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. Preponderate (verb) – Be greater in number, influence or importance.
- Synonyms: Dictate, Domineer, Monopolize, Overshadow, Prevail Over, Rule The Roost
- Antonyms: Surrender, Fall Behind
- Usage: The restaurant ran out of food because it was not prepared for such a preponderance of customers on opening day.
2. Flounder (verb) – Struggle or stagger clumsily.
- Synonyms: Struggle, Battle, Conflict, Grapple, Fight
- Antonyms: Stable, Secure, Endure, Establish
- Usage: After it hit the iceberg, the Titanic was left to flounder in the Atlantic Ocean before it finally sank.
3. Lacuna (noun) – An unfilled space, a gap.
- Synonyms: Break, Cavity, Gap, Interim, Hiatus
- Antonyms: Completeness, Excellence, Consummations
- Usage: As a critic it is my duty to find the lacunae in the published book.
4. Transpicuous (adjective) – Easy to perceive or detect/ easily understood.
- Synonyms: Transparent, Lucid, Unambiguous, Conspicuous
- Antonyms: Ambiguous, Obscure, Fuzzy, Vague
- Usage: A system of government should be transpicuous.
5. Ameliorate (verb) – Make (something bad or unsatisfactory) better.
- Synonyms: Improve, Amend, Better, enhance, Refine, Upgrade
- Antonyms: Worsen, Damage, Harm, Impair, Injure, Spoil, Tarnish, Vitiate
- Usage: One can ameliorate your singing by taking a few vocal lessons.
6. Lucrative (adjective) – Producing a surplus/ something that seems profitable.
- Synonyms: Advantageous, Gainful, Paying, Profitable, Remunerative
- Antonyms: Unprofitable, Poorly-paid
- Usage: The arrival of the manufacturing plant will create lucrative jobs for many people in the community.
7. Wade (verb) – Intervene in something or attack someone vigorously or forcefully.
- Synonyms: Attack, Set upon, Launch oneself at, weigh into, lash out at, Hit out at
- Antonyms: Avoid, Dodge
- Usage: The pair of thieves waded the traveling merchant, stealing his goods and leaving him half-dead on the side of the road.
8. Flak (noun) – Strong criticism.
- Synonyms: Criticism, Censure, Opprobrium, Denigration
- Antonyms: Commendation, Compliment, Praise
- Usage: The company received a lot of flak for the product they recalled.
9. Entics (noun) – foolish, outrageous or amusing behaviour.
- Synonyms: Capers, Dido, Frolic, Lark, Tomfoolery
- Antonyms: Sense, Seriousness
- Usage: People who do not take themselves or anyone else seriously are most likely to engage in ridiculous antics.
10. Verve (noun) – Vigour and spirit or enthusiasm.
- Synonyms: Enthusiasm, Vigour, Energy, Dynamism, Vivacity, Sprightliness, Zest
- Antonyms: Apathy, Dullness, Inactivity, Indifference, Laziness, Lethargy
- Usage: Johnny Depp is known for eccentric performance that burst with verve and energy.