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. Prowess (noun) – Skill or expertise in a particular activity or field.
- Synonyms: Skill, Expertise, Effectiveness, Mastery, Talent, Adroitness, Adeptness
- Antonyms: Inability, Incapacity, Weakness
- Usage: With a prowess for writing, the promising author wrote a fiction novel of nine-hundred-pages.
2. Tribulation (noun) – A state of great trouble or suffering.
- Synonyms: Affliction, Ordeal, Hardship, Tragedy, Trauma
- Antonyms: Delight, Comfort, Contentment, Pleasure
- Usage: Knowing that her son has been suffering from cancer led her to the tribulation.
3. Lynch (verb) – To put to death by mob action without legal approval or permission.
- Synonyms: Execute, Kill, Hang, Murder
- Antonyms: Save, Protect, Guard
- Usage: The accused killer was lynched by an angry mob.
4. Shrill (adjective) – Loud and forceful.
- Synonyms: High-Pitched, Piercing, High, Sharp, Powerful, Impactful
- Antonyms: Calm, Low, Mild, Moderate
- Usage: The piercing barking of dogs shrilled through the night.
5. Assiduously (adverb) – With great care and perseverance.
- Synonyms: Diligently, Carefully, Laboriously, Arduously, Indefatigably
- Antonyms: Idly, Inactively, Sluggishly
- Usage: With your assiduous attempt at learning Spanish, I think you will master the language in no time.
6. Concordance (noun) – Agreement of opinions.
- Synonyms: Agreement, Accord, Accordance, Harmony
- Antonyms: Disagreement, Discord, Opposition
- Usage: I believe there are concordances to be found between all symbolic systems.
7. Acquiesced (verb) – To agree or express agreement.
- Synonyms: Accede, Comply, Concur, Conform
- Antonyms: Deny, Differ, Oppose, Refuse
- Usage: Her family will never acquiesce to inter-caste marriage.
8. Cumbersome (adjective) – Difficult to handle or use especially because of size or weight; Not elegant or graceful in expression.
- Synonyms: Burdensome, Troublesome, Unwieldy, Awkward
- Antonyms: Convenient, Aiding, Airy
- Usage: The complexities of having eight different airlines with different working cultures must surely prove cumbersome.
9. Scrimmage (noun) – A confused struggle or fight
- Synonyms: Fight, Battle, Struggle, Tussle, Brawl
- Antonyms: Peace, Truce
- Usage: The two players got into a scrimmage off the court and got suspended
10. Perennial (adjective) – Lasting or existing for a long or apparently infinite time; enduring or continually recurring.
- Synonyms: Everlasting, Never-Ending, Permanent, eternal, Perpetual, Incessant, Imperishable
- Antonyms: Intermittent, Temporary, Transient, Evanescent, Fugacious
- Usage: Although the villagers haven’t found a way to deal with the inevitable flooding caused by the perennial monsoon, no one ever decides to move to higher ground.