Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 120

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. Bellicose (adjective) – Having or showing a ready disposition to fight ; demonstrating aggression and willingness to fight; eager for war.

  • Synonyms: aggressive, argumentative, assaultive, belligerent, brawly, disputatious, feisty, gladiatorial, quarrelsome, warlike
  • Antonyms:  easygoing, calm, peaceful, pacific, affable, amiable, cordial easygoing, friendly, gentle,  good-natured, good-tempered,
  • Usage: His narrow ideas in regard to woman and the superiority of the royal and noble classes in his own country were to me so exasperating that I grew more and more bellicose every day we traveled in company.

2. Abstemious (adjective) – Sparing in consumption of especially food and drink; marked by moderation and holding back on indulgence.

  • Synonyms:  abstentious, abstinent, continent, self-denying, sober, temperate
  • Antonyms:  gluttonous, greedy, crapulent, crapulous, piggy, porcine, rapacious, ravening,ravenous, self-indulgent, sensual, intemperate, overgreedy, piggish
  • Usage: The best way to avoid becoming obese is by being abstemious and only eating what is necessary to survive.

3. Extol (verb) – To praise, glorify, or honor

  • Synonyms:  bless, carol, celebrate, emblazon, exalt, glorify, hymn, laud, magnify, praise
  • Antonyms:  blame, criticize, censure, abhor, censure, chide, contemn, criticize, admonish, blame, reprimand despise, detest, dislike, hate
  • Usage: I got angry when my mother would extol my brother’s accomplishments and ignore all the good things I did.

4. Glib (adjective) -Speaking easily but without thinking carefully; speaking in a smooth, easy way that is insincere; marked by lack of intellectual depth ; artfully persuasive in speech.

  • Synonyms:  slick, fluent, smooth, loquacious, facile, talkative
  • Antonyms:  dissuasive, implausible, profound, hesitant, tongue-tied
  • Usage: I decided to stay home from the party because I just couldn’t suffer through another evening of glib chatter.

5. Hiatus (adjective) – A missing piece; an interruption in time ; a period of time when something is stopped.

  • Synonyms:  break, gap, interruption, pause, reprieve, delay, discontinuity, omission
  • Antonyms:  closure, continuation, juncture, continuity, procession, progression
  • Usage: My doctor suggests I take a hiatus from my job while I am recovering from knee surgery.

6. Loquacious (adjective) – Full of trivial conversation;  a person that talks a lot; talkative

  • Synonyms:  free-spoken, outspoken blabby, chatty, conversational, gabby, garrulous, mouthy, talkative, talky
  • Antonyms:  silent, quiet,  closemouthed, evasive, indrawn, inhibited, introverted, mute, secretive, self-contained, shy, reserved, reticent, retiring
  • Usage: Because Harry did not want to engage in conversation with his loquacious coworker, he often hid in his office.

7. Motley (verb) – A collection containing a variety of sorts of things ; made up of strikingly different components; consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds .

  • Synonyms: eclectic, heterogeneous, indiscriminate, miscellaneous, mixed, patchwork assorted, diversified, several, various.
  • Antonyms:  colorless, uncolored, distinct, distinctive, dull, faded, faint, gray, homogeneous, alike achromatic, bleached, colorless
  • Usage: What was supposed to be soup was actually a motley concoction made of every item my wife had found in the cupboard.

8. Nexus (noun) – A connected series or group; the means of connection between things linked in series ; the focal place or point

  • Synonyms: link, network, bond, association, sequence, string, train, concatenation, consecution, progression
  • Antonyms:  detachment, disunion, parting, separation, partition, split
  • Usage: While the town is small, it sits right on the border, and its location makes it the nexus of drug distribution.

9. Paucity (noun) – An insufficient quantity or number ; a small amount of something that is not enough.

  • Synonyms:  insufficiency, lack, scarcity, deficiency, deficit, scantiness, scarceness, scarcity, shortage,
  • Antonyms: plenty, abundance, sufficiency, abundance, bountifulness, copiousness, surplus, excess, oversupply, plenitude
  • Usage: Even though the school claims to be a major university, it has merely a paucity of courses for students to take.

10. Rhetoric (noun) – Persuasive or impressive language which is often insincere; study of the technique and rules for using language effectively; using language effectively to please or persuade.

  • Synonyms:   elocution, empty talk, empty words, grandiloquence, grandiosity, hot air, magniloquence, ornateness
  • Antonyms:  quiet, conciseness, inarticulateness
  • Usage: Because I know the politician’s rhetoric is insincere, I will definitely not vote for him

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