Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 71

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. Heckle – To question harshly.
    • Synonyms:  Harass, bother, torment, annoy
    • Antonyms: Support, encourage, promote, applaud
    • Usage: She was forced to leave the village after being heckled by some locals.
  2. Disdain – A feeling of contempt or scorn.
    • Synonyms: Despise, sneer, neglect, disparage
    • Antonyms: Respect, sympathy, esteem, regard
    • Usage: The scheme’s worst flaw is it’s disdain for hungry children.
  3. Convoluted – Complex, intricate or complicated.
    • Synonyms:  confused, bewildering, baffling, puzzling, perplexing
    • Antonyms: simple, straightforward
    • Usage: Indian bureaucrats love programmes of this kind because they are centralised, convoluted and leaky.
  4. Sneer – To utter with a grimace or contemptuous expression.
    • Synonyms: smirk, snicker, snigger, disdain, jibe, taunt, insult
    • Antonyms: Praise, compliment, respect
    • Usage: Modi openly expressed his contempt for MGNREGA but then proceeded to increase it’s budget while congress leaders sneered from the sidelines.
  5. Exalt – To hold in high esteem.
    • Synonyms: glorify, extol, praise, acclaim, elevate, promote, raise
    • Antonyms: Decry, condemn, degrade, criticise, denounce, castigate
    • Usage: In the exalted realms we inhibit, we like to ponder over bigger issues of politics and governance.
  6. Subvert – To overthrow or to ruin utterly.
    • Synonyms: destabilize, unsettle, overthrow, overturn
    • Antonyms: Uphold, bolster, enhance, ameliorate, comply, obey
    • Usage: The Trump administration is determined to subvert it as part of its war on women’s reproductive rights. 
  7. Brazen – Shamelessly shocking and offensive.
    • Synonyms: impudent, barefaced, immodest, unblushing, bold
    • Antonyms: Shy, timid, gentle, meek
    • Usage: This argument is as weak as it is ideologically brazen.
  8. Precinct – An enclosed space having defined limits, normally marked by walls.
    • Synonyms: Boundary, limits, enclosure, close
    • Antonyms: Environment, rural, varnish, wilderness, verge
    • Usage: The crime is on rise in the north of city because there are no police to protect the precinct.
  9. Lurid – Presented in vividly shocking or sensational terms.
    • Synonyms: melodramatic, exaggerated, overdramatized, extravagant
    • Antonyms: Humble, modest, dull, clean, mild, sanguine
    • Usage: The more lurid details of the massacre were too frightening for the children.
  10. Acidulous – slightly sour
    • Synonyms: Acidic, sharp, sarcastic, acrimonious 
    • Antonyms: Sweet, kind, nice, gentle, luscious, affable
    • Usage: Because the salesclerk spoke to me in an acidulous tone, I chose to take my business elsewhere.

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4 Thoughts to “Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 71”

  1. Aparna

    Thank you team 🙂

  2. Sachin shukla( Banker 2018)


  3. gomathy priya

    ty team:))

  4. the walking dead


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