Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 88

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. Tenable (adjective) – able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection.

    • Synonyms: defensible, justifiable, defendable, supportable, sustainable, arguable 
    • Antonyms:  indefensible, untenable
    • Usage: He lost the debate because his argument was not tenable and quickly fell apart.
  2. Denizen (noun) – a person, animal, or plant that lives or is found in a particular place

    • Synonyms: inhabitant, resident, townsman, townswoman, native, local
    • Antonyms:  alien, foreigner, vagabond
    • Usage: The whale shark is a denizen of the ocean.
  3. Abjure (verb) – to give up a belief or an activity

    • Synonyms: renounce, relinquish, reject, forgo, forswear, disavow, abandon
    • Antonyms: adopt, accept, assume, desire
    • Usage: Although chocolate cake is her favorite dessert, she has chosen to abjure it while on her diet.
  4. Accolade (noun) – an expression of praise or admiration.
    • Synonyms: tribute, commendation, acclaim, applause, ovation, acclamation
    • Antonyms: criticism
    • Usage: The hotel has won numerous accolades.
  5. Fillip (noun) – something which acts as a stimulus or boost to an activity.
    • Synonyms: stimulus, stimulation, stimulant, boost, encouragement
    • Antonyms: curb
    • Usage: The halving of car tax would provide a fillip to sales.
  6. Extant (adjective) – still in existence; surviving.

    • Synonyms: remaining, abiding, enduring, undestroyed, present, existent; living, alive
    • Antonyms:  non-existent, dead
    • Usage: Although the painter is dead, many of his paintings are extant and available for viewing in the museum named after him.
  7. Unpalatable (adjective) – not pleasant to taste.

    • Synonyms: unappetizing, uninviting, unappealing, unsavoury, inedible 
    • Antonyms:  palatable, tasty
    • Usage: Forgetting the sugar caused the baker to create a fine-looking but unpalatable cake.
  8. Charade (noun) – an act or event that is clearly false

    • Synonyms: farce, pantomime, travesty, mockery, parody, pretence, masquerade, sham
    • Antonyms: honesty
    • Usage: Everyone knew who was going to get the job from the start – the interviews were just a charade.
  9. Sleaze (noun) – immoral, sordid, and corrupt behaviour or activities.

    • Synonyms: cheapness, filth, dirt
    • Usage: “political campaigns that are long on sleaze and short on substance”
  10. Wade (verb) – walk with effort through water or another liquid or viscous substance.

    • Synonyms: paddle, wallow, dabble, slop, squelch, trudge, plod
    • Usage: He waded out to the boat

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