Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 46

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.

Today’s words have been taken from article of The Hindu: The king of trying times
Some words like flamboyant, mockery, flippant are already done in previous vocab sets, so not included today

  1. Swindler – person who cheats another

    • Synonyms: charlatan, con artist, counterfeiter, crook, absconder, chiseler
    • Antonyms: philanthropist
    • Usage: After the swindler claimed large amounts of money by providing blatant lies, he was thrown in jail as a penniless man.
  2. Frivolous – not having any serious purpose or value.

    • Synonyms: flippant, waggish, facetious, fatuous, inane, shallow, superficial
    • Antonyms: intelligent, sensible, wise, grave
    • Usage: My mother often spends her monthly pension on frivolous purchases she never uses.
  3. Contemptuous – arrogant, insolent

    • Synonyms: scornful, disdainful, disrespectful, insulting, condescending
    • Antonyms: flattering, humble, praising
    • Usage: She was intolerant and contemptuous of the majority of the human race
  4. Sanctify – set apart as or declare holy

    • Synonyms: anoint, ordain, canonize, beatify, consecrate, absolve
    • Antonyms: condemn, degrade, desecrate, disrespect
    • Usage: A small shrine was built to sanctify the site
  5. Elude – escape from or avoid

    • Synonyms: baffle, confound, dodge, bilk, evade, circumvent
    • Antonyms: clarify, encourage, enlighten
    • Usage: He tried to elude the security men by sneaking through a back door
  6. Capricious – given to sudden behavior change

    • Synonyms: mercurial, volatile, erratic, vacillating, fitful, arbitrary, whimsical
    • Antonyms: cautious, constant, predictable
    • Usage: Because of his capricious nature, she found it hard to keep a steady job.
  7. Firmament – the heavens or sky.

    • Synonyms: empyrean, vault
    • Antonyms: hell
    • Usage: I looked at the sky just as the lightning appeared to break the firmament in half.
  8. Extraneous – unneeded, irrrelevant

    • Synonyms: additional, immaterial, incidental, superfluous, supplementary
    • Antonyms: appropriate, necessary, integral, pertinent
    • Usage: The extraneous noise from the street was keeping us awake all night, so we moved to a different apartment.
  9. Sway – control or influence

    • Synonyms: clout, amplitude, authority, command, predominance
    • Antonyms: inability, inefficiency
    • Usage: He’s easily swayed by other people
  10. Cynical – doubt, distrust

    • Synonyms: bitterness, distrust, doubt, pessimism, sarcasm
    • Antonyms: belief, certainty, confidence
    • Usage: She is a cynical woman who does not trust anyone.

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