Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 124

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. Agrarian (adjective) – Engaged in or concerned with agriculture.

  • Synonyms:  Agricultural, Farming
  • Antonyms:  Nonagricultural , Urban, Industrial
  • Usage: Because Rajan has an agrarian background, he knows a great deal about creating healthy soil.

2. Proponent (noun) – An individual who supports a cause or propounds an idea.

  • Synonyms:  Supporter,  Advocate, Advocator, Exponent, Encourager
  • Antonyms:  Adversary, Antagonist, Opponent, Foe
  • Usage: Because Janie loves animals, she is a fierce proponent of the animal rights movement.

3. Bereft (adjective) –Sorrowful through loss or deprivation ; unhappy in love.

  • Synonyms:  Deprived ,Distressed, Grieving, Lovelorn, Miserable, Mournful
  • Antonyms:  Devoid, Loved, Joyful, Filled, Flush, Fraught, Full, Replete
  • Usage: Even though I was bereft of the money from my inheritance, I was still able to collect enough funds to open my restaurant.

4. Fervent (adjective) –  Characterized by intense emotion and feeling;  extremely hot.

  • Synonyms:  Emotional, Ardent, Devoted, Enthusiastic, Intense, Passionate, Sincere, Zealous
  • Antonyms:  Apathetic , Detached , Emotionless, Cool
  • Usage: Many people believe fervent prayer will make their dreams come true.

5. Pandiculation (noun) – Yawning and stretching.

  • Synonyms:  Drowsiness , Yawning, Stretching, Sleepy
  • Antonyms:  Wakeful, Lively
  • Usage: She woke up and began her usual pandiculation procedure of rubbing her eyes and yawning.

6. Inept (adjective) – Having or showing no skill ; lacking in fitness or aptitude.

  • Synonyms: Incapable, Incompetent, Inexpert , Clumsy, Cumbersome, Feckless,  Unskilled,, Tactless
  • Antonyms:  Able, Capable, Competent, Expert, Fit, Qualified, Skilled, Skillful
  • Usage: The teenager was an inept driver who could not back out of his driveway without hitting something.

7. Malaise (noun) – A feeling of general bodily discomfort, fatigue or unpleasantness.

  • Synonyms: Restlessness, Uneasiness,  Melancholy, Depression, Despondency, Dejection,  Anxiety
  • Antonyms:  Comfort, Well-Being , Happiness
  • Usage: Even after the physician performed an examination, he was still unable to determine the factor causing his patient’s malaise.

8. Lugubrious (adjective) – Looking or sounding sad and gloomy ; excessively mournful.

  • Synonyms:  Mournful, Gloomy, Sad, Unhappy, Glum, Melancholy, Sorrowful , Cheerless
  • Antonyms:  Bright, Cheerful, Cheering, Cheery, Comforting, Cordial, Festive, Gay, Heartwarming
  • Usage: After his wife left him, he walked around in a lugubrious condition for months.

9. Perjury (noun) – Criminal offense of making false statements under oath.

  • Synonyms:  Forswearing, Lying Under Oath, False Swearing
  • Antonyms:  Faithfulness , Truth , Honesty
  • Usage: The mother who lied about her son’s whereabouts will soon face trial for perjury.

10. Ruminate (verb) – To think deeply about something.

  • Synonyms:  Meditate, Ponder, Cogitate, Consider, Contemplate,  Deliberate, Muse
  • Antonyms:  Neglect , Disregard, Ignore, Overlook
  • Usage: Before I make any major decisions, I need to ruminate on all the facts.

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