Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 34

English Vocabulary for Bank Exams: SBI PO, NIACL, NICL, Bank of Baroda, IBPS PO. 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. Efficacy – the ability to produce a desired or intended result.

    • Synonyms: adequacy, competence, effectiveness, potency, virtue, capableness
    • Antonyms: enervation, failure, idleness, impotence, inactivity
    • Usage: The efficacy of the RBI’s liquidity management toolkit will impinge on another key concern: inflation.
  2. Impinge – have an effect, especially a negative one.

    • Synonyms: encroach, infringe, intrude, violate, meddle, invade
    • Antonyms: dodge, avoid
    • Usage: The efficacy of the RBI’s liquidity management toolkit will impinge on another key concern: inflation.
  3. Prevarication – a false or deliberate misstatement

    • Synonyms: dishonesty, equivocation, falsehood, deceitfulness, distortion
    • Antonyms: honesty, truth
    • Usage: Her many prevarications had apparently paid off; she was free to go.
  4. Entrench – establish (an attitude, habit, or belief) so firmly that change is very difficult or unlikely.

    • Synonyms: establish, settle, ensconce, lodge, install, embed, anchor,
    • Antonyms: discourage, dissuade, hurt, weaken
    • Usage: Entrenched inequality is a concern for China’s leaders, yet their own policies add to the headwinds these regions face.
  5. Headwinds – situations or conditions that make growth harder

    • Antonyms: tailwind
    • Usage: Entrenched inequality is a concern for China’s leaders, yet their own policies add to the headwinds these regions face.
  6. Contort – twist or bend out of the normal shape.

    • Synonyms: deform, writhe, bend, convolute, curve, gnarl, knot,
    • Antonyms: straighten, beautify, smooth
    • Usage: The software contorted our pictures and made us look ridiculous.
  7. Swerve – change or cause to change direction abruptly.

    • Synonyms: skew, deflect, lurch, stray, deviate, sidestep, depart
    • Antonyms: go direct, stay, remain, straighten
    • Usage: Do not make sudden swerves, particularly around parked vehicles
  8. Exasperate – irritate intensely

    • Synonyms: infuriate, incense, madden, enrage, antagonize, pique
    • Antonyms: appease, assist, comfort, tranquilize, alleviate
    • Usage: Since I am a hard worker, I get exasperated when I am placed on a team with lazy people.
  9. Spurious – apparently but not actually valid.

    • Synonyms: bogus, factitious, counterfeit, trumped-up, feigned, pretended
    • Antonyms: genuine, real, valid, authentic
    • Usage: Traffic police routinely stop drivers for spurious reasons, expecting a bribe in return for letting them proceed.
  10. Doughty – brave and persistent.

    • Synonyms: dauntless, resolute, indomitable, intrepid, plucky, undaunted
    • Antonyms: timid
    • Usage: Even the possibility of death in the jungle was not enough to scare away the doughty explorer.

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5 Thoughts to “Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 34”

  1. K!nG Iz B!nG

    10x mam??

  2. sachin shukla@Target sbi po

    thanks

  3. wonder_boy

    Thanks Ma’am 😉

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