Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 132

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. Atone (Verb) – Make Amends Or Reparation ; To Reimburse For A Wrongdoing.

  • Synonyms:  Compensate,  Reimburse,  Expiate, Mend, Redeem, Amend, Correct, Rectify
  • Antonyms:  Dismiss, Abandon, Disagree, Spoil
  • Usage: When the drug caused the man’s death, the manufacturer tried to atone for its mistake by offering the widow two million dollars.

2. Avarice (noun) – Extreme greed for wealth or material gain.

  • Synonyms:  Greed, Lust, Gluttony, Acquisitiveness,  Avidity, Covetousness, Graspingness,  Rapacity
  • Antonyms:  Contentment, Fulfillment ,  Gratification, Satisfaction, Bounty, Charity, Generosity
  • Usage: The greedy banker’s avarice led him to funnel company funds into his personal account.

3. Mirage (noun) – An illusion that appears real but does not exist.

  • Synonyms:  Illusion , Hallucination, Phantom, Fantasy
  • Antonyms:  Reality, Fact, Actuality, Truth, Certainty
  •  Usage: When I was stranded in the desert, I saw a lake that turned out to be nothing but a mirage.

4. Abscess (noun) – A swollen area within body tissue with pus ; cavity filled with pus.

  • Synonyms:   Inflammation, Pustule, Sore, Wound, Boil, Swelling
  • Antonyms:  Crater, Cave, Indent
  • Usage: A tame rabbit was brought in with a large abscess about the size of an egg on its cheek.

5. Compendious (adjective) – Something that has been explained in a concise or brief way.

  • Synonyms:   Complete, Compact, Comprehensive, Concise, Brief, Summary,  In-Depth, Inclusive
  • Antonyms:  Enlarged, Lengthened, Wordy, Lengthy, Detailed
  • Usage:  Learning little from the witness’s compendious summary of the event, the detective decided he needed a more detailed description of what happened.

6. Factotum (noun) – An employee or official who has various different responsibilities to handle.

  • Synonyms:  Retainer, Servant, Workaholic, Odd-Job Person
  • Antonyms:  Commander, Executive
  • Usage: She was a general factotum at the restaurant – washing dishes, cleaning the floors and polishing the furniture.

7. Larceny (noun) – The act of taking something from someone unlawfully.

  • Synonyms:  Burglary, Crime, Stealing, Touch, Stealing, Pilfering
  • Antonyms:  Return, Pay, Reimbursement, Compensation
  • Usage: After finding his computer was not where he left it, he accused his sister of larceny.

8. Uncouth (adjective) – Having or showing crudely insensitive or impolite manners.

  • Synonyms:  Boorish, Churlish, Classless,  Awkward, Clownish, Rude, Ill-Mannered, Uncultured
  • Antonyms:  Classy, Civilized, Sophisticated, Courteous, Cultured, Polite
  • Usage: My mother banished my brother from the dinner table after he drank too much and started to act uncouth.

9. Wistful (adjective) – Showing pensive sadness; sad and reflective.

  • Synonyms:   Desirous, Mournful, Homesick, Sad, Melancholy, Nostalgic, Gloomy
  • Antonyms:  Satisfied, Glad, Happy, Pleased, Celebratory
  • Usage:  Simon’s face grew wistful as he thought about his happy student days.

10. Acerbic (adjective) – Harsh or corrosive in tone ; sour or bitter in taste.

  • Synonyms:  Bitter, Acid,  Caustic, Sharp, Harsh, Mordant, Pungent, Sarcastic
  • Antonyms:  Mild, Pleasant, Sweet, Smooth, Gracious, Polite
  • Usage: After John heard his teacher’s acerbic comments, he was not motivated to complete his project.

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