Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 68

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. Modicumlimited quantity
    • Synonyms:  iota, particle, speck, fragment, scrap, crumb, grain
    • Antonyms: abundance, surplus, barrel, multitude, cascade
    • Usage: Post 2014, the BJP Gujarat state unit regained a modicum of autonomy.
  2. Interminable – Existing or occurring without interruption or end.
    • Synonyms: endless, never-ending, unending, everlasting, ceaseless, unceasing, incessant, constant
    • Antonyms: finite, brief, short, concise, bounded, intermittent, circumscribe 
    • Usage: This case absorbed the nation quite interminably.
  3. Splinter – A group formed by splitting off from a larger membership; a faction.
    • Synonyms:  fragment, shatter, fracture, break, smash, split, disintegrate 
    • Antonyms: mend, whole, activate, homogenize, fix
    • Usage: A splinter group held power in a minority government supported by Congress.
  4. Dereliction – willful neglect of one’s duty.
    • Synonyms: failure, negligence, delinquency, omission, abandonment, oversight
    • Antonyms: fulfillment, caution, observance, attentiveness
    • Usage: The new soldier did not clean his cabin and was scolded for dereliction and disobedience.
  5. Conjecture – A supposition based upon incomplete evidence; a hypothesis.
    • Synonyms: guess, speculation, surmise, fancy, notion, belief, suspicion, presumption,
    • Antonyms: fact, interpret, certainty, computation, criterion
    • Usage: Facts went unrecorded and were replaced by conjecture with alarming rapidity.
  6. Parable – A short narrative illustrating a lesson by comparison or analogy.
    • Synonyms: fable, allegory, anecdote, narrative, exemplum
    • Antonyms: factual
    • Usage: The Aarushi murder case became a parable of modern life in India.
  7. Palimpsest – A thing which displays evidence of the alteration it has experienced

    • Synonyms: manuscript, environment, circumstance, climate, certificate
    • Usage: While the tradition has changed over time, it is still a palimpsest of our family’s history.
  8. Bungle – A botched or incompetently handled situation.
    • Synonyms:  mishandle, mismanage, botch, spoil, mar, ruin
    • Antonyms: succeed in, manage successfully
    • Usage: The only known perpetrator is a bungled investigation in Aarushi murder case.
  9. Shackle – A restraint on one’s action, activity, or progress.
    • Synonyms: manacle, fetter, trammel, restrain, confine, restrict
    • Antonyms: unloose, cultivate, encourage
    • Usage: It is an opportunity to break the shackles of patriarchy.
  10. Anchorage – Something on which one may depend for security; ground of trust.
    • Usage: Strong local anchorage, deep ties with local business community have always been the strengths of BJP.

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