Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 70

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. Staid – Serious, organized and professional.
    • Synonyms: sedate, composed, solemn, steady, calm
    • Antonyms: frivolous, funny, capricious, foolish
    • Usage: For usually staid Japan, the last few weeks have been politically rambunctious.
  2. Rambunctious – Energetic, noisy, boisterous and difficult to control.
    • Synonyms: unruly, wild, rough
    • Antonyms: calm, introverted, shy, orderly, quiet
    • Usage: For usually staid Japan, the last few weeks have been politically rambunctious.
  3. Gauntlet – To challenge someone
    • Synonyms: armour, dare, mitten
    • Antonyms: negotiation
    • Usage: But what explains Mr. Abe’s choice of timing in throwing down the electoral gauntlet so early in the parliament’s term?
  4. Cobble – Roughly assemble or produce something from available parts.
    • Synonyms: patch, mend, repair
    • Antonyms: dislodge, blighted
    • Usage: Her party of Hope has only been able to cobble together candidates to contest 235 seats.
  5. Cannibalise – To make use of
    • Synonyms: consume, employ, use, utilise
    • Usage: She essentially cannibalises from a shared ideological space with another party.
  6. Rudderless – Without guidance.
    • Synonyms: afloat, aimless, directionless
    • Antonyms: purposeful, aground, guided
    • Usage: This has left the new party rudderless.
  7. Straddle – Extend across or to be situated on both sides of.
    • Synonyms: bestride, span, range, mount
    • Antonyms: side, border, rim, incline, verge
    • Usage: Turkey straddles Asia and Europe.
  8. Orgy – Excessive indulgence in a specified activity.
    • Synonyms: spree, debauch, rampage, excess
    • Antonyms: abstinence, celibacy, diet, purge
    • Usage: She has an orgy of buying exotic things.
  9. Limbo – State or condition of neglect or oblivion which results in an unresolved status or delay.
    • Synonyms: oblivion, abyss, inferno, nullity, obscurity
    • Antonyms: surety, security, resurrection, fact, assurance
    • Usage: The legal battle could leave the club in limbo until next year.
  10. Suffrage – The right or chance to vote.
    • Synonyms: vote, ballot, franchise, election, poll
    • Antonyms: tyranny, censorship, abstain, devoice
    • Usage: when you cast your vote, you exercise your privilege of suffrage.

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