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. Intrigued (verb) – Arouse the curiosity or interest of; fascinate.
- Synonyms: Interesting, Fascinating, Attract, Charmed, Interested
- Antonyms: Bored, Repelled, Sick Of, Weary
- Usage: I am intrigued to know what you thought of the movie.
2. Frivolous (adjective) – Not serious in content or attitude or behavior ; of no real worth.
- Synonyms: Foolish, Negligible, Insignificant, Shallow, Silly, Superficial, Unimportant
- Antonyms: Serious, Mature, Clever, Sensible, Thoughtful, Significant, Substantial
- Usage: Students who consider test instructions to be frivolous often fail exams.
3. Masticate (verb) – Chew (food); to bite and grind with the teeth.
- Synonyms: Bite, Champ, Grind, Chew, Chomp , Crunch , Gnaw , Nibble
- Antonyms: Gulp, Guzzle, Swig, Swallow
- Usage: If we do not find my grandmother’s artificial teeth, she will not be able to masticate her sandwich.
4. Grisly (adjective) – Prompting panic or horror ; extremely disturbing or repellent.
- Synonyms: Atrocious, Awful, Dreadful, Frightful, Ghastly, Gruesome, Horrendous, Horrific
- Antonyms: Appealing, Attractive, Delightful, Enjoyable, Pleasant, Pleasing, Pleasurable, Satisfying
- Usage: It takes the makeup artist several hours to apply the cosmetics that turn the actor into a grisly monster.
5. Relinquish (verb) – To give up, abandon ; turn away from.
- Synonyms: abandon, surrender, give up, quit, leave, abdicate , renounce
- Antonyms: retain, hold, keep, adhere
- Usage: If you relinquish your right to an attorney, it could lead to some serious difficulty in future.
6. Woe (noun) – Great sorrow or distress ; grief.
- Synonyms: Misery, Sorrow, Distress, Grief, Sadness, Unhappiness, Agony, Gloom, Melancholy
- Antonyms: Joy, Happiness, Fun, Peace, Gladness, Euphoria
- Usage: Although the movie was supposed to be a comedy, it was filled with woe and made me cry.
7. Pilfer (verb) – To take illegally in small amounts ; steal.
- Synonyms: Steal, Pinch, Swipe, Filch, Rob
- Antonyms: Give, Return, Receive, Recompense, Refund
- Usage: At night, the hungry orphan would sneak into the kitchen and pilfer tiny amounts of food.
8. Sordid (adjective) – Very bad or dirty ; involving immoral or dishonourable actions and motives.
- Synonyms: Dirty, Draggled, Dusty, Filthy, Foul, Shabby, Unclean
- Antonyms: Royal, Reputable, Clean, Good, Neat
- Usage: To get publicity, the actress created a sordid but fake tale about childhood abuse.
9. Jeopardy (noun) – Danger of loss, harm, or failure.
- Synonyms: Danger, Distress, Endangerment, Threat, Risk, Trouble
- Antonyms: Safety, Protection, Security, Safeness, Welfare
- Usage: If you do not take your medicine, you will put your health in jeopardy.
10. Apprise (verb) – Inform (somebody) of something ; to give information.
- Synonyms: Inform, Advise, Notify, Enlighten, Instruct
- Antonyms: Misinform, Mislead, Misguide, Misdirect, Delude
- Usage: The caring manager was not happy to apprise his employees that their jobs were in jeopardy.