Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 85

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. Emulate (verb) – match or surpass (a person or achievement), typically by imitation.

    • Synonyms: imitate, copy, reproduce, mimic, mirror, echo, follow, approximate
    • Antonyms:  neglect, reject, spurn
    • Usage: Most rulers wished to emulate Alexander the Great
  2. Amiable (adjective) – having or displaying a friendly and pleasant manner.

    • Synonyms: affable, agreeable, pleasing, likeable, lovable, genial, cordial
    • Antonyms:  unfriendly, disagreeable
    • Usage: The amiable young man greeted me enthusiastically
  3. Substantiate (verb) – provide evidence to support or prove the truth of.

    • Synonyms: justify, vindicate, validate, corroborate, verify, authenticate, confirm
    • Antonyms: disprove, refute
    • Usage: The nosey old lady was unable to substantiate the allegation her neighbors were drug dealers.
  4. Accrue (verb) – (of a benefit or sum of money) be received by someone in regular or increasing amounts over time.
    • Synonyms: result, arise, follow, ensue, emanate, stem, spring, flow
    • Antonyms: decrease, lose, disappear
    • Usage: The benefits of following a healthy lifestyle will accrue over time.
  5. Viscous (adjective) – having a thick, sticky consistency
    • Synonyms: gummy, gluey, adhesive, tacky, adhering, adherent, clinging, treacly, syrupy
    • Antonyms: watery
    • Usage: Because honey is a viscous substance, it takes a great deal of work to remove it from a jar.
  6. Amulet (noun) – an ornament or small piece of jewellery thought to give protection against evil, danger, or disease.

    • Synonyms: lucky charm, talisman, fetish, mascot, totem, idol
    • Antonyms:  jinx, curse
    • Usage: They wore amulets to ward off the plague
  7. Digression (noun) – a temporary departure from the main subject in speech or writing.

    • Synonyms: deviation, detour, diversion, departure, excursus
    • Antonyms:  remain, abide
    • Usage: Let’s return to the main topic after that brief digression.
  8. Fissure (noun) – split or crack (something) to form a long, narrow opening.

    • Synonyms: opening, crevice, crack, cleft, cranny, chink, slit
    • Antonyms: barricade, closing
    • Usage: A fissure in the glass of the fish tank caused a slow leak.
  9. Insinuate (verb) – suggest or hint (something bad) in an indirect and unpleasant way.

    • Synonyms: imply, suggest, hint, intimate, whisper, indicate
    • Antonyms:  conceal, hide
    • Usage: He was insinuating that she slept her way to the top
  10. Malinger (verb) – pretend to be ill in order to escape duty or work.

    • Synonyms: sham, shirk, skulk
    • Antonyms:  presence, attention
    • Usage: The lazy student tried to malinger when it was time to work on his essay.

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