Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 28

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. Laconic – using very few words

    • Synonyms: concise, terse, succinct, short, economical, elliptical
    • Antonyms: verbose, long-winded, loquacious
    • Usage: His laconic reply suggested a lack of interest in the topic
  2. Doleful – expressing sorrow; mournful

    • Synonyms: morose, melancholy, miserable, fowretched, woebegone
    • Antonyms: cheerful
    • Usage: The doleful music made everyone cry.
  3. Propitiate – win or regain the favour of (a god, spirit, or person) by doing something that pleases them.

    • Synonyms: appease, atone, mollify, placate, assuage
    • Antonyms: agitate, incite, irritate, provoke
    • Usage: He thought it was important to propitiate the gods with sacrifices
  4. Doldrum – a state or period of stagnation or depression.

    • Synonyms: melancholy,dejection, despondency, dispiritedness, glumness
    • Antonyms: happiness, busy, lively
    • Usage: The market has been in the doldrums for three years.
  5. Advent – the arrival of a notable person or thing.

    • Synonyms: origin, birth, rise, development, approach, appearence
    • Antonyms: departure, disappearance
    • Usage: The advent of television.
  6. Pellucid – translucently clear.

    • Synonyms: transparent, crystalline, bright, glassy, limpid, unclouded
    • Antonyms: cloudy, opaque
    • Usage: The poem was easy to understand because of its pellucid style.
  7. Castigate – reprimand (someone) severely.

    • Synonyms: reprimand, rebuke, admonish, chastise, chide, upbraid
    • Antonyms: praise, commend
    • Usage: He was castigated for not setting a good example.
  8. Haggard – looking exhausted and unwell, especially from fatigue, worry, or suffering.

    • Synonyms: careowrn, raddled, sickly, gaunt, asehn, pallid
    • Antonyms:  fresh, healthy
    • Usage: She was pale and haggard.
  9. Valiant – possessing or showing courage or determination.

    • Synonyms: plucky, intrepid, heroic, lionhearted, daring, audacious, gallant
    • Antonyms: cowardly, irresolute
    • Usage: She made a valiant effort to hold her anger in check.
  10. Edifice – a large, imposing building.

    • Synonyms: : building, structure, construction, erection, pile, complex
    • Usage: The church on the corner is the oldest edifice in the country.

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