Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 47

English Vocabulary for various Exams: SBI PO, NIACL, NICL, Bank of Baroda, IBPS PO. We are providing vocabulary words from The Articles 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 words list.

  1. Scamper – to move quickly with light steps

    • Synonyms: scoot, skip, sprint, hasten, scurry 
    • Antonyms: dawdle, stroll
    • Usage: After eating his lunch, the boy couldn’t wait to scamper outside to play.
  2. Improvise – create and perform spontaneously or without preparation.

    • Synonyms: brainstorm, contrive, devise, invent, extemporize
    • Antonyms: design, devise, plan
    • Usage: Since I forgot my lines, I tried to improvise the role during the audition.
  3. Purport – appear to be or do something

    • Synonyms: impersonate, pretend, claim, appear
    • Antonyms: conceal, exterior
    • Usage: She is not the person she purports to be
  4. Mangle – destroy or severely damage by tearing or crushing

    • Synonyms: mutilate, maim, disfigure, damage, injure, crush, crumple
    • Antonyms: repair, combine, construct
    • Usage: His hand was caught in the machine accidently and was totally mangled.
  5. Ransack – go through (a place) stealing things and causing damage.

    • Synonyms: plunder, pillage, sack, strip, denude; ravage, maraud, devastate
    • Antonyms: clean, raiment
    • Usage: The thieves continued to ransack the house until they came across the shoebox stuffed with money.
  6. Overture – an introduction to something more substantial.

    • Synonyms: preliminary, prelude, introduction, precursor, forerunner
    • Antonyms: conclusion, epilogue, withdrawal
    • Usage: The talks were no more than an overture to a long debate.
  7. Concoct – create or devise

    • Synonyms: fabricate, invent, contrive, manufacture, trump up; devise
    • Antonyms: demolish, disorganize
    • Usage: Using only his cellphone, the talented filmmaker was able to concoct a wonderful film that won several awards.
  8. Plunder – to take forcefully usually during a time of disorder

    • Synonyms: quarry, rapine, pillage, trapping
    • Antonyms: gift
    • Usage: The thieves were arrested as they attempted to plunder the diamond necklace from the security guard.
  9. Abetment – to encourage, support, or countenance by aid or approval, usually in wrongdoing

    • Synonyms: assistance, encouragement, endorsement, relief, succor
    • Antonyms: disapproval, discouragement, hindrance
    • Usage: The accused face charges such as bribery, forgery, criminal breach of trust and abetment to crime.
  10. Retract – to take back

    • Synonyms: disavow, recant, renounce, renege, sheathe
    • Antonyms: approve, enforce
    • Usage: She retracted her hand as if she’d been burnt

Related posts

/