Vocabulary

 

Vocabulary exercises for competitive exams

VOCABULARY EXERCISES FOR COMPETITIVE EXAMS :

English Vocabulary Exercises will help the aspirants to understand easily and answers what exactly the questions being asked in any scenario. In each and every competitive exam there is a scope to ask in stipulated manner. So that we have frames common vocabulary words used in exams and also English vocabulary test with answers.

9-06-2018

  1. POIGNANCY (NOUN): a quality that arouses emotions (especially pity or sorrow)

Synonyms: pathos, distress

Antonyms: happiness, elation

Example sentence:

A moment of poignancy in the movie comes when he remembers his childhood days.

 

  1. FABLE (NOUN): a short story that tells a moral truth, often using animals as characters.

Synonyms: apologue, parable, fiction

Antonyms: non-fiction, truth

Example sentence:

Latisha loves the fable about the grasshopper and the ant.

 

  1. MORSEL (NOUN): a very small piece or amount

Synonyms: atom, bit

Antonyms: chunk, slab

Examples sentence:

Investigating team is searching for any morsel of useful information

 

  1. EUPHEMISM (NOUN): a word or phrase used to avoid saying an unpleasant or offensive word.

Synonyms: genteelism, politeness

Antonyms: dysphemism, Calling Spade a Spade

Example sentence:

Because people felt the title of “garbage man” was unappealing. The euphemism of “sanitation engineer” was created.

 

  1. INTRIGUING (ADJECTIVE): very interesting because of being unusual or mysterious

Synonyms: enthralling, riveting

Antonyms: drab, uninteresting

Example sentence:

The movie looks intriguing so I’m definitely going to see it.

 

  1. DEBILITATING (ADJECTIVE): tending to weaken something

Synonyms: enervating, enfeebling

Antonyms: invigorating, exhilarating

Example sentence:

She found the heat debilitating.

 

  1. RESILIENCE (NOUN): the quality to able to return quickly to a previous good condition after problems.

Synonyms: elasticity, pliability

Antonyms: fragility, rigidity

Example sentence:

A resilient individual will not be hurt by insults.

 

  1. RAPACITY (NOUN): aggressive greed

Synonyms: voracity, avarice

Antonyms: contentment, altruism

Example sentence:

His rapacity spoiled the financial year for his company, as he had put prices up too far and the public wouldn’t buy the product

 

  1. AMPLE (ADJECTIVE): enough or more than enough.

Synonyms: copious, sufficient

Antonyms: meager, lacking

Example sentence:

They had ample money for the trip.

 

  1. OMBUDSMAN (NOUN): someone who works for a government or large organization and deals with the complaints made against it.

Synonyms: inspector, intercessor

Example sentence:

Complaints to the Banking Ombudsman grew by 50 percent last year.

 

  1. ABSOLVE (VERB): acquit

Synonyms: exempt, exonerate

Antonyms: condemn, convict

Example sentence:

The criminal was absolved by the court.

 

  1. ADHERENT (NOUN): supporter

Synonyms: backer, devotee

Antonyms: antagonist, non believer

Example sentence:

He is an adherent of theism.

 

  1. AFFRONT (NOUN): insult

Synonyms: indignity, provocation

Antonyms: praise, complement

Example sentence:

In found this statement as an affront.

 

  1. AVIDITY (NOUN): alertness

Synonyms: alacrity, briskness

Antonyms: indifference, dullness

Example sentence:

You should do it with some avidity.

 

  1. ALLEVIATE (VERB): allay

Synonyms: assuage, ease

Antonyms: worsen, intensify

Example sentence:

Maya couldn’t prevent her pain, only alleviate it.

 

  1. AWKWARD (ADJECTIVE): clumsy

Synonyms: rude, stiff

Antonyms: adroit, artful

Example sentence:

I found his saying quite awkward.

 

  1. APPARENT (ADJECTIVE): possible ]

Synonyms: probable, supposed

Antonyms: doubtful, dubious

Example sentence:

I see this is an apparent reason for this disaster.

 

  1. ALLURE (NOUN): attraction

Synonyms: charisma, charm

Antonyms: repulsion, loathing

Example sentence:

The hungry child could not resist the allure of the food.

 

  1. ABORTIVE (ADJECTIVE): failed

Synonyms: fruitless, futile

Antonyms: fruitful, productive

Example sentence:

He made an abortive attempt this time.

 

  1. ABOMINABLE (ADJECTIVE): abhorrent

Synonyms: atrocious, awful

Antonyms: pleasing, desirous

Example sentence: his works made him abominable person.

 

 

 

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  1. SEE EYE TO EYE (IDIOM): be in full agreement.

Synonyms: concur, accord

Antonyms: disagree, dissent

Example sentence:

Will labor and management ever see eye to eye on the new contract.

 

  1. THE CROSSHAIRS (IDIOM): in a position to be criticized or attached.

Synonyms: censurable, blamable

Antonyms: peripheral, right

Example sentence:

The actor has been in the crosshairs of politicians and public for his comments on religion derogatory.

 

  1. DIFFIDENCE (NOUN): the quality or state of being unassertive or bashful.

Synonyms: timorousness, demureness

Antonyms: arrogance, boldness

Example sentence:

Sher natural diffidence and spoke diffidence and spoke with great frankness me She overca

 

  1. DEFIANCE (NOUN): behaviour in which you refuse to obey someone or something

Synonyms: recalcitrance, contumacy

Antonyms: compliance, obedience

Example sentence:

running away was an act of defiance against his parents.

 

5.CHINK (NOUN): a small narrow crack or opening.

Synonyms: crevice, fissure

Antonyms: closing, solid

Example sentence:

Peered through a chink in the curtains and saw them all inside.

 

  1. CLOUT (NOUN): power and influence over other people or events.

Synonyms: Dominance, mastery

Antonyms: lose, beginning

Example sentence:

The small firms banded together so that they have more clout.

 

  1. SANCTION (NOUN): approval or permission, especially formal or legal.

Synonyms: Authorization, endorsement

Approval, dispensation

Antonyms: prohibition, proscription

Example sentence:

Because of the schools behavioral problems, the principal is unlikely to sanction a school dance this year.

 

  1. DIV ULGE (VERB): to make some secret known.

Synonyms: reveal, expose

Antonyms: conceal, enshroud

Example sentence:

The CEO refused to divulge how much she earned.

 

9 PUT OFF (PHARSAL VERB): to delay doing something.

Synonyms: postpone, defer

Antonyms: expedite, facilitate

Example sentence:

Don’t worry, were can put off this meeting for tomorrow.

 

10. AVOWAL (NOUN): an open statement of affirmation, frank acknowledgement.

Synonyms: assertion, profession

Antonyms: denial, disavowal

Example sentence:

When the immigrant was granted citizenship, he made an avowal of loyalty to his new country.

 

  1. DOWNHILL (ADJECTIVE): descending

Synonyms: dropping, declining

Antonyms: ascending, rising

Example sentence:

This car has a downhill cost in the market.

 

 12. DIRGEFUL (ADJECTIVE): depressing

Synonyms: crestfallen, dolorous

Antonyms: gleeful, elated

Example sentence:

His failure is a dirgeful moment for us.

 

13. LAMSTER (ADJECTIVE): volatile

Synonyms; ephemeral, evergreen

Example sentence:

Ravin explains his lamster philosophy every day.

 

14. BEQUEATH (VERB): bestow

Synonyms: grant, pass on

Antonyms: take, receive

Example sentence:

His penniless father had nothing to bequeath to him in his will

 

15. INFLATED (ADJECTIVE): exaggerated

Synonyms: bloated, overblown

Antonyms: shrunken, abridged

Example sentence:

She explained the inflated features of the new technology.

 

16. Deceitful (ADJECTIVE): dishonest

Synonyms: duplicitous, delusive

Antonyms: authentic, upright

Example sentence:

Anshuman told me that Aahaan is a deceitful boy.

 

17. HARNESS (VERB): control

Synonyms: tame, fetter

Antonyms: unharness, liberate

Example sentence:

She could not harness her emotions.

 

18. BRUISE (VERB): discolour

Synonyms: batter, pulverize

Antonyms: complement, heal

Example sentence:

This dye has bruised her clothes.

 

19. KINDLE (VERB): a fire

Synonyms: inflame, ignite

Antonyms: extinguish, put out

Example sentence:

The dacoit kindled the village.

 

20. AROMA (NOUN): scent

Synonyms: fragrance, incense

Antonyms: stench, odour

Example sentence:

I am experiencing the nice aroma of doughnuts.

 

 

 

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  1. RELENTLESSLY (ADVERB): continuing in a determined way without any interruption.

Synonyms: inexorably, incessantly

Antonyms: yielding, unenthusiastically

Example sentence:

During the battle, the soldier continued to fight relentlessly despite the bullet in his soldier.

 

  1. TENUOUS (ADJECTIVE): weak, unimportant or in doubt

Synonyms: flimsy, slight

Antonyms: strong, significant

Example sentence:

The aging dictator’s hold on power is tenuous.

 

  1. PROMPT (VERB): encourage someone to do something.

Synonyms: induce, catalyze

Antonyms: discourage, dissuade

Example sentence:

Experience prompted him to start his own business.

 

  1. RATTLE (VERB): to worry someone or make someone nervous.

Synonyms: unnerve, disconcert

Antonyms: relieve, soothe

Example sentence:

The creaking upstairs was starting to rattle me.

 

  1. RED HERRING (NOUN): a fact, idea, or subject that takes people’s attention away from the central point being considered.

Synonyms: bluff, distraction

Antonyms: inactivity

Example sentence:

The police investigated many clues, but they were all red herrings.

 

  1. BE INCUMBENT ON SOMEONE (IDIOM): necessary as a duty or responsibility for (someone).

Synonyms: obligatory, required

Antonyms: Discretionary, optional

Example sentence:

He felt it was incumbent on him to take one the responsibilities of his father’s business.

 

  1. IN A BIND (IDIOM): to be in bad situation or trouble.

Synonyms: in Predicament, in difficulty

 Anonyms: solution, pleasure

Example sentence:

Sorry I’m late, Fred was in a bind and needed me to drive him home.

 

  1. CREDIBILITY (NOUN): the quality of being trusted and believed in

Synonyms: plausibility, integrity

Antonyms: improbability, uncertainty

Example sentence:

With five consecutive defeats, the manager has lost all credibility.

 

  1. COY (ADJECTIVE): shy and reserved.

Synonyms: bashful, Demure

Antonyms: extroverted, immodest

Example sentence:

He is a coy toddle who hides whenever anyone comes to the house.

 

  1. PLIGHT (NOUN): an unpleasant condition, especially serious, sad or difficult one.

Synonyms: predicament, quandary

Antonyms: advantage, blessing

Example sentence:

Because he was homeless & penniless Jason’s plight was a miserable one.

 

  1. FORETHOUGHT (NOUN): precaution

Synonyms: wariness, prudence

Antonyms:  carelessness, carefree

Example sentence:

Kim had the forethought to book the tickets in advance.

 

  1. OBSESS (VERB): engross

Synonyms: involve, employ

Antonyms: distract, eject

Example sentence:

Nimisha was obsessed in the process.

 

  1. BOOM (NOUN): loud sound

Synonyms: explosion, bang

Antonyms: failure, collapse

Example sentence:

When the truth became known regarding the mines a wonderful boom began.

 

  1. RAPT (ADJECTIVE): delighted

Synonyms: ecstatic, enthralled

Antonyms: unhappy, sorrowful

Example sentence:

Swastika was a rapt person.

 

  1. RELEGATE (VERB): assign

Synonyms: consign, entrust

Antonyms: keep, hold

Example sentence:

Kritika had assigned the task to the agency.

 

  1. REFURBISH (VERB): fix up

Synonyms: modernize, overhaul

Antonyms: break, damage

Example sentence:

As an artist, I am always searching flea markets for junk that I can refurbish.

 

  1. RUSE (NOUN): feint

Synonyms: trick, deception

Antonyms: honesty, frankness

Example sentence:

Aniket tried to think of a ruse to get sumedh out of the house

 

  1. SUPPLE (ADJECTIVE): flexible

Synonyms: elastic, agile

Antonyms: awkward, unpliable

Example sentence:

It is important to stretch before exercise to keep a supple form

 

  1. JUNK (NOUN): garbage

Synonyms: debris, rubble

Antonyms: neatness, sterility

Example sentence:

All his emails were gone to the junk.

 

  1. TRIAL (ADJECTIVE): experimental

Synonyms: exploratory, preliminary

Antonyms: definite, proven

Example sentence:

It was in a trial session

 

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  1. CONGLOMERATE (NOUN): a large business consisting of several different companies.

Synonyms: corporation, association

Antonyms: individual, disband

Example sentence:

The billionaire’s Conglomerate includes restaurants, convenience stores, and chain of hotels.

 

  1. DENIZENS (NOUN): an inhabitant or occupant of a particular place.

Synonyms: dweller, native

Antonyms: foreigner, immigrant

Example sentence:

The whale shark is the denizen of the ocean.

 

  1. MEANDERING (ADJECTIVE): a winding path or course.

Synonyms: labyrinth, tortuous

Antonyms: straight, direct

Example sentence:

The railway track in the valley is meandering

 

  1. LARGESSE (NOUN):

The fact of giving away money in a generous way.

Synonyms: munificence, magnanimity

Antonyms: meanness, miserliness

Example sentence:

Because of the millionaire’s largesse, twenty under privileged graduates now have college scholarship.

 

  1. DYKE (NOUN): a thick wall that prevents river or sea water flooding onto land.

Synonyms: Barrier, embankment

Antonyms: uncover, unsheathe

Example sentence:

Building an artificial dyke around the lower parts of the city was supposed to keep the city from flooding.

 

  1. IMMINENT (ADJECTIVE): coming or likely to happen very soon.

Synonyms: impending, forthcoming

Antonyms: distant, far-off

Example sentence:

He gave a dire warning that an earthquake was imminent.

 

  1. PERENNIAL (ADJECTIVE): lasting a very long time, or happening reputedly or all the time.

Synonyms: eternal, perpetual

Antonyms: occasional, intermittent

Example sentence:

Because she is a perennial optimist, its unusual for anything to bring her down

 

  1. ZERO IN (PHDRASAL VERB): to direct all your attention to one thing.

Synonyms: focus, concentrate

Antonyms: neglect, ignore

Example sentence:

We’ve zeroed in on the real problem- we don’t save enough money.

 

  1. ANECDOTAL (ADJECTIVE) : Not necessarily true or reliable because it is based on personal account rather than proven facts.

Synonyms: unscientific, informal

Antonyms: scientific, experimental

Example sentence:

There is only anecdotal evidence that the medicine works.

 

  1. LAMPOON (VERB): publicity criticize, ridicule through text or speech.

Synonyms: pasquinade, burlesque

Antonyms: flattery, praise

Example sentence:

Many celebrities are lampooned on this satirical website.

 

  1. PLOWED (ADJECTIVE): cultivated

Synonyms: furrowed, tilled

Antonyms: recovered, instilled

 

  1. SLAPPED (ADJECTIVE): hard hit/imposed

Synonyms: beaten, pat

Antonyms: avoided, saved

 

  1. EVAPORATE (VERB): dissolve

Synonyms: absorb, vaporize

Antonyms: appear, moist

 

  1. FINERY (NOUN): Best clothing

Synonyms: apparel, suit

Antonyms:  rags, tatters

 

  1. ALUNNUS (NOUN): educated/ ex-student

Synonyms: old grad, alumna

Antonyms: undergraduate, uneducated

 

  1. UNCOUTH (ADJECTIVE): clumsy, uncultivated

Synonyms: awkward, barbaric

Antonyms: agile, couth

 

  1. TRITE (ADJECTIVE): hackneyed

Synonyms: dull, cliché

Antonyms: fresh, new

 

  1. MURKY (ADJECTIVE): cloudy

Synonyms: misty, foggy

Antonyms: bright, clear

 

  1. PALLIATE (VERB): abate

Synonyms: allay, assuage

Antonyms: increase, intensify

 

  1. MELANGE (NOUN): mixture

Synonyms: medley, mishmash

Antonyms: constituent, element

 

 

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  1. CONVICTION (NOUN): strong belief or opinion

Synonyms: certitude, assurance

Antonyms: doubt, disbelief

Example:

It’s my personal conviction that all rapists should be locked away for life.

 

  1. VETERAN (ADJECTIVE): a person who has had long experience in a particular field.

Synonyms: expert, skilled, virtuoso, consummate

Antonyms: rookie, novice

Example:

The veteran players on the team are very important in helping new players adjust to the pressure of professional sports.

 

  1. ARDENT (ADJECTIVE): showing strong feelings

Synonyms: fervent, zealous

Antonyms: unenthusiastic, indifferent

Example:

He is an ardent fan of Manchester united.

 

  1. TOTALITARIAN (ADJECTIVE): relating to a system of government that is centralized and dictatorial and requires complete subservience to the state.

Synonyms: authoritarian, autocratic

Antonyms: democratic, liberal

Example:

Under a dictator’s authoritarian rule, the citizens of the country had no say in how their nation was governed.

 

  1. MEGALOMANIA (NOUN): an unnatural strong wish obsession for power and control.

Synonyms: egotism, conceitedness

Example:

Marie showed signs of megalomania when she assumed everyone at the party was there to serve her.

 

  1. DEMUR (VERB): to refuse to do something or express disagreement.

Synonyms: object, protest

Antonyms: approval, sanction

Example:

The lawyer requested a break in the court case, but the judge demurred.

 

  1. DESIDERATUM (NOUN): something that is needed or wanted.

Synonyms: requirement, prerequisite

Antonyms: optional, needless

Examples:

A desideratum for the role of teacher was certification in English.

 

  1. PURSUIT (NOUN): the act of achieving or following something.

Synonyms: quest, chase

Antonyms: retreat, surrender

Example:

The two children ran through the field in pursuit of their puppy.

 

  1. FELICITY (NOUN): A state of intense happiness

Synonyms: bliss, beatitude, gladness, joy

Antonyms: gloom, melancholy

Example:

Meera’s felicity had no limits on her wedding day.

 

  1. FORESIGHT (NOUN): the ability to judge what wil happen or needed in the future.

Synonyms: prescience, anticipation

Antonyms: hindsight, imprudence

Example:

If you want to have the foresight to pal a profitable long-term strategy.

 

  1. INSTIL (VERB): inject

Synonyms: infuse, implant

Antonyms: eradicate, extract

 

12.ENCROACH (VERB): violate

Synonyms: trespass, infringe

Antonyms: shun, abide

 

13.EVASION (NOUN): avoidance

Synonyms: evasiveness, obliqueness

Antonyms: directness, frankness

 

14.PERSECUTE (VERB): harass

Synonyms: torment, domineer

Antonyms: comfort, console

 

  • GIGANTIC (ADJECTIVE): huge

Synonyms: enormous, immense

Antonyms: small, slight

 

  • RAVAGE (VERB): destroy

Synonyms: ruin, devastate

Antonyms: restore, reconstruct

 

  • TRECHAREOUS (ADJECTIVE): disloyal

Synonyms: faithless, unreliable

Antonyms: faithful, reliable

 

  • SANGUINE (ADJECTIVE): confident

Synonyms: hopeful, optimistic

Antonyms: pessimistic, depressed

 

  • ORDAIN (VERB): impose

Synonyms: order, proclaim

Antonyms: violate, revoke

 

  • INSIPID (ADJECTIVE): tasteless

Synonyms: vapid, unflavoured

Antonyms: delicious, pungent

 

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  1. MONGER (NOUN): vendor

Synonyms: peddler, trader

Antonyms: customer, consumer

Example sentence:

Aniruddha is a fishmonger

 

  1. UPHOLD (VERB): maintain

Synonyms: support, endorse

Antonyms: discourage, abandon

Example sentence:

Try to uphold the relations in your life.

 

  1. SALVAGE(VERB): redeem

Synonyms: regain, restore

Antonyms: forfeit, waste

Example sentence:

Some gold was salvaged from that place.

 

  1. CONDUCIVE (ADJECTIVE): helpful

Synonyms: useful, favourable for

Antonyms: useless, worthless

Examples sentence:

Your notes are conducive to the SBI PO aspirants.

 

  1. CONFEDERATION (NOUN): union

Synonyms: alliance, association

Antonyms: separation, disunion

Example sentence:

There held a confederation of the supreme leaders.

 

  1. PRUDENT (ADJECTIVE): careful

Synonyms: cautious, reasonable

Antonyms: careless, nonsensical

Example sentence:

Due to his prudent decision everybody escaped unhurt.

 

  1. STOPGAP (ADJECTIVE): temporarily helping

Synonyms: substitute, provisional

Antonyms: permanent, completed

Example sentence:

This is just a stopgap vehicle you know.

 

  1. MUSHROOM (VERB) : sprout

Synonyms: boom, burgeon

Antonyms: decrease, shrink

Example sentence:

Medical colleges are mushrooming day by day.

 

  1. FRAGMENT (NOUN): portion

Synonyms: part, chunk

Antonyms: lot, whole

Example sentence:

This is arrangement of his sense of humour.

 

  1. BEEAIL (VERB): bemoan

Synonyms: mourn, wail

Antonyms: be happy, be joyous

Example sentence:

He will bewail the loss of his wife.

 

  1. PUNCHING BELOW ONE’S WEITHT (IDIOM): to achieve or perform at a level lower than should be expected based on one’s preparation, attributes, rank, or past accomplishments.

Synonyms: flop, underperform

Antonyms: excel, outshine

 

  • ABYSMAL (ADJECTIVE):

Extremely bad

Synonyms: abominable, excruciating

Antonyms: superb, excellent

 

  • INFALLIBLE (ADJECTIVE): incapable of making mistakes, error-free, never failing.

Synonyms: flawless, impeccable

Antonyms: defective, faulty

 

  • PERCEPTION (NOUN): the ability to understand inner qualties or relationships.

Synonyms: discernment, insight

Antonyms: misapprehension,

Miscomprehension

 

  • TRICKLE (VERB): to flow in a broken irregular stream.

Synonyms: dribble, gurgle

Antonyms: gush, spout

  1. AUTHORITATIVE (ADJECTIVE): commanding and self-confident; likely to be respected and obeyed.

Synonyms: self-assured, self-confident

 

  1. CONSOLIDATE (VERB): combine (a number of things) into a single more effective or coherent whole.

Synonyms: coalesce, merge

Antonyms: segregate, abate

 

  • CONFRONT (VERB):

Come face to face with (someone) with hostile or argumentative intent, to oppose (something hostile of dangerous) with firmness or courage.

Synonyms: dare, Defy

Antonyms: eschew, shun

 

  • CLAW ITS WAY (IDIOM): if someone claws their way to a successful position, they achieve it with great determination in spite of many difficulties.

Synonyms: Accomplish, fulfil

Antonyms: fail, abandon

 

  • WIELD (VERB): to have a lot of influence or power over other people.

Synonyms: apply, exercise

Antonyms: ignore, neglect

 

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  1. REPRERCUSSION (NOUN): the power to bring about a result on another

Synonyms: reverberation, effect

Antonyms: cause, weakness

Example: your decision not to go to college will have repercussion you’ll fell for years to come.

 

  1. CIRCUMVENT (VERB): to avoid having to comply with (something) especially through cleverness.

Synonyms: evade, sidestep

Antonyms: confront, allow

Example:

Employee who try to circumvent the company’s dress code.

 

  1. DELIMITATION (VERB): determine the limits or boundaries of

Synonyms: borderline, distinction

Antonyms: freedom, liberty

Example:

The highway delimits the eastern edge of the downtown area.

 

  1. OBLIQUE (ADJECTIVE): liclined or twisted to one side.

Synonyms: devious, slanted

Antonyms: direct, perpendicular

Example:

Kim gave the eavesdropper

An oblique glance out of the corner of her eye.

 

  1. FRAUGHT (ADJECTIVE): possessing or covered with great numbers or amounts of something specified.

Synonyms: abundant, awash

Antonyms: vacant, tranquil

Example:

Every ro0om in my childhood home is fraught with memories.

 

  1. MADDATE (VERB): the granting of power to perform various acts or duties.

Synonyms: accreditation, authorization

Antonyms: breach, veto

Example:

The committee has been given a mandate to reform the process for admitting applicants to the university

 

  1. MANEUVERING (NOUN): a carefully planned or cunning scheme or action.

Synonyms: tactic, machination

Antonyms: dissuade, neglect

Example:

The economic policy provided no room for maneuver

 

  1. PRELUDE (NOUN): an action or event serving as an introduction to something more important.

Synonyms: overture, preliminary

Antonyms: conclusion, epilogue

Example:

A ceasefire had been agreed as prelude to full place negotiations.

 

  1. LOOMING (VERB): appear as a vague form, especially one that is large or threatening.

Synonyms: imminent, impending

Antonyms: remote, distant. Bygone, former.

Example:

Vehicle loomed out of the darkness.

 

  1. EXACERBATING (VERB): to make more severe.

Synonyms: aggravate, exasperate

Antonyms: delight, alleviate

Example:

A misconceived plan that only exacerbated the city’s traffic problem.

 

  1. TITILLATE (VERB): excite

Synonyms: stimulate, tantalize

Antonyms: bore, disenchant

Example sentence:

They are paid to titillate the notorious politician.

 

  1. CONTENTIOUS (ADJECTIVE): quarrelsome

Synonyms: combative, belligerent

 

  1. AGGRIEVED (ADJECTIVE): grieving

Synonyms: very distressed

Antonyms: comforted

 

  1. GIGANTIC (ADJECTIVE): very large

Synonyms: enormous, giant

Antonyms: miniscule, miniature

 

  1. SEISMIC (ADJECTIVE): quaky

Synonyms: quivering, tremulous

Antonyms: fixed, solid

 

  1. RENDER (VERB): deliver

Synonyms: give, provide

Antonyms: hold, keep

 

  1. RELENTLESS (ADJECTIVE): determined

Synonyms: rigorous, dogged

Antonyms: flexible, irresolute

 

  1. TENUOUS (ADJECTIVE): weak

Synonyms: delicate, shaky

Antonyms: strong, healthy

 

  1. RIPPLE (VERB): oscillate

Synonyms: pulsate, vacillate

Antonyms: be still, remain

 

  1. AMENDMENT (NOUN):

Synonyms: revision, correction

Antonyms: damage, hurt

 

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  1. COMEMMORATE (VERB): pay tribute to

Synonyms: salute, honour

Antonyms: disregard, dishonor

 

  1. TERRIFIC (ADJECTIVE): horrible

Synonyms: terrible, awful

Antonyms: wonderful, pleasant

Example sentence:

An enormous amount of dist blown by the terrific volcanic eruption.

 

  1. DOOMED (ADJECTIVE): ill-fated

Synonyms: crused, dammed

Antonyms: lucky, blessed

Example sentence:

Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it.

 

  1. EXORBITANT (ADJECTIVE): excessive

Synonyms: immoderate, wasteful

Antonyms: moderate, sensible

Example sentence:

The guard is being paid an exorbitant salary to sit only.

 

  1. PIVOTAL (ADJECTIVE): important

Synonyms: vital, crucial

Antonyms: unimportant, uncritical

Example sentence:

Nice customer service is pivotal to a successful business.

 

  1. SUPERVENE (VERB): follow

Synonyms: chase, pursue

Antonyms: precede, retreat

Example sentence:

Firstly he did the honours then everybody supervened.

 

  1. REPROACH (NOUN): disgrace

Synonyms: blame, censure

Antonyms: compliment, praise

Example sentence:

Girish gave her a look of reproach.

 

  1. LAURELS (NOUN): acclaim

Synonyms: accolade, praise

Antonyms: blame, disapproval

Example sentence:

A soldier won his laurels in the battle field.

  1. ABRADE (VERB): scrape

Synonyms: chafe, grate

Antonyms: make happy, please

Example sentence:

The wool blanket abraded my legs and gave me a rash.

 

  1. DEIFY (VERB): idealize

Synonyms: glorify, idolize

Antonyms: criticize, degrade

Example sentence:

It is a mistake to deify celebrities let your parents be your living god.

 

  1. ABORIGINAL (ADJECTIVE): having lived or existed in a place since the earliest known time.

Synonyms: primeval, indigenous

Antonyms: foreign, alien

 

12ABOUND (VERB): to exist in large numbers or amount.

Synonyms: swarm, thrive

Antonyms: lack, deficient

 

  1. DIALECT (NOUN): a form of a language that people speak in a particular part of a country.

Synonyms: vernacular, jargon

Antonyms: standard

 

  1. RESCIND (VERB): to make a law, order of decision no longer have any legal effect.

Synonyms: revoke, repeal

Antonyms: exact, approve

 

  1. STIGAMTIZE (VERB): to set some mark of disgrace or infamy upon.

Synonyms: denounce, defame

Antonyms:

Commend, exalt

 

  1. ISCREPANCY (NOUN): the quality or state or disagreeing or being at variance.

Synonyms: disparity, incongruity

Antonyms: agreement, similarity

 

  1. PRIMITIVE (ADJECTIVE): little evolved form or characteristic of an earlier ancestral type.

Synonyms:  crude, rudimentary

Antonyms: developed, evolved

 

  1. HUMONGOUS (ADJECTIVE) very large.

Synonyms: whopping, enormous

Antonyms: prodigious, mammoth

 

  1. PROFUSION (NOUN): An abundance or large quantity of something.

Synonyms: cornucopia, plentitude

Antonyms: smidgen, dearth

 

  1. PURPORT (VERB): appear or claim to be or do something, especially falsely.

Synonyms: aspire, contemplate

Antonyms: deny, disclaim

 

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  1. DISPEL (VERB): allay

Synonyms: drive away , thought

Antonyms: recall, take in

Example Sentence: nia comforted me so well that all my doubts were immediately dispelled somehow.

 

  1. LAY DOWN (VERB): command

Synonyms: impose, order

Antonyms: implore, request

Example Sentence: she laid down as if she were my boss.

 

  1. PREMISE (NOUN): presumption

synonyms: proposition, supposition

Antonyms: denial, rejection

Example sentence:

The woman completed her workday even though there was a presumption that she was to be fired.

 

  1. UNPALATABLE (ADJECTIVE): not tasty good

Synonyms: distasteful, unsavoury

Antonyms: delicious, savoury

Example sentence:

What an unpalatable dish! Siya exclaimed.

 

  1. AFTERMATH (N0UN): impact

Synonyms: outcome, consequences

Antonyms: source, origin

Example sentence:

Although the aftermath was daunting, nothing could compare to the moment that the tornado struck the building.

 

  1. ABSOLUTE (ADJECTIEVE): without limit

Synonyms: infinite, unlimited

Antonyms: bounded, limited

Example sentence:

Your idea has really an absolute influence.

 

  1. PREPONDERATE (VERB): dominate

Synonyms: dictate, overrule

Antonyms: follow, lose

Example sentence:

Do not even think of preponderating me.

 

  1. DILUTE (VERB): adulterate

Synonyms: make thinner, water down

Antonyms: make thicker, concentrate

Example sentence:

To obtain the effect you want, firstly dilute the paint with a little bit of oil.

 

  1. MOOT ADKECTIVE): doubtful

Syunonyms: dubious, questionable

Antonyms: proven, definite

Example sentence:

The use of phonetic transcription is a moot question.

 

  1. TRAGIC (ADJECTIVE): appalling

Synonyms: awful, deplorable

Antonyms: pleasant, wonderful

Example sentence:

Merriam saw the tragic women of the wards

 

  1. CIRCUMSPECT (ADJECTIVE): careful and unwilling to take risks.

Synonyms: chary, gingerly

Antonyms: rash, negligent

 

  1. ATTRITION (NOUN): the process of reducing something’s strength on effectiveness through sustained attack or pressure.

Synonyms: abrasion, debilitation

Antonyms: buildup, fortification

 

  1. PARLEY (NOUN): a discussion between two groups of people, especially to end an argument.

Synonyms: conference, colloquy

Antonyms: ignored, deaf

 

  1. RIFE (ADJECTIVE): very common and wide spread/ in a great quantity.

Synonyms: prevalent, ubiquitous

Antonyms: limited, uncommon

 

  1. PROXY (NOUN): authority given to a person to act for someone else.

Synonyms: representative, surrogate

Antonyms: disqualification, request

 

  1. SPORADIC (ADJECTIVE): occurring at irregular internals.

Synonyms: occasional, spasmodic

Antonyms: frequent, periodic

 

  1. IN THE DOCK (IDIOM): on trial in court, especially for criminal case.

Synonyms: prosecute, sue

 

  1. UPSET THE APPLECART (IDIOM): to ruin or interfere worth one’s plans or goals.

Synonyms: frustrate, spoil

Antonyms:  help. Facilitate

 

  1. MAVERICK (NOUN): a person who thinks and acts independently and differently from others.

Synonyms: non conformist, bohemian

Antonyms: convention, follower

 

  1. TENTATIVE (ADJECTIVE): not certain or fixed.

Synonyms: provisional, uncertain

Antonyms: unconditional, certain

 

 

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  1. EXCISION (NOUN): cutting

Synonyms: ablation, extirpation

Antonyms: addition, insertion

Example Sentence:

The excision of the weed plant was successfully done.

 

  1. EXCRUCIATING (ADJECTIVE): torturous

Synonyms: agonizing, gruelling

Antonyms: calm, mild

Example sentence:

This is an excruciating task.

 

  1. ETHOS (NOUN): ideology

Synonyms: mentality, mindset

Antonyms; body, physicality

Example sentence:

Sugam abides by his ethos.

 

  1. EXPANSIVE (ADJECTIVE): broad

Synonyms: extensive, inclusive

Antonyms: narrow, reserved

Example sentence:

This is an expansive project.

 

  1. FACILE (ADJECTIVE): easy

Synonyms: effortless, glib

Antonyms: arduous, confusing

Example sentence:

Sadhna likes doing facile things.

 

  1. ENERVATE (VERB): tire

Synonyms: debilitate, exhaust

Antonyms: energize, strengthen

Example sentence:

Navya naveli was enervated by the mettlesome picnic.

 

  1. EXALT (VERB): extol

Synonyms: glorify, laud

Antonyms: blame, castigate

Example sentence:

He exalted about his achievements yesterday.

 

  1. EXGUOUS (ADJECTIVE): scanty

Synonyms: bare, kittle

Antonyms: large, plenty

Example sentence:

Malvika poured an exiguous amount of dry yeast.

 

  1. ENFEEBLE (BERB): very weak

Synonyms: cripple, blunt

Antonyms: invigorate, energize

Example Sentence:

This acid enfeebled the whole chemical reaction.

 

  1. VICARIOUS (ADJECTIVE): empathetic

Synonyms: empathic, derived

Antonyms: indifferent, unfeeling

Example sentence:

Nayra is compassionate and vicarious towards her daughter.

 

  1. ESOTERIC (ADJECTIVE): very unusual and understood or liked by only a small number of people, especially those with special knowledge:

Synonyms: abstruse, arcane

Antonyms: exoteric, comprehensible, perspicuous

 

  1. RENOWNED (ADJECTIVE): famous for something.

Synonyms: illustrious, eminent

Antonyms: common, anonymous

 

  1. SCRUTINY (NOUN): the careful and detailed examination of something:

Synonyms: perusal, audit

Antonyms: glimpse, glance

 

  1. TRANSCEND (VERB): to go beyond or rise above a limit, or be greater than something ordinary:

Synonyms: eclipse, surpass

Antonyms: lose, fall

 

  1. NIMBLE (ADJECTIVE): quick and exact either in movement or thoughts

Synonyms: agile, quick, spry

Antonyms: lumbering, clumsy

 

  1. CORNERSTONE (NOUN): something of great importance that everything else depends on

Synonyms: foundation, fundament

Antonyms: crown, abolish

 

  1. ENDOWMENT (NOUN): gift of money that is made to an institution such as a school.

Synonyms: donation, grant

Antonyms: inability, incapacity

 

  1. SYNERGY (NOUN): the combining of different groups, processes objects, or people to increase success.

Synonyms: collaboration, cooperation

Antonyms: isolation, incompatibility

 

  1. FOSTER (VERB): to encourage the development or growth of ideas or feelings:

Synonyms: promote, encourage

Antonyms: discourage, hinder

 

  1. JEOPARDIZE (VERB): to put something in danger of loss harm or failure

Synonyms: imperil, endanger

Antonyms: protect, safe

 

 

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  1. EMULATE (VERB): follow suit

Synonyms: imitate, mimic

Antonyms: neglect, ignore

Example sentence:

Most rulers wished to emulate Alexander the great.

 

  1. MOLLIFY (VERB): allay

Synonyms: alleviate, ameliorate

Antonyms; agitate, irritate

Example sentence:

Only Samartha can mollify the prevailing situation.

 

  1. CRAVEN (ADJECTIVE): timid

Synonyms: coward, nebbish

Antonyms: bold person, brave person

Example sentence:

Suneet is such a craven person.

 

  1. CONTRITE (ADJECTIVE): regretful

Synonyms: apologetic, humble

Antonyms: unrepentant, indifferent

Example sentence:

Don’t be a contrite employee you’re on the ball

 

  1. MENDACIOUS (ADJECTIVE): dishonest

Synonyms: deceitful, deceptive

Antonyms: frank, sincere

Example sentence:

Abhiyash is cutting corner because everybody tells he is a mendacious boy.

 

  1. IMMUTABLE (ADJECTIVE): unchangeable

Synonyms: abiding, inflexible

Antonyms: flexible, variable

Example sentence:

Don’t wrap your head around immutable petty politics in this office.

 

 

  1. MAVERICK (NOUN): synonyms: bohemian, dissenter

Antonyms: conservative, moderate

Example sentence:

If you are a maverick you should get anxiety out of your system.

 

  1. EBULLIANCE (NOUN): enthusiasm

Synonyms: buoyancy, elation

Antonyms: sadness, depression

Example sentence:

Kapil shows great ebullience while performing arts at the theatre.

 

  1. CONFOUND (VERB): confuse

Synonyms: bewilder, baffle

Antonyms: explain, clarify

Example sentence:

Asheesh was confound about his new career plans.

 

  1. ECLECTIC (ADJECTIVE): diverse

Synonyms: broad, varied

Antonyms: similar, specific

Example sentence:

Ambuj has very well survived in many eclectic conditions

 

  1. LITANY (NOUN): a tedious recital or repetitive series./ a long record.

Synonyms: recitation, repetition

Antonyms: skew, go

 

  1. SUBVERSION (NOUN): the act of trying to destroy or damage an established system or government.

Synonyms: insurrection, sedition

Antonyms; compliance, conformity

 

  1. FIDELITY (NOUN): loyalty to a person, organization, or set of beliefs.

Synonyms: allegiance, steadfastness

Antonyms: disloyalty, infidelity

 

  1. CONGENT (ADJECTIVE): persuasive and well expressed

Synonyms: convincing, weighty

Antonyms: uncompelling, unconvincing

 

  1. NUGATORY (ADJECTIVE): worth nothing or of little value

Synonyms: trifling, trivial

Antonyms: substantial, meaningful

  1. CAVEAT (NOUN): a warning or caution.

Synonyms: admonition, proviso

Antonyms: heedlessness, negligence.

 

  1. VENEER (NOUN): something that hides something unpleasant or Unwanted: a deceptively attractive external appearance.

Synonyms: gloss, mask

Antonyms: reveal, expose.

 

  1. INEQUITABLE (ADJECTIVE):

Synonyms: biased, partial

Antonyms: even, fair.

 

  1. GRIM (ADJECTIVE): very serious or gloomy.

Synonyms: stern, gloomy

Antonyms: pleasant, gentle.

 

  1. CONCOMITANT (ADJECTIVE): something that happens with something else and is connected with it

Synonyms: collateral, coincident

Antonyms: unrelated, independent

 

 

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  1. INTENDED (ADJECTIVE): deliberate

Synonyms: intentional, wilful

Antonyms: unfixed, unplanned

Example sentence:

It was an intended joke.

 

  1. FURNISH (VERB): provide

Synonyms: dispense, issue

Antonyms: receive, deny

Example sentence:

The ATM furnished the money.

 

  1. SLEW (NOUN): abundance

Synonyms: aggregation, bunch

Antonyms: little, need

Example sentence:

There was a slew of currency notes in the bank.

 

  1. DIFFIDENT (ADJECTIVE): bashful

Synonyms: meek, timid

Antonyms: confident, extroverted

Example sentence:

Don’t be a diffident spectator if crime is taking place before your very eyes.

 

  1. ANNUL (VERB): abolish

Synonyms: abrogate, cancel

Antonyms; allow, continue

Example sentence:

The practice of immolation had been annulled already.

 

  1. EXPURGATE (VERB): sensor

Synonyms: bleep, decontaminate

Antonyms: make dirty, contaminate

Example sentence:

It is immoral to try to expurgate anything from the sacred writings of the past.

 

  1. DEMURE (ADJECTIVE): reserved

Synonyms: shy, reticent

Antonyms: bold, brave

Example sentence:

Aneesh is a demure person.

  1. 8. INUDATE (VERB): have a strong emotional effect on.

Synonyms: touch, overwhelm

Antonyms: underwhelm, unimpressed

Example sentence:

The criminal was overwhelmed with guilt.

  1. INFOOENSIVE (ADJECTIVE): harmless

Synonyms: innocuous, pleasant

Antonyms: damaging, malicious

Example sentence:

Shweta is an inoffensive and sensitive girl

 

  1. CONCEAL (VERB): hide

Synonyms: cover, lurk

Antonyms: reveal, expose

Example sentence:

Why are you concealing your identity?

 

  1. REPRIEVE (VERB): cancel or postpone the punishment of (someone, especially someone condemned to death).

Synonyms: pardon, let off, rescue

Antonyms: punish, blame, penalty

 

  1. CURTAIL (VERB): reduce in extent or quantity; impose a restriction on.

Synonyms: shorten, reduce

Antonyms: extend, prolong

 

  1. FLAWED (ADJECTIVE): having or characterized by a fundamental weakness or imperfection.

Synonyms: erroneous, imperfect

Antonyms: flawless, ideal

 

  1. STONEWALLING (VERB): delay or obstruct (a request, process, or person) by refusing to answer questions or by being evasive.

Synonyms: impeding, obscuring

Antonyms: direct, outspoken

 

  1. GUISE (NOUN): n external form, appearance, or manner of presentation, typically concealing the true nature of something.

Synonyms: external appearance, semblance

Antonyms: reality, actuality

  1. ASSERTIVENESS (NOUN): confident and forceful behaviour.

Synonyms: aggressiveness, uncontrollability

Antonyms: laziness, meekness

 

  1. PRISE (NOUN): use force in order to move, move apart, or open

Synonyms: separation, detachment

Antonyms: connection, integration

 

  1. DEPRECIATION (NOUN): a reduction in the value of an asset over time, due in particular to wear and tear.

Synonyms: derogation, reduction

Antonyms: appreciation, rehabilitation

 

  1. EXAGGERATE (VERB): represent as being larger, better, or worse than it really is

Synonyms; aggrandizes, magnifies

Antonyms: devalues, alleviates

 

  1. DEEM (VERB): regard or consider in a specified way.

Synonyms: assumed, judged

Antonyms: doubted, disbelieved

 

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  1. VICISSITUDES (NOUN): change

Synonyms: fluctuation, permutation 

Antonyms: similarity, stability

Example sentence:

The vicissitudes of life produced the strongest contrasts of fortune.

 

  1. OBSTREPEROUS (ADJECTIVE): noisy and difficult to control

Synonyms: blusterous, boisterous

Antonyms: moderate, calm

Example sentence:

The class teacher ejected the obstreperous student out of the class.

 

  1. STAID (ADJECTIVE): serious

Synonyms: steady, conventional

Antonyms: frivolous, funny

Example sentence:

Frivolous, funny

Example sentence:

He is a staid professor.

 

  1. GOB (NOUN): multitude

Synonyms: abundance, fullness

Antonyms: individual, one

Example sentence:

All bakery products are found in gob at this outlet.

 

  1. REVEL (NOUN): carousal

Synonyms: gaiety, gala

Antonyms: gloom, despair

Example sentence:

They all had a huge nocturnal revel out there.

 

  1. HARVEST (VERB): accumulate

Synonyms: amass, collect

Antonyms: approval, sanction

 

  1. BOUNTIFUL (ADJECTIVE): abundant

Synonyms: ample, lavish

Antonyms: meagre, scarce

Example sentence:

This building has bountiful rooms.

 

  1. IMPERATIVE (ADJECTIVE): compulsory

Synonyms: essential, crucial

Antonyms: inessential, unimportant

Example sentence:

Vaccination and Polio drops are both imperative measures towards nurturing a healthy child.

 

  1. CONSTITUTE (VERB): create

Synonyms: establish, compose

Antonyms: destroy, disperse

Example sentence:

The law constituted new mandate.

 

  1. BAN (NOUN); prohibition

Synonyms: censorship, embargo

Antonyms: approval, sanction

Example sentence:

Anil puts a ban on eating meat in his house.

 

  1. BREACH (NOUN): a failure to uphold the requirements of law, duty, or obligation.

Synonyms: contravention, infraction

Antonyms: observance, upholding

 

  1. CRIPPLE (VERB): to cause severe or permanent injury to

Synonyms: disable, paralyse

Antonyms: heal, rehabilitate

 

  1. PANOPLY (NOUN): an extensive or impressive collection.

Synonyms: array, range

Antonyms: concealment, cover

 

  1. DISMAL (ADJECTIVE): causing a mood of gloom or depression.

Synonyms: depressing, mournful

Antonyms: excellent, cheerful

 

  1. 15. FLOUT (VERB): openly disregard (a rule, law, or convention).

Synonyms: scorn, contravene

Antonyms: approve, obey

 

  1. REPERCUSSIONS (NOUN): the power to bring about a result o another.

Synonyms: impact, consequences

Antonyms: causes, impotence

 

  1. ARTICULATE (ADJECTIVE): able to express oneself clearly and well.

Synonyms: eloquent, fluent

Antonyms: inarticulate, unclear

 

  1. THEOLOGY (NOUN): religious beliefs and theory when systematically developed.

Synonyms: divinity, faith

Antonyms: scepticism, disbelief

 

  1. PERIL (NOUN): the risks or difficulties that arise from a particular situation or activity.

Synonyms: hazard, jeopardy

Antonyms: security, protection

 

  1. TREMENDOUS (ADJECTIVE): very great in amount, scale, or intensity.

Synonyms: enormous, immense

Antonyms: tiny, insignificant

 

 

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  1. SUPERCILIOUS (ADJECTIVE): bossy

Synonyms: cocky, haughty

Antonyms: humble, modest

Example sentence:

He has supercilious attitude.

 

  1. STILT (NOUN): footing

Synonyms: flotation, base

Antonyms: stop, opposition

Example sentence:

The iron rods provide basic stilt to the building.

 

  1. SQUAT (ADJECTIVE): broad

Synonyms: splay, chunky

Antonyms: small, thin

Example sentence:

It was a squat room.

 

  1. FLOP (VERB): slump

Synonyms: fall, drop

Antonyms: succeed, achieve

Example sentence:

She flopped, exhausted on to the sofa.

 

  1. SMUG (ADJECTIVE): pleased with oneself

Synonyms: complacent, pompous

Antonyms: unsure, unhappy with oneself

Example sentence:

He is utterly a smug person.

 

  1. DYSPEPTIC (ADJECTIVE): irritable

Synonyms: crabby, grouchy

Antonyms: cheerful, happy

Example sentence:

I dislike dyspeptic people around.

  1. PLATITUDE (NOUN): truism

Synonyms: banality, cliché

Antonyms: coinage, original

Example sentence:

Your platitude is meaningless and does nothing for my anger.

 

  1. DEBACLE (NOUN): breakdown

Synonyms: collapse, drubbing

Antonyms: attainment, creation

Example sentence:

That movement was a time of debacle for me.

 

  1. RESILIENCE (NOUN): flexibility

Synonyms: elasticity, pliancy

 

 

Antonyms: obduracy, rigidity

Example sentence:

In spite of the violence in the country, industry there has shown a remarkable resilence.

 

  1. CIRCUMSCRIBE (VERB): form or mark the limits of

Synonyms: confine, define

Antonyms: free, release

Example sentence:

The hedge circumscribes the property

 

  1. HABITUTE (VERB): inform oneself or another about something new

Synonyms: apprise, accustom

Antonyms: delude, conceal

 

  1. GORGE (VERB): eat greedily

Synonyms: gulp, guzzle

Antonyms: fast, starve

 

  1. AVER (VERB): to state firmly and strongly that something is true

Synonyms: assert, declare

Antonyms: deny, disclaim

 

  1. ELLIPTICAL (ADJECTIVE): oval-shaped

Synonyms: egg-shaped, ellipsoidal

Antonyms; square-shaped, rectangular-shaped

 

  1. MALODOROUS (ADJECTIVE): foul-smelling

Synonyms: decomposed, noxious

Antonyms: aromatic, savory

 

  1. QUIRK (NOUN): strange act

Synonyms: knack, quibble

Antonyms: aromatic, savory

 

  1. NIGGARD (ADJECTIVE): UNGENEROUS

Synonyms:  penurious, miserly

Antonyms: generous, kind

 

  1. REPINE (VERB): complain

Synonyms: grumble, lament

Antonyms: compliment, praise

 

  1. GLIB (ADJECTIVE): smooth talking

Synonyms: artful, facile

Antonyms: stuttering, inarticulate

 

  1. TRYST (NOUN): meeting

Synonyms: appointment, rendezvous

Antonyms: separation, division

 

 

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  1. ASCENSION (NOUN):

Synonyms: succession, assumption

Antonyms: declension, decline

Example Sentence:

Nikunj was killed after his ascension to the throne.

 

  1. STIFFEN (VERB): make or become harder

Synonyms: tighten, solidify

Antonyms: weaken, dilute

Example Sentence:

The blood supply to the skin is reduced when muscles stiffen.

 

  1. SUBSISTENCE (NOUN): livelihood

Synonyms: sustenance, gratuity

Antonyms: neglect, ignorance

Example sentence:

Shalabh is doing very hard work for his smooth subsistence.

 

  1. DABBLER (NOUN): dilettante

Synonyms: abecedarian, novice

Antonyms: expert, professional

Example sentence:

Abhineet is a dabbler singer.

 

  1. SEDUCE (VERB): lure

Synonyms: entice, decoy

Antonyms: dissuade, disenchant

Example sentence:

Ripen mangoes seduced the travellers on the way.

  1. INGENUITY (NOUN): creativity

Synonyms: ability, inventiveness

Antonyms: clumsiness, ignorance

Example sentence:

As per may view, this task is difficult and may require some ingenuity.

 

  1. SWIRL (VERB): spin around

Synonyms:  churn, roil

Antonyms: straighten, uncoil

Example sentence:

The leaves were swirled along the ground by the wind.

 

  1. STIFLE (VERB): restrain

Synonyms: suppress, repress

Antonyms: release, free

Example sentence:

She makes no attempt to stifle a yawn.

 

  1. ARCHAIC (ADJECTIVE) : fashioned

Synonyms: obsolete, antiquated

Antonyms: latest, modern

Example sentence:

These archaic practices are advocated by people of limited outlook.

 

  1. CREDIBLE (ADJECTIVE): able to be believed; convincing.

Synonyms: acceptable, trustworthy

Antonyms: unbelievable, unlikely

 

  1. FLARE-UP (NOUN): a sudden outburst of something, especially violence or hostility.

Synonyms: eruption, blaze

Antonyms: silence, pause

 

  1. BREW (VERB): make (beer) by soaking, boiling, and fermentation.

Synonyms: impend, blend

Antonyms: quiver, shroud

 

  1. PROMULGATE (VERB): promote or make widely know (an idea or cause) into effect by official proclamation.

Synonyms: publicize, spread

Antonyms: hide, conceal

 

  1. ARSON (NOUN): the criminal act of deliberately setting fire to property.

Synonyms: fire-raising, ignition,

Antonyms: fire-proof, drain

 

 

  1. 15. ANTIPATHTY (NOUN): a deep-seated feeling of aversion (a strong dislike or disinclination)

Synonyms: hatred, hostility

Antonyms: desire, kindness

 

  1. STUDIOUSLY (ADVERB): with concentration and conscientiousness in one’s work or reading

Synonyms: deliberately, knowingly

Antonyms: incautiously, carelessly

 

  1. ONE-OFF (ADJECTIVE, NOUN): done, made or happening only once (adjective)

Something done, made, or happening only once, (noun)

Synonyms: unique, singular

Antonyms: habitual, regularity

 

  1. DECISIVE (ADJECTIVE): settling an issue, producing a definite result.

Synonyms: conclusive, resolute

Antonyms: uncertain, indefinite

 

  1. ALLAY (VERB): diminish or put at rest (fear, suspicion, or worry)

Synonyms: reduce, decrease

Antonyms: provoke, intensify

 

 

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  1. CORNUCOPIA (NOUN): abundance

Synonyms: bounty, fullness

Antonyms: need, lack

Example sentence:

I shall come from London Town with a cornucopia of presents.

 

  1. FRET (VERB):

Synonyms: be upset, be anxious

Antonyms: please, delight

Example sentence:

She was always fretting about something or the other.

 

  1. ETHEREAL (ADJECTIVE): extremely delicate

Synonyms: light, sublime

Antonyms: earthly, indelicate

Example sentence:

In this ethereal realm are the currents that make possible wireless telegraphy.

 

  1. UNLETTERED (ADJECTIVE): uneducated

Synonyms: ignorant, illiterate

Antonyms: educated, literate

Example sentence: such misconceptions have not been confined to the unlettered masses.

  1. SPRIGHTLY (ADJECTIVE): lively

Synonyms: agile, active

Antonyms: spiritless, lethargic

Example sentence:

The sprightly old woman walks two miles every day.

 

  1. SANCTIIONIOUS (ADJECTIVE): self-rightreous

Synonyms: insincere, hypocritical

Antonyms: honest, sincere

Example sentence:

His sanctimonious expressions explained his intentions.

 

  1. SULLEN (ADJECTIVE): morose

Synonyms: gloomy, brooding

Antonyms: cheerful, peasant

Example sentence:

The offenders lapsed into sullen silence.

 

  1. CHAOTIC (ADJECTIVE): disordered

Synonyms: uncontrolled, lawless

Antonyms: ordered, organized

Example sentence:

My house becomes a chaotic place in the absence of my wife.

 

  1. CONTRITE (ADJECTIVE): chastened

Synonyms: repentant, sorrowful

Antonyms: indifferent, unapologetic

Example sentence:

He was so contrite that he wrote me a letter of apology.

 

  1. PRUNE (VERB): pare down

Synonyms: trim, reduce

Antonyms: include, increase

Example sentence:

Economic hard times are forcing the companies to prune their

 

  1. STRUT (VERB): walk in a proud way, with head held high and chest out, as if someone is very important.

Synonyms: swagger, shashay

 

  1. FRET (VERB): to be nervous or worried.

Synonyms: trouble, disturb

Antonyms: placate, pacify

 

  1. TO TAKE A STAB AT SOMETHING (IDIOM): to attempt to do something although you are not likely to be very successful;

Synonyms: undertake, try

 

  1. CASTIGATE (VERB): to criticize someone or something

Synonyms: chastise, upbraid,

Antonyms: laud, extol

 

  1. VERBATIM (ADVERB): using exactly the same words as were originally used

Synonyms: word-for-word

Antonyms: imprecisely, approximately, different

 

  1. 16. NASCENT (ADJECTIVE): Only recently formed or started, but likely to grow larger quickly;

Synonyms: budding, incipient

Antonyms: mature, ripened

 

  1. PRESCIENT (ADJECTIVE): knowing or suggesting correctly what will happen in the future

Synonyms: prognostic, prophetic

Antonyms: improvident, Myopic

 

  1. IN THE TEETH OF (PHRASE): Despite problems or difficulties.

Synonyms: confronting, opposing

 

  1. 19. SECESSION (NOUN): Formal separation from an alliance or federation.

Synonyms: schism, split

Antonyms: unification, joining

 

  1. TINKER (VERB): to make small changes to something, especially in an attempt to repair or improve it

Synonyms: fiddle, mend

 

 

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  1. MORTIFY (VERB): cause to feel shame

Synonyms: annoy, deflate

Antonyms: please, soothe

Example sentence:

He mortified her mother by creating a conspiracy against his brother.

 

  1. MUSE (VERB): consider

Synonyms: reflect, think

Antonyms: ignore, neglect

Example sentence: he lay and mused in the warm sunlight.

 

  1. ABOUND (VERB): proliferate

Synonyms: thrive, flourish

Antonyms: deficient, destitute

Example sentence:

Rumours of their separation are abound.

 

  1. MORONIC (ADJECTIVE): stupid

Synonyms: foolish, idiotic

Antonyms; intelligent, sensible

Example sentence:

He is moronic by nature.

 

  1. CURB (NOUN): restriction, rein

Antonyms: freedom, encouragement

Example sentence:

Taking a few deep breaths may curb your temper.

 

  1. SURREPTITIOUSLY (ADVERD): secretly

Synonyms: covertly, clandestinely

Antonyms: openly, publicly

Example sentence:

It was a surreptitiously printed material.

 

  1. CRIPPLE (VERB): debilitate

Synonyms: undermine, paralyze

Antonyms: help, assist

Example sentence:

Many countries are crippled by their debts.

 

  1. ABSOLUTE (ADJECTIVE): unconditional

Synonyms: free, unabridged

Antonyms: limited, conditional

Example sentence:

I am bound with absolute moral pressures.

 

  1. BOLSTER (VERB): strengthen

Synonyms: help, aid

Antonyms: hinder, stop

Example sentence:

This step is taken to bolster the relations between the two countries.

 

  1. MULTITUDE (NOUN): crowd

Synonyms: mass, throng

Antonyms: paucity, minority

Example sentence:

There was a huge multitude in that mail.

 

  1. CONJECTURE (NOUN, VERB): an opinion or conclusion formed on the basis of incomplete information

Synonyms: guess, speculation

Antonyms: proof, fact

 

  1. SEMBLANCE (noun): the outward

Synonyms: likeness, resemblance

Antonyms: distinction, dissimilarity

 

  1. UPBEAT (ADJECTIVE): cheerful; optimistic

Synonyms: happy, cheery

Antonyms: depressed, pessimistic

 

  1. UNPRECEDENTED (ADJECTIVE): never done or known before.

Synonyms: remarkable, extraordinary

Antonyms: familiar, ordinary

 

  1. 15. LUMPEN (ADJECTIVE): lumpy and misshapen; ugly and ponderous.

Synonyms: unthinking, thoughtless

Antonyms: smart, mannerable

 

  1. FOMENT (VERB): instigate or stir up

Synonyms: provoke, incite

Antonyms: soothe, dampen

 

  1. MARRED (VERB): impaired the quality or appearance of ; spoiled.

Synonyms: damaged, defaced

Antonyms: perfect, flawless

 

  1. FEROCITY (NOUN): the state or quality of being savagely fierce, cruel, or violent.

Synonyms: violence, brutality

Antonyms: gentleness, friendliness

 

  1. INCOMPETENCE (NOUN): inability to do something successfully; ineptitude

Synonyms: inefficiency, inadequacy

Antonyms: fitness, capability

 

  1. DISLODGE (VERB): knock or force out of position

Synonyms: displace, eject

Antonyms: attach embed

 

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  1. COVETOUS (ADFECTIVE): rapacious

Synonyms: greedy, insatiable

Antonyms: magnanimous, generous

Example sentence:

Sonam touched the ring with covetous hands.

  1. MYRIAD (ADJECTIVE): innumerable

Synonyms: countless, endless

Antonyms: bounded, calculable

Example sentence:

There are myriad jobs in IT sector this year.

  1. APPREHENSIVE (ADJECTIVE): anxious

Synonyms: doubtful, jittery

Antonyms: certain, confident

Example sentence:

He felt apprehensive about going home.

  1. SPUR (NOUN): activation

Synonyms: catalyst, excitant

Antonyms: prevention, curb

Example sentence:

Wars act as a spur to real invention.

  1. MUTABLE (ADJECTIVE): changeable

Synonyms: variable, flexible

Antonyms: certain, definite

Example sentence:

Time space and matter are mutable realities.

  1. LACK (NOUN): absence

Synonyms: dearth, inadequacy

Antonyms: affluence, abundance

Example sentence:

His voice was raspy from his own lack of sleep.

 

  1. BLEAK (ADJECTIVE): dismal

Synonyms: gloomy, dark

Antonyms: bright, pleasant

Example sentence:

Jack was found in the bleak little room in despair.

 

8 ADJUNCT (NOUN): supplement

Synonyms: addition, complement

Antonyms: lessening, subtraction

Example sentence: food technology is an adjunct to learning.

 

  1. VARIATION (NOUN): alteration

Synonyms: deviation, disparity

Antonyms: similarity, likeness

Example sentence:

Regional variations are seen in spoken language.

 

  1. ACCORD (NOUN);

Agreement

Synonyms: harmony, unison

Antonyms; disagreement, denial

Example sentence: the two countries breached the accord.

 

  1. INVOKE (VERB): call on (a deity or spirit) in prayer, as a witness, or for inspiration.

Synonyms: supplicate, entreat

Antonyms: impede, limit

 

  1. EXCURSION (NOUN): a short journey or trip, especially one taken as a leisure activity.

Synonyms: jaunt, expedition

Antonyms: stand still, ride

 

  1. SUBSTANTIVE (ADJECTIVE): sufficiently large in size, amount, or number to merit attention.

Synonyms: considerable, essential

Antonyms: inconsiderable, insignificant

 

  1. IMPLICIT (ADJECTIVE): understood although not put into words.

Synonyms: implied, tacit

Antonyms: explicit, apparent

 

  1. COHERENCE (NOUN): the situation when the parts of something fit together in a natural or reasonable way:

Synonyms: cohesion, integrity

Antonyms: disagreement, discord

 

  1. TUMULT (NOUN): a loud, confused noise, especially one caused by a large mass of people.

Synonyms: turmoil, disarray

Antonyms: clam, hush

 

  1. CONCEIVE (VERB): to bring a thought or idea into being; imagine;

Synonyms: apprehend, visualize

Antonyms: disbelieve, misunderstand

 

  1. COMPASSION (NOUN): sympathy pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others.

Synonyms: pity, sympathy

Antonyms: indifference, callousness

 

  1. INTUITION (NOUN): the ability to understand something instinctively, without the need for conscious reasoning.

Synonyms: instinct, insight

Antonyms: knowledge, reasoning

 

  1. EMPATHY (NOUN): the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.

Synonyms: compassionate, humane

Antonyms: callous, cold-blooded

 

 

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  1. NOISOME (ADJECTIVE): stinking

Synonyms: smelly, disgusting

Antonyms: good, pleasant

Example sentence:

The atmosphere of the room seemed to become

 

  1. NOMADIC (ADJECTIVE): itinerant

Synonyms: roving, migrant

Antonyms: native, settled

Example sentence:

On the whole, however, nomadic life is at the present day, the exception.

 

  1. ABATE (VERB): mitigate

Synonyms: lessen, decrease

Antonyms: aggravate, intensify

Example sentence:

Only flushing would not have been sufficient to abate the odour.

 

  1. ASSIDUOUS (ADJECTIVE): industrious

Synonyms: diligent, attentive

Antonyms: careless, indolent

Example sentence:

Garima was assiduous in pointing out every feature

 

  1. NONHALNAT (ADJECTIVE): careless

Synonyms: casual, unconcerned

Antonyms: careful, concerned

Example sentence:

He does not care for anything as he is nonchalant.

 

  1. ABJURE (VERB): renounce

Synonyms: retract, revoke

Antonyms: approve, sanction

Example sentence:

The MP was urged to abjure his allegiance.

 

  1. NINCOMPOOP (NOUN): idiot

Synonyms: fool, blockhead

Antonyms: perspicacious, sagacious

Example sentence:

Only a complete nincompoop would believe a story like that.

 

  1. ABETTOR (NOUN): assistant

Synonyms: accomplice, colleague

Antonyms: opponent, adversary

Example sentence:

He was his abettor in crime.

 

  1. NUISANCE (NOUN): problem

Synonyms: trouble, bore

Antonyms: benefit, pleasure

Example sentence:

It’s a real nuisance having to pick up the kids from school every day.

 

  1. ARRAIGN (VERB): charge

Synonyms: blame, accuse

Antonyms: exculpate, pardon

Example sentence:

Arun was arraigned with theft

 

  1. RESILIENCE (NOUN): the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.

Synonyms: flexibility, pliancy

Antonyms: constraint, rigidity

 

  1. INTE4NDED (ADJECTIVE): planned or meant.

Synonyms: calculated, planned

Antonyms: unfixed, inestimable

 

  1. COMMUNIQUE (NOUN): an official announcement or statement, especially one make to the media

Synonyms: bulletin, government Circular

Antonyms: heedlessness, ignorance

 

  1. SACROSANCT (ADJECTIVE): (especially of a principle, place, or routine) regarded as too important or valuable to be interfered with.

Synonyms: inviolable, revered

Antonyms: irreverent, blasphemous

 

  1. PRUDENT (ADJECTIVE): acting with or showing care and thought for the future

Synonyms: cautious, judicious

Antonyms: careless, foolish

 

  1. CONTENTIOUS (ADJECTIVE): causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial.

Synonyms: antagonistic, belligerent

Antonyms: agreeable, pleasant

 

  1. IMPLICITLY (ADVERB): in a way that is not directly expressed; tacitly

Synonyms: conjecturally, essentially

Antonyms: directly, explicitly

 

  1. ADHERENCEE (NOUN): attachment or commitment to a person, cause or belief

Synonyms:  cohesion, attachment

Antonyms: disloyalty, instability

 

  1. ACQUIESCENCE (NOUN): the reluctant acceptance of something without protest

Synonyms: assent, acceptance

Antonyms: disagreement, dissent

  1. CONCEDE (VERB): admit or agree that something is true after first denying or resisting it

Synonyms: accept, admit

Antonyms: deny, disallow

 

 

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  1. CAPSIZE (VERB): invalidate

Synonyms: reverse, repeal

Antonyms: approve, permit

Example sentence:

The Ministry of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and climate change has capsized the NGT verdict.

 

  1. MOTIVE (NOUN): intention

Synonyms: preoccupied, resolved

Antonyms: unfixed, unstable

Example sentence:

It signals the motive to support centres of excellence.

 

  1. NURTURE (NOUN): breeding

Synonyms; care, feed

Antonyms: deprivation, starvation

Example sentence:

The nurture of children is mandatory.

 

  1. SERENITY (NOUN): composure

Synonyms: calmness, patience

Antonyms: agitation, disturbance

Example sentence:

The riverside view is filled with serenity.

 

  1. PROXIMITY (NOUN): nearness

Synonyms: closeness, adjacency

Antonyms; remoteness, distance

Example sentence:

The map shows the geographical proximity of our two countries

  1. CONSENT (NOUN): agreement

Synonyms: approval, sanction

Antonyms: denial, dissent

Example sentence:

The green signal is conditional on getting the consent from the government.

 

Q7. APOSTLE (NOUN): advocate

Synonyms: defender, backer

Antonyms; antagonist, detractor

Example sentence:

Side stepping the requirements by the apostle is not the ideal way to work.

 

  1. MUSE (VERB): think about

Synonyms: consider, contemplate

Antonyms: ignore, neglect

Example sentence:

Smita couldn’t even begin to muse the future.

 

  1. TENABLE (ADJECTIVE): defensible

Synonyms: justifiable, conceivable

Antonyms: unreasonable, illogical

Example sentence:

Such a simplistic approach is no longer tenable.

 

  1. PRECEDENT (NOUN): an exemplar

Synonyms: paradigm, model

Antonyms: non standardization, imperfection

Example sentence:

There are few precedents for this sort of legislation.

 

  1. GUFFAW (NOUN): burst of laughter

Synonyms: howling, pillage

Antonyms: moan, sob

Example sentence:

He burst into a loud guffaw.

 

  1. RIDICULE (NOUN): travesty

Synonyms: satire, mockery

Antonyms: seriousness, solemnity

Example sentence:

Ravi is held up as an object of ridicule.

 

  1. SUCCOR (NOUN): assistance

Synonyms: help, aid

Antonyms: hindrance, obstruction.

Example sentence:

My younger sister is never hesitant to offer succor to anyone who needs it.

 

  1. COWER (VERB): to draw and crouch in fear

Synonyms: cringe, crouch

Antonyms: face, meet

Example sentence:

He was covering away from the fierce dog.

 

  1. COY (ADJECTIVE): very modest

Synonyms: bashful, evasive

Antonyms: immodest, un shy

Example sentence:

She gave her brother’s friend a coy smile.

 

  1. CRAMP (NOUN): stiffness

Synonyms: fain, ache

Antonyms: comfort, ease

Example sentence: she started getting stomach cramps this morning..

 

  1. CRASS (ADJECTIVE): not intelligent; irresponsible

Synonyms: stupid, gross

Antonyms: sharp, smart

Example sentence:

They have behaved with crass insensitivity.

 

  1. ROBUST (ADJECTIVE): hearty

Synonyms: healthy, sturdy

Antonyms: fragile, incapable

Example sentence:

He is an intelligent and a robust child.

 

  1. UNDERGIRD (VERB): bolster

Synonyms: reinforce, uphold

Antonyms: undermine, weaken

Example sentence:

The Architect used iron rods to undergird the bridge.

 

  1. OPT (VERB): choose

Synonyms: elect, go for

Antonyms: dislike, hate

Example sentence:

I opt him to be my friend.

 

 

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  1. CUMBERSOME (ADJECTIVE): complicated

Synonyms: complex, tangled

Antonyms: direct, simple

Example sentence:

It is hard to solve the question because a convoluted reasoning is applied in it.

 

  1. CREDENCE (NOUN): acceptance or belief

Synonyms: trust, assurance

Antonyms: denial, disbelief

Example sentence:

I cannot give credence to his account.

 

  1. CREED (NOUN): belief

Synonyms: principles, doctrine

Antonyms: disbelief, doubt

Example sentence:

The centre is open to all, no matter what race or creed.

 

  1. BLEND (NOUN): amalgam

Synonyms: fusion, combination

Antonyms: division, separation

Example sentence:

College fests are now a great blend of cultural representation and musical concerts.

 

  1. REFUGE (NOUN): a place of shelter

Synonyms: asylum, sanctuary

Antonyms: hazard, harmful place

Example sentence:

The escaped prisoner sought refuge in the church.

 

  1. SOLE (ADJECTIVE): alone

Synonyms: exclusive, lone

Antonyms: combined, mixed

Example sentence:

Success is a sole motive of my life.

 

  1. AVERSE (ADJECTIVE): opposing

Synonyms: hesitant, hostile

Antonyms: kind, loving

Example sentence:

As a former Chief-Director, he is no averse to secrecy.

 

  1. SENILITY (NOUN): senescence

Synonyms: decrepitude, dotage

Antonyms: infancy, adolescence

Example sentence:

He is suffering from senility.

 

  1. IMPUGN (VERB): challenge

Synonyms: assail, question

Antonyms: concede, praise

Example sentence:

She hopes the name of the company should be impugned.

 

  1. DORMANT (ADJECTIVE): inactive

Synonyms: lurking, quiescent

Antonyms: alert, conscious

Example sentence:

The virus remains dormant in nerve tissues.

 

  1. SPOOF (NOUN): a funny and silly piece of writing, music, theatre, tec. That copies the style of an original work:

Synonyms: parody, travesty

Antonyms: honesty, loyalty

 

  1. DOING THE ROUNDS (IDIOM): to be passed from one person to another person and become widely known.

Synonyms: disseminated, distributed

Antonyms: restrict, confine

 

  1. SACROSANCT (ADJECTIVE): not to be violated, criticized, or tampered with.

Synonyms: inviolable, sacred

Antonyms: sacrilege, profane

 

  1. WRING (VERB): to squeeze or twist especially so as to make dry or to extract moisture or liquid.

Synonyms: wrench, extract

Antonyms: wedge, cram

 

  1. SUBVERT (VERB): to try to destroy or damage something especially an established political system

Synonyms: sabotage, debase

Antonyms: aid, help

 

  1. PROPRIETY (ADJECTIVE): the state or quality of being correct and proper.

Synonyms: rectitude, civility

Antonyms: vulgarity, indiscreetness

 

  1. ESOTERIC (ADJECTIVE): intended for or understood by only a few people who have special knowledge:

Synonyms: secret, occult

Antonyms: exoteric, common

 

  1. HAPLESS (ADJECTIVE): unlucky and unfortunate

Synonyms: miserable, luckless

Antonyms: happy, propitious

  1. VICIOUS (ADJECTIVE): deliberately cruel or violent

Synonyms: malevolent, spiteful

Antonyms: benevolent, clement

 

  1. LAMENT (VERB): to express sadness and feeling sorry about something:

Synonyms: bemoan, deplore

Antonyms: exult, laud

 

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  1. UNDUE (ADJECTIVE): disproportionate

Synonyms: extreme, unjustified

Antonyms: appropriate, justified

Example sentence:

Don’t try to take an undue advantage.

 

  1. VIGOROUS (ADJECTIVE): energetic

Synonyms: dynamic, lively

Antonyms: dull, rough

Example sentence:

He is a vigorous fellow.

 

  1. BOOTLEGGING (NOUN): piracy

Synonyms: smuggling, trafficking

Antonyms: legal goods, lawful goods

Example sentence:

Bootlegging is increasing with the DVDs of new movies.

 

  1. DISCRIMINATION (NOUN):

Bias

Synonyms: prejudice, bigotry

Antonyms: equity, fairness

Example sentence:

I don’t believe in discrimination.

 

  1. RETRIEVE (VERB): regain

Synonyms: restore, redeem

Antonyms: renounce, abandon

Example sentence:

He retrieve his access over the throne.

 

  1. COGENT (ADJECTIVE): effective

Synonyms: convincing, powerful

Antonyms: ineffective, unimportant

Example sentence:

Abhay always delivers a cogent presentation.

 

  1. PRECOCIOUS (ADJECTIVE): exceptionally smart

Synonyms: developed, quick

Antonyms: underdeveloped, unresponsive

Example sentence:

Anuj was always a precocious boy.

 

  1. PERUSAL (NOUN): scrutiny

Synonyms: inspection, survey

Antonyms: neglect, ignorance

Example sentence:

I want this veggie to be gone through deep perusal.

 

  1. UNHINDERED (ADJECTIVE): direct

Synonyms: constant, straight

Antonyms: indirect, stopped

Example sentence:

They allowed unhindered broadcast of the international news.

 

  1. STEALTH (NOUN): secrecy

Synonyms: covertness, slyness

Antonyms: covertness, openness

Example sentence:

If can’t get what I want openly, I get it by stealth.

 

  1. AESTHETIC (ADJECTIVE): concerned with beauty or the appreciation of beauty.

Synonyms: exquisite, dainty

Antonyms: abhorrent, grotesque

 

  1. PRECISION (NOUN): the quality, condition, or fact of being exact and accurate.

Synonyms: nicety, rigour

Antonyms: coarseness, approximation

 

  1. INTEGRITY (ADJECTIVE): the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles.

Synonyms: uprightness, probity

Antonyms: impropriety, immorality

 

  1. GRABLE (NOUN): to mix up (single or message) or distort to such an extent as to make misleading or incomprehensible.

Synonyms: distort, twist

Antonyms: clarify, muddle

 

  1. BLUEPRINT (NOUN): an early plan or design that explains how something

Synonyms: draft, layout

Antonyms: providence, explain

 

  1. DWELL (VERB): to live or stay in a place or in a particular way.

Synonyms: inhabit, lodge

Antonyms: depart, vamoose

 

  1. VERVE (NOUN): great energy and enthusiasm:

Synonyms: vivacity, vim

Antonyms: apathy, cowardice

 

  1. SAGE (ADJECTIVE): profoundly wise

Synonyms: wise, knowledge

Antonyms: dumb, feebleminded

 

  1. PRATTLE (VERB): talk at length in a foolish or inconsequential way.

Synonyms: chatter, babble,

Antonyms: quiet, silence

 

  1. UNENVIABLE (ADJECTIVE): difficult, undesirable, or unpleasant.

Synonyms: disagreeable, difficult

Antonyms: loveable, desirable

 

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  1. IGNORAMUS (NOUN): stupid

Synonyms: imbecile, dimwit

Antonyms: intellect, brainy

Example Sentence:

Balli is an ignoramus man.

 

  1. DIRTABALLS (NOUN): creep

Synonyms: deviant, sleazebag

Antonyms: standard, usual

Example Sentence:

Their group is seen as a bunch of dirtballs and liars.

 

  1. NOUS (NOUN): common sense

Synonyms: practical intelligence, intellect

Antonyms: nonsense, stupid

Example Sentence:

He has a lot of nous.

 

  1. CEDE (VERB): surrender

Synonyms: capitulate, hand over

Antonyms: hold, maintain

Example Sentence:

Extradited liquor baron had to cede before Indian government.

 

  1. GLIMPSE (VERB): glance

Synonyms: flash, sight

Antonyms: stare, glare

Example Sentence:

Ramya glimpsed a figure standing in the shade.

 

  1. BOOST (NOUN): hike

Synonyms: upgrade, advance

Antonyms: decline, shrinkage

Example Sentence:

He got the boost in salary last month

 

  1. TRADITIONAL (ADJECTIVE): classic

Synonyms: conventional, regular

Antonyms: different, extraordinary

Example Sentence:

He likes traditional dancing style.

 

  1. ABSTINENCE (NOUN): chastity

Synonyms: fasting, frugality

Antonyms: excess, revelry

Example Sentence:

Manikant started drinking again after six years of abstinence.

 

  1. OFFSET (VERB): balance

Synonyms: negate, counteract

Antonyms: disproportion, inadequacy

Example Sentence:

Donations to charities can be offset against income tax.

 

  1. FAVOUR (NOUN): support

Synonyms: benignity, assistance

Antonyms: animosity, antipathy

Example Sentence:

Would you give me a favour?

 

  1. AUDACIOUS (ADJECTIVE): showing an impudent lack of respect

Synonyms: courageous, bold

Antonyms: coward, cautious

 

  1. BARRING (PROPOSITION): except for, if not for.

Synonyms: restraining, excluding

Antonyms: facilitating, including

 

  1. IGNOMINY (NOUN): public shame or disgrace

Synonyms: infamy, humiliation

Antonyms: dignity, glory

 

  1. CEDE (VERB): give up (power or territory)

Synonyms: yield, surrender

Antonyms: defend, refrain

 

  1. CONTEND (VERB): assert something as a position in an argument

Synonyms: argue, wrangle

Antonyms: agree, accord

 

  1. PRESUMABLY (ADVERB): used to convey that what is asserted is very likely though not known for certain

Synonyms: probably, unquestionably

Antonyms: hardly, unlikely

 

  1. WILT (VERB): to become limp and drooping, as a fading flower; wither.

Synonyms: languish, dwindle

Antonyms: rise, flourish

 

  1. SOLACE (NOUN): comfort or consolation in a time of great distress or sadness.

Synonyms: sympathy, condolence

Antonyms: worry, anguish

 

  1. REVERBERATION (NOUN): prolongation of a sound; resonance.

Synonyms: echo, replication

Antonyms: silence, quietness

 

  1. REINFORCE (VERB): strengthen or support especially with additional material.

Synonyms: fortify, intensify

Antonyms: weaken, undermine

 

 

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  1. SINGULARLY (ADVERB): notably

Synonyms: uniquely, remarkably

Antonyms: together, commonly

Example Sentence:

This was a singularly done task.

 

  1. CLAMOUR (NOUN): upheaval

Synonyms: tumult, outcry

Antonyms: clam, peace

Example Sentence:

A news channel broadcast an ongoing clamour in parliament.

 

  1. DETERMINATION (NOUN): perseverance

Synonyms: steadfastness, dedication

Antonyms: ignorance, indecision

Example Sentence:

I saw a great determination in him.

 

  1. PERTINENT (ADJECTIVE): relevant

Synonyms: admissible, germane

Antonyms: improper, inappropriate

Example Sentence:

Add the pertinent topics that cover the entire syllabus.

 

  1. FLAG (VERB): abate

Synonyms: fade, sag

Antonyms: grow, rise

Example Sentence:

This lotion will definitely flag your pain.

 

  1. BOTTLENECK (NOUN): obstacle

Synonyms: barrier, congestion

Antonyms: aid, assistance

Example Sentence:

He came passing through many bottlenecks.

 

  1. LINGER (VERB): loiter

Synonyms: drift, idle

Antonyms: advance, finish

Example Sentence:

Don’t linger on the same topic.

 

  1. CORRODE (VERB): waste

Synonyms: erode, deteriorate

Antonyms: build, construct

Example sentence:

They corroded the newly made painting.

 

  1. CORROSIVE (ADJECTIVE): acerbic

Synonyms: caustic, vitriolic

Antonyms: gentle, nice

Example sentence:

Sodium and Sulphur are highly corrosive elements.

 

  1. COUNTERMAND (VERB): cancel a command

Synonyms: reverse, override

Antonyms: allow, approve

Example sentence:

I can’t countermand her orders.

 

  1. SLIDE (VERB): a situation in which an amount becomes less

Synonyms: flow, move

Antonyms: ascend, rise

 

  1. WIDENING (VERB): to increase

Synonyms: broadening, extension

Antonyms: narrowing, contracting

 

  1. DILEMMA (NOUN): a situation in which you have to make a difficult decision

Synonyms: embarrassment, impasse
Antonyms: good fortune, solution

 

  1. THREAT (NOUN): a situation or an activity that could cause harm or danger

Synonyms: menace, peril

Antonyms: certainty, safety

 

  1. EXPOSE (VERB): not protected from attack

Synonyms: broadcast, brandish

Antonyms: conceal, withhold

 

  1. GRAPPLE (VERB): to try hard to understand a difficult idea or to solve a difficult problem

Synonyms: battle, clasp

Antonyms: agree, avoid

 

  1. SUNK (VERB): to move to a lower level

Synonyms: Overturn, ebb

Antonyms: ascend, go up

 

  1. DWINDLING (VERB): to become gradually less or smaller over a period of time until almost nothing remains

Synonyms: decay, die down

Antonyms: expand, develop

 

19. OBVIOUSLY (ADVERB): in a way that is clear for almost anyone to see or understand

Synonyms: apparently, certainly

Antonyms: doubtfully, equivocally

 

  1. DESPITE (PREPOSITION): used for saying that something happens even though something else might have prevented it

Synonyms: in spite of, even though

Antonyms: exalt, inner beauty

 

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  1. SUPERVENE (VERB): follow

Synonyms: pursue, supersede

Antonyms:  retreat, precede

Example sentence:

Team members supervene their leaders.

 

  1. DRACONIOAN (ADJECTIVE): Harsh

Synonyms: cruel, oppressive

Antonyms: easy, gentle

Example Sentence:

Your master is a draconian man.

 

3. DAWDLE (VERB): Waste time

Synonyms: loiter, procrastinate

Antonyms: hasten, hurry

Example Sentence:

The teacher warned the student that he will be punished if he dawdled again.

 

  1. PILLAGE (VERB): plunder, destroy

Synonyms: ravage, ransack

     Antonyms: protect, construct

Example sentence:

The terrorists pillaged the city.

 

  1. NOXIOUS (ADJCTIVE): Deadly, injurious

Synonyms: destructive, harmful

Antonyms: helpful, kind

Example Sentence:

This is a noxious chemical.

 

  1. PERSPICACIOUS (ADJECTIVE):

Observant, perceptive

Synonyms: alert, aware

Antonyms: ignorant, unobservant

Example Sentence:

The CDI officers are always perspicacious with their case.

 

  1. FERVENT (ADJECTIVE): enthusiastic

Synonyms: zealous, ardent

Antonyms: apathetic, dull

Example Sentence:

He is a fervent child.

 

  1. FITFUL (ADJECTIVE): Spasmidic

Synonyms: intermittent, fluctuating

Antonyms: continuous, perpetual

Example Sentence:

As long as his breathing is fitful, he will continue to need an oxygen machine.

 

  1. FLOUT (VERB): show contempt for

Synonyms: defy, disregard

Antonyms: honour, praise

Example Sentence:

One should not flout the traffic rules.

 

  1. FEASIBLE (ADJECTIVE): practicable

Synonyms: possible, doable

Antonyms: impossible, implausible

Example Sentence:

This seems to be a feasible solution.

 

  1. EXAGGERATE (VERB): Represent as being larger, greater, better, or worse than it really is.

Synonyms: hyperbolic, melodramatic

Antonyms: understate, belittle

 

  1. FURORE (NOUN): a sudden excited or angry reaction to something by a lot of people.

Synonyms: palaver, tumult

Antonyms: sereneness, placidity

 

  1. CLOUT (NOUN): influence or power, especially in politics or business.

Synonyms: influence, sway

Antonyms: helplessness, impotence

 

  1. PAY LIP SERVICE (IDIOM): insincere expression of friendship, admiration, support, etc.; service by words only.

Synonyms: hypocrisy, deceit

Antonyms: tokenism, phoniness

 

  1. PARADIGM (NOUN): a model of something, or a very clear and typical example of something.

Synonyms: model, pattern

 

  1. ASSIMILATE (VERB): to become a part of group/ absorb and digest.

Synonyms: imbibe, ingest

Antonyms: exclude, dissimilate

 

  1. QUELL (VERB): to stop something, especially by using force

Synonyms: suppress, subdue

Antonyms: promote, foment

 

  1. FISSURE (NOUN): Split or crack (something) to form a long narrow opening.

Synonyms: crevice, cranny

Antonyms: closure, barricade

 

  1. FARCE (NOUN): a comic dramatic work using buffoonery and horseplay and typically including crude characterization and ludicrously improbable situations

Synonyms: absurdity, mockery

Antonyms: tragedy, solemnity

 

  1. ANGUISH (NOUN): it is great mental suffering or physical pain.

Synonyms:  agony, pain

Antonyms:  happiness, joyfulness

 

 

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  1. INSISENCE (NOUN): demand

Synonyms: urging, emphasis

Antonyms: satisfaction, satiation

Example Sentence:

Our insistence for luxuries should not cause a misery to anyone.

 

  1. NEGATE (VERB): contradict

Synonyms: annihilate, disallow

Antonyms: allow, assist

Example Sentence:

The criminal will negate all charges if you failed to prove him guilty.

 

  1. QUEER (ADJECTIVE): abnormal

Synonyms: erratic, weird

Antonyms: sensible, sound

Example Sentence:

They are queer in behaviour and extremely uncultured in their lifestyle.

 

  1. STIMULATE (VERB): provoke

Synonyms: elate, arouse

Antonyms: neglect, dishearten

Example Sentence:

The teacher has to stimulate the students in order to create a hunger in them.

 

  1. BARB (NOUN): point

Synonyms: prickle, prong

Antonyms: kindness, praise

Example Sentence:

Watch out for barbs as they can hurt you badly.

 

  1. UNPRECEDENTED (ADJECTIVE): exceptional

Synonyms: bizarre, anomalous

Antonyms:  familiar, regular

Example Sentence:

We have come across unprecedented reactions that weren’t expected.

 

  1. PIQUANT (ADJECTIVE): tangy

Synonyms: peppery, spicy

Antonyms: flavourless, tasteless

Example Sentence:

We need to eat piquant dishes in order to get the real taste of Royal Rajasthan.

 

  1. RUSTICATE (VERB): expel

Synonyms: dispel, ostracize

Antonyms: incorporate, inculcate

Example Sentence:

The principal will rusticate all the students who don’t deserve to be taught in a healthy environment

 

  1. DRAPE (VERB): cover

Synonyms: wrap, envelop

Antonyms: unwrap, uncover

Example Sentence:

The snow-draped everything as the temperature kept deteriorating.

 

  1. PROMOTION (NOUN): advancement

Synonyms: elevation, aggrandizement

Antonyms: hindrance, debasement

Example Sentence:

They have got the promotion because they deserved it in one way or the other.

 

  1. ALIEN (ADJECTIVE): coming from a different country, race, or group

Synonyms: exotic, incongruous

Antonyms: familiar, usual

 

  1. VERSUS (PREPOSTION): used for stating that two things are being compared in order to show that they are different or that one is better than the other

Synonyms: against, opposite

Antonyms: for, off

 

  1. CITIZENSHIP (NOUN): the legal right to be a citizen of a particular country/ state

Synonyms: nationality, birthright

Antonyms: foreigner

 

  1. DISQUIET (NOUN): a feeling of being very worried or nervous

Synonyms:  angst, anxiety

Antonyms: clam, calmness

 

  1. MIGRATION (NOUN): movement from one region to another

Synonyms: exodus, movement

Antonyms: idleness, inaction

 

  1. EXAGGERATION (NOUN): the fact of making something seem larger, more important, better, or worse than it really is

Synonyms: misrepresentation, untruth

Antonyms: truth, lessening

 

  1. HEARING (NOUN): a meeting of a court of law or official

Synonyms: proceeding, legal proceeding

Antonyms: deaf-mute, deaf as a post

 

  1. AMENDMENT (NOUN): a change made to a law or agreement

Synonyms: change, modification

Antonyms: damage, harm

 

  1. INEVITABLY (ADVERB): used for saying that something is certain to happen

Synonyms: ineluctably, necessarily

Antonyms: unnecessarily

 

  1. LEGITIMACY (NOUN): the fact that something is legal

Synonyms: lawfulness

Antonyms:  illegitimacy, unlawfulness

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1.CONTEMPORANEOUS (ADJECTIVE): Coeval

Synonyms: simultaneous, contemporary

Antonyms: different, separate

Example Sentence:

The contemporaneous ringing of the multiple phone lines kept the new receptionist very busy.

 

  1. SARTORIAL (ADJECTIVE): Pertaining to tailors

Synonyms: stylish, elegant

Antonyms: frumpy, dumpy

Example Sentence:

Those sartorial coats made me chew the cud.

 

  1. CAULK (VERB): Secure

Synonyms: block, barricade

Antonyms: free, loosen

Example Sentence:

Adeel caulked me from a broken reed.

 

  1. TUTELARY (ADJECTIVE): Protecting

Synonyms: guardian, advisory

Antonyms: careless, inattentive

Example Sentence:

He is using tutelary fabian policy in his company.

 

  1. PURGE (NOUN) Elimination

Synonyms: expulsion, extermination

Antonyms: keeping, holding

Example Sentence:

Manoj was feeling shy of telling her about her purge from the contest.

 

 

  1. QUANTUM (NOUN): Quantity

Synonyms: sum, amount

Antonyms: part, whole

Example Sentence:

While quantum energy could not be measured fully, the scientist continued to work on the experiment.

 

 

  1. PRECINCT (NOUN): Department

Synonyms: area, ward

Antonyms: whole, full

Example Sentence:

I am working in this precinct.

 

  1. PROCLIVITY (NOUN): Inclination

Synonyms: penchant, predilection

Antonyms: dislike, hate

Example Sentence:

Your proclivity towards him is getting on my nerves.

 

  1. PUNITIVE (ADJECTIVE): Retaliatory

Synonyms: vindictive, punishing

Antonyms: beneficial, rewarding

Example Sentence:

Don’t be punitive otherwise you’ll get into a soup.

 

  1. QUIETUDE (NOUN): Calm

Synonyms: doldrums, hush

Antonyms: disturbance, agitation

Example Sentence:

Be quietude don’t escape your lips.

 

  1. ASSERTION (NOUN): to do something to show that you have power

Synonyms:  affirmation, allegation

Antonyms:  desertion, quiet

 

  1. ELEVATION (NOUN): an increase in the level of something

Synonyms: mountain, acclivity

Antonyms: decrease, flat

 

  1. PROPRIETY (NOUN): behaviour that follows accepted social or moral standards

Synonyms: correctness, decorum

Antonyms: dishonesty, disagreement

 

  1. COLLEGIUM: an organization for people who have similar interests or who do similar work

Synonyms: pupil, student

Antonyms: low, specialist

 

  1. UNANIMOUSLY: without opposition; with the agreement of all people involved

Synonyms: collectively, commonly, consistently, and universally

Antonyms: differently,divergently,opposite

 

  1. REITERATE (ADVERB): to repeat something in order to emphasize it or make it very clear to people

Synonyms: collectively, commonly

Antonyms: differently, divergently

 

  1. RESOLUTION (NOUN): a formal proposal that is considered by an organization and is usually voted on at a meeting

Synonyms: declaration, doggedness

Antonyms: indecision, cowardice

 

  1. QUASH (VERB): to use force or violence to stop the political action taken by a group of people

Synonyms: crush, put down

Antonyms: build up, compliment

 

  1. PUZZLING (ADJECTIVE): confusing or difficult to understand or solve

Synonyms: ambiguous, baffling

Antonyms: clear, comprehensible

 

  1. ADDRESS (NOUN): to give attention to or deal with a matter or problem

Synonyms: ZIP code, home

Antonyms: ignore, pass

 

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  1. UBIQUITOUS (ADJECTIVE):
    universal

Synonyms: pervasive, omnipresent

Antonyms: scarce, rare

Example Sentence:

If the ubiquitous red tape is annoying, other local customs are downright strange.

 

  1. PERTURBED (ADJECTIVE): troubled

Synonyms: restless, flustered

Antonyms: untroubled, unworried

Example Sentence:

Even during this perturbed time he prosecuted his studies and teaching.

 

  1. SUBVERSION (NOUN): undermining

Synonyms: sabotage, disruption

Antonyms: integration, consolidation

Example Sentence:

They view individual liberty as a threat, new political ideas as subversion, and political opposition as treason.

 

  1. FLOUT (VERB): show contempt for something

Synonyms: defy, spur

Antonyms: commend, compliment

Example Sentence:

It was a big story indicating that Israel was continuing to flout international law to prevent Hezbollah from getting weapons.

 

  1. SHODDY (ADJECTIVE): in bad shape

Synonyms: inferior, tawdry

Antonyms: noble, sophisticated

Example Sentence:

The levees failed because of shoddy maintenance by a federal agency.

 

  1. JUNTA (NOUN): council

Synonyms: faction, cabal

Antonyms: single, individual

Example Sentence:

After the dictator died the country was taken over by a junta of former officials.

 

  1. JUVENILE (ADJECTIVE): childish

 Synonyms: adolescent, young

Antonyms: mature, experienced

Example Sentence:

The pick pocket was held in a juvenile facility as they were too young for jail.

 

  1. JEER (VERB): ridicule

Synonyms: taunt, hoot

Antonyms: compliment, laud

Example Sentence:

The winning team jeered the opponents as their captain flaunted the trophy.

 

  1. JETTISON (VERB): throw overboard

Synonyms: dump, discard

Antonyms: hold, keep

Example sentence:

I will keep the good experiences and jettison the bad ones, before I leave this city.

 

  1. JADED (ADJECTIVE): exhausted

Synonyms: bored, tired

Antonyms: lively, energize

Example Sentence:

The participants were so jaded from the task that they didn’t even bother to wait for the results

 

  1. FARACTURE (NOUN): to divide an organization or society

Synonyms: crack, fissure

Antonyms: closing, closure

 

  1. AGENDA (NOUN): a plan or aim that is kept secret

Synonyms: calendar, plan

Antonyms: unorganized, unplanned

 

  1. RIVAL (ADJECTIVE): a person, team, or business that competes with another

Synonyms: competing, battling

Antonyms: assisting, associate

 

  1. FAULT LINE (NOUN): a problem that may not be obvious and could cause something to fail

Synonyms: rift, break

Antonyms:

 

  1. PATRON (NOUN): a famous person who supports a person or an organization

Synonyms: advocate, backer

Antonyms: antagonist, opposer

 

  1. RESIGNATION (NOUN): the act of leaving a job permanently

Synonyms: departure, retirement

Antonyms: stay, impatience

 

  1. SUMMON (VERB): to officially order someone to come to a place, especially a court of law

Synonyms: gather, invite

Antonyms: answer, cancel

 

  1. INABILITY (NOUN): the fact of not being able to do something

Synonyms: failure, impotence

Antonyms: strong point, success

 

  1. CLOUT (NOUN): the authority to make decisions, or the power to influence events

Synonyms: influence, prestige

Antonyms: inaptitude, failure

 

  1. DESPITE (PREPOSITION): used for saying that something happens even though something else might have prevented it

Synonyms: against, although

Antonyms: exalt, inner beauty

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  1. ESPIONAGE (NOUN): spying

Synonyms: reconnaissance, intelligence

Antonyms: candid, frank

Example Sentence:

He will be punished severely if he is found guilty of espionage.

 

  1. ENIGMA (NOUN): mystery

Synonyms: knot, perplexity

Antonyms: solution, key

Example Sentence:

How they avoided the onslaught of the enemy, is still an enigma for us.

 

  1. CONCURRENCE (NOUN): occurring together

Synonyms: unanimity, synchronicity

Antonyms: disagreement, discord

Example Sentence:

They have infuriated the senior leaders with the concurrence of their stupid remarks.

 

  1. INDULGENT (ADJECTIVE): kind

Synonyms: compassionate, tolerant

Antonyms: inconsiderate, intolerant

Example Sentence:

There are many indulgent people in the world.

 

 

  1. PROFOUND (ADJECTIVE): (deeply) thoughtful

Synonyms: abstruse, philosophical

Antonyms: trivial, superficial

Example Sentence:

The teacher had a profound effect on his students.

 

  1. PROCEEDS (NOUN): earning

Synonyms: revenue, reward

Antonyms: debt, loss

Example Sentence:

The government has ordered companies to share 2% of their proceeds with NGOs.

 

  1. SHORTFALL (NOUN): lack

Synonyms: inadequacy, flaw

Antonyms: abundance, plenty

Example Sentence:

His shortfalls are destroying his career.

 

 

  1. PILE (NOUN): collection

Synonyms: stockpile, accumulation

Antonyms: ditch, poverty

Example Sentence:

He gifted a pile of story books to the poor children.

 

  1. BUYBACK (NOUN): concession

Synonyms: privilege, allowance

Antonyms: repudiation, refusal

Example Sentence:

There are many buyback offers in the market.

 

  1. UNVEIL (VERB): reveal

Synonyms: disclose, display

Antonyms: conceal, veil

Example Sentence:

They will unveil a new car very soon.

 

  1. FATE (NOUN): what happens to a particular person or thing

Synonyms: consequence, destiny

Antonyms: beginning, origin

 

  1. 12. REPERCUSSION (NOUN): a bad effect that something has, usually lasting for a long time

Synonyms: backlash, chain reaction

Antonyms: cause

 

  1. LANDSCAPE (NOUN): the main features of a situation or activity

Synonyms: mural, painting

Antonyms: portrait

 

  1. DUE (ADJEDCTIVE): if something is due to happen, it is expected to happen or should happen

Synonyms: expected, outstanding

Antonyms: paid, settled

 

  1. VERDICT (NOUN): an opinion that you have or a decision that you make

Synonyms: answer, conclusion

Antonyms: accusation

 

  1. FILLIP (VERB): something that improves a situation or that encourages someone

Synonyms: boost, charge

Antonyms: gargantuan, deterrence

 

  1. UNREALISTIC (ADJECTIVE): based on hopes or wishes, and not on what is likely or possible

Synonyms: impossible, impractical

Antonyms: believable, possible

 

  1. BOAST (NOUN) : to speak too proudly or happily about what you have done or what you own

Synonyms: bluster, avowal

Antonyms: humility, modesty

 

  1. CRITICAL (ADJECTIVE): very important

Synonyms: carping, cavilling

Antonyms: complimentary, laudatory

 

  1. DISCOUNT (NOUN): to decide that something or someone is not worth consideration or attention

Synonyms: decrease, deduction

Antonyms: addition, increase

 

 

  1. CONTENDER (NOUN): someone who competes with other people

Synonyms: adversary, challenger

Antonyms: ally, associate

 

 

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  1. CYNIC (NOUN): nonbeliever

Synonyms: doubter, skeptic

Antonyms: believer, optimist

Example Sentence:

Sakshi is a cynic.

 

  1. YEARNING (NOUN): desire

Synonyms: aspiration, craving

Antonyms: apathy, disinterest

Example Sentence:

His success satisfied his yearning.

 

  1. INCUR (VERB): bring upon oneself

Synonyms: obtain, acquire

Antonyms: forfeit, lose

Example sentence:

Suneet incurred the wrath of the gods.

 

  1. GUSHING (ADJECTIVE): flowing

Synonyms: spouting, pouring out

Antonyms: stagnant, frozen

Example Sentence:

The gushing river, flooded the fields.

 

  1. BERATE (VERB): admonish

Synonyms: castigate, reprimand

Antonyms: laud, applaud

Example Sentence:

We must berate such journalists who live in our nation and work for our enemies

 

  1. DEARTH (NOUN): scarcity

Synonyms: paucity, meagreness

Antonyms: adequacy, abundance

Example Sentence:

The dearth of resources forced the company to shut down.

 

  1. EXTENSIVELY (ADVERB): widely

Synonyms: broadly, greatly

Antonyms: minutely, marginally

Example Sentence:

The scheme extensively benefitted the masses.

 

  1. COINCIDE (VERB): go along with

Synonyms: concur, harmonize

Antonyms: deviate, dissent

Example Sentence:

We can coincide with our competitors.

 

  1. PSEUDONYM (NOU): false name

Synonyms: anonym, alias

Antonyms: real name, authentic name

Example Sentence:

He used a pseudonym for himself.


  1. VANITY (NOUN): egotism

Synonyms: conceitedness, ostentation

Antonyms: humility, modesty

Example Sentence:

He displays vanity.

 

11, RETAIL (VERB): relating to the sale of goods directly to the public or their own use

Synonyms: peddle, barter

Antonyms: buy, purchase

 

  1. FLIP (VERB): to change suddenly

Synonyms: cast, chuck

Antonyms: serious, decent

 

  1. STAKE (NOUN): the part of a business that you own because you have invested money in it

Synonyms: pale, paling

Antonyms: whole

 

  1. SIGNIFICANT (ADJECTIVE): very important / noticeable

Synonyms: compelling, important

Antonyms: insignificant, unimportant

 

  1. GIANT (ADJECTIVE): a very large and successful company

Synonyms: big, colossal

Antonyms: little, minute

 

  1. PIPPED (VERB): to defeat someone by a small amount in a competition, game etc

Synonyms: appear, bang

Antonyms: displace, pull

 

  1. RIVAL (ADJECTIVE): a person, team, or business that competes with another

Synonyms: competing, conflicting

Antonyms: assisting, associate

 

  1. VYING (VERB): to compete with other people for something that is difficult to get

Synonyms: contend, strive

Antonyms: agree, aid

 

  1. ACQUIRE (VERB): to get something, for example by buying it or being given it

Synonyms: buy, have

Antonyms: disperse, divide

 

  1. MERGER (NOUN): the process of combining two companies or organizations to form a bigger one

Synonyms: combination, takeover

Antonyms: division, separation

 

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  1. IGNOMINIOUS (ADJECTIVE): humiliating

Synonyms: embarrassing, disgraceful

Antonyms: respectable, honourable

Example Sentence:

The family was very embarrassed about their son’s ignominious behaviour at the gathering.

 

  1. ILLUSTRIOUS (ADJECTIVE): famous

Synonyms: esteemed, eminent

Antonyms: insignificant, unimportant

Example Sentence:

Number of illustrious players has lead this team.

 

  1. IMPORTUNE (VERB): insist

Synonyms: demand, beseech

Antonyms: dissuade, prevent

Example Sentence:

They players were importuned by the coach to run another mile.

 

  1. IMPUDENT (ADJECTIVE): shameless

Synonyms: brazen,  audacious

Antonyms: humble, polite

Example Sentence:

the impudent student had the nerve to counter the principal’s order.

  1. INCOMMODIOUS (ADJECTIVE): inconvenient

Synonyms: uncomfortable, awkward

Antonyms: convenient, handy

Example Sentence:

The incommodious mattress caused me severe back ache.

 

  1. PLIGHT (NOUN): dilemma

Synonyms: quandary, impasse

Antonyms: boon, blessing

Example Sentence:

The international community should do more to protect the plight of these people.

 

  1. RATIFY (VERB): corroborate

Synonyms: validate, approve

Antonyms: veto, disapprove

Example Sentence:

A number of countries have refused to ratify the treaty.

 

  1. EXORBITANT (ADJCETIVE): extravagant

Synonyms: outrageous, extreme

Antonyms: inexpensive, moderate

Example Sentence:

The President is right in pointing how the exorbitant cost of child care can be devastating for families.

 

  1. RUPTURE (VERB): break

Synonyms: breach, split

Antonyms: join, connect

Example Sentence:

The emperor Leo, ruptured the fortress of his enemy.

 

  1. PLETHORA (NOUN): excess

Synonyms: profusion, overabundance

Antonyms: scarcity, rarity

Example Sentence:

There are plethora of groups that track and publish this kind of information.

 

  1. RETREAT (NOUN): to decide not to do something

Synonyms: evacuation, withdrawal

Antonyms: advance, arrival

 

  1. UNDERMINE (VERB): to make something or someone become gradually less effective, confident, or successful

Synonyms: erode, frustrate

Antonyms: aid, assist

 

  1. UNLATERALLY (ADVERB): one or decided by one country, group, or person, often

 Without considering what other countries etc think or want

Synonyms: one-sidedly, unilateral

Antonyms: bilaterally, jointly

 

  1. SETBACK (NOUN): a problem that delays or that stops progress or makes a situation worse

Synonyms: delay, difficulty

Antonyms: advance, advantage

 

  1. MULTILATERAL (ADJECTIVE): involving more than two groups or countries

Synonyms: quadrilateral, tripartite

Antonyms: unilateral, lineal

 

  1. DIPLOMACY (NOUN): the management of relationships between countries

Synonyms: negotiation, politics

Antonyms: ignorance, bad manners

 

  1. CURTAIL (VERB): to reduce or limit something

Synonyms: downsize, lessen

Antonyms: develop, enlarge

 

  1. 18. SANCTIONS (NOUN): an official order to stop communication, trade, etc with a country that has broken international law

Synonyms: approval, acquiescence

Antonyms: denial, opposition

 

  1. NEGOTIATION (NOUN): the process of discussing something with someone in order to reach an agreement with them

Synonyms: agreement, arbitration

Antonyms: disagreement

 

  1. ENRICH (VERB): to make someone richer

Synonyms: enhance, supplement

Antonyms: decrease, disgrace

 

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  1. DALLY (VERB): delay

Synonyms: linger, loiter

Antonyms: hurry, hasten

Example sentence:

she’d dallied upstairs long enough to put on a jacket.

 

  1. CONGENIAL (ADJECTIVE):

synonyms: friendly, good-natured

antonyms: unsociable, unfriendly

example sentence:

we must try to be congenial in our lives so that we can earn a good image in the society.

 

  1. ALLOCTION (NOUN): allotment

synonyms: distribution, appropriation

antonyms: retention, acquisition

example sentence:

they will take care of the allocation for the resources, don’t worry.

 

  1. FRAGMENTED (VERB): break into pieces

synonyms: shatter, disintegrate

antonyms: combine, unite

example sentence:

lough erne fragmented into a series of lakes.

 

  1. OBLIVIOUS (ADJECTIVE): unconcerned

Synonyms: ignorant, inattentive

Antonyms: concerned, attentive

Example Sentence:

The people who are oblivious to others, are bound to be treated badly.

 

  1. GALL (NOUN): arrogance

Synonyms: impudence, brazenness

Antonyms: humility, modesty

Example Sentence:

Anuj’s gall is the reason of his failure and he needs to improve it.

 

  1. FRAGILE (ADJECTIVE): weak

Synonyms: feeble, frail

Antonyms: strong, firm

Example Sentence:

His body structure his extremely fragile and he is unable to handle heavy things.

 

  1. ALTAR (NOUN): church table

Synonyms: shrine, chantry

Antonyms: playroom, club

Example Sentence:

Today, the priest placed our offerings on the altar and everything vanished.

 

  1. DILIGENT (ADJECTIVE): hard-working

Synonyms: persevering, tireless

Antonyms: careless, ignorant

Example Sentence:

 

We need to be diligent regarding our tasks for becoming successful in life.

 

  1. HURDLE (NOUN): obstacle

Synonyms: snag, barricade

Antonyms: aid, assistance

Example Sentence:

There are many hurdles in life, we need to bulldoze them with our actions.

 

  1. FAIR (ADJECTIVE): reasonable and morally right

Synonyms: generous, honest

Antonyms: biased, deceitful

 

  1. TRIAL (ADJECTIVE): the process of examining a case in a court of law and deciding whether someone is guilty or innocent

Synonyms: exploratory, preliminary

Antonyms: definite, known

 

  1. WARRANTED (ADJECTIVE): necessary

Synonyms: allowed, assured

Antonyms: uncertain, unjustified

 

  1. ABDUCTION (NOUN): to take someone away from their home, family etc using force

Synonyms: kidnapping, seizure

Antonyms: release, liberation

  1. NEIGHBOURING (ADJECTIVE): near each other

Synonyms: adjoining, bordering

Antonyms: far, faraway

 

  1. ENSURE (VERB): to make certain that something happens or is done

Synonyms: assure, establish

Antonyms: endanger, deny

 

  1. DESPITE (PREPOSITION): used for saying that something happens even though something else might have prevented it

Synonyms: against, although

Antonyms: exalt

 

  1. 18. HORRIFIC (ADJECTIVE): so shocking that it upsets you

Synonyms: abominable, appalling

Antonyms: attractive, gentle

 

  1. NOMADIC (ADJECTIVE): moving from place to place rather than staying in one place

Synonyms: pastoral, peripatetic

Antonyms: native, settled

 

  1. SECTARIAN (ADJECTIVE): caused by disagreements among people from different religious groups

Synonyms: factional, parochial

Antonyms: conforming, broad

 

 

 

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  1. COARSE (ADJECTIVE): rude

Synonyms: discourteous, uncouth

Antonyms: refined, decent

Example Sentence:

We should avoid using coarse language especially for females.

 

  1. PIECEMEAL (ADVERB): not completely

Synonyms: partially, halfway

Antonyms: wholly, totally

Example Sentence:

We have piecemeal completed the tasks given to us by the boss.

 

  1. GLIMPSE (NOUN): brief look

Synonyms: peek, glance

Antonyms: stare, scrutiny

Example Sentence:

Try to make your parents’ life easy because they won’t let you see a glimpse of problems.

 

  1. EVANESCE (VERB): disappear

Synonyms: dissolve, fade

Antonyms: appear, arrive

Example Sentence:

The cold weather conditions have evanesced nowadays.

 

  1. SPURIOUS (ADJECTIVE): fake

Synonyms: counterfeit, artificial

Antonyms: authentic, genuine

Example Sentence:

Beware of spurious things for sale in the market because they can harm you.

 

  1. MALICE (NOUN): hatred

Synonyms: antipathy, grudge

Antonyms: benevolence, kindness

Example Sentence:

I bear no malice towards anybody.

 

7 CONDUCIVE (ADJECTIVE): favourable

Synonyms: contributive, useful

Antonyms: unfavourable, hindering

Example Sentence:

It will be conducive for Atul if you tell him what to do.

 

  1. VALOUR (NOUN): bravery

Synonyms: heroism, courage

Antonyms: cowardice, meekness

Example sentence:

Marathas’ Valour is well known.

 

  1. MISGIVING (NOUN): doubt

Synonyms: distrust, cynicism

Antonyms: certainty, confidence

Example Sentence:

His actions raised a lot of misgiving hence, we called the police.

 

  1. GENIAL (ADJECTIVE): friendly

Synonyms: cheerful, amiable

Antonyms: hostile, unfriendly

Example Sentence:

It is always great to work with genial people.

 

  1. VIOLENT (ADJECTIVE): involving the use of physical force, with the deliberate intention of causing damage to property or injury or death to people

Synonyms: murderous, passionate

Antonyms: calm, controlled

 

  1. 12. PROTEST (NOUN): a strong complaint or disagreement

Synonyms: dissent, objection

Antonyms: agreement, answer

 

  1. FURY (NOUN): a feeling of very strong anger

Synonyms: ferocity, frenzy

Antonyms: calmness, glee

 

  1. VALLEY (NOUN): a low area of land between mountains or hills, usually with a river flowing through it

Synonyms: basin, gorge

Antonyms: alp, mount

  1. AIDE (NOUN): someone whose job is to help another person in their work

Synonyms: assistant, deputy

Antonyms: boss, leader

 

  1. PROTEST (NOUN): an occasion when people show that they disagree with something by standing somewhere, shouting, carrying signs, etc

Synonyms: challenge, demonstration

Antonyms: agreement, answer

 

  1. 17. CIVILIAN (NOUN): someone who does not belong to the armed forces or the police

Synonyms: private, non-combatant

Antonyms: military

 

  1. INJURED (ADJECTIVE): hurt in a accident or attack

Synonyms: damaged, wounded

Antonyms: uninjured, unscathed

 

  1. CLASH (NOUN): a fight or battle between two groups of people

Synonyms: fracas, melee

Antonyms: harmony, truce

 

  1. REINFORCEMENTS: soldiers sent to join an army to make it stronger

Synonyms:

Antonyms:

 

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  1. ODIUM (NOUN): loathing

Synonym: abhorrence, disgust

Antonyms: affection, liking

Example Sentence:

After getting out of prison, the child molester still had to deal with odium from his neighbours.

 

  1. METTLE (NOUN): boldness

Synonyms: fortitude, spunk

Antonyms: timidity, cowardice

Example Sentence:

The team showed their true mettle in the second half.

 

  1. PELT (VERB): hurt

Synonyms: bombard, pound

Antonyms: block, catch

Example Sentence:

He pelted stones at the strangers.

 

  1. OPPRESSION (NOUN): misery

Synonyms: despotism, maltreatment

Antonyms: kindness, affection

Example Sentence:

Pakistan is nation that is known for its oppression.

 

  1. CONSTRICT (VERB): inhibit

Synonyms: circumscribe, astringe

Antonyms: loosen, liberate

Example Sentence:

They constricted our rights because we were doing what’s correct.

 

  1. CIVIL (ADJECTIVE): gentle

Synonyms: cordial, courteous

Antonyms: unmannerly, impolite

Example Sentence:

They were comparatively civil to their son.

 

  1. INTROSPECTIVE (ADJECTIVE): thoughtful

Synonyms: reflective, insightful

Antonyms:  unthoughtful,   stupid

Example Sentence:

They have to select the most introspective methods to complete the task.

 

  1. MOUSY (ADJECTIVE): drab, quiet

Synonyms: bashful, dull

Antonyms: extroverted, fancy

Example Sentence:

Everything you need to know but have been too mousy to ask.

 

  1. SHAMBLES (NOUN): a mess

Synonyms: disarray, chaos

Antonyms: harmony, order

Example Sentence:

Snow caused shambles in the region.

 

  1. SQUABBLE (NOUN): argument

Synonyms: altercation, difference

Antonyms: accord, similarity

Example Sentence:

I don’t want to be engaged in the family squabbles.

 

  1. COMPLICATED (ADJECTIVE): difficult to do, deal with, or understand, especially because of involving a lot of different processes or aspects

Synonyms: difficult, fancy

Antonyms: easy, facile

 

  1. COMPLIANCE (NOUN): the practice of obeying a law, rule, or request

Synonyms: conformity, consent

Antonyms: difference, disagreement

 

  1. 13. PROPOSAL (NOUN): a plan or suggestion, especially a formal one that a group has to consider

Synonyms: bid, idea

Antonyms: condemnation, refusal

 

  1. CESS (NOUN): a tax

Synonyms: arm, branch

Antonyms: whole

 

  1. COMPLIANT (ADJECTIVE): designed to follow a particular law, system, or set of instructions

Synonyms: docile, flexible

Antonyms: inflexible, stubborn

  1. INDEED (ADVERB): really or certainly, often used to emphasize something

Synonyms: absolutely, certainly

Antonyms: doubtfully, dubiously

 

  1. TRANSITION (NOUN): the process of changing from one situation, form, or state to another

Synonyms: changeover, conversion

Antonyms: decline, decrease

 

  1. PROVISIONAL (ADJECTIVE): intended to be temporary, and likely to be changed when other arrangements are made

Synonyms: interim, temporary

Antonyms: permanent, definite

 

  1. INVOICE (NOUN): a document giving details of goods or services that someone has bought and must pay for

Synonyms: IOU, account

Antonyms: slip, acknowledgment

 

  1. DISPUTE (NOUN): a serious disagreement, especially one between groups of people that lasts for a long time

Synonyms: debate, discord

Antonyms: accord, calm

 

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  1. FRIVOLOUS (ADJECTIVE): of little or no weight, worth, or importance; not worthy of serious notice.

Synonyms: flippant, glib

Antonyms: serious, practical

Example:

this summer the government is looking to introduce significant changes to reduce the number of frivolous claims.

 

2.AMBIT(NOUN): the range or limits to the influence of something.

Synonyms: extent, radius

Example:

the security lights lasted her with light as soon as she reached their invisible ambit.

 

  1. VERACITY (NOUN): it is the quality of being true or the habit of telling the truth or being true, honest, or accurate:

Synonyms: truthfulness, accurateness,

Antonyms: deceit, dishonesty

Example:

many people have questioned it s veracity and suggested that digital technology may have been used to alter the image.

 

  1. SHODDY (ADJECTIVE): to describe a product or someone’s work as shoddy, it means that it has been made or done carelessly or badly.

Synonyms: poor-quality, inferior

Antonym: well made, careful

Example:

they turn a blind eye to shoddy work or essays downloaded from the internet.

 

  1. TESTAMENT (NOUN): something presented in support of the truth or accuracy of a claim.

Synonyms: testimony, witness

Antonyms: disproof assumption, surmise, conjecture

Example:

if this is true, it is a testament to the fact that advances in technology do not always represent progress for humankind.

 

  1. REINSTATE (VERB): restore (someone or something) to their former position or state.

Synonyms: restore, re-establish

Antonyms: annul, cancel

Example: the paper was reinstated and an investigation into the closing of the paper was organized

 

  1. AMBIDEXTRIOUS (ADJECTIVE): able to use both hands well; very skilful

Synonyms: versatile, facile

Antonyms: clumsy, maladroit

Example Sentence:

A teacher comes across a student who displays ambidextrous abilities when the student is taught to write.

 

  1. AUGMENT (VERB): expand

Synonyms: enlarge, amplify

Antonyms: diminish, decrease

Example Sentence:

We need to augment the capacity of the employees.

 

  1. AGONY (NOUN): suffering

Synonyms: anguish, torment

Antonyms: contentment, comfort

Example Sentence:

A lot of agony was faced by the victim’s family.

 

  1. SUBDED (ADJECTIVE): quiet/controlled

Synonyms: hushed, muted

Antonyms: boisterous, communicative

Example Sentence:

Anil was subdued by his boss.

 

  1. UPRISING (NOUN): mutiny

Synonyms: rebellion, revolt

Antonyms: harmony, obedience

Example sentence:

We have witnessed many uprisings in the past.

 

  1. AMBIGUOUS (ADJECTIVE):

Unclear

Synonyms: enigmatic, puzzling

Antonyms: determined, unambiguous

Example Sentence:

They spoke many ambiguous statements.

 

  1. COERCION (NOUN): compulsion

Synonyms: intimidation, duress

Antonyms: freedom, liberty

Example Sentence:

They surrendered due to the coercion faced by them.

 

  1. EXPLICIT (ADJECTIVE): SPECIFIC

Synonyms: unambiguous, precise

Antonyms: unreliable, vague

Example Sentence:

We need to define explicit objectives first in order to achieve them.

 

  1. WINSOME (ADJECTIVE): charming

Synonyms: appealing, delightful

Antonyms: repulsive, unattractive

Example Sentence:

She gave him her most winsome smile.

 

  1. DEPLOY (VERB): to position/arrange/utilize

Synonyms: station, organize

Antonyms: remove, reposition

 Example Sentence:

We have to deploy anti-missile shield over the whole country.

 

  1. DWINDLING (ADJECTIVE): to become gradually less or smaller over a period of time until almost nothing remains

Synonyms: abate, decay

Antonyms: ascend, develop

 

  1. DICTATORSHIP (NOUN): government by someone who takes power by force and does not allow elections

Synonyms: authoritarianism, autocracy

Antonyms: democracy

 

  1. APPETITE (NOUN): a feeling of being very interested in something or of wanting it very much

Synonyms: craving, demand

Antonyms: apathy, dislike

 

  1. CONTENTIOUS (ADJECTIVE): causing disagreement between people or groups

Synonyms: antagonistic, combative

Antonyms: agreeable

 

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  1. ENIVABLE (ADJECTIVE): an enviable quality is one that someone else has and that you wish you had too.

Synonyms: Desirable, attractive, sought-after

Antonyms: unenviable, unfavoured, unwanted

Example:

this is a deep relationship with an lifestyle.

 

  1. SKEWED (ADJECTIVE): make biased or distorted in a way that is regarded as inaccurate, unfair, or misleading.

Synonyms: Biased, prejudiced, distorted,

Antonyms: level, straight, balanced,

Example:

that man would often have been a monk, which brings a further skewed perspective.

 

  1. HOG (VERB): take or use most or all of in an unfair or selfish way.

Synonyms: monopolize, dominate

Antonyms: share, give, division

Example:

‘leave it to my sister to hog all the attention at my party’, Rahul sighed.

 

  1. DISCONCERTING (ADJECTIVE): causing a feeling of disturbance, uncertainty, wariness, or confusion.

Synonyms: upsetting, bothersome

Antonyms: pleasing, soothing

Example:

the past few months have been a disconcerting time for women.

 

  1. EXTIRPATE (VERB): to remove or destroy something completely.

Synonyms: eradicate, exterminate

Antonyms: conserve, preserve

Example:

the Central Govt. Are seeking to extirpate the cancer before it spreads any further.

 

  1. STRIDENT (ADJECTIVE): expressing opinions or criticisms in a very forceful and often annoying or unpleasant way.

Synonyms: strict, severe

Antonyms: soft, quiet

Example:

they are increasingly strident in their belief that something new needs to be tried

 

  1. ECHELON (NOUN): a level or rank in an organization, a profession, or society.

Synonyms: level, rank

Example:

only a very small number in the higher echelons can be branded fat cats.

 

  1. GRATIFYING (ADJECTIVE): pleasing and satisfying

Synonyms: enjoyable, felicitous

Antonyms: deplorable, doleful

Example:

it is gratifying too that the link between school and university is strengthening.

 

  1. SORDID (ADJECTIVE): morally wrong and shocking; dirty and unpleasant.

Synonyms: squalid, sleazy

Antonyms: immaculate, spotless

Example:

most disturbing is their fury at the poverty that leaves them conducting their affair in sordid hotels.

 

  1. PREPAREDNESS (NOUN): It is the state of being ready for something to happen, especially for war or a disaster.

Synonyms: readiness, alacrity

Antonyms: unreadiness, ingredient

Example:

if the Government is serious about disaster preparedness, it is going to have to start with the fundamentals.

 

  1. VAGUE (ADJECTIVE): of uncertain, indefinite, or unclear character or meaning.

Synonyms: imprecise, rough

Antonyms: apparent, distinct

Example: you are focused and efficient and can turn vague ideas into a smart action plan.

 

  1. PREROGATIVE (NOUN): if something is the prerogative of a particular person or group, it is a privilege or a power that only they have.

Synonyms: entitlement, right

Antonyms: duty, obligation

Example:

it is the prerogative of the High Court to accept or reject the public interest litigation in many countries.

 

  1. CITING (VERB): to mention something as an example, explanation, or proof of something else

Synonyms: allege, allude to

Antonyms: conceal, deny

 

  1. EXCUSE (NOUN): a reason that you give to explain why you have done something bad, or why you have not done something that you should have done

Synonyms: alibi, apology

Antonyms: permanent

 

  1. DRAFT (NOUN): not in a final form and likely to be changed

Synonyms: blueprint, outline

Antonyms: discharge, muster out

 

  1. RELUCTANT (ADJECTIVE): not in a final form and likely to be changed

Synonyms: afraid, adverse

Antonyms: bold, careless

 

  1. REPERCUSSION (NOUN): a bad effect that something has, usually lasting for a long time

Synonyms: backlash, chain reaction

Antonyms: cause

 

  1. LAUGHABLE (ADJECTIVE): very silly, or unreasonable

Synonyms: absurd, bizarre

Antonyms: common, dramatic

 

  1. EXPEDIENCY (NOUN): the use of methods that produce an immediate result or solution to a problem, but may not be fair or honest

Synonyms: practicality, expedience

Antonyms: imprudence, inadvisability

 

  1. PREOCCUPIED: thinking about something so much or spending so much time doing something that you do not notice other things or cannot think about other things

Synonyms: absorbed, bemused

Antonyms:  bored, disenthralled

 

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  1. SINTICH (VERB) : reveal

Synonyms: divulge, evince

Antonyms: conceal, suppress

Example sentence:

Today Akshima is going to snitch her secret.

 

  1. HUSTLER (NOUN): criminal

Synonyms: desperado, felon

Antonyms: police, law

Example Sentence:

He is the denounced hustler of this locality.

 

  1. ASTRAY (ADVERB): afield

Synonyms: adrift, off target

Antonyms: stable, anchored

Example Sentence:

The gunman claimed that the shots had gone astray.

 

  1. DESPOTISM (NOUN): absolute power

Synonyms: autocracy, dictatorship

Antonyms: democracy, equalitarianism

Example Sentence:

After their generations living under despotism, citizens were happy to see a kind emperor.

 

  1. HOODWINK (VERB): to deceive someone

Synonyms: mislead, swindle

       Antonyms: support, safeguard

Example Sentence:

Insurance deals often hoodwink customers by making hollow promises. 6.DAINTY (ADJECTIVE): delicately small and pretty

Synonyms: petite, cute

Antonyms: ugly, repulsive

Example Sentence:

The puppy’s dainty nose looked very cute, convincing everybody’s to love it.

 

7.ABLUTION (NOUN): the act of washing

Synonyms: cleansing, decontamination

Antonyms: contamination, pollution

Example Sentence:

Mina performed the ablution of the wound and applied some disinfectant to avoid further infection.

 

  1. AMBLE (VERB): casually

Synonyms: stroll, wander

Antonyms: rush, dash

Example Sentence:

Rashmi rather ambled through the halls than attend the session.

 

  1. COVET (VERB): to greatly desire something you lack

Synonyms: crave, fancy to

Antonyms: abjure, hate

Example Sentence:

Vikram tends to cover quality time with his family.

 

  1. RECONNOITER (VERB): survey a place or situation for planning purposes

Synonyms: inspect, examine

Antonyms: ignore, overlook

Example Sentence:

One should constantly reconnoitre one’s enemy’s movements.

 

  1. 11. EQUIDISTANCE (NOUN): equal distance (equally far or close)

Synonyms: heart, hub, place

Antonyms: exterior, exteriority, outside

 

  1. KINGMAKER (NOUN): someone who helps to choose people for important or powerful jobs

Synonyms: behind-the-scenes, operator

Antonyms: juvenile

 

  1. SECULAR (ADJECTIVE): not religious, or not connected with religion

Synonyms: civil, materialistic

Antonyms:  mental, godly, religious

 

  1. PROBABLY (ADVERB): used for saying that you think something is likely

Synonyms: apparently, doubtless

Antonyms:  improbably, uncertain

 

  1. HUNG (ADJECTIVE): a situation in which no particular political party has an absolute majority

Synonyms: dangling, hanging, swaying

Antonyms: inflexible, rigid, erect

 

  1. OPINION POLL (NOUN): an assessment of public opinion by questioning a representative sample, especially as the basis for forecasting the results of voting

Synonyms: experimental, sample, voting poll

Antonyms: answer

 

  1. LIKELY (ADJECTIVE): probably going to happen, or probably true

Synonyms: acceptable, expected

Antonyms: impossible, unreasonable

 

  1. COALITION (NOUN): a temporary union of different political parties that agree to form a government together

Synonyms: affiliation, alliance

Antonyms: detachment, disconnection

 

  1. PROTESTATION (NOUN): a statement that shows you strongly disagree with something that other people believe or support

Synonyms: cavil, censure, challenge

Antonyms: acceptance, clam, agreement

 

  1. PATRIARCH (NOUN): a powerful and usually old leader of a family / organization

Synonyms: elder, founder, grandfather

Antonyms: servant, matriarch

 

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  1. REVENUE (NOUN): income from business activities or taxes

Synonyms: credit, dividend

Antonyms: debt, loss, payment

 

  1. ACCRUE (VERB): if money accrues or is accrued, it gradually increases in amount

Synonyms: accumulate, amass

Antonyms: disperse, dissipate

 

  1. PRECISE (ADJECTIVE): exact and accurate

Synonyms: actual, clear-cut

Antonyms: ambiguous, easy-going

 

  1. LANDMARK (NOUN): a major event or achievement that marks an important stage in a process and makes progress possible

Synonyms: marker, memorial

Antonyms: whole

 

  1. CONSISTENTLY (ADVERB): in the same way and without changing in behaviour, attitudes, or qualities

Synonyms: always, constantly

Antonyms: never

 

  1. HEARTENING (ADJECTIVE) : make more cheerful or confident

Synonyms: reassuring, promising

Antonyms: disheartening, inauspicious

 

  1. ARREARS (NOUN): money that you owe because you have failed to make payments at the correct time

Synonyms: deficit, liability

Antonyms: repayment, quietus

 

  1. COMPLIANCE (NOUN): the practice of obeying a law, rule, or request

Synonyms: conformity, consent

Antonyms: difference, disagreement

 

  1. EXPEDITEA(VERB): to make something happen quickly or easily

Synonyms: accelerate, assist

Antonyms: delay, hinder

 

  1. UPSWING (NOUN): an increase or improvement in something

Synonyms: upturn, boom, growth

Antonyms: decline, drop

 

  1. INFLUX (NOUN): a large number of people r things coming to a particular place

Synonyms: arrival, incursion

Antonyms: retreat, departure

 

  1. FIRM (ADJECTIVE): strong

Synonyms: hard, rigid

Antonyms: easy, facile

 

  1. TUMULT (NOUN): a confused and excited situation or mental state

Synonyms: agitation, commotion

Antonyms: agreement, calmness

 

  1. EVASION (NOUN) : the practice of avoiding doing something that you should do

Synonyms: dodging, artifice

Antonyms: directness, frankness

 

15.GRIP (NOUN): to have a strong effect on someone

Synonyms: constraint, grasp

Antonyms: misconception, misunderstanding

 

  1. TUMBLE (VERB): if a price or value tumbles, it suddenly becomes much lower

Synonyms: descend, dip

Antonyms: ascend, go up

 

  1. ROBUST (ADJECTIVE): successful

Synonyms: booming, hearty

Antonyms: fragile, impotent

 

  1. RECKONING (NOUN): a calculation or measurement

Synonyms: calculation, estimation

Antonyms: disregard, forget

 

  1. SUSTAINED (ADJECTIVE): continuing at the same level or rate for a long time

Synonyms: constant, continuous

Antonyms: discontinuous, ending

 

  1. REVIVAL (NOUN): the process of becoming active, successful, or popular again

Synonyms: recovery, rejuvenation

Antonyms:  destruction, killing

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  1. ACQUISTION (NOUN): obtaining

Synonyms: gain, receiving

Antonyms: loss, failure

Example Sentence:

There was an acquisition among travel

Agents.

 

  1. HSTILITY (NOUN): antagonism

Synonyms: aggression, meanness

Antonyms: friendship, goodwill

Example Sentence:

Their hostility is to all outsiders.

 

  1. EVOKE (VERB): induce

Synonyms: arouse, stimulate

Antonyms: calm, repress

Example Sentence:

She is evoked in India when a house is

Being built to ensure its completion.

 

  1. RESUSCITATE (VERB): revive

Synonyms: energise, invigorate

Antonyms: destroy, bore

Example Sentence:

An ambulance crew tried to resuscitate

Him.

  1. ADVERSARIAL (ADJECTIVE):

Opposing

Synonyms: adverse, antipathetic

Antonyms: agreeable, friendly

 

  1. QUEST(NOUN): an aim you need to achieve

Synonyms: adventure, chase, journey

Antonyms: retreat

 

  1. AFFORDABLE (ADJECTIVE):cheap enough for ordinary people to afford

Synonyms: cheap, low-cost

Antonyms: costly, expensive, pricey

 

  1. HOUSEHOLD (ADJECTIVE): the people who live in a house or flat when they are considered as a single unit

Synonyms: everyday, ordinary, family, domiciliary

Antonyms: abnormal, uncommon

 

  1. SUSTAINED (ADJECTIVE): continuing at the same level or rate for a long time

Synonyms: constant, uninterrupted

Antonyms: discontinuous, interrupted, intermittent

 

  1. PRODUCTIVITY (NOUN): the rate at which goods are produced, especially in relation to the time, money, and workers needed to produce them

Synonyms:  capacity, potency, fecundity

Antonyms: idleness, unproductivity

 

  1. EMPOWER (VERB): to give someone more control over their life or more power to do something

Synonyms: legitimize, capacitate

Antonyms: deny, veto, fefuse

 

  1. VITAL (ADJECTIVE): very important, necessary, or essential

Synonyms: indispensable, critical, decisive

Antonyms: insignificant, needless, additional

 

  1. RESOURCE (NOUN): something that you can use to help you to achieve something, especially in your work or study

synonyms: inventiveness, quick-wittedness

Antonyms: impotence, incompetence

 

  1. INHABITED (ADJECTIVE): a place that is inhabited has people living in it

Synonyms: possessed, pioneered, colonized

Antonyms: uninhabited, unpopulated

 

  1. SIGNIFICANT (ADJECTIVE): very important

Synonyms: compelling, momentous

Antonyms: insignificant, trivial

 

  1. MILESTONE (NOUN): an event or achievement that marks an important stage in a process

Synonyms: anniversary, turning point, breaks through

Antonyms: detach, take away

 

  1. ASPIRATION (NOUN): something that you want to achieve, or the wish to achieve something

Synonyms: ambitiousness, desire, endeavour

Antonyms: apathy, dislike, hate

 

  1. REMOTEST (ADJECTIVE): far away from other cities, towns, or people

Synonyms: distant, inaccessible, isolated

Antonyms: befriended, mingling, convenient

 

  1. STATISTICS (NOUN): a group of numbers that represent facts or that describe a situation

Synonyms: data, demography, census

Antonyms: part, letter

 

  1. CONCEAL (VERB): to hide something so that it cannot be found

Synonyms: bury, obscure, dissemble

Antonyms: disregard, disclose, expose

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1.MOLLYCODDLE (VERB): pamper

Synonyms: overprotect, cater to

Antonyms: ignore, neglect

Example Sentence:

I found school very  difficult, and

realized I’d been mollycoddled at home.

 

  1. GROUSE (NOUN): complaint

Synonyms: gripe, grouch

Antonyms: praise, compliment

Example Sentence:

I have no grouse against my wife.

 

  1. OPPRESS (VERB):

Synonyms: torment, trample

Antonyms: encourage, aid

Example Sentence:

The tyrant general oppressed his people.

 

  1. CANNY (ADJECTIVE): clever

Synonyms: dexterous, adroit

Antonyms: foolish, idiotic

Example Sentence:

Chintan is a canny person.

 

 

 

  1. DIFFIDENT (ADJECTIVE): Shy

Synonyms: timid, hesitant

Antonyms: confident, brave

Example Sentence:

Varun was a diffident child in such a

Large family

 

  1. CRYPTIC (ADJECTIVE): secret

Synonyms: arcane, esoteric

Antonyms: definite, obvious

Example Sentence:

When Sachin spoke, his words were

Cryptic to all those in the room.

 

 

  1. UPTIGHT (ADJECTIVE): nervous

Synonyms: nervy, edgy

Antonyms: unworried, composed

Example Sentence:

Your uptight behavior can get you refected in a interview.

 

  1. DRIP (VERB): drop

Synonyms: dribble, drizzle

Antonyms: collect, pour

Example Sentence:

Everyone must ensure that water

Doesn’t drips away uselessly.

 

  1. PERVADE (VERB): Spread through

Synonyms: infuse, permeate

Antonyms: block, hinder

Example Sentence:

The poison must be blocked before it

Pervades Ridhima’s vital organs.

 

  1. KUDOS (NOUN): praise

Synonyms: applause, eminence

Antonyms:condemnation,

Denunciation

Example Sentence:

Meenakshi was looking for kudos rather

Than profit.

 

  1. DISGORGE (VERB): vomit

Synonyms: discharge, regurgitate

Antonyms: suck, consume

Example Sentence:

Nidhi was disgorging whatever she was eating.

 

  1. HOLISTIC (ADJECTIVE) : dealing with or treating the whole of something or someone and not just a part

Synonyms: comprehensive, integrated

Antonyms: atomistic, atomistical

 

  1. ENGAGE (VERB): to attract and keep someone’s interest or attention

Synonyms: prosecute practice

Antonyms: refrain, abstain

 

  1. REGIME (noun): a government that controls a country

Synonyms: administration, authority

Antonyms: chaos, disorder

 

  1. MEMORANDUM (NOUN): of understanding – a document that records the details of an agreement between two companies or organizations, which has not yet been legally approved

Synonyms: announcement, diary

Antonyms: exposition

 

  1. COLLABORATION (NOUN): the process of working with someone to produce something

Synonyms: association, collusion

Antonyms: isolation, noncooperation

 

  1. SPHERE (NOUN): a particular area of interest, activity, work etc

Synonyms: circle, orb

Antonyms: cube, rectangle, square

 

  1. INFRASTRUCTURE (NOUN) : the set of systems within a place or organization that affect how well it operates, for example the telephone and transport systems in a country

Synonyms: base, framework

Antonyms: dependent, unimportant

 

18.STRONGMAN (NOUN): a political leader who uses force or threats to keep power

Synonyms: autocrat, despot, boss, chief

Antonyms: employee, follower, worker

 

  1. CONCERN: a feeling of worry about something, especially one that a lot of people have about an important issue

Synonyms: burden, interest

Antonyms: entertainment, pastime

 

  1. PROMINENT (ADJECTIVE): important and well known

Synonyms: outstanding, arresting

Antonyms: common depressed

 

  1. BILATERAL (ADJECTIVE): a bilateral agreement or activity is one that involves two groups or countries

Synonyms: bilaterally symmetrical, symmetric, isobilateral

Antonyms: asymmetrical, direct

 

  1. NEGOTIATION (NOUN): the process of discussing something with someone in order to reach an agreement with them

Synonyms: agreement, arbitration

Antonyms: disagreement

 

  1. PRE-OCCUPIED: thinking about something so much or spending so much time doing something that you do not notice other things or cannot think about other things

Synonyms: absent, absentminded

Antonyms: alert

 

  1. CHANNELLING (VERB): to use your energy, ability, feeling or ideas for a particular purpose

Synonyms: carry, convey

Antonyms: hold, keep

 

  1. COUNTERING (VERB): to take action in order to oppose or stop something or reduce its negative effects

Synonyms: counteract, foil

Antonyms: aid, assist

 

  1. REVIVE (VERB): to become, or to make something become, active, successful, or popular again

Synonyms: over come, recover

Antonyms: bore, break

 

  1. ERA (NOUN): a period of time that has a particular quality or character

Synonyms: age, cycle, generation

Antonyms: moment, instant