Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 108

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. Plucky (adjective) – Having or showing determined courage in the face of difficulties.

  • Synonyms: Brave, Courageous, Bold, Daring, Fearless, Intrepid
  • Antonyms: Afraid, Cowardly, Fearful, Meek, Timid
  • Usage: A soldier must have the plucky attitude.

2. Construe (verb) – Interpret (a word or action) in a particular way.

  • Synonyms: interpret, Understand, Parse, Render, Elucidate, Decode
  • Antonyms: Misunderstand, Confuse
  • Usage: Even though Ellen looked at the handwritten note several times, she was unable to construe the message behind Henry’s messy text.

3. Clique (noun) – A small close-knit group of people who do not readily allow others to join them.

  • Synonyms: Coterie, Group, Cabal, Faction, Posse
  • Antonyms: Individual
  • Usage: Elaine did not receive an invitation to Rachel’s birthday party because she is not a part of the popular clique in the college.

4. Ginormous (adjective) – Extremely large.

  • Synonyms: Huge, Vast, Extensive, Gigantic, Colossal, Gargantuan
  • Antonyms: Insignificant, Little, Miniature, Miniscule, Minute
  • Usage: A stadium colossal in size can hold enormous people.

5. Eloquent (adjective) – Fluent or persuasive in speaking or writing.

  • Synonyms: Articulate, Facund, Expressive, Fluent
  • Antonyms: Dull, Inarticulate
  • Usage: When you listen to the eloquent person’s speech, you always understand his message.

6. Onus (noun) – Something that is one’s duty or responsibility.

  • Synonyms: Responsibility, Liability, Obligation, Duty
  • Antonyms: Exoneration, Irresponsibility
  • Usage: As a good teacher, I accept the onus for making sure my students learn something each day.

7. Fatuity (noun) – Pointless foolishness and stupidity

  • Synonyms: Absurdity, Asininity, Foolishness, Idiocy, Stupidity
  • Antonyms: Intelligence, Shrewdness, Wisdom, Sagacity
  • Usage: After receiving a windfall, the foolish man showed his fatuity by spending every dime on frivolous purchases.

8. Dote (verb) – Be extremely fond of.

  • Synonyms: Adore, Love dearly, Blandish, Cherish, lavish, Affection on
  • Antonyms: Insult, Offend, Criticize
  • Usage: They were looking for a babysitter who would dote on their children as much as they would.

9. Mollycoddle (verb) – Treat (someone) in an indulgent or overprotective way.

  • Synonyms: Pamper, Cosset, Coddle, Overindulge, Wrap in cotton wool
  • Antonyms: Ignore, Neglect
  • Usage: Being the only girl in the team, Sweety is mollycoddled by everyone.

10. Dodgy (adjective) – Dishonest or unreliable.

  • Synonyms: Crafty, Cunning, Dicey, Guileful, Knavish, Substandard, Low-Grade, Unsatisfactory
  • Antonyms: Forthright, Honest, Straightforward, Satisfactory
  • Usage: The dodgy reflection of economy is caused by ill-decisions taken by previous government.

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