Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 99

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. Allay (verb) – Diminish or put at rest.

  • Synonyms: Mitigate, Assuage, Calm, Ease, Lessen, Alleviate, Mollify, Pacify
  • Antonyms: Aggravate, Agitate, Incite, Increase, Intensify, Upset, Worry
  • Usage: Our boy was scared and confused; we tried to allay his fears.

2. Teem (verb) – Be abundant, full.

  • Synonyms: Brim, Bustle, Crawl, Overflow, Swarm, Abound, Bear, Crowd, Flow
  • Antonyms: Retreat, Lack, Need, Want, Fail
  • Usage: The coast, once teeming with traffic, is now lonely and deserted.

3. Spat (noun) – A quarrel over petty (small) points.

  • Synonyms: Altercation, Bickering, Discord, Difference of Opinion, Fracas, Friction, Misunderstanding, Argument
  • Antonyms: Agreement, Concord, Peace, Calm, Harmony
  • Usage: Public spats are rare in the asset-management industry, where companies typically resolve disputes behind closed doors.

4. Sate (verb) – Fill to contentment; Satisfy.

  • Synonyms: Gratify, Cloy, Glut, Gorge, Overfill, Stuff
  • Antonyms: Abstain, Fast, Deprive, Starve, Dissatisfy, Diet
  • Usage: His appetite was not sated by any means, but he knew the danger of overloading his stomach, so he stopped.

5. Parry (verb) – Avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing

  • Synonyms: Anticipate, Dodge, Avoid, Block, Bypass, Deflect, Elude, Evade, Fence, Forestall, Shun
  • Antonyms: Allow, Attract, Confront, Encounter, Face
  • Usage: The boys asked a few guarded questions, but gained no information whatever, their questions being parried in every instance.

6. Surly (adjective) – Unfriendly and inclined toward anger or irritation.

  • Synonyms: Boorish, Sullen, Cross, Glum, Dour, Testy, Crusty, Grouchy, Sulky, Irritable
  • Antonyms: Bright, Cheerful, Happy, Kind, Nice, Pleasant, Polite
  • Usage: You might as well come in, was the surly response.

7. Execrate (verb) – Curse or declare to be evil or anathema.

  • Synonyms: Abhor, Abominate, Censure, Anathematize, Condemn, Deplore, Excoriate
  • Antonyms: Admire, Approve, Cherish, Commend, Laud, Praise
  • Usage: When all Great Britain was execrating Napoleon, picturing him as a devil with horns and hoofs, Byron looked upon him as the world’s hero.

8. Cavalier (adjective) – Showing a lack of proper concern.

  • Synonyms: Condescending, Superior, Lofty, Scornful, Curt, Disdainful, Lordly
  • Antonyms: Humble, Shy, Reticent
  • Usage: Some would have given Nicklaus a cavalier response: polite nod while thinking, “Yeah, whatever.”

9. Extol (verb) – Praise, glorify, or honor enthusiastically.

  • Synonyms: Acclaim, Applaud, Glorify, Celebrate, Eulogize, Exalt, Boost, Bless, Push, Magnify
  • Antonyms: Blame, Condemn, Denounce, Decrease, Castigate, Debase, Humiliate
  • Usage: How I praised the duck at that first dinner, and extolled Madame’s skill in cookery!

10. Thrall (noun) – The state of being under the control of another person

  • Synonyms: Servitudestar, Slavery, Enslavement, Confinement, Bonds
  • Antonyms: Mastery
  • Usage: During historical times, a citizen would become aware quickly of the evil thrall of a dictator’s control.

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