Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 86

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. Aloof (adjective) – not friendly or forthcoming; cool and distant.

    • Synonyms: distant, detached, unresponsive, remote, unapproachable, forbidding
    • Antonyms:  familiar, friendly
    • Usage: The aloof princess stood in a corner alone.
  2. Adamant (adjective) – refusing to be persuaded or to change one’s mind.

    • Synonyms: unshakeable, immovable, inflexible, unwavering, uncompromising
    • Antonyms:  unsure
    • Usage: He is adamant that he is not going to resign
  3. Convention (noun) – a way in which something is usually done.

    • Synonyms: custom, usage, practice, tradition, way, habit, norm
    • Usage: To attract the best patrons the movie houses had to ape the conventions and the standards of theatres
  4. Divulge (verb) – make known (private or sensitive information)
    • Synonyms: publish, broadcast, proclaim, promulgate, declare 
    • Antonyms: conceal
    • Usage: The benefits of following a healthy lifestyle will accrue over time.
  5. Implode (verb) – collapse or cause to collapse violently inwards.
    • Synonyms: collapse, founder, shatter, break, crash
    • Antonyms: explode
    • Usage: Politicians tried to calm the protesters in fear that the riots would implode and destroy the city.
  6. Incursion (noun) – an invasion or attack, especially a sudden or brief one

    • Synonyms: assault on, raid on, invasion of, storming of, overrunning of, foray into
    • Antonyms:  retreat
    • Usage: The invading troops were ordered to retreat during the deadly incursion.
  7. Mundane (adjective) – lacking interest or excitement; dull.

    • Synonyms: humdrum, dull, boring, tedious, monotonous, tiresome, wearisome, prosaic
    • Antonyms:  extraordinary, imaginative
    • Usage: Mundane thinking will only take you so far in innovation.
  8. Placid (adjective) – not easily upset or excited.

    • Synonyms: calmequabletranquilimperturbableunexcitablepeaceable
    • Antonyms: excitable, temperamental
    • Usage: The stock market has been far from placid during the economic crisis.
  9. Skeptic (noun) – a person inclined to question or doubt accepted opinions.

    • Synonyms: cynic, doubter, questioner, scoffer; pessimist
    • Antonyms:  believer
    • Usage: The scientist was a religious skeptic and had trouble believing God exists.
  10. Tremulous (adjective) – shaking or quivering slightly.

    • Synonyms: shaky, trembling, wavering, unsteady, quavering
    • Antonyms:  steady
    • Usage: Her voice was tremulous.

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3 Thoughts to “Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 86”

  1. kautilya_victory

    1) between the factions

    2) among the factions

    Which is grammatically right?

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