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. Spectacularly (adverb) – In a dramatic and eye- catching way.
- Synonyms: Infamously, Notably, Especially
- Antonyms: Normally, Ordinarily
- Usage: The Company’s new policies were spectacularly failed as the revenue was decreased substantially after the implementation.
2. Impregnable (adjective) – Unable to be captured or broken into.
- Synonyms: Invulnerable, Impenetrable, Unattackable, Unassailable, Inviolable, Secure, Strong, Safe
- Antonyms: Breakable, Destrucible
- Usage: During the battle, the soldiers were unable to breach the impregnable castle walls.
3. Expediency (noun) – The quality of being suitable to the circumstances to avail them.
- Synonyms: Advantageousness, Usefulness, Utility, Benefit, Profitability, Gainfulness
- Antonyms: Loss
- Usage: Given the fact the police will be looking for us soon, it is expedient we leave this apartment quickly!
4. Cavalier (adjective) – Showing a lack of proper concern.
- Synonyms: Offhand, Indifferent, Casual, Dismissive, Insouciant, Uninterested, Unconcerned
- Antonyms: Serious, Concerned
- Usage: Bryan will regret his cavalier attitude about studying when he fails to graduate on time.
5. Abstruse (adjective) – Difficult to understand.
- Synonyms: Arcane, Esoteric, Little, Known, Recherche, rarefied, Recondite, Difficult, Hard, Puzzling, Perplexing, Enigmatic.
- Antonyms: Clear, Easy, Lucid, Obvious, Plain, Simple
- Usage: Because I am not a computer programmer, I find most programming languages abstruse.
6. Unscrupulous (adjective) – Having or showing no moral principles/unconcerned about doing what is right.
- Synonyms: Unprincipled, Unethical, Immoral, Amoral, Conscienceless
- Antonyms: Decent, Ethical, Fair, Frank, Good, Honest
- Usage: The unscrupulous teacher offered to raise her student’s grade if he gave her one hundred dollars.
7. Rout (noun) – A defeat of an individual, army, group, or team.
- Synonyms: Debacle, Defeat, Retreat
- Antonyms: Triumph, Win, Victory
- Usage: After the dictator’s rout, the people finally had control of their country.
8. Obeisance (noun) – Deferential respect/ a respectful obedient attitude.
- Synonyms: Respect, Homage, Adoration, Reverence, Veneration, Respectfulness
- Antonyms: Censure, Condemnation, Disdain, Dishonor, Disregard, Disrespect
- Usage: The young girl showed obeisance when she bowed before the queen.
9. Enfeeble (verb) – To deprive of strength.
- Synonyms: Weaken, Cripple, Debilitate, Disable
- Antonyms: Enable, Encourage, Strengthen
- Usage: The result of SSC exam made his preparation enfeebled for upcoming exams.
10. Avowed (adjective) – That has been asserted, admitted or stated publicly.
- Synonyms: Professed, Accepted, Acknowledged, Admitted, Affirmed
- Antonyms: Refused, Denied
- Usage: After losing four matches in five match series, the captain avowed series defeat of his team.