Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 29

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. Ignoble – not honourable in character or purpose.

    • Synonyms: dishonourable, unworthy, contemptible, despicable, shabby
    • Antonyms: noble, dignified, worthy, reputable
    • Usage: Ignoble feelings of intense jealousy.
  2. Imbibe – absorb or assimilate (ideas or knowledge)

    • Synonyms: assimilate, guzzle, ingest, quaff, gorge, ingurgitate, partake
    • Antonyms: abstain
    • Usage: If one does not imbibe the culture one cannot succeed
  3. Magnate – a wealthy and influential businessman or businesswoman.

    • Synonyms: baron, lord, king, proprietor, entrepreneur, prelate
    • Antonyms: pawn
    • Usage: A property magnate.
  4. Grumpy – bad-tempered and sulky.

    • Synonyms: crotchety, crabby, tetchy, twaspish, irascible, crusty, cantankerous
    • Antonyms: cheerful, pleasant
    • Usage: She can be grumpy first thing in the morning.
  5. Fluke – an unlikely chance occurrence, especially a surprising piece of luck.

    • Synonyms: quirk, contingency, windfall, fortuity, fortunate
    • Antonyms: misfortune, certainty, plan
    • Usage: Winning the lottery is always a fluke due to buying the lucky ticket completely by chance.
  6. Evince – reveal the presence of (a quality or feeling); indicate.

    • Synonyms: manifest, demonstrate, proclaim, impart, bespeak, divulge
    • Antonyms: conceal. deny, secrete
    • Usage: The news stories evinced the usual mixture of sympathy and satisfaction
  7. Demur – raise objections or show reluctance.

    • Synonyms: deprecate, vacillate, protest, cavil, dissent
    • Antonyms: commend, sanction, endorse
    • Usage: Normally she would have accepted the challenge, but she demurred
  8. Implore – beg someone earnestly or desperately to do something.

    • Synonyms: entreat, beseech, solicit, supplicate, importune, exhort
    • Antonyms:  disgust, refuse, donate
    • Usage: He implored her to change her mind.
  9. Abrade– to wear off or down by scraping or rubbing.

    • Synonyms: chafe, triturate, erode, scour
    • Antonyms: rebuild, please
    • Usage: The paintwork had been abraded over the years by the weather
  10. Tenuous – very weak or slight.

    • Synonyms: delicate, dubious, gossamer, nebulous, shaky, flimsy
    • Antonyms: certain, strong, substantial, definite, firm
    • Usage: The tenuous link between interest rates and investment.

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