Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 82

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. Unedifying (adjective) – distasteful; unpleasant.
    • Synonyms: bad, awful
    • Antonyms: edifying, didactic, instructive, informative 
    • Usage: The confrontation that has broken out in the supreme court over the last few days is unedifying and disheartening.
  2. Anarchic (adjective) – with no controlling rules or principles to give order.
    • Synonyms: lawless, unruly, disordered, chaotic
    • Antonyms: ordered 
    • Usage: Now the rule of court has been replaced with the anarchic will of individual judges.
  3. Nuances (noun) – a subtle difference in or shade of meaning, expression, or sound.
    • Synonyms: gradation, variation, modulation, degree
    • Antonyms: blatancy, imprecision, inaccuracy 
    • Usage: There are a lot of legal nuances to the case at hand.
  4. Rebuff (verb) – reject (someone or something) in an abrupt or ungracious manner.
    • Synonyms: turndown, spurn, refuse, decline, repudiate, disdain
    • Antonyms: accept, welcome
    • Usage: I asked her to be my wife, and was rebuffed in no uncertain terms.
  5. Belligerent (adjective) – hostile and aggressive.
    • Synonyms: threatening, antagonistic, pugnacious, bellicose, quarrelsome, militant
    • Antonyms: friendly, peaceable
    • Usage: The mood at the meeting was belligerent.
  6. Stalemate (noun) – a situation in which further action or progress by opposing or competing parties seems impossible.
    • Synonyms: deadlock, impasse, standstill, dead end, stand-off, draw, tie
    • Antonyms: progress, advance, headway
    • Usage: The talks had reached a stalemate.
  7. Incumbent (adjective) – necessary for (someone) as a duty or responsibility.
    • Synonyms: binding, obligatory, mandatory, necessary, compulsory, required, requisite, imperative
    • Antonyms:  optional
    • Usage: The government realised that it was incumbent on them to act.
  8. Convulsion (noun) – a violent social or political upheaval.
    • Synonyms: eruption, turmoil, turbulence, disruption, chaos
    • Antonyms: hierarchy, harmony, serenity, consonance
    • Usage: “the convulsions of 1939–45”
  9. Sleight (noun) – the use of dexterity or cunning, especially so as to deceive.
    • Synonyms: adeptness, adroitness, facility
    • Antonyms: clumsiness, failure
    • Usage: Except by sleight of logic, the two positions cannot be harmonised.
  10. Utopia (adjective) – an imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect.
    • Synonyms: ideal place, paradise, heaven, bliss
    • Antonyms: hell on earth
    • Usage: Misplaced faith in political utopias has led to ruin.

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2 Thoughts to “Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 82”

  1. kautilya_victory

    Ty ma’m for adding noun forms..:)

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