Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 110

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. Eerie (adjective) – Strange and mysterious.

  • Synonyms: Creepy, Haunting, Spooky, Uncanny, Weird, Bizarre, Mysterious
  • Antonyms: Normal, Ordinary, Predictable, Unexceptional, Reassuring
  • Usage: There was an eerie silence on our early morning walk through the cemetery.

2. Farce (noun) – A ridiculous situation or event.

  • Synonyms: Absurdity, Mockery, Travesty, Sham, Pretence, Masquerade
  • Antonyms: Seriousness, Solemnity, Staidness, Sincerity
  • Usage: The movie was a complete farce, showing how ridiculous the actors viewed politics.

3. Valiant (adjective) – Showing courage and determination.

  • Synonyms: Fearless, Courageous, Valorous, Plucky, Intrepid, Bold, Audacious
  • Antonyms: Afraid, Fearful, Meek, Timid
  • Usage: A soldier must be valiant person with immense intrepidity.

4. Prop Up (phrasal verb) – To stop someone or something from falling.

  • Synonyms: Shore Up, Support, Sustain, Bolster, Uphold, Strengthen
  • Antonyms: Squelch, Put-Down, Repress, Squash
  • Usage: This new initiative is a desperate attempt to prop up the economy.

5. Tinged (verb) – A small but noticeable amount.

  • Synonyms: Suffuse, Imbue, Scintilla, Overtone, Soupcone, Tincture
  • Antonyms: Information, White
  • Usage: Because I was going to miss my family, I felt a tinge of sadness as I drove to college.

6. Stratagem (noun) – A trick or plan for deceiving an enemy or for achieving a goal.

  • Synonyms: Plan, Scheme, Tactic, Manoeuvre, Ploy, Wile, Subterfuge, Artifice, Contrivance
  • Antonyms: Honesty, Artlessness, Chastity, Morality
  • Usage: Her business stratagem allowed her to quickly rise to the top as a great success.

7. Morass (noun) – Any confusing or troublesome situation, especially one from which it is difficult to free oneself.

  • Synonyms: Confusion, Chaos, Muddle, Tangle, Entanglement, Imbroglio
  • Antonyms: Clarity, Limpidity, Explicitness
  • Usage: Even the smartest lawyer will find it difficult to find a solution for this legal morass.

8. Incinerate (verb) – To destroy completely.

  • Synonyms: Demolish, Annihilate, Eradicate, Obliterate, Devastate, Extirpate
  • Antonyms: Construct, Create, Fabricate, Improve, Embellish
  • Usage: The thieves decided to incinerate the building after leaving fingerprints on the wall.

9. Consternation (noun) – A strong feeling of surprise or sudden disappointment that causes confusion.

  • Synonyms: Dismay, Perturbation, Anxiety, Disquietude, Angst, Trepidation, Stupefaction
  • Antonyms: Composure, Calmness, Tranquility, Serenity, Contentment
  • Usage: This guideline caused consternation among representatives of these companies in these regions.

10. Protege (noun) – A young person who is taught and helped by someone who has a lot of knowledge and experience.

  • Synonyms: Student, Trainee, Disciple, Follower, Ward, Dependant, Fosterling
  • Antonyms: Mentor, Guardian, Adviser, Preceptor
  • Usage: While the president sees the young politician as his protege, he believes the fellow should gain more political know-how before seeking office.

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