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. Annotation (noun) – A note by way of explanation or comment added to a text or diagram.
- Synonyms: Note, Notation, Comment, Gloss , Footnote , Remark, Explanation
- Antonyms: Formlessness , Blank , Riddle
- Usage: Because my art skills are poor, I always explain my drawings with an annotation beneath each picture.
2. Abrogate (verb) – To abolish; to do away with.
- Synonyms: Abolish, Revoke, Repeal, Cancel, Dissolve, Negate, Null
- Antonyms: Collaborate , Approve, Support, Allow, Confirm
- Usage: More cities are beginning to abrogate smoking in public places because of second-hand smoke hazards.
3. Turbulence (noun) – Being in a wild or disordered state ; a state of conflict or confusion.
- Synonyms: Turmoil, Instability, Conflict, Unrest , Disturbance , Violence , Confusion
- Antonyms: Calm, Peace, Stability, Order, Quietness
- Usage: The recession is going to cause turbulent times for families who are already struggling to pay their bills.
4. Spurious (adjective) – Not real or genuine.
- Synonyms: Bogus, Fake, False, Fraudulent, Pretended, Contrived, Deceitful
- Antonyms: True, Authentic, Real, Genuine, Valid, Honest, Right
- Usage: To win elections, politicians often make spurious promises to voters.
5. Mystique (noun) – A quality of mystery, glamour, or power associated with someone or something.
- Synonyms: Charisma, Glamour, Mystery, Fascination, Magic, Spell, Charm, Appeal
- Antonyms: Clearness , Simplicity, Plainness, Transparency
- Usage: Since the book was banned from the library, it has acquired a certain mystique that has made it quite popular.
6. Fastidious (adjective) – Concerned about accuracy and detail or about matters of cleanliness.
- Synonyms : Fussy, Particular, Scrupulous, Demanding, Choosy,
- Antonyms : Undemanding, Unfastidious, Unfussy, Easy Going, Uncritical
- Usage : Although the fastidious painter had all of his brushes, he refused to paint because his special canvasses were unavailable.
7. Infernal (adjective) – Irritating and tiresome (used for emphasis).
- Synonyms: Wicked, Rotten, Horrible, Annoying, Irritating, Dreadful
- Antonyms: Divine , Great, Commendable, Creditable, Marvelous, Praiseworthy
- Usage: The infernal noise from my neighbor’s party kept me awake all night.
8. Bequest (noun) – Something that is or may be inherited.
- Synonyms: Legacy, Inheritance, Endowment, Estate, Heritage, Birthright, Gift
- Antonyms: Disown, Dispossess, Divest
- Usage: In her will, my aunt left me a bequest of a valuable painting.
9. Sagacity (noun) – Ability to make good judgments and decisions.
- Synonyms :Wisdom, Intelligence, Insight, Understanding, Judgement, Astuteness, Sharpness, Profoundness
- Antonyms : Insanity, Foolishness , Silliness , Craziness , Absurdity
- Usage: Because of their professor’s sagacity in teaching, the medical students had no problem passing the exam.
10. Nebulous (adjective) – Unclear, vague; not clearly defined.
- Synonyms: Ambiguous , Unclear, Vague, Indefinite, Fuzzy , Obscure
- Antonyms: Obvious, Clear, Apparent, Definite, Certain
- Usage: While the driving teacher thought his instructions were clear, the students found them to be nebulous.