Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 69

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. Audacious – Showing willingness to take bold risks.
    • Synonyms: bold, daring, temeritous, temerarious
    • Antonyms: shy, cautious, prudent
    • Usage: The murders were barbaric, audacious and riveting.
  2. Riveting – Commanding the attention of spectators.
    • Synonyms: fascinating, interesting, captivating, enthralling, intriguing
    • Antonyms: boring, tedious, annoying, deadening, irksome, arid, dull
    • Usage: The murders were barbaric, audacious and riveting.
  3. Cassandra – A person who makes dire predictions.
    • Synonyms: doomsayer, pessimist, cynic, alarmist, malcontent
    • Usage: Ignore the Cassandras.
  4. Blip – A brief and usually minor aberration or deviation from what is expected or normal.
    • Synonyms: glitch, spot, expurgate, censor
    • Antonyms: unfeeling, bathe, examine, perform
    • Usage: The dip in India’s economic growth is a tempo blip.
  5. Eschew – To avoid
    • Synonyms: avoid, shun, evade, elude, abstain, renounce, refrain, sacrifice, deny
    • Antonyms: embrace, pursue, intervene, confront, adopt, accept, deliver, admit
    • Usage: Eschewing such a debate would be harmful in long run.
  6. Mayhem – A state or situation of great confusion
    • Synonyms: havoc, chaos, disorder, confusion, violence, rumpus, maim, disruption, damage, unrest
    • Antonyms: hierarchy, calm, harmony, peace, accordance, integrity, cure, civilisation
    • Usage: It led to the partition of the Subcontinent amidst murders and mayhem.
  7. Fraught – Marked by or causing distress
    • Synonyms: anxious, tense, loaded, creepy, diligent, upsetting, stressful, traumatic
    • Antonyms: devoid, destitute, calm, tranquil, comfortable
    • Usage: The politicians refuse to recognise that the willful rewriting of history to further sectarian interests is political fraught.
  8. Lumber – To move clumsily.
    • Synonyms: plod, shamble, stump, flounder
    • Antonyms: stream, glide, relieve, sustain, absolve
    • Usage: A man was found lumbering into a tattoo studio.
  9. Quail – To lose heart or courage
    • Synonyms: shrink, flinch, tremble, shy, cower, cringe
    • Antonyms: calm, steady, face, meet
    • Usage: The cowardly lion was afraid that he would quail in the face of danger.
  10. Quandary – A state of not knowing what to decide
    • Synonyms: dilemma, perplexity, uncertainty, predicament, difficulty, problem
    • Antonyms: solution, certainty, advantage, anticipate, clarification
    • Usage: She was in a quandary.

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