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.


  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.



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.





  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.






  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




  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



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





  1. CONVICTION (NOUN): strong belief or opinion

Synonyms: certitude, assurance

Antonyms: doubt, disbelief


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



Synonyms: enormous, immense

Antonyms: small, slight


  • RAVAGE (VERB): destroy

Synonyms: ruin, devastate

Antonyms: restore, reconstruct



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



  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.



Synonyms: useful, favourable for

Antonyms: useless, worthless

Examples sentence:

Your notes are conducive to the SBI PO aspirants.



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



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,



  • 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



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




  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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


Vehicle loomed out of the darkness.


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

Synonyms: aggravate, exasperate

Antonyms: delight, alleviate


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



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



Synonyms: delicate, shaky

Antonyms: strong, healthy


  1. RIPPLE (VERB): oscillate

Synonyms: pulsate, vacillate

Antonyms: be still, remain



Synonyms: revision, correction

Antonyms: damage, hurt



  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


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



  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





  1. EXCISION (NOUN): cutting

Synonyms: ablation, extirpation

Antonyms: addition, insertion

Example Sentence:

The excision of the weed plant was successfully done.



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.



Synonyms: extensive, inclusive

Antonyms: narrow, reserved

Example sentence:

This is an expansive project.



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




  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.



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




  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.



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.


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



  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





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



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





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




  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.


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




  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.



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



  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.


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.




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





  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




  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.




  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



  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.




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.



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




  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



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




  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.



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



  1. SUPERVENE (VERB): follow

Synonyms: pursue, supersede

Antonyms:  retreat, precede

Example sentence:

Team members supervene their leaders.



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.



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




  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.



Synonyms: bizarre, anomalous

Antonyms:  familiar, regular

Example Sentence:

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



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



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




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



  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



  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.



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




  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.



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



  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.



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




  1. DALLY (VERB): delay

Synonyms: linger, loiter

Antonyms: hurry, hasten

Example sentence:

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



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.



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







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.



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.



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





  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.



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



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

Synonyms: flippant, glib

Antonyms: serious, practical


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


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


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


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


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.




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.



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




  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


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,


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


‘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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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




  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




  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



  1. ACQUISTION (NOUN): obtaining

Synonyms: gain, receiving

Antonyms: loss, failure

Example Sentence:

There was an acquisition among travel



  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




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




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.



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.





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



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