Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 35

English Vocabulary for Bank Exams: SBI PO, NIACL, NICL, Bank of Baroda, IBPS PO. The following vocabulary words are taken from The Editorials of Newspapers like The Hindu, The Economist, Indian Express, etc. which are important for the upcoming exams. Add some more words to your English vocabulary words list.

  1. Votary – a devoted follower, adherent, or advocate of someone or something.

    • Synonyms: addict, adherent, admirer, aficionado, amateur, disciple, zealot
    • Antonyms: critic, detractor, enemy, opponent
    • Usage: He was a votary of John Keats
  2. Totter – move in a feeble or unsteady way; be insecure or about to fail.

    • Synonyms: stagger, stumble, dodder, shuffle, shamble, falter, toddle, lurch
    • Antonyms: be still, calm, continue, correct, stabilize
    • Usage: She tottered off on her four-inch heel
  3. Barbarism – absence of culture and civilization.

    • Synonyms: atrocity, barbarity, brutality, inhumanity, catachresis, coarseness
    • Antonyms: kindness, niceness, praise
    • Usage: War is the ultimate barbarism.
  4. Murderous – extremely unpleasant

    • Synonyms: arduous, gruelling, strenuous, punishing, onerous, exhausting
    • Antonyms: pleasant, facile, tame, gentle
    • Usage: The team had a murderous schedule of four games in ten days
  5. Impunity – exemption from punishment or freedom from the injurious consequences of an action.

    • Synonyms: immunity, dispensation, exception, exemption, liberty, privilege
    • Antonyms: denial, prohibition, imprisonment, incarceration
    • Usage: The impunity enjoyed by military officers implicated in civilian killings
  6. Fanatic – filled with or expressing excessive zeal.

    • Synonyms: activist, bigot, devotee, enthusiast, extremist, fiend, freak, maniac
    • Antonyms: conservative, moderate
    • Usage: Because he is a football fanatic, he hasn’t missed any of his team’s home games in ten years.
  7. Transpire – come to be known; be revealed.

    • Synonyms: arise, befall, ensue, betide, chance, develop, eventuate
    • Antonyms: stop, cause
    • Usage: The police sat in their cruiser and waited for a criminal act to transpire.
  8. Anticipate – regard as probable; expect or predict.

    • Synonyms: assume, conjecture, divine, foreteprognosticate, prophesy 
    • Antonyms: doubt, dread
    • Usage: If we follow the timeline, we anticipate we should have the project completed before Monday
  9. Intertwine – twist or twine together.

    • Synonyms: convolute, entwine, interlace, interweave, braid, reticulate
    • Antonyms: untangle, untwist. disconnect. dissociate. divide
    • Usage: A net made of cotton intertwined with other natural fibres

  10. Clandestine – kept secret or done secretively, especially because illicit.

    • Synonyms: covert, fraudulent, surreptitious, cloak-and-dagger, illegitimate
    • Antonyms: aboveboard, authorized. honest. 
    • Usage: From the van, the police watched as the clandestine drug deal occurred.

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  1. Yogi ji

    Vocab yaad Kaise kare

  2. sachin shukla@ my turn 2017


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