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. Egress: (noun) – An outlet or exit ; a place or means of going out.
- Synonyms: Exit, Issue, Outlet, Way Out, Escape, Way Out
- Antonyms: Entrance, Entranceway, Arrival, Access
- Usage: I had a panic attack in the haunted house when I could not find an egress leading to the outside.
2. Satiate: (adjective) – To satisfy fully.
- Synonyms: Satisfy, Sate, Quench, Overfull
- Antonyms: Empty, Unsatisfied, Starve, Displeased
- Usage: A trip to the library will satiate Jeremy’s thirst for knowledge.
3. Guise: (noun) – The way that someone or something appears to people ; a display of emotion or behavior that is insincere or intended to deceive.
- Synonyms: Likeness, Disguise, Appearance, Pretext , Duplicity
- Antonyms: Reality, Genuineness, Actuality, Originality
- Usage: A fresh coat of paint will give our old house the guise of being brand new.
4. Bestial: (adjective) – Like a wild animal or beast, exceptionally violent and cruel.
- Synonyms: Savage, wild, brutal, ferocious, cruel, barbarous, violent, inhuman
- Antonyms: kind, generous, mannerable, sympathetic, human
- Usage: The boy who was raised by wolves displays bestial behavior.
5. Perky: (adjective) – Cheerful and lively; having much high-spirited energy and movement.
- Synonyms: active, brisk, energetic , enthusiastic, lively, sparky, vivacious , spirited
- Antonyms: inactive, lethargic, lifeless, sluggish, gloomy, dull
- Usage: After drinking two cups of strong , Steven was so perky that he was doing cartwheels around his office.
6. Goad: (noun) – Provoke or annoy (someone) so as to stimulate some action or reaction.
- Synonyms: provoke, incite, impel, stimulate, instigate, excite, urge, inspire
- Antonyms: discourage , stop , dissuade, obstruction
- Usage: During lunch in the cafeteria today, my rival tried to goad me into a fight so I would get suspended from school.
7. Taut: (adjective) – Stressed to the point of being nervous.
- Synonyms: tense , tight, stiff, rigid, tough, inflexible
- Antonyms: lax, loose, slack, flexible, relaxed
- Usage: As I waited for the results of my lab tests, I was taut with anxiety.
8. Transient: (adjective) – Lasting only for a short time; impermanent.
- Synonyms: transitory, temporary, short-lived, short-term, unstable, brief, short
- Antonyms: endless , everlasting , unending , constant, permanent
- Usage: The snow is transient and will melt as soon as the sun appears.
9. Drudge: (noun) –A person who does very hard or dull work.
- Synonyms: grub, laborer, peon, plugger, slave, servant, toiler, worker
- Antonyms: idler, loiter, lazybones, loafer, slug
- Usage: The drudge had no choice in his tasks and was forced to do the most menial chores on the farm.
10. Shackle: (noun) – Anything that hinders an individual from doing what he or she wants to do.
- Synonyms: block, chain, clog, hindrance, holdback, hurdle, interference,manacle, obstacle
- Antonyms: unlock , release , boost , unfasten
- Usage: The comedian referred to his wife as the shackle that prevented him from being with his dream girl.