Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 87

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. Verve (noun) – vigour and spirit or enthusiasm.

    • Synonyms: enthusiasm, vigour, energy, pep, dynamism, elan, vitality, vivacity
    • Antonyms:  laziness, lethargy, fatigue, dullness
    • Usage: The singer danced across the stage with endless verve and vitality that would have tired out any normal person.
  2. Perquisite (noun) – a privilege, gain, or a special benefit; perk

    • Synonyms: gratuity, bonus, reward, compensation, prerogative 
    • Antonyms:  detriment
    • Usage: Free gas allowance is a perquisite of being a city commissioner.
  3. Ennoble (verb) – to bestow with nobility, honor or grace

    • Synonyms: exalt, dignify, glorify, elevate, promote, raise
    • Antonyms: degrade
    • Usage: The king had the ability to ennoble men of exceptional honor to knighthood.
  4. Tardiness (noun) – the quality or fact of being late; lateness.
    • Synonyms: lateness, delay, retardation
    • Antonyms: punctuality, timeliness
    • Usage: Forgive my tardiness, I had some very important business to attend to.
  5. Flak (noun) – adverse criticism
    • Synonyms: criticism, censure, disapproval, disapprobation, hostility
    • Antonyms: praise, compliment, support, endorsement
    • Usage: The unhappy customer gave George flak for the long wait time.
  6. Ensue (verb) – happen or occur afterwards or as a result.

    • Synonyms: result, follow, develop, stem, spring, arise, derive, evolve
    • Antonyms:  disappear, precede
    • Usage: Dehydration will ensue when the body is unable to obtain enough water to maintain its biological functions.
  7. Stroll (verb) – walk in a leisurely way.

    • Synonyms: saunter, amble, wander, meander, ramble, dawdle, promenade
    • Antonyms:  run, dash
    • Usage: I strolled around the city
  8. Subsistence (noun) – the action or fact of maintaining or supporting oneself, especially at a minimal level

    • Synonyms: maintenance, keep, upkeep, support, livelihood, living
    • Antonyms: dream
    • Usage: His family’s subsistence relied on whether he was able to get a job to provide for them.
  9. Decimate (verb) – kill, destroy, or remove a large proportion of.

    • Synonyms: destroy, eradicate, demolish, eliminate, slaughter
    • Antonyms:  construct, create, assemble
    • Usage: A nuclear bomb will decimate most of the population in the region
  10. Dismal (adjective) – causing a mood of gloom or depression.

    • Synonyms: sombre, dreary, drab, dull, desolate, bleak
    • Antonyms:  bright, cheerful
    • Usage: The dismal weather made the late afternoon seem like evening

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