Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 52

English Vocabulary Words with Meanings for various Exams: SBI PO, NIACL, NICL, Bank of Baroda, IBPS PO. We are providing vocabulary words from The Articles of Newspapers like The Hindu, The Economist, Indian Express, etc. which are important for the upcoming exams. Add some more words to your English vocabulary words list.

  1. Recalcitrant – stubborn, uncooperative attitude.

    • Synonyms: fractious, obstinate, rebellious, wayward, contrary, contumacious
    • Antonyms: agreeable, compliant, manageable
    • Usage: Because of its two recalcitrant members, the committee got very little work done.
  2. Aberrant – straying from the normal or right way

    • Synonyms: abnormal, deviant, weird, atypical, bizarre
    • Antonyms: normal, regular, usual, same
    • Usage: When the astronomer looked into the telescope, he was shocked by the sight of a star moving in an aberrant path.
  3. Abysmal – extremely bad

    • Synonyms: boundless, complete, deep, endless, extreme, illimitable
    • Antonyms: infinite
    • Usage: Jimmy cannot go to the party because of his abysmal behavior.
  4. Imminent – about to happen.

    • Synonyms: forthcoming, impending, inevitable, likely, looming, expectant
    • Antonyms: avoidable, distant, escapable
    • Usage: Despite what the scientist said, the volcano eruption is not imminent so do not be concerned!
  5. Jejune – unsophisticated

    • Synonyms: arid, banal, barren, bland, childish, innocuous, insipid
    • Antonyms: amazing, entertaining
    • Usage: Some have called his conducting inspiring; others dismiss it as jejune.
  6. Wreak – cause a lot of damage or harm

    • Synonyms: bring about, inflict, unleash, wreck, execute
    • Antonyms:  neglect
    • Usage: Terrorists love to wreak damage wherever they can.
  7. Tumultuous – making an uproar or loud, confused noise.

    • Synonyms: boisterous, fierce, hectic, raucous, riotous, stormy, turbulent
    • Antonyms: calm, gentle, mild
    • Usage: Security found it difficult to control the tumultuous mob during the parade.
  8. Spurt – an unexpected short surge of activity, development or effort

    • Synonyms: commotion, eruption, explosion, outburst, spate
    • Antonyms: peace, continuity
    • Usage: With a spurt of energy, Lionel was able to cross over the finish line.
  9. Enviable – very desirable

    • Synonyms: advantageous, fortunate, excellent, privileged, covetable
    • Antonyms: bad, disadvantageous
    • Usage: Most of the real estate agents are jealous of Peter’s enviable sales record.
  10. Travesty – a false or distorted representation of something, usually of something serious

    • Synonyms: distortion, exaggeration, farce, mockery, perversion, satire,
    • Antonyms: seriousness, solemnity
    • Usage: Allowing students to cheat on tests is a travesty of education.

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5 Thoughts to “Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 52”

  1. sachin shukla@ my turn 2017


  2. Divaker

    thnks have doubt for impending and looming under imminent

    1. Suraj

      some thing that is impending is about to happen… loom also has this as one of its meaning

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