Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 15

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Copious – abundant in supply or quantity.

    • Synonyms: bounteous, multitudinous, galore, superabundant
    • Antonyms: meager, scarce, lacking
    • Usage:  Reservoirs received copious inflow of water.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

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