Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 37

English Vocabulary for Bank Exams: SBI PO, NIACL, NICL, Bank of Baroda, IBPS PO. We are providing vocabulary words 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 words list. Hindu editorial vocabulary word meaning.

Today’s words have been taken from The Hindu Article: At Home In India

  1. Rambunctious – difficult to control or handle

    • Synonyms: boisterous, noisy, raucous, rowdy, unruly, rough, rude, termagant
    • Antonyms: restrained, silent, introverted, meek
    • Usage: It was a rambunctious party, and one could find people from every walks of life joining in without having any kind of discomfort.
  2. Mete – dispense or allot justice, a punishment, or harsh treatment.

    • Synonyms: dispense, apportion, distribute, parcel out, portion out, bestow, assign, administer
    • Antonyms: collect, combine, gather, hold, join, keep
    • Usage: The judge will mete out very harsh sentences when he’s in an unpleasant mood.
  3. Chastise – rebuke or reprimand severely.

    • Synonyms: upbraid, berate, reprove, admonish, chide, censure, castigate
    • Antonyms: compliment, laud, praise, assist, guard
    • Usage: He chastised his colleagues for their laziness
  4. Primordial – existing at or from the beginning of time; basic and fundamental.

    • Synonyms: prehistoric, antediluvian, antique, primeval, primitive, primal
    • Antonyms: modern, new, latest
    • Usage: According to the Bible, life began with the primordial creation of Adam and Eve.
  5. Sullen – bad-tempered and sulky.

    • Synonyms: morose, resentful, glum,  frowning,  grumpy, peevish, indignant
    • Antonyms: agreeable, bright, cheerful, friendly, gentle
    • Usage: The sullen criminal refused to follow the police officer’s instructions.
  6. Magnanimous – generous or forgiving, especially towards a rival or less powerful person.

    • Synonyms: benevolent, munificent, bountiful, philanthropic, chivalrous
    • Antonyms: stingy, selfish, uncharitable
    • Usage: Because she was kind and generous, the magnanimous queen was loved by all.
  7. Subservient – prepared to obey others unquestioningly.

    • Synonyms: submissive, deferential, acquiescent, duteous, biddable, meek, docile, ductile, pliant
    • Antonyms: disobedient, controlling, domineering
    • Usage: She was subservient to her parents
  8. Enslave – make (someone) a slave (of something).

    • Synonyms: coerce, disenfranchise, imprison, incarcerate, shackle, subjugate
    • Antonyms: emancipate, release, disconnect, liberate
    • Usage: His drug addiction has completely enslaved him.
  9. Chauvinism – exaggerated or aggressive patriotism.

    • Synonyms: fanaticism, jingoism, nationalism, narrowness, zealotry, bellicism
    • Antonyms: unbias
    • Usage:Even today, women continue to experience chauvinism when they pursue careers that were once dominated by men.
  10. Blatant – (of bad behaviour) done openly and unashamedly.

    • Synonyms: flagrant, glaring, obvious, undisguised, unconcealed, transparent, patent, evident, manifest, palpable, unmistakable
    • Antonyms: concealed, hidden, moral, secret, inconspicuous
    • Usage: The drunk driver’s blatant disregard for the lives of others earned him seven years in prison.


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