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. Malleable (adjective) – Easily adaptable or changeable ; capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out.
- Synonyms: Adaptable, Changeable, Elastic, Flexible, Moldable, Supple, Yielding
- Antonyms: Inflexible, Intractable, Rigid, Stiff, Obdurate, Firm
- Usage: Because young children are very malleable, parents should be good role models.
2. Emanate (verb) – Come from a source ; to throw or give off.
- Synonyms: Emerge, Discharge, Emit, Evolve, Arise, Issue, Radiate, Release, Throw Out
- Antonyms: Withdraw, Terminate, Absorb, Inhale, Take Up
- Usage: Despite what the ghost hunters said, we have never heard any sounds emanate from the abandoned house.
3. Homage (noun) – High respect or honor; an act performed to show respect.
- Synonyms: Accolade, Citation, Commendation, Praise, Tribute, Adoration
- Antonyms: Disrespect, Scorn, Condemnation, Denunciation, Antypathy, Rebuke, Reprimand
- Usage: Even the Queen paid homage to the soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country.
4. Contrition (noun) – Sadness or remorse over past wrong actions; feeling or showing regret
- Synonyms: Guilt, Penitence, Regret, Penance , Remorse, Remorsefulness, Repentance, Rue, Shame
- Antonyms: Impenitence, Remorselessness, Shamelessness
- Usage: The judge gave him the maximum sentence because he showed no contrition even when confronted by his victims.
5. Insolent (adjective) – Rude and disrespectful ; displaying or marked by rude boldness
- Synonyms: Audacious, Bold, Rude, Impertinent, Impudent, Disrespectful
- Antonyms: Humble, Polite, Respectful, Courteous, Gracious, Mannerly
- Usage: He was simply offering his advice out of goodwill, but your response was insolent and inappropriate.
6. Opulent (adjective) – Having wealth and luxury ; rich and superior in quality
- Synonyms: Rich, Luxurious, Lavish Affluent, Wealthy, Well-Endowed, Moneyed, Abundant
- Antonyms: Poor, Penniless, Impoverished, Needy, Indigent, Destitute
- Usage: Now that he had filed for bankruptcy, it would be difficult for him to maintain his opulent lifestyle.
7. Baneful (adjective) – Harmful or destructive influence; capable of causing harm.
- Synonyms: Adverse, Bad, Baleful, Noxious, Pernicious, Deleterious, Detrimental, Evil, Harmful
- Antonyms: Benign, Harmless, Hurtless, Innocent, Innocuous, Inoffensive, Safe
- Usage: The brutal winds of the tornado are sure to have a baneful effect on the tiny beach homes.
8. Elucidate (verb) – Explain in full or make clear.
- Synonyms: Clarify, Clear, Explain, Explicate, Expound, Crystalize , Illustrate, Illuminate
- Antonyms: Confuse, Distract , Puzzle, Complicate, Obscure
- Usage: To make life easy for my math students, I go out of my way to elucidate the complex problems before each test.
9. Consternation (noun) – A feeling of worry, shock, or fear – often happens when something unexpected happens.
- Synonyms: Panic, Dismay, Dread, Fright, Scare, Terror
- Antonyms: Calmness, Peacefulness, Peace, Security, Tranquility
- Usage: Opening up my unexpected $400 electric bill filled me with consternation, especially since I have no way of paying it.
10. Incognito (adjective) – Without revealing one’s identity ; hidden or unknown with the purpose of intentionally changing appearance.
- Synonyms: Faceless, Anonymous, Innominate, Nameless, Unidentified, Unnamed, Unknown
- Antonyms: Known, Famous, Labeled, Named, Designated, Termed
- Usage: Even stars who go out incognito are often recognized by the public and hounded by the paparazzi.