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. Malinger (verb) – pretend to be ill in order to escape duty or work.
- Synonyms: sham, shirk, skulk
- Usage: People who had psychosomatic complaints were probably malingering.
2. Leery (adjective) – suspicious or guarded
- Synonyms: distrustful, cautious, prudent, careful, uncertain
- Antonyms: naive, unwary, abstracted, certain
- Usage: The dog was leery of the man with the large stick.
3. Perverse (adjective) – not normal or proper.
- Synonyms: awkward, contrary, difficult, unreasonable, uncooperative, unhelpful
- Antonyms: accommodating, cooperative
- Usage: The serial killer found perverse pleasure in every murder he committed.
4. Unviable (adjective) – not capable of working successfully; not feasible.
- Synonyms: unsustainable, impractical, unfeasible
- Antonyms: achievable, attainable, doable
- Usage: The commission found the plan to be financially unviable.
5. Lopsided (adjective) – with one side lower or smaller than the other.
- Synonyms: asymmetrical, unsymmetrical, uneven, unbalanced, unequal
- Antonyms: even, level, balanced
- Usage: The lopsided lamp had a bit of charm, although it didn’t sit up straight, it still lit the room.
6. Rebate (noun) – a partial refund to someone who has paid too much for tax, rent, or a utility.
- Synonyms: refund, partial refund, repayment; discount, deduction, reduction
- Antonyms: escalation, increase
- Usage: The scheme eases the move to the council tax by giving rebates in the first year.
7. Maze (verb) – be dazed and confused.
- Synonyms: labyrinth, puzzle, tangle, network, perplexity
- Antonyms: harmonize, order
- Usage: She was still mazed with the things she had taken
8. Enamor (verb) – be filled with love for.
- Synonyms: charm, fascinate, enchant, captivate
- Antonyms: offend
- Usage: The dancer will use her skillful moves to try and enamor the judging panel.
9. Portend (verb) – to indicate or give sign of a future occurrence.
- Synonyms: presage, augur, foreshadow, foretell, prophesy
- Antonyms: oblivious, promising
- Usage: In general, larger salaries usually portend greater spending.
10. Vying (verb) – involved in a competition for something.
- Synonyms: rival, contending, opposing, competing
- Usage: The two teams are vying for the championship trophy.