Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 79

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. Embroil – involve (someone) deeply in an argument, conflict, or difficult situation.
    • Synonyms: involve, entangle, mire, enmesh
    • Antonyms: interpret, explicate, disengage 
    • Usage: The organization is currently embroiled in running battles with pressure groups.
  2. Blight – spoil, harm, or destroy.
    • Synonyms: sink, entangle, embroil
    • Antonyms: blessing
    • Usage: The scandal blighted the careers of several leading politicians.
  3. Seethe – be filled with intense but unexpressed anger.
    • Synonyms: rage, rant, rave, rant
    • Antonyms: calm, be happy
    • Usage: Inwardly he was seething at the slight to his authority.
  4. Austerity – plainness and simplicity in appearance.
    • Synonyms: asceticism, stringency, rigidity, simplicity
    • Antonyms: extravagance, indulgence, benovolence
    • Usage: The room was decorated with a restraint bordering on austerity.
  5. Canny – having or showing shrewdness and good judgement, especially in money or business matters.
    • Synonyms: shrewd, astute, sharp, prudent, cunning
    • Antonyms: foolish, reckless
    • Usage: Canny investors will switch banks if they think they are getting a raw deal.
  6. Recidivism – the tendency of a convicted criminal to reoffend.
    • Synonyms: relapse, reversion, regress
    • Antonyms: progress
    • Usage: The prison has succeeded in reducing recidivism.
  7. Empirical – based on, concerned with, or verifiable by observation or experience rather than theory or pure logic.
    • Synonyms: observed, factual, actual, real, verifiable, practical, pragmatic
    • Antonyms: theoretical
    • Usage: They provided considerable empirical evidence to support their argument.
  8. Paedophile – a person who is sexually attracted to children.
    • Synonyms: pervert
    • Usage: The Government’s top law officer has appealed against a three-year sentence given to a paedophile, saying it is too lenient.
  9. Synergy – the interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects.
    • Synonyms: teamwork, collaboration, alliance, symbiosis
    • Antonyms: restorative
    • Usage: “the synergy between artist and record company”
  10. Debilitate – make (someone) very weak and infirm.
    • Synonyms: weakening, enfeebling, enervating, devitalizing, wearing, exhausting, tiring
    • Antonyms: isolation, antipathy, anergy, passivism
    • Usage: He was severely debilitated by a stomach upset.

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6 Thoughts to “Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 79”

  1. TR!D!P

    AUSTERITY means abstention, stringency,….but simplicity means diff..is it correct?

    1. Swati

      Austerity means plainness and simplicity as written. So simplicity is a synonym too.

      Recidivism – to reoffend
      Relapse – to fall back again
      Regress – to move backwards to an earlier stage
      Reversion – The action of returning to a former condition or practice; reversal.

      Often, a word has many synonyms which might not exactly mean the same. But if you look at all these words, they mean a tendency to go backwards in one form or another – offending a crime means to go back to an earlier stage/condition.

  2. kautilya_victory

    It will be very helpful if form of the word (noun/verb/adjective) is mentioned..Thank you.

      1. kautilya_victory

        Thank you ma’m..

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