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. Deride (verb) – To ridicule, laugh at with contempt.
- Synonyms: Ridicule, Mock , Scoff, Gibe, Jest, Taunt
- Antonyms: Respect, Praise , Complement, Respect , Commend
- Usage: If the police do not intervene, the fans of the winning team will deride the losing players as they leave the arena.
2. Embezzle (verb) – To steal money by falsifying records ; steal or misappropriate
- Synonyms: Misappropriate, Steal, Rob, Thieve, Pilfer, Appropriate, Abstract
- Antonyms: Compensate , Give , Return , Pay, Reimburse
- Usage: The minister is tempted to embezzle money from the church so he can pay his gambling debts.
3. Extol (verb) – To praise, revere
- Synonyms: Compliment, Exalt, Glorify, Laud, Praise
- Antonyms: Criticize, Blame , Deprecate, Condemn , Reprove
- Usage: Unfortunately, young people have began to extol celebrities instead of the real heroes like teachers and police officers.
4. Furtive ( adjective) – Secretive; attempting to avoid notice or attention
- Synonyms: Secretive, Sly, Hidden, Covert, Sneaky, Wily, Underhand
- Antonyms: Open , Honest, Truthful , Public , Clear
- Usage: Because the thief was furtive, nobody discovered that he stole thousands of dollars in merchandise.
5. Impeccable ( adjective) – Without fault or error ; perfect in every way
- Synonyms: Flawless, Faultless, Unblemished, Spotless, Stainless, Untarnished, Perfect
- Antonyms: Bad, Censurable, Defective, Faulty, Flawed, Imperfect, Broken, Damaged
- Usage: Your impeccable work ethic and great attention to detail are reasons enough for hiring you.
6. Lithe ( adjective) – Gracefully flexible ; moving and bending with ease
- Synonyms: Elastic, Flexible, Limber, Plastic, Graceful, Supple
- Antonyms: Inflexible, Rigid, Stiff, Stiffened , Awkward, Clumsy
- Usage: Leila practices yoga twice a day to keep her body lithe and fit.
7. Modicum ( noun ) – A small amount of something
- Synonyms: Modify, Commodity, Sodium, Document, Mode, Model, Modest, Documentary
- Antonyms: Maximum, Lot, Total, Abundance
- Usage: Since the editor hates the politician, he probably published a story about him that does not have a modicum of truth in it.
8. Oblivious (adjective) – Lacking consciousness or awareness of something ; unaware of what is present or occurring.
- Synonyms: Forgetful, Preoccupied, Senseless, Unconscious.
- Antonyms: Acquainted, Aware, Cognizant, Conscious, Conversant, Grounded, Informed, Knowing, Mindful
- Usage: The absent-minded couple acted oblivious to the mess their child made in the restaurant.
9. Staid (adjective) – Serious, boring, or old-fashioned
- Synonyms: Quiet, Serious, Serious-Minded, Steady, Conventional, Traditional, Unadventurous
- Antonyms: Facetious, Flip, Flippant, Humorous, Jesting, Jocular, Joking, Playful
- Usage: When people describe my boss, they describe him as a staid man who never smiles.
10. Umbrage ( noun ) – A feeling of anger caused by being offended ; to find offensive
- Synonyms: Offense, Grudge , Anger , Resentment, Rage, Pique
- Antonyms: Contentment, Delight, Gratification, Pleasure, Happiness
- Usage: You don’t think she’ll take umbrage if she isn’t invited to the wedding.