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. Desideratum (noun) – Something that is needed or wanted.
- Synonyms: Requirement, prerequisite, Need, Essential, Requisite, Necessary
- Antonyms: Nonessential
- Usage: The desideratum for the job was someone with flexibility and experience in the field.
2. Vying (adjective) – To be competitive with someone in order to do or achieve something.
- Synonyms: Competitive, Competing, Cut-Throat, Contesting
- Antonyms: Noncompetitive, Un-Vying
- Usage: After the test matches, India and Sri Lanka will vie for the upcoming one-day series.
3. Leery (adjective) – Cautious or wary due to realistic suspicions.
- Synonyms: Careful, Wary, Cautious, Doubting, Chary
- Antonyms: Certain, Clear, Definite
- Usage: The dog was leery of the man with the large stick.
4. Impediment (noun) – A hindrance or obstruction in doing something.
- Synonyms: Barrier, Interruption, Hindrance, Obstruction, Block, Restriction, Deterrence
- Antonyms: Aid, Assistance, Clearance, Blessing, Boon, Freedom
- Usage: Bob’s broken wrist is the impediment preventing him from finishing his new novel.
5. Midget (adjective)- Very small; so small as to be insignificant.
- Synonyms: Tiny, Minute, Micro, Diminutive, Miniature, Lilliputian
- Antonyms: Enormous, Vast, Immense, Massive, Gigantic, Huge
- Usage: Compared to the large supercomputers of the 1970’s, laptops are really Midget in size.
6. Obnubilate (verb) – darken or cover with/ cover or envelop so as to conceal from view.
- Synonyms: Shroud, Veil, Cloak, Mask, Obscure
- Antonyms: Reveal, Divulge, Bring to Light
- Usage: The robbers wore large coats to Obnubilate their weapons from the security guards.
7. Hiatus (noun) – A pause or break in continuity in a sequence or activity.
- Synonyms: Pause, Break, Interval, Interruption, Suspension, Intermission, Interlude, Gap
- Antonyms: Continuity, Juncture
- Usage: My doctor suggests me to take a hiatus from my job while I am recovering from knee surgery.
8. Hopscotch (verb) – Travel from place to place.
- Synonyms: Wander, Stroll, saunter, Amble, Ramble, Roam
- Antonyms: Stay
- Usage: A trip lover generally hopscotches of most of his life.
9. Crass (adjective) – Showing no intelligence or sensitivity.
- Synonyms: Stupid, Vacuous, Mindless, Witless, Doltish, Oafish, Asinine
- Antonyms: Clever, Intelligent, Acute, Brilliant
- Usage: As a representation of the crazy things that people do, the Darwin Awards are a celebration of humankind’s crass stupidity.
10. Scramble (verb) – Move hurriedly or clumsily from or into a particular place or position.
- Synonyms: Hurry, Scurry, Scud, Hasten, Rush,
- Antonyms: Move Quietly
- Usage: When it started to rain and they all scrambled for cover.