Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 60

English Vocabulary Words with Meanings for various Exams: SBI PO, NIACL, NICL, IBPS PO/Clerk, RBI, IPPB. We are providing vocabulary words from the Articles of Newspapers like The Hindu, The Economist, The Indian Express, etc. which are important for the upcoming exams. Add some more words to your English vocabulary words list.

  1. Lugubrious – looking or sounding sad and gloomy

    • Synonyms: mournful, doleful, Eeyorish, melancholy, sorrowful, morose
    • Antonyms: cheerful, joyful
    • Usage: In his first novel, the mysterious postman is the perfect example of a lugubrious character.
  2. Vagrant – an individual who lacks regular work and moves around frequently

    • Synonyms: transient, roving, floating, unsettled, footloose, itinerant
    • Usage: The vagrant does not appear to work and frequently asks tourists for money.
  3. Confluence – a circumstance where two things merge or occur simultaneously

    • Synonyms: convergence, meeting, junction, concourse, conflux
    • Antonyms: isolation, departure, division, avulsion
    • Usage: The confluence of warm and cold temperatures is going to create a powerful storm.
  4. Strident – loud and harsh

    • Synonyms: raucous, rough, grating, rasping, jarring, blatant, stentorian
    • Antonyms: soft, dulcet
    • Usage: The elderly politician was a strident man who constantly yelled at his staff members.
  5. Sublime – something of such excellence, impressive or awe-inspiring

    • Synonyms: exalted, elevated, noble, lofty, awesome, majestic, magnificent
    • Antonyms: poor, lowly, ordinary
    • Usage: After the sublime meal, we asked to see the chef so that we could give him our compliments.
  6. Restive – feeling bored or impatient while waiting for something to happen or change

    • Synonyms: restless, fidgety, edgy, tense, uneasy, nervous, agitated, anxious
    • Antonyms: calm, biddable, peaceable
    • Usage: Since the words are actually opposites, don’t make the common mistake of thinking restful and restive mean the same thing.
  7. Blasphemy – great disrespect shown to God or something holy

    • Synonyms: profanity, sacrilege, irreverence, swearing, curse, cursing, impiety
    • Antonyms: reverence
    • Usage: The minister preached for hours about the sins of blasphemy against the church.
  8. Insolent – rude or impolite

    • Synonyms: impertinent, impudent, cheeky, insubordinate, contemptuous
    • Antonyms: polite
    • Usage: Because William was insolent to the principal, he got suspended from school for three days.
  9. Egalitarian – symbolized by the idea that all individuals should have the same rights

    • Synonyms: democratic, equal , classless, impartial, mandarin, democrat
    • Antonyms: elitist, snobbish, exceptionalism
    • Usage: Before new laws granted all citizens equal rights, the country was not an egalitarian nation.
  10. Parochial – having a restricted outlook

    • Synonyms: narrow-minded, provincial, insular, conservative, conventional
    • Antonyms: cosmopolitan, broad-minded, liberal
    • Usage: Since the professor tends to be parochial, he is often unwilling to listen to theories other than his own. 

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