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ENGLISH VOCABULARY

ENGLISH VOCABULARY

 

1. EXASPERATE (VERB): provoke

Synonyms: agitate, annoy 

Antonyms: appease, pacify

Example Sentence:  He was exasperated by the continual interruptions.

2. DETERRENT (NOUN): restraint

Synonyms: disincentive, hindrance

Antonyms: assistance, help

Example Sentence: Nuclear deterrent does not necessarily create a sense of security for the people of the nation. 

3. BOISTEROUS (ADJECTIVE): Noisy and mischievous

Synonyms: uproarious, raucous 

Antonyms: moderate, solemn

Example Sentence: A boisterous crowd spoiled the market.

4. APPALLING (ADJECTIVE): horrifying

Synonyms: astounding, dreadful 

Antonyms: delightful, pleasant

Example Sentence: Food victims are struggling to survive in appalling conditions in Orissa.

5. RAPPORT (NOUN): understanding between people

Synonyms: harmony, empathy 

Antonyms: discord, incompatibility

Example Sentence: We had a real good rapport with the company.

6. PUNITIVE (ADJECTIVE): concerning punishment

Synonyms: penal, retaliatory 

Antonyms: beneficial, rewarding

Example Sentence:  Punitive methods are restricted in Montessori.

7. FALLACY (NOUN): illusion

Synonyms: deception, heresy 

Antonyms: truth, accuracy

Example Sentence:  People had fallacies about Chandraswami.

8. IMPROMPTU (ADJECTIVE): unrehearsed

Synonyms: offhand, spontaneous

Antonyms: deliberate, planned

Example Sentence: Dean explained to his stepfather Cynthia's impromptu trip to the shore after receiving Atherton's letter.

9. SOLECISM (NOUN): misuse

Synonyms: abuse, barbarism 

Antonyms: accuracy, correctness

Example Sentence: Students should not do any type of solecism with their teachers.

10. SOPORIFIC (ADJECTIVE): sleepy; sleep-inducing

Synonyms: anesthetic, calming 

Antonyms: upsetting, conscious

Example Sentence: He is taking a soporific drug for his disease.

11.INTERMINABLE (ADJECTIVE): Infinite

Synonyms: endless, boundless 

Antonyms: ceasing, brief

Example Sentence:  If I have to sit through one of my elder brother’s interminable lectures again, I will go insane.

 12. SWERVE (VERB): Deflect

Synonyms: lurch, skid

Antonyms: stay, remain

Example Sentence: A bus swerved across its path.

13. SCRUNCH (VERB): Compress

Synonyms: crumple, squeech

Antonyms: expand, uncompress Example Sentence: A child had scrunched the handkerchief into a ball.

14. BALEFUL (ADJECTIVE): Menacing

Synonyms: calamitous, harmful

Antonyms: advantageous, favorable

Example Sentence: Meneka gave a baleful glance to Meghna.

15. WUNDERKIND (NOUN): Prodigy

Synonyms: genius, whiz

Antonyms: imbecile, regularity

Example Sentence: Priyanka chopra proved to be a wunderkind at the age of 18 only.

16. VACILLATE (VERB): Dither

Synonyms: teeter, waffle

Antonyms: persist, remain Example Sentence:  I vacillated between pizza and hot dog.

17. EXPANSE (VERB): Stretch

Synonyms: tract, wilderness

Antonyms: extreme, limitation

Example Sentence:  The bird had a wing expanse of 20 to 24 mm.

18. STALWART (ADJECTIVE): Strong

Synonyms: dependable, indomitable

Antonyms: timid, yielding

Example Sentence:  Ankit remained a stalwart supporter of his boss.

19. LAMBASTE (VERB): Berate

Synonyms: castigate, excoriate

Antonyms: compliment, laud

Example Sentence: Everybody lambasted Suresh Kalmadi for his corruption in Olympic games.

20. ENCOMIUM (NOUN): Compliment

Synonyms: accolade, commendation

Antonyms: blame, censure

Example Sentence: Malala Yousafzai got encomium yesterday for winning the noble peace prize.

 


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