Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 27

The following vocabulary words are taken from The Editorials of Newspapers like The Hindu, The Economist, Indian Express, etc. which are important for the upcoming exams. Add some more words to your English vocabulary list. Hindu Newspaper Vocabulary for SBI PO 2017 and NIACL Assistant Exams.

  1. Demean – cause a severe loss in the dignity of and respect for (someone or something).

    • Synonyms: mortifying, abject, lowering, ignominious, undignified, inglorious
    • Antonyms: ennobling
    • Usage: The students tried to demean the poor girl by making fun of her used clothes on social media.
  2. Leeway – the amount of freedom to move or act that is available.

    • Synonyms: indulgence, laxity, margin, latitude, headway, scope 
    • Antonyms: constraint, restriction
    • Usage: The government had greater leeway to introduce reforms
  3. Vest – confer or bestow (power, authority, property, etc.) on someone.

    • Synonyms: , empower, bestow, endow
    • Antonyms: refuse, dislodge
    • Usage: Executive power is vested in the President
  4. Lacuna – an unfilled space; a gap.

    • Synonyms: interval, depression, gap, hiatus, interim
    • Antonyms: closure, continuation, misfortune
    • Usage: The journal has filled a lacuna in Middle Eastern studies
  5. Thwart – to hinder or stop something from happening

    • Synonyms: circumvent, counter, curb, defeat, foil, frustrate, impede
    • Antonyms: abet, assist, encourage, facilitate
    • Usage: If you want to thwart future health problems, it’s not too late.
  6. Adage – a proverb or short statement expressing a general truth.

    • Synonyms: maxim, axiom, aphorism, dictum, precept
    • Usage: Among other things, Ben is famous for developing an adage to go with each of his philosophical ideals.
  7. Adulation – excessive admiration or praise.

    • Synonyms: commendation, flattery, veneration, exaltation, glory
    • Antonyms: abuse, criticism
    • Usage: He found it difficult to cope with the adulation of the fans.
  8. Gruff – rough and low in pitch.

    • Synonyms: harsh, guttural, throaty, husky, croaking, rasping
    • Antonyms:  soft, mellow
    • Usage: She spoke with a gruff, masculine voice
  9. Accede – agree to a demand, request, or treaty.

    • Synonyms: acquiesce, assent, comply, concede, concur, endorse
    • Antonyms: disapprove, impede, obstruct
    • Usage: The authorities did not accede to the strikers’ demands
  10. Assuage – make (an unpleasant feeling) less intense

    • Synonyms: relieve, ease, alleviate, soothe, mitigate
    • Antonyms: aggravate
    • Usage: But nothing could assuage our growing thirst and hunger.

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