Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 113

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. Bolster (verb) – To make something stronger or better.

  • Synonyms: Strengthen, Support, Reinforce, Revitalize, Invigorate, Fortify
  • Antonyms: Undermine, Attenuate, Enfeeble, Cripple
  • Usage: In order to bolster its profits, the mobile company is cutting its workforce

2. Sprawl (verb) – To develop or spread without limitation.

  • Synonyms: Spread, Extend, Span, Elongate, Swell
  • Antonyms: Contract, Shrink, Rigid, Condense
  • Usage: If we don’t manage the bushes, they’ll sprawl onto our neighbor’s property.

3. Nudge (noun) – To give someone a gentle reminder or encouragement.

  • Synonyms: Shove, Thrust, Jostle, Impel, Goad
  • Antonyms: Discourage, Pull, Repress, Dissuade
  • Usage: We have to nudge the politicians in the right direction.

4. Inevitable (noun) – A situation that is unavoidable.

  • Synonyms: Unavoidable, Certain, Ineluctable, Inexorable
  • Antonyms: Preventable, Avoidable, Uncertain, Avertable
  • Usage: Sine Mary never wears shoes, it was inevitable that she would get a piece of glass in her foot.

5. Apartheid (noun) – Any system or practice that separates people according to color, ethnicity, caste, etc.

  • Synonyms: Racism, Discrimination, Segregation, Xenophobia, Chauvinism
  • Antonyms: Open-Mindedness, Equality, Compassion
  • Usage: Because of Apartheid, black children were unable to attend school with white children.

6. Oust (verb) – Drive out or expel someone from a position or place.

  • Synonyms: Defrock, Depose, Deprive, Dethrone, Displace, Dismiss
  • Antonyms: Crown, Enthrone, Appoint, Retain
  • Usage: Board members realized that they would have to have at least a 2/3 vote to oust the horrible president.

7. Purge (verb) – To rid of whatever is impure or undesirable; cleanse, purify.

  • Synonyms: Cleanse, Purify, sanctify, Depurate
  • Antonyms: Contaminate, Desecrate, Defile, Condemn, Debauch
  • Usage: The results of the election revealed that voters were determined to purge the city of its corrupt officials.

8. Nugatory (adjective) – having no worth or value; useless.

  • Synonyms: Trivial, Insignificant, Frivolous, Useless, Inconsequential, Paltry, Trifling
  • Antonyms: Impactful, Significant, Substantial, Competent, Utilitarian
  • Usage: Since Shweta does not have a vehicle, she knows car insurance is a nugatory investment.

9. Milieu (noun) – The physical or social setting in which something happens or develops.

  • Synonyms: Environment, Habitat, Sphere, Ambiance, Circumstances, Entourage
  • Antonyms: Generality, Suffusion, Diapason
  • Usage: She has become so comfortable with her present professional milieu that she has stopped looking for better opportunities.

10. Guise (noun) – A way of seeming or looking that is not true or real.

  • Synonyms: Pretense, Semblance, Appearance, Camouflage, Facade
  • Antonyms: Reality, Verity, Uncover, Distinguish, Evince, Unveil
  • Usage: Today, many surveillance cameras are made in the guise of regular household objects so they will not be noticed.

 Click here for More Vocabulary Sets

Related posts

One Thought to “Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 113”

  1. I have observed that of all forms of insurance, medical insurance is the most questionable because of the conflict between the insurance plan company’s obligation to remain adrift and the consumer’s need to have insurance plan. Insurance companies’ commission rates on wellness plans are certainly low, consequently some organizations struggle to make money. Thanks for the strategies you write about through this site.

Comments are closed.