wrongness.

3.THE EYE OF THE STORM (idiom)=एक अशांत स्थिति का केंद्र
Meaning: The center of a tumultuous situation, typically a conflict of some kind.
Usage: I had no idea when I walked into that meeting that I’d be stepping into the eye of the storm—John and Tom were already at each other’s throats.

4.UNSCATHED (adjective)=अक्षत
Meaning: without suffering any injury, damage, or harm.
Synonyms: unharmed, unhurt, uninjured, undamaged, intact, safe, unmarked, untouched, unscarred, unscratched, secure, well.
Antonyms: hurt, injured, harmed, wounded

5.QUID PRO QUO (noun)=बदले में दिया गया एक पक्ष या लाभ 
Meaning: a favor or advantage granted in return for something.
Synonyms: exchange, trade, swap, switch, barter, substitute, substitution, reciprocity, payment, remuneration, amends, compensation, indemnity, restitution, reparation.
Antonyms: stagnation.

6.BLOW THE LID OFF (idiom)=जनता के समक्ष सब उजागर करना
Meaning: To expose something to the public, often something scandalous or deceptive.
Usage: That company’s stock price plummeted after the media blew the lid off the CEO’s embezzlement scandal.

7.EYEWASH (noun)=भ्रामक या भ्रामक कार्य
Meaning: misleading or deceptive statements, actions, or procedures
Synonyms: inveiglement, wheedling, fawning, coaxing, cajolery, exaggeration, incense, pretentiousness, deception,
Antonyms: disapproval, reproofs, vituperation, upbraiding, berating, castigation, opprobrium, aspersions, objurgation, slating.

8.TRAVESTY (noun)=उपहासात्मक रचना
Meaning: a false, absurd, or distorted representation of something.
Synonyms: misrepresentation, distortion, perversion, corruption, mockery, parody, caricature, farce, charade, pantomime, sham.
Antonyms: tribute, homage, solemnity, acclamation, salute, testimonial, paean, eulogy, panegyric, encomium.

9.PROBITY (noun)=ईमानदारी
Meaning: the quality of having strong moral principles; honesty and decency.
Synonyms: integrity, honesty, uprightness, decency, morality, rectitude, goodness, virtue, truthfulness, honor, fairness, equity.
Antonyms: degradation, depravity, perversion, sinfulness, crookedness, dishonesty, unscrupulousness, lowness, viciousness, vileness, evil, immorality, iniquity, sin.

10.COME CLEAN (idiom)=किसी से कुछ स्वीकार करना
Meaning: To admit something to someone, often regarding a wrongdoing that one has tried to hide.
Usage: The kids finally came clean about eating the cookies I’d made for the bake sale.

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