Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 101

English Vocabulary Words with Meanings for various Exams: SBI PO, NIACL, NICL, IBPS PO/Clerk, RRB, RBI, IPPB, UICL, OICL. 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. Subaltern (adjective) – Of lower status.

Synonyms: Inferior, Subordinate, Underling, Lowly, Ancillary

Antonyms: Superior, Uppermost, Leading, Paramount, Zenith

Usage: The sergeant gave his subaltern a sarcastic look.

2. Scuttle (verb) – To abandon, withdraw from, or cause to be abandoned or destroyed.

Synonyms: Scupper, Demolish, Eradicate, Extirpate, Wipe Out

Antonyms: Formulate, Construct, Preserve, Fabricate

Usage: There is little doubt that his Nazi ties scuttled his career while he was alive and sullied his reputation after his death.

3. Epitomize (verb) – To be a perfect example or representation of something.

Synonyms: Depiction, Exemplar, Icon, Paradigm, Epitome

Antonyms: Mockery, Derision, Satire, Lampoon

Usage: When my teacher gave me the award for most outstanding project, she told me my assignment epitomized excellence in the field of Physics.

4Exasperation (noun) – A feeling of intense irritation or annoyance.

Synonyms: Irritation, Annoyance, Chagrin, Vexation, Anger, Fury, Rage, Wrath, aggravation

Antonyms: Pleasure, Delight, Contentment, Gratification

Usage: Because Nidhi has been in the doctor’s waiting room for two hours, she is upset and in a state of exasperation

5. Swoon (verb) – Lose consciousness from extreme emotion.

Synonyms: Succumb, Unconsciousness, Trance, Oblivion

Antonyms: Consciousness, Alertness, Presence, Cognizance

Usage: Sharon felt like she was going to swoon upon hearing the news that her fiance no longer wished to marry her.

6. Churlish (adjective) – Lack of civility or graciousness.

Synonyms: Rude, Ill-mannered, Discourteous, Impolite, Ungracious, Unmannerly, Uncivil, Boorish

Antonyms: Polite, Pleasant, Courteous, Benignant, Gracious

Usage: According to the latest memo, the new manager is not going to put up with the churlish employee attitudes that have driven customers away.

7. Fervor (noun) – Intensity of feeling or expression.

Synonyms: Passion, Ardour, Intensity, Zeal, Vehemence, Avidity, Fervid

Antonyms: Apathy, Indifference, Agony, Lethargy, Insouciance

Usage: The terrorist’s fervor made him believe that giving his life for his cause was his purpose in life.

8. Heckle (verb) – To interrupt a speaker with insulting or rude comments

Synonyms: Bait, Provoke, Hector, Harass, Tease, Pester, Gibe, Jeer

Antonyms: Admire, Compliment, Commend, Applause

Usage: Several protesters were heckling the speaker at the rally.

9. Thwart (verb) – To hinder or stop something from happening.

Synonyms: Baffle, Foil, Block, Hamper, Restrain, Neutralize

Antonyms: Untwist, Assist, Connive, Pander, Encourage, Embolden

Usage: In order to thwart the advancing enemy troops, the captain ordered the explosives team to destroy the bridge.

10. Promiscuous (adjective) – Consisting of a wide range of different things.

Synonyms: Assorted, Eclectic, Heterogeneous, Miscellaneous, Mixed, Motley

Antonyms: Homogeneous, Monolithic, Uniform, Alike, Identical

Usage: Since I just collect stamps that I happen to like, my collection is pretty promiscuous.


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