Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 41

English Vocabulary 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. Hindu editorial vocabulary word meaning.

Today’s words have been taken from article: Interpretation of a malady

  1. Poignant – evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret.

    • Synonyms: pathetic, sentimental, agitating, agonizing, distressing, perturbing
    • Antonyms: cheerful, happy, indifferent, unaffecting
    • Usage: The poignant story of an Agra family.
  2.  Debilitate – make (someone) very weak and infirm.

    • Synonyms: enervated, enfeebled, incapacitated, sapped, weakened, decrepit
    • Antonyms: active, energized, invigorated, restored
    • Usage: He was severely debilitated by a stomach upset.
  3. Consternation – a feeling of anxiety or dismay, typically at something unexpected.

    • Synonyms: amazement, bewilderment, dread, fright, horror, panic, perplexity
    • Antonyms: assurance, calmness, composure
    • Usage: Face your fears to shed the feeling of consternation
  4. Reticent – not revealing one’s thoughts or feelings readily.

    • Synonyms: bashful, hesitant, reserved, restrained, shy, silent, taciturn
    • Antonyms: communicative, confident, extroverted
    • Usage: She was extremely reticent about her personal affairs
  5. Unravel – investigate and solve or explain

    • Synonyms: decipher, resolve, untangle, disengage, disentangle, extricate
    • Antonyms: question, wonder, entangle, unite
    • Usage: It is not possible here to unravel the problem
  6. Brag – say something in a boastful manner.

    • Synonyms: boast, gloat, bluster, exult, swagger, grandstand
    • Antonyms: conceal, hide, deprecate
    • Usage: He bragged that he was sure of victory.
  7. Aberrant – varying from the usual

    • Synonyms: abnormal, deviant, psycho, weird, atypical, bizarre, flaky, peculiar
    • Antonyms: norma, regular
    • Usage: Astronomer was shocked by the sight of a star moving in an aberrant path.
  8. Cajole – to persuade by flattery or promises

    • Synonyms: deceive, delude, dupe, entice, entrap, tantalize, wheedle, decoy
    • Antonyms: disenchant, repulse, discourage
    • Usage: He hoped to cajole her into selling him her house
  9. Bequeath – pass on or leave (something) to someone else.

    • Synonyms: entrust, grant, bestow, endow, commit, consign
    • Antonyms: take, receive
    • Usage: He worked for fifty years because he wanted to be able to bequeath his wife a tidy sum when he died.
  10. Quiver – tremble or shake with a slight rapid motion

    • Synonyms: convulsion, flash, glimmer, oscillation, palpitation, pulsation
    • Antonyms: dullness, quiet, stillness
    • Usage: The tree’s branches stopped quivering.

 

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