Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 48

The Hindu Vocabulary for Bank Exams

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.

Today’s words have been taken from article: Silence on vigilantism is not an option

Vigilantism – law enforcement undertaken without legal authority by a self-appointed group of people.

  1. Masquerade – pretend to be someone one is not.

    • Synonyms: pretence, deception, facade, disguise, dissimulation, subterfuge
    • Antonyms: reality, openness
    • Usage: In front of the media, the politician masqueraded as a decent human being.
  2. Infringement – the action of breaking the terms of a law

    • Synonyms: contravention, violation, transgression, breach, complaince 
    • Antonyms: obedience
    • Usage: Conspiracy groups believe the government is constantly passing laws that infringe on the rights of the people.
  3. Appal – to fill or overcome with horror

    • Synonyms: horify, shock, dismay, outrage, scandalize, disgust
    • Antonyms: comfort, encourage, satisfy
    • Usage: Bankers are appalled at the economic incompetence of some ministers
  4. Trivialise – make (something) seem less important, significant

    • Synonyms: dismiss, underestimate, undervalue, devalue, belittle, deprecate
    • Antonyms: rmaximize, articulate, emphasize
    • Usage: The problem was either trivialized or ignored by teachers 
  5. Savagery – the quality of being fierce or cruel

    • Synonyms: brutality, ferocity, fierceness, violence, viciousness, barbarity
    • Antonyms: kindness
    • Usage: Dictators in communist governments usually rule through savagery.
  6. Abjure – to give up a belief or an activity

    • Synonyms: renounce, relinquish, disavow, abandon, disclaim, repudiate
    • Antonyms: acknowledge, allow, embrace
    • Usage: Although chocolate cake is Martha’s favorite dessert, she has chosen to abjure it while on her diet.
  7. Tantamount – virtually the same as

    • Synonyms: identical, commensurate, duplicate, equivalent, parallel
    • Antonyms: different, reverse, opposite
    • Usage: To leave a dog in a hot car is tantamount to torture.
  8. Genuflect – to show great respect or devotion

    • Synonyms: cutsy, bow, stoop, grovel, scrape
    • Antonyms: cease, disobey, ignore
    • Usage: The servants genuflect to their royal employers by bowing before them.
  9. Acquiescence – to agree or express agreement

    • Synonyms: acceptance, assent, concurrence, consent, obedience, yielding
    • Antonyms: dissent, denial, refusal
    • Usage: The administration decided to acquiesce and let the students have a dance.
  10. Ubiquitous – present, appearing, or found everywhere.

    • Synonyms: omnipresent, pervasive, everywhere, uniquitary
    • Antonyms: rare, scarce
    • Usage: Because the police presence was ubiquitous at the parade, everyone felt very safe.

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