Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 42

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.

Some of words have been taken from article: Lead Cross signals across the Himalayas

  1. Umbrage – offence or annoyance.

    • Synonyms: chagrin, exasperation, fury, indignation, resentment, pique
    • Antonyms: cheer, comfort, delight, enjoyment
    • Usage: She took umbrage at his remarks
  2. Intemperate – having or showing a lack of self-control

    • Synonyms: immoderate, excessive, undue, inordinate, unreasonable
    • Antonyms: moderate
    • Usage: John has intemperate mood swings he cannot seem to control.
  3. Sojourn – a temporary stay.

    • Synonyms: layover, stopover, residence, tarriance, vacation
    • Usage: I am looking forward to my sojourn at the beach during spring break.
  4. Complacent – pleased, especially with oneself or one’s merits

    • Synonyms: triumphant, smug, conceited, obsequious, serene
    • Antonyms: concerned, discontent, unsure
    • Usage: Picky eaters are never complacent unless you fully cater to their tastes.
  5. Convolute – make complicated

    • Synonyms: contort, snaking, tangle, intricate, coil
    • Antonyms: explicate, straighten
    • Usage: My head began to hurt as I listened to the professor’s convoluted speech.
  6. Morph – smooth changes

    • Synonyms: alter, transform, mutate, recast, deform
    • Antonyms: maintain, stagnate, preserve
    • Usage: The images morph into maps of our solar system.
  7. Proximate – closest in relationship; immediate; nearly accurate

    • Synonyms: direct, forthcoming, imminent, nearby
    • Antonyms: distant, foregone
    • Usage: China likely to remain the proximate source of trouble.
  8. Disdain – unworthy of one’s consideration or respect

    • Synonyms: antipathy, arrogance, aversion, contempt, derision, ridicule
    • Antonyms: admiration, affection, approval, flattery
    • Usage: I have an utter disdain for people that want something for nothing.
  9. Oppression – prolonged cruel or unjust treatment

    • Synonyms: abuse, brutality, coercion, cruelty, despotism, dictatorship
    • Antonyms: kindness, blessing, democracy
    • Usage: The dictator uses fear to oppress his people.
  10. Espouse – adopt or support

    • Synonyms: adopt, advocate, defend, embrace, maintain
    • Antonyms: attack, desert, reject, disagree
    • Usage: Even though you’re my best friend, I can’t espouse your radical views on the death sentence.

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