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. Lament (verb) – To feel sorrow for; to mourn
- Synonyms: Grieve, Mourn, Cry, Weep, Sorrow, Moan
- Antonyms: Rejoice, Laugh, Joy, Praise, Celebration
- Usage: Susan lamented her missed chance at going to Europe with her high school friends.
2. Promulgate (verb) – Formally declare ; promote or make widely known (an idea or cause)
- Synonyms: Publicize, Spread, Communicate, Circulate, Broadcast, Declare, Announce
- Antonyms: Conceal, Hide , Cover , Bury , Suppress
- Usage: Because the minister wants to promulgate his religious beliefs, he is producing a television show that will air next year.
3. Transient (adjective) – Lasting only for a short time; impermanent.
- Synonyms: Transitory, Temporary, Short-Lived, Shortterm, Ephemeral, Impermanent, Brief, Short, Momentary
- Antonyms: Endless, Lasting, Permanent, Unending,
- Usage: The snow is transient and will melt as soon as the sun appears.
4. Refute (verb) – To prove to be untrue ; to prove wrong by argument or evidence
- Synonyms: Contradict, Deny, Disconfirm, Oppose, Negative, Reject, Dispute
- Antonyms: Confirm, Prove , Agree, Allow, Accept, Certify
- Usage: The student refuted the professor’s claim in class.
5. Scrupulous (adjective) – Paying great attention to detail ; very careful about doing something correctly
- Synonyms: Careful, Conscientious, Conscionable, Thorough, Attentive, Diligent, Ultra-Careful.
- Antonyms: Careless, Negligent, Reckless, Inaccurate, Incautious
- Usage: The baker paid scrupulous attention to making the roses perfect on the wedding cake.
6. Spawn (verb) – To call forth; to generate or produce
- Synonyms: develop, generate, produce, make
- Antonyms: destroy, admonish, vanish, disappear
- Usage: The loss of the family business went on to spawn anxiety and depression in the former owners.
7. Surly (adjective) – Unfriendly; inclined to anger
- Synonyms: Bad-Tempered, Short-Tempered, Grumpy, Irritable, Tempered, Cranky
- Antonyms: Cheerful, Pleasant, Happy, Jovial, Polite, Friendly
- Usage: Most people tend to act surly in the morning if they aren’t used to waking up early.
8. Ubiquitous (adjective) – Being everywhere at once ; existing or being everywhere at the same time
- Synonyms: Omnipresent, Universal, Everywhere, Common, Pervasive
- Antonyms: Absent, Scarce , Uncommon, Limited
- Usage: Because the police presence was ubiquitous at the parade, everyone felt very safe.
9. Undulate (verb) – Move with a smooth wavelike motion or in a wavy pattern
- Synonyms: Wave, Ripple, Roll, Sway, Swing, Wobble
- Antonyms: Flat, Steady, Smooth
- Usage: Belly dancers are known for their ability to skillfully undulate their stomachs.
10. Squalid (adjective) – Extremely dirty and unpleasant
- Synonyms: Dirty, Sordid , Foul , Filthy, Unclean, Sleazy, Shabby
- Antonyms: Clean , Good, Tidy, Neat, Fresh
- Usage: When the health inspector saw the squalid conditions of the restaurant, he insisted the owners close the establishment immediately.