Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 74

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. Profuseto a great degree; in large amounts.
    • Synonyms: copious, prolific, abundant, ample, extravagant, lavish
    • Antonyms: scarce, frugal, meager, inadequate 
    • Usage: My palms are sweating profusely.
  2. Searing – extremely hot or intense; severely critical.
    • Synonyms: scorching, blistering, fierce, savage
    • Antonyms: chilly, cool, frigid, snappy
    • Usage: In the US, political satire on traditional TV offers a searing commentary on President Donald Trump and his regime.
  3. Renege – go back on a promise, undertaking, or contract.
    • Synonyms:  repudiate, retract
    • Antonyms: keep, honour
    • Usage: The government has reneged on its election promises.
  4. Proclivity – an inclination or predisposition towards a particular thing.
    • Synonyms: liking, propensity, bias, penchant
    • Antonyms: disinclination, repulsion, aversion, dislike
    • Usage: The proclivity of TV channels to practise self-censorship points towards a deeper malaise in the broadcast industry.
  5. Deferential – showing deference; respectful.
    • Synonyms: obsequious, humble, considerate, courteous, polite
    • Antonyms: arrogant, impolite
    • Usage: Much of television news has become increasingly deferential to authority.
  6. Insatiable – impossible to satisfy.
    • Synonyms: unquenchable, unappeasable, uncontrollable, voracious
    • Antonyms: appeasable, extinguishable, satiable, satisfiable
    • Usage: These days social media, web portals, Hotstar, Netflix etc are meeting the insatiable demand for more engaging information and entertainment.
  7. Adroit – clever or skilful.
    • Synonyms: Adept, able, expert
    • Antonyms: clumsy, incompetent
    • Usage: He minted millions by adroitly exploiting the nexus of corrupt politicians.
  8. Disparage – regard or represent as being of little worth.
    • Synonyms: belittle, denigrate, deprecate
    • Antonyms: praise, overrate, complimentary
    • Usage: They propose that any speech that is disparaging, offensive,indecent, abusive, hate, gravely threatening — and so interpreted — be criminalised.
  9. Pernicious – having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way.
    • Synonyms: harmful, damaging, destructive, injurious, hurtful
    • Antonyms: beneficial, benign, favourable
    • Usage: Who can save Europe from this fatal fragmentation, this pernicious, creeping dissolution of its ideological,democratic and territorial unity?
  10. Astute – having or showing an ability to accurately assess situations or people.
    • Synonyms: shrewd, sharp, sharp-witted, brilliant, smart, canny
    • Antonyms: stupid
    • Usage: Section 66A of the IT Act may have been struck down in the Shreya case but this is its new, more astute avatar with a better operating legal-ware.

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