DR. ANUSHKA VIDHI MAHAVIDYALAYA - LAW COLLEGE UDAIPUR, RAJASTHAN, INDIA
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ENGLISH VOCABULARY

 

1. Allure :-

Meaning: Appeal

Synonym: attraction, charm, glamor

Antonym: repulsion

Sentence: They allure and baffle us, as the smile on the lips of the Mona Lisa.

 

2.Wanton :-

Meaning: (of a cruel or violent action) deliberate and unprovoked

Synonym: deliberate, malicious,

Antonym: justifiable

Sentence: "sheer wanton vandalism"

 

3. Tarnish :-

Meaning: lose or cause to lose lustre, especially as a result of exposure to air or moisture

Synonym: discolour, stain, rust, oxidize, corrode, deteriorate;

Antonym: brighten, polish

Sentence: "silver tarnishes too easily"

 

4. Badinage :-

Meaning: humorous or witty conversation

Synonym: repartee

Sentence: "he developed a nice line in badinage with the Labour leader"

 

5. Banter :-

Meaning: the playful and friendly exchange of teasing remarks.

Synonym: wisecracks, crosstalk, wordplay; More

Sentence:"there was much good-natured banter"

 

6. Sobriquet :-

Meaning: a person's nickname.

Synonym: alias, byname, cognomen, epithet

Sentence: "she was a vast and haughty person who answered to the sobriquet ‘Duchesse’"

 

7. Skulduggery :-

Meaning: underhand, unscrupulous, or dishonest behaviour or activities.

Synonym: trickery, swindling, fraudulence

Sentence: "a firm that investigates commercial skulduggery"

 

8.Reverberate :-

Meaning: (of a loud noise) be repeated several times as an echo.

Synonym: resound, echo, re-echo, repeat, resonate, pulsate, vibrate,

Antonym: dampen, deaden, dull, quiet

Sentence: "her deep booming laugh reverberated around the room"

 

9. Revulsion :-

Meaning: a sense of disgust and loathing.

Synonym: disgust, repulsion, abhorrence,

Sentence:"news of the attack will be met with sorrow and revulsion"

 

10. Sinister :-

Meaning: giving the impression that something harmful or evil is happening or will happen.

Synonym: menacing, threatening, ominous

Antonym: auspicious, benign, bright, encouraging, favorable

Sentence: "there was something sinister about that murmuring voice"

 

11.Ignominious :-

Meaning: deserving or causing public disgrace or shame.

Synonym: humiliating, undignified, embarrassing,

Antonym: glorious, admirable

Sentence: "no other party risked ignominious defeat

 

12.Ostentatious :-

Meaning: characterized by pretentious or showy display; designed to impress.

Synonym: showy, pretentious, conspicuous, obtrusive,

Antonym: plain, unobtrusive, restrained, modest

Sentence:"a simple design that is glamorous without being ostentatious"

 

13.Paraphernalia :-

Meaning: miscellaneous articles, especially the equipment needed for a particular activity.

Synonym: equipment, stuff, things, apparatus,

Antonym: immovables,

Sentence: "drills, saws, and other paraphernalia necessary for home improvements"

 

14.Tenuous :-

Meaning: very weak or slight.

Synonym: slight, insubstantial, flimsy, negligible,

Antonym: convincing, substantial, strong

Sentence: "the tenuous link between interest rates and investment"

 

15.Quintessential :-

Meaning: the essence of a thing in its purest and most concentrated form

Synonym: acme, apotheosis

Sentence: A selfless desire to help others is the quintessence of the virtue of charity

 

16.Savior :-

Meaning: someone who saves something or someone from danger, harm, failure, etc.

Synonym: deliverer, redeemer

Sentence: We all felt that she was our savior.

 

17. Perennial :-

Meaning: lasting or existing for a long or apparently infinite time; enduring or continually recurring

Synonym: everlasting, perpetual, eternal,

Antonym: ceasing, ending, halting, infrequent, intermittent, interrupted, occasional, temporary

Sentence:"his perennial distrust of the media"

 

18.Perdition :-

Meaning:(in Christian theology) a state of eternal punishment and damnation into which a sinful and unrepentant person passes after death

Synonym: damnation, eternal punishment;

Sentence:"she used her last banknote to buy herself a square meal before perdition"

 

19.Vanquish :-

Meaning: defeat thoroughly.

Synonym: conquer, defeat

Antonym: surrender

Sentence: "he successfully vanquished his rival"

 

20.Alliteration :-

Meaning: the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.

Synonym: exaggeration, expression. 

Sentence: "the alliteration of ‘sweet birds sang’

 

 


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