Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 103

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. Soar (verb) – To ascend to a higher or more exalted level.

  • Synonyms: Surge, Rise, Lifet, Ascend, Sprout, Heave, Recline
  • Antonyms: Plummet, Sink
  • Usage: Gas prices always seem to soar in the summer when families are getting ready to travel.

2. Bleaker (adjective) – Not hopeful or encouraging.

  • Synonyms:Morbid, Morose, Murky, Plutonian, Saturnine, Sepulchral, Solemn, Tenebrific, Tenebrous, Wretched
  • Antonyms: Blithe, Blithesome, Buoyant, Gay, Jocund, Jolly, Joyful, Joyous, Merry, Encouraging, Optimistic
  • Usage: I smiled encouragingly when she turned a bleak expression on me.

3. Peeved (verb) – Aroused to impatience or anger.

  • Synonyms: Annoyed, Irritated, Miffed, Nettled, Riled, Roiled, Steamed, Stung
  • Antonyms: Appease, Conciliate, Mollify, Oblige, Pacify, Placate, Propitiate, Delight, Gladden
  • Usage:He was peeved at being excluded from the meeting.

4. Dissenting (adjective) – Deviating from commonly accepted beliefs or practices.

  • Synonyms: Disagreement, Dissatisfaction, Opposition, Heretical, Dissident, Heterodox, Iconoclastic
  • Antonyms: Conforming, Conformist, Conventional, Orthodox
  • Usage:He exerted great influence both among dissenting ministers and among clergy of the established church.

5. Procure (verb) – To bring about, especially by unscrupulous and indirect means.

  • Synonyms:Acquire, Attain, Bag, Bring in, Capture, Carry, Come by, Draw, Gain
  • Antonyms: Forfeit, Lose, Abandon, Dissuade
  • Usage:He had endeavoured to procure them some assistance with their luggage.

6. Innuendo (noun) – An allusive or oblique remark or hint, typically a suggestive or disparaging one.

  • Synonyms: Insinuation, Implication, Hint, Allusion
  • Antonyms:Concealment, Withhold
  • Usage:The top advertisers frequently use a form of innuendo to sell their products.

7. Connivance (noun) – Willingness to allow or be secretly involved in an immoral or illegal act.

  • Synonyms:Collusion, Complicity, Involvement, Intrigue, Conspiracy
  • Antonyms: Eschewing 
  • Usage: The clerk’s connivance allowed her to watch idly by as her supervisor stole thousands of dollars from the bank.

8. Dingy (adjective) – Poorly bad/ gloomy and drab/ discolored, often dark or depressing.

  • Synonyms: Gloomy, Drab, Dull, Badly/Poorly Lit, Dim, Dismal, Sombre, Grim, Dreary
  • Antonyms: Bright, Cheerful, Encouraging
  • Usage: The wrong policies by the government led to a dingy economy in the state.

9. Mutable (adjective) – Liable to change.

  • Synonyms: Changeable, Alterable, Convertible, Modifying in Nature, Transformable
  • Antonyms:Immutable, Un-Changeable
  • Usage: Many species have mutable characteristics to help them in camouflage

10. Pit (verb) – Set someone or something in conflict or competition with

  • Synonyms: Set against, Put in opposition to, Put in competition with, Compete with/ against, Vie with
  • Antonyms: Agree, Go Along
  • Usage: In the championship game, the two teams were pitted against each other for the national title.

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