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. Stance (noun) – A rationalized mental attitude.
- Synonyms: Attitude, Posture, Stand, Viewpoint
- Antonyms: Unsteadiness, Inaction, Deface
- Usage: In this edition we asked all ten political candidates about their stance on waste management and refuse services.
2. Veneer (noun) – An attractive appearance that covers or disguises someone or something’s true nature or feeling.
- Synonyms: Coating, Pretense, Facade
- Antonyms: Reality
- Usage: Well, I suppose one of us had to maintain a veneer of respectability.
3. Verbatim (adjective) – Corresponding word for word to the original source or text.
- Synonyms: Exact, Direct, Accurately
- Antonyms: Different
- Usage: Shakib gave us a verbatim report of the interview.
4. Stewardship (noun) – The job of supervising or taking care of something.
- Synonyms: Conservancy, Stewardry, Guardianship, Supervision
- Antonyms: Ignorance, Destruction, Spending, Waste
- Usage: Under the new President’s stewardship, company profits increased by fifty percent.
5. Coalescence (noun) – To unite so as to form one mass, community, etc.
- Synonyms: Integration, Unification, Combination
- Antonyms: Individual, Opening
- Usage: The cornea is formed by the coalescence of two structures.
6. Cronyism (noun) – The practice of favoring one’s close friends, especially in political appointments.
- Synonyms: Civility, Deference, Deigning, Disdain, Insolence, Patronizing
- Antonyms: Respect, Competition, Antagonism
- Usage: We are opposed to privatisation of water which leads to cronyism and corruption.
7. Sign off (phrase) – Give one’s approval to.
- Synonyms: Approve, Permit, Endorse
- Antonyms: Disapprove, Refused
- Usage: It was hard to get celebrities to sign off on those issues.
8. Ascribe (verb) – To credit or assign, as to a cause or source; attribute; impute.
- Synonyms: Attribute, Impute
- Antonyms: Praise, Absolve, Defend, Exculpate
- Usage: He ascribed Jane’s short temper to her upset stomach.
9. Hegemony (noun) – Leadership or predominant influence exercised by one nation over others.
- Synonyms: Authority, Predominance, Leadership, Dominion, Supremacy
- Antonyms: Helplessness, Weakness, Impotence, Impotency, Powerlessness
- Usage: The almighty dollar, which at one time served as a tool of hegemony, is not as viable a tool at present.
10. Pronged (adjective) – Having prongs: a branch of a stream (forked)).
- Synonyms: Bifurcate, Divaricate
- Antonyms: Joined, Unbranched
- Usage: A couple of pronged sticks are driven into ground to serve as props for a horizontal bar.