Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 30

English Vocabulary for SBI PO Exam, NIACL, NICL, Bank of Baroda. The following vocabulary words are taken from The Editorials 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 list. 

  1. Ostensible – stated or appearing to be true, but not necessarily so.

    • Synonyms: superficial, professed, avowed, presumed, purported, feigned, specious
    • Antonyms: improbable, genuine, obscure
    • Usage: Ostensibly, the undercover cop looked like a regular college student.
  2. Cumbersome – large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry or use; unwieldy.

    • Synonyms: : unmanageable, awkward, clumsy, incommodious. hefty
    • Antonyms: convenient, helpful, airy, manageable
    • Usage: The assignment was so cumbersome that he had to hire six temporary workers to assist her.
  3. Leapfrog – to jump over (a person or thing)

    • Synonyms: bounce, dive, hurdle, plunge, canter, upsurge
    • Antonyms: ascent, increase, decrease, decline
    • Usage: He leapfrogged the fence to reach the crying child.
  4. Alacrity – brisk and cheerful readiness.

    • Synonyms: eagerness, willingness, readiness; enthusiasm, ardour, fervour
    • Antonyms: apathy, coolness, lethargy, discouragement
    • Usage: My alacrity for playing basketball with friends is much higher than writing a boring research paper.
  5. Collate – collect and combine (texts, information, or data).

    • Synonyms: accumulate, assemble; combine, aggregate, systematize
    • Antonyms: separate, disperse, scatter, distribute
    • Usage: All the information obtained is being collated
  6. Intractable – hard to control or deal with.

    • Synonyms: incurable, intransigent, stubborn, unmanageable, cantankerous
    • Antonyms: willing, manageable
    • Usage: Additional police officers were called to the scene when the crowd became intractable.
  7. Joust – to contend, compete, or struggle

    • Synonyms: bout, contest, duel, tilt, tourney
    • Antonyms: agreement
    • Usage: The candidates will joust in a television debate.
  8. Glitzy – attractive in a showy and often superficial way.

    • Synonyms: conspicuous, flagrant, glaring, outright, overt, shameless, arrant
    • Antonyms:  concealed, subtle, inconspicuous, hidden
    • Usage: glitzy hotel restaurants
  9. Mettle – a person’s ability to cope well with difficulties; spirit and resilience.

    • Synonyms: tenacity, fortitude, valour, determination, audacity
    • Antonyms: cowarice, timidity, indecision, apathy
    • Usage: To prove his mettle, he had to spend an hour alone in the haunted house on the hill.
  10. Picturesque – (of a place or building) visually attractive, especially in a quaint or charming way.

    • Synonyms: beautiful, delightful, quaint, scenic, vivid, pleasant
    • Antonyms: dreary, offensive, hideous, drab
    • Usage: The picturesque hotel has been on the cover of numerous travel magazines.


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  1. Srishti

    1. Her OSTENSIBLE aggression is to keep herself off of the perils of society.
    2. Her PICTURESQUE images might mesmerize you.
    3. Dhoni’s TENACITY brought laurels for the Indian Cricket Team.
    4. GLITZY elites are often the perpetrator.
    5. COLLATE the paragraph with a suitable Heading.
    6. It is quite INTRACTABLE to cope up with the demands of children, now-a-days.

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