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. Revel (verb) – Enjoy oneself in a lively and noisy way.
- Synonyms:Celebrate, Make Merry, Party, Carouse, Roister, Enjoy Oneself, Go On a Spree
- Antonyms:Mourn, Grieve, Sorrow Over, Lament
- Usage: Many youngsters celebrate New Year’s evening by reveling.
2. Solace (noun) – Comfort or consolation in a time of great distress or sadness.
- Synonyms:Consolation, Condolence, Assuagement
- Antonyms:Distress, Torture, Affliction, Torment
- Usage: Although Rihana was distraught during her father’s funeral, she later found solace by looking at the family photo album.
3. Unenviable (adjective) – Not desirable or pleasant; not arousing envy.
- Synonyms:Disagreeable, Nasty, Unpleasant, Undesirable, Unfortunate, Unlucky, Horrible
- Antonyms:Desirable, Pleasant, Acceptable, Alluring, Apposite
- Usage: It is an unenviable task, yet it is a vital one if a modern healthcare system is to be delivered and patient expectations are to be met.
4. Dichotomy (noun) – A division or contrast between two things that are/or represented as being opposed or entirely different.
- Synonyms:Division, Separation, Difference, Contrast, Disjunction, Contradiction,
- Antonyms:Agreement, Likeness
- Usage: Even though my parents still loved each other, the dichotomy which existed because of their personal differences ended their marriage.
5. Venel (adjective) – Showing or motivated by susceptibility to bribery.
- Synonyms:Corrupt, Corruptible, Bribable, Open to bribery, Dishonest, Crooked
- Antonyms:Morally correct, Upright, Moral, Ethical, Principled, Righteous
- Usage: It was very easy for the wealthy defendant to sway the venal judge with the offer of a blank check.
6. Anfractuous (adjective) – Having many winding twists and turns.
- Synonyms:Bending, Circuitous, Curving, Indirect, Roundabout, Serpentine
- Antonyms: Straight, Direct
- Usage: Turns in the anfractuous tunnels can be confusing for even those who have a map.
7. Emaciated (adjective) – Weak, thin or haggard, especially from hunger or disease.
- Synonyms: Atrophied, Withered, Shrivelled, Weak, Wasted, Frail, Skeletal, Rickety, Scrawny,
- Antonyms: Strong, Healthy, Salubrious
- Usage: The emaciated boy was too weak to fight off his kidnapper.
8. Subsist (verb) – Remain in force or effect.
- Synonyms: Persist, Endure, Prevail, Hold out, Carry on, Live on, Be in existence
- Antonyms: Die, Disappear, Fade Out
- Usage: After winning all series in 2017, the dominance of India will be subsisted if they defeat South Africa.
9. Incongruous (adjective) – Not in harmony or keeping with the surroundings or other aspects of something.
- Synonyms: Inappropriate, Unsuitable, Unsuited, Not in Harmony, Incoherent
- Antonyms: Compatible, Congruous, Fitting, Harmonious, Matched
- Usage: The duffel coat looked incongruous with the black dress she wore underneath.
10. Simulacrum (noun) – An image or representation of someone or something.
- Synonyms: Semblance, image, Repesentation
- Antonyms: Original, Dissimilarity, Unlikeness
- Usage: The painting’s simulacrum was sold as an original by the shady art dealer.