Editorials English Vocabulary Words Set 45

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 today’s words have been taken from article of The Economist: Who killed the death penalty?

  1. Clink – bang against, ring

    • Synonyms: chink, clang, jangle, jingle, sound
    • Usage: The rhythm of the train is accompanied by the calming sound of tea glasses clinking on the table of the compartment.
  2. Ghoulish – hideous, scary

    • Synonyms: demonic, frightening, ghastly, gruesome, horrible, macabre
    • Antonyms: angelic, cheerful, pleasant
    • Usage: A ghoulish web page lists the inmates admitted to Texas’s death row.
  3. Inmate – a person living in an institution such as a prison or hospital.

    • Synonyms: convict, prisoner, internee, jailbird
    • Usage: A ghoulish web page lists the inmates admitted to Texas’s death row.
  4. Rigmarole – a lengthy and complicated procedure.

    • Synonyms: commotion, kerfuffle, pantomime, hassle
    • Antonyms: meaningful, coherent
    • Usage: She went into a long rigmarole about the different jobs she’d had.
  5. Attrition – reduction or decrease in number

    • Synonyms: debilitation, enfeebling, sapping, attenuation
    • Antonyms: strengthening
    • Usage: As a result of teacher attrition, a lot of classrooms are overcrowded.
  6. Egregious – outstandingly bad; shocking.

    • Synonyms: atrocious, deplorable, extreme, flagrant, glaring, grievous
    • Antonyms: concealed, good, hidden
    • Usage: Unwilling to put up with misbehavior in her class, the teacher sent the egregious student into the hall.
  7. Outlandish – looking or sounding bizarre or unfamiliar.

    • Synonyms: eccentric, extravagant, fantastic, grotesque, outrageous, peculiar
    • Antonyms: common, conventional, familiar
    • Usage: The male clown looked outlandish in the party dress.
  8. Intrigue – arouse the curiosity or interest of

    • Synonyms: tempt, tantalize rivet, engross, captivate
    • Antonyms: bore, displease, repulse
    • Usage: I was intrigued by your question
  9. Rapprochment – establishment or resumption of harmonious relations

    • Synonyms: reconciliation, reunion
    • Antonyms: exacerbation, dissension
    • Usage: There were signs of a growing rapprochement between the two countries
  10. Internecine – destructive to both sides in a conflict.

    • Synonyms: exterminating, ruinous, fatal, mortal
    • Antonyms: immortal, undeleterious
    • Usage: There relationship was destroyed by internecine arguments.

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