Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 59

English Vocabulary Words with Meanings for various Exams: SBI PO, NIACL, NICL, IBPS PO/Clerk, RBI, IPPB. We are providing vocabulary words from the Articles of Newspapers like The Hindu, The Economist, The Indian Express, etc. which are important for the upcoming exams. Add some more words to your English vocabulary words list.

  1. Straddle – to be on both sides of something; to sit or stand with one leg on each side

    • Synonyms: bestride, mount, span, range, stride, ramble, sprawl
    • Antonyms: side, aspect, incline, brink
    • Usage: In order to climb the fence, she needed to carefully straddle the structure.
  2. Peevish – Easily irritated, testy or annoyed

    • Synonyms: Cranky, fractious, grumpy, snappy, waspish
    • Antonyms: pleasant, agreeable, amiable, affable
    • Usage: The baby is peevish because his gums are hurting.
  3. Archetype – A model on which all others in the same category are based

    • Synonyms: Epitome, prototype, standard, exemplar, paradigm, paragon
    • Antonyms: atypical, duplicate, reproduction
    • Usage: When vampire books became popular, many authors tried to imitate the archetype of the most successful novel.
  4. Hermit – One who has withdrawn to a solitary life or religious seclusion

    • Synonyms: Ascetic, saint, austere, puritanical, abstinent
    • Usage: Living alone as a hermit allowed the man to focus on God.
  5. Cajole – To persuade by buttering up or making promises

    • Synonyms: Flatter, tempt, beguile, sweet-talk, compliment
    • Antonyms: force, repel, accuse, belittle
    • Usage: The candidate managed to cajole many voters into choosing his name on the ballot.
  6. Espionage – The act of spying (by the government or otherwise)

    • Synonyms: Intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, spying, tailing
    • Usage: Espionage is a secret way of finding out what your enemy doesn’t want you to know.
  7. Magnanimous – Large-hearted or forgiving

    • Synonyms: Altruistic, generous, bounteous, philanthropic, liberal
    • Antonyms: narcissistic, greedy, niggardly, ignoble
    • Usage: Because she was kind and generous, the magnanimous queen was loved by all.
  8. Diabolic – Having the qualities of the devil

    • Synonyms: Demonic, devilish, fiendish, infernal, satanic, evil
    • Antonyms: angelic, gentle
    • Usage: The evil mastermind created a diabolical plan to take over the world.
  9. Trepidation – Tremulous fear or agitation

    • Synonyms: Alarm, apprehension, foreboding, consternation, discomposure
    • Antonyms: bravery, contentment, determination, calmness
    • Usage: Shaking with trepidation, the young man faced his fear of heights by skydiving.
  10. Vivacious – Full of vigour and energy

    • Synonyms: Bubbly, chirpy, effervescent, energetic, animated
    • Antonyms: indolent, spiritless, lethargic
    • Usage: The young man drew attention as he entered the party due to his vivacious personality while he bounced around the room. 

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