The following vocabulary words are taken from The Editorials of Newspapres which are important for the upcoming exams. Add some more words to your English vocabulary list.
Gushing – (of speech or writing) effusive or exaggeratedly enthusiastic.
- Synonyms: unrestrained, unreserved, extravagant, fulsome, lavish
- Antonyms: restrained
- Usage: A gushing official called it “the biggest path-breaking and the most radical changes.
Impromptu – done without being planned or rehearsed.
- Synonyms: offhand, spontaneous, unpremeditated, vamped, extempore
- Antonyms: deliberate, planned
- Usage: Ananthan went on an impromptu fast demanding a temple for Bharat Mata.
Burnish – polish by rubbing.
- Synonyms: furbish, sheen, luster, glaze
- Antonyms: dull, tarnish
- Usage: Biggies like Mercedes Benz, Google and Apple are setting shop in the city to burnish reputation.
Disarray – to put out of array or order; throw into disorder.
- Synonyms: anarchy, disharmony, clutter, jumble, muddle
- Antonyms: harmony, neatness, orderliness
- Usage: Cash crunch left retail trade in disarray.
Copious – abundant in supply or quantity.
- Synonyms: bounteous, multitudinous, galore, superabundant
- Antonyms: meager, scarce, lacking
- Usage: Reservoirs received copious inflow of water.
Mundane – lacking interest or excitement; dull.
- Synonyms: banal, humdrum, prosaic, quotidian, tiresome
- Antonyms: supernatural, heavenly, extraordinary
- Usage: Though his friends were having a fun time at the party, she settled for a mundane evening at home.
Reconcile – restore friendly relations between.
- Synonyms: appease, assuage, harmonize, placate, reunite
- Antonyms: agitate, disorganize, disperse, scatter, estrange
- Usage: They are waiting for her to reconcile the issues and come around to forming the government.
Laggard – a person who makes slow progress and falls behind others.
- Synonyms: straggler, loiterer, lingerer, dawdler, sluggard
- Antonyms: sppedy, swift, nimble
- Usage: The 17 state that are laggards present a contrasting picture to the intense competition.
Protean – tending or able to change frequently or easily.
- Synonyms: multifaceted, accomplished, adaptable, ambidextrous, conversant
- Antonyms: limited, amateur, consistent
- Usage: He is a protean actor who is capable of playing numerous characters.
Prowess – skill or expertise in a particular activity or field.
- Synonyms: accomplishment, aptitude, dexterity, adroitness, adeptness
- Antonyms: cowardice, weakness, incapacity, inability
- Usage: The young girl hangs her paintings on the wall to display her prowess in art.