Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 72

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. Rhetoric – the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing.
    • Synonyms:  oratory, eloquence, delivery, diction, magniloquence, bragging
    • Antonyms: Shy, quiet, conciseness
    • Usage: It is possible that the PM’s speech in Vadodara is only campaign rhetoric in a poll bound state.
  2. Zap – destroy or obliterate
    • Synonyms: Kill, dispatch, erase
    • Antonyms: Fill, begin, create, initiate
    • Usage: Many people are zapped by the controversy whipped up by the BJP’s Tamil Nadu leaders.
  3. Paradigm – a typical example or pattern of something; a pattern or model.
    • Synonyms:  Model, pattern, example
    • Antonyms: Atypical, antithesis, flashback
    • Usage: Policy makers have to become a conversation between the state and the citizen for such a paradigm to work.
  4. Deride – express contempt for.
    • Synonyms: ridicule, mock, pillory
    • Antonyms: respect, praise
    • Usage: In the past, many BJP politicians have derided the Mughals as ‘foreign invaders’ and promised to change Indian history.
  5. Blot – damage the good character or reputation of.
    • Synonyms: tarnish, taint, stain, blacken, sully, smear, mar, dishonour
    • Antonyms: Dignity, beautify, grace, honour
    • Usage: Rajasthan has been blotting it’s copybook quite literally.
  6. Vandalism – action involving deliberate destruction of or damage to public or private property.
    • Synonyms: Destruction, barbarism, sabotage
    • Antonyms: Safeguarding, support, constructiveness
    • Usage: Vandalism at the Jaipur art summit left an exhibitor injured.
  7. Opprobrium – Harsh criticism or censure.
    • Synonyms: vilification, abuse, vituperation, condemnation, criticism, censure, castigation
    • Antonyms: Pride, dignity, honour, fame
    • Usage: A state which has gained notoriety for failing to respond to serious social and political problems may not desire the opprobrium which must follow.
  8. Behove – It is a duty or responsibility for someone to do something.
    • Synonyms: be incumbent on, be obligatory for, be required of, be appropriate for, be expected of
    • Usage: Nothing less will behove a government ostensibly keen on bringing down the edifice of corruption.
  9. Ostensibly – As appears or is stated to be true, though not necessarily so; apparently.
    • Synonyms: outwardly, superficially, allegedly, professedly, supposedly, purportedly
    • Antonyms: genuinely, really, truly
    • Usage: Nothing less will behove a government ostensibly keen on bringing down the edifice of corruption.
  10. Edifice – A complex system of beliefs.
    • Synonyms: building, structure, construction, erection, pile, complex, assembly
    • Antonyms: Erosion, demolition, eject, destructive
    • Usage: Nothing less will behove a government ostensibly keen on bringing down the edifice of corruption.

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  2. Sachin shukla( Banker 2018)


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