Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 97

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. Babble (verb) – Talk rapidly and continuously in a foolish, excited, or incomprehensible way.

  • Synonym: Prattle, Rattle on, Gabble, Chatter, Jabber
  • Antonym: Be silent, Be quiet
  • Usage: The first time she talked to her icon, she was so excited that she was at a loss for words and began to babble.

2. Cackle (verb) – Laugh in a loud/harsh way.

  • Synonym: Chatter, Giggle, Babble, Titter, Murmur
  • Antonym: Moan, Bawl, Blubber, Roar, Lament, Deplore
  • Usage: She cackled with laughter.

3. Innoxious (adjective) – Not injurious or dangerous.

  • Synonyms: Gentle, Innocent, Inoffensive, Naive, Non-Toxic, Painless
  • Antonyms: Bad, Damaging, Evil, Strong, Harmful, Destructive
  • Usage: Because the virus was innocuous, the hospital staff had no need to worry about the leak.

4. Ensconce (verb) – Hide; tuck away.

  • Synonyms: Situate, Stash, Bury, Cache, Conceal, Ditch, Locate, Fix
  • Antonyms: Confuse, Depart, Destroy, Disarrange, Forget, Ignore
  • Usage: There is no need to worry about the witness because she is ensconced in the safe house.

5. Unflustered (adjective) – Calm; peaceful.

  • Synonyms: Placid, Unconcerned, Composed, Quiet, Tranquil, Cool, Serene
  • Antonyms: Anxious, Troubled, Unnerved, Disturbed
  • Usage: Tom walked onwards unflustered, directly towards them.

6. Taboo (noun) – A social or religious custom prohibiting or restricting a particular practice or forbidding association with a particular person, place, or thing.

  • Synonyms: Prohibition, Proscription, Veto, Ban, Restriction, Non- Acceptance
  • Antonyms: Acceptable, Allowed, OK
  • Usage: In the old days, even the idea of a homosexual relationship was viewed as a taboo arrangement.

7. Yearn (verb) – Have an intense feeling of longing for someone.

  • Synonyms: Crave, Desire, Want, Wish, Covet
  • Antonyms: Hate, Despise, Dislike
  • Usage: Because my husband has been stationed overseas for a year, I yearn for him to come home.

8. Sacrament (noun) – A thing of mysterious and sacred significance.

  • Synonyms: Ritual,  Ceremonial, Oath, Investiture, Observance, Penance
  • Antonyms: Break, Denial, Divorce, Neglect
  • Usage: We stood in front of our families and friends and took the sacrament of marriage.

9. Idiosyncrasy (noun) – A distinctive or peculiar feature or characteristic of a place or thing.

  • Synonyms: Characteristic, Specialty, Quality, Feature, Individuality
  • Antonyms: Usualness
  • Usage: Frustrated by his wife’s idiosyncrasy of following him around town, Jerry filed for divorce two months after his wedding.

10. Ebb (verb) – Gradually decrease/ become progressively worse.

    • Synonyms: Deteriorate, Decline, Degenerate, Wane, Atrophy
    • Antonyms: Flourish, Strengthen, Increase, Intensify
    • Usage: Because so many people are using the hotel’s Wi-Fi access, the Internet speed has started to ebb.

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