Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 116

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. Nix (noun) – Put an end to; expressing denial or refusal; to destroy.

  • Synonyms: Naught, Ciper, Deny, Refuse, Reject, Reprobate, Withhold
  • Antonyms: Allow, Concede, Grant, Permit
  • Usage: Over time, it became painfully clear that the smartest choice was to nix the partnership and dissolve the business.

2. Solace (noun) – Comfort or consolation in a time of great distress or sadness.

  • Synonyms: Consolation, Condolence, Assuagement
  • Antonyms: Distress, Torture, Affliction, Torment
  • Usage: Although Rihana was distraught during her father’s funeral, she later found solace by looking at the family photo album.

3. Revel (verb) – Enjoy oneself in a lively and noisy way.

  • Synonyms: Celebrate, make Merry, party, Carouse, Roister, Enjoy Oneself, Go on a Spree
  • Antonyms: Mourn, Grieve, Sorrow Over, Lament
  • Usage: Many youngsters celebrate New Year’s evening by reveling.

4. Vestiges (noun) – A trace or remnant of something that is disappearing or no longer exists; A surviving evidence or remainder of some condition, practice.

  • Synonyms: Remnant, Fragment, Relic, Echo, Indication, Sign, Trace, Residue, Mark, Legacy
  • Antonyms: Information, Lot
  • Usage: My critical mother-in-law has taken everything but the vestige of my self-esteem.

5. Glut (verb) – To flood with goods so that supply is greater than demand or to make very full.

  • Synonyms: Oversupply, Surfeit, Satiate
  • Antonyms: Scarcity, Absence, Starve, Deficiency, Appetite, Shortage
  • Usage: The market is glutted with new cars.

6. Cohort (noun) – A group of people with a shared characteristic.

  • Synonyms: Associate, Companion, Compatriot, Compeer, Comrade, Crony, Fellow, Hobnobber, Mate
  • Antonyms: Antagonist, Opponent, Apostate, Emulator
  • Usage: The police arrested the gang’s leader and his cohort’s.

7. Palpably (adverb) – Noticeably or clearly.

  • Synonyms: Manifestly, Evidently, Clearly, Officially, Obviously
  • Antonyms: Vaguely, Equivocally, Uncertain, Dubiously, Improbably
  • Usage: He was palpably surprised

8. Woe (noun) – Great sorrow or distress.

  • Synonyms: Adversity, Anguish, Catastrophe, Misery, Affliction, Gloom
  • Antonyms: Happiness, Joy, Prosperity, Pleasure
  • Usage: When the mother learned her child was dead, her woe knew no bounds.

9. Fillip (noun) – Something which acts as a stimulus or boost to an activity.

  • Synonyms: Impetus, Incentive, Encouragement, Stimulus, Stimulation, Boost, Exhortation
  • Antonyms: Curb, Restriction, Inhibition, Barrier
  • Usage: The low rate of GST would provide a fillip to sales.

10. Euphemism (noun) – A mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing.

  • Synonyms: Delicacy, Verbosity, Grandiloquence, Politeness, Genteelism
  • Antonyms: Dysphemism, Calling a spade a spade
  • Usage: Tax planning is a euphemism used by financial experts advising on legal ways to avoid tax.

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