Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 137

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. Garner : (verb) – To collect or accumulate ; to bring together in one place.

  • Synonyms: Accumulate, Amass, Assemble,  Collect, Reserve, Gather
  • Antonyms:  Divide, Separate, Disperse, Scatter, Spread
  • Usage: As the recruiter for the school’s parent teacher association, it is my job to garner more parent members.

2. Sanguine : (adjective) – Optimistic or positive, especially in an apparently bad or difficult situation.

  • Synonyms:  Optimistic, Hopeful, Confident , Optimistic, Cheerful, Enthusiastic
  • Antonyms:  Doubtful, Depressed, Uncertain, Unsure , Pessimistic
  • Usage: Although the economy is looking better, we should still not be too sanguine about the future.

3. Loquacious : (adjective) – A person that talks a lot; talkative.

  • Synonyms:  Talkative, Chatty, Gossipy, Garrulous, Mouthy
  • Antonyms:  Quiet, Laconic, Untalkative, Silent, Mute, Speechless
  • Usage: Since the employees knew their manager was in a loquacious mood, they predicted the meeting would be a long one.

4. Bemoan : (verb) – To express displeasure ; to feel or express sorrow.

  • Synonyms:   Deplore, Grieve (For), Lament, Mourn, Regret, Moan
  • Antonyms:  Rejoice, Applaud, Enjoy, Praise, Celebrate
  • Usage: When the teacher saw the test grades, she began to bemoan her students’ lack of preparedness.

5. Bounty : (noun) –  Something offered or given in return for a service performed.

  • Synonyms:  Reward, Prize, Award, Gift, Remuneration, Commission,  Generosity
  • Antonyms:  Harshness , Miserliness, Selfishness,  Stinginess
  • Usage: A bounty was offered for information leading to the capture of the criminal.

6. Purge : (Verb) – To get rid of something or someone, rid (someone) of an unwanted feeling, memory, or condition.

  • Synonyms:  Purify, Cleanse, Remove, Eliminate, Eradication, Heal, Amend
  • Antonyms:  Holding, Keeping, Maintain,  Degrade, Demean
  • Usage: The results of the election revealed that voters were determined to purge the city of its corrupt officials.

7. Niggardly : (adjective) – Miserly; extremely stingy ; giving or sharing as little as possible.

  • Synonyms:  Stingy, Misery, Cheap, Greedy, Penurious
  • Antonyms:  Generous, Spendthrift, Lavish, Ample, Abundant
  • Usage: The niggardly millionaire found it hard to keep staff because she refused to pay her employees a decent salary.

8. Mirth : (noun) –  Amusement and joy ; amusement, especially as expressed in laughter.

  • Synonyms:   Cheerfulness, Jollity, Delight, Joviality, Happiness, Joy, Amusement
  • Antonyms:  Depression, Sadness, Gloom, Grief,   Unhappiness
  • Usage: The teacher tried to hide her mirth when she learned her worst student had been suspended for seven days.

9. Pertinacious  : (adjective) – Continuing despite difficulties or discouragement ; firm on achieving a task.

  • Synonyms:  Insistent, Patient, Determined, Persistent, Tenacious , Obstinate, Firm
  • Antonyms:  Wavering ,  Surrendering, Quitting, Uncertain , Hesitant
  • Usage: Even when the pertinacious athlete fell out of his wheelchair, he continued to crawl towards the finish line.

10. Impeccable: (adjective) – Without fault or error ; perfect in every way.

  • Synonyms :  Absolute, Faultless, Flawless, Errorless, Accurate, Perfect
  • Antonyms : Defective, Faulty, Flawed, Imperfect, Wrong, Corrupt
  • Usage : Anyone who likes the same songs as me has an impeccable taste in music.

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