Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 136

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. Feign (verb) – Make believe with the intention of deceiving; to present a false appearance of.

  • Synonyms: Act, Forge, Assume, Bluff, Counterfeit, Dissemble, Fake
  • Antonyms: Actual, Real , Truthful, Honest
  • Usage: I feign sleep when Mom checks up on me after bedtime, then I go back to playing video games when she leaves.

2. Dissipate (noun) – Disappear or cause to disappear (feeling and emotion) ; drive away.

  • Synonyms: Clear out, vanish, evaporate, dissolve , disappear, squander
  • Antonyms: Gather, collect, conserve, accumulate, assemble
  • Usage: Because my father’s anger will dissipate quickly, I am not worried about going home late tonight.

3. Dearth (noun) – A scarcity or lack of something.

  • Synonyms: Lack, scarcity, scarceness, shortage, shortfall, want, deficiency, insufficiency, inadequacy
  • Antonyms: Abundance , excess , surplus, adequacy, lavishness, sufficiency
  • Usage: Although the lake is filled with water, the dearth of aquatic life makes it a gloomy sight.

4. Sultry (adjective) – Hot and humid weather.

  • Synonyms: Hot, humid, damp, muggy, sticky , moist
  • Antonyms: Cool, dry, cold, chilly,frosty, icy
  • Usage: The sultry heat of the city in the summer can be difficult to deal with.

5. Falter (Verb) – Move unsteadily or hesitantly.

  • Synonyms: Stumble, hesitate, stumble, stammer, wobble
  • Antonyms: Maintain , steady, persist, endure
  • Usage: Even though that country has enjoyed a strong economy during the recent decades, it’s beginning to falter because of the policies of the new regime.

6. Frantic (adjective) – Distraught with fear, anxiety or worry.

  • Synonyms: Anxious,  disturbed, nervous, perturbed, tense, troubled, upset, worried
  • Antonyms: Calm, peaceful, relaxed, easygoing
  • Usage: When Billy did not come home after school, his mother became frantic with worry.

7. Edify (Verb) – To provide with moral or spiritual understanding; to teach in a way that improves the mind or character.

  • Synonyms: Enlighten , Guide, Instruct,  Illuminate, Inspire, Educate
  • Antonyms: Discourage, Darken , Mystify, Distort
  • Usage: The teacher hoped her speech about good citizenship would edify her students and encourage them to contribute to their communities.

8. Bizarre (adjective) – Very strange or unusual.

  • Synonyms: Strange, odd, unusual, weird, absurd, crazy, kinky
  • Antonyms: Normal, common, realistic, reasonable, ordinary, sensible
  • Usage: The bizarre movie we watched last night was so odd we left the theater in stunned silence.

9. Blithe (adjective) – Carefree and unconcerned.

  • Synonyms: Heedless, uncaring, careless, casual, indifferent, thoughtless, unconcerned, light-hearted
  • Antonyms: Cheerless, sorrowful, concerned, depressed, anguished
  • Usage: The father’s blithe behavior towards his children led the police to remove his kids from the home.

10. Elicit (Verb) – To draw out or bring forth (emotions, feelings, and responses).

  • Synonyms: Educe, evoke, inspire, draw out, obtain
  • Antonyms: Hide,suppress, cover,  neglect, conceal,
  • Usage: Although I tried, I was unable to elicit any information from my husband about my birthday gift.

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