Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 66

English Vocabulary Words with Meanings for various Exams: SBI PO, NIACL, NICL, IBPS PO/Clerk, RRB, RBI, IPPB, UICL, OICL. 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. Languish lose or lack vitality; grow weak.
    • Synonyms: weaken, deteriorate, decline, wither, droop, flag, wilt, fade
    • Antonyms: thrive, flourish
    • Usage: When the judge sentences the murderer, I hope he gives him a lifetime to languish in prison.
  2. Qualm – an uneasy feeling of doubt, worry, or fear, especially about one’s own conduct; a misgiving.
    • Synonyms: disinclination, apprehension, trepidation, disquiet, disquietude, uneasiness
    • Antonyms: comfort, confidence, certainty, certitude, assurance
    • Usage: Without any qualm, the killer shot the young woman in the face.
  3. Sidestep – avoid dealing with or discussing (something problematic or disagreeable).
    • Synonyms:  avoid, evade, dodge, escape, elude, circumvent, shirk
    • Antonyms: confront, show, interact, collide
    • Usage: The minister neatly sidestepped the questions about riots
  4. Stratify –  arrange or classify
    • Synonyms: laminate, layer, separate, balance, control, inseminate
    • Usage: The sample drawn from the university’s student register was stratified by age and gender
  5. Spuriousnot being what it purports to be; false or fake.
    • Synonyms: counterfeit, fraudulent, pseudo, fictitious, imitation
    • Antonyms: authentic, legitimate, factual, reliable, vertible  
    • Usage: To win elections, politicians often make spurious promises to voters.
  6. Unfetterrelease from restraint or inhibition.
    • Synonyms: liberate, unchain, manumit, disengage, unshackle, loose
    • Antonyms: imprison, restrain, detain, suppress
    • Usage: Once the bird was unfettered and out of the cage, it flew up into the sky.
  7. Eerie – strange and frightening.

    • Synonyms: uncanny, sinister, ghostly, spectral, unnatural, unearthly, preternatural, supernatural
    • Antonyms: familiar, normal, sedative, unexceptional, predictable
    • Usage: The sky became dark quickly, causing an eerie glow from the oncoming storm.
  8. Panoptic – showing or seeing the whole at one view.
    • Synonyms:  encompassing, extensive, omnibus, comprehensive, broad
    • Antonyms: invisible, noncomprehensive, unseeable, contained
    • Usage: The panoptic view from the hot air balloon allowed us to see all of the city.
  9. Knotty extremely difficult or complex.
    • Synonyms: complicated, involved, intricate, convoluted, Byzantine, tangled
    • Antonyms: straightforward, simple
    • Usage: BRICS as a body can hardly help China in dealing with a knotty problem like North Korea.
  10. Slant – present or view (information) from a particular angle, especially in a biased or unfair way.
    • Synonyms: bias, distort, twist, skew, colour, weight, spin, angle, orient
    • Usage: It doesn’t automatically follow that their findings will be slanted in favour of their own beliefs

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4 Thoughts to “Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 66”

  1. Sachin shukla( Banker 2018)

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  2. deteminedd

    if you could provide this vocab with reading article than it will be helpfull in retention.

    1. Many times, a single article does not contain 10 important words, so we take from 2 or even sometimes 3. Will try to provide.

      Today’s —
      http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/india-needs-to-push-for-a-new-deal/article19715954.ece

      http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-opinion/the-privacy-quandary/article19717654.ece

      There was 1 more for last two words.

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