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Thursday, 28 July 2016

Vocabulary - 28.07.2016

Mahendra Guru
1. SMATTERING (NOUN): small amount

Synonyms: modicum, smidgen 

Antonyms: entirety, whole

Example Sentence: There is a smattering of ice cubes in the glass.

2. SMACK (ADVERB): directly

Synonyms: bang , squarely Antonyms: indirectly, inexactly

Example Sentence: He rode smack up against the side of the house.

3. SOUVENIR (NOUN): trophy

Synonyms: relic, momento Antonyms: forfeit, penalty

Example Sentence: He was awarded a souvenir for his efforts. 

4. STIMULANT (NOUN): energizer

Synonyms: catalyst, impetus Antonyms: depressant, deterrent

Example Sentence: Increasing pollution is a major stimulant to Global warming.

5. TESTAMENT (NOUN): testimonial

Synonyms: proof ,colloquy Antonyms: hypothesis, theory

Example Sentence: Increasing likes on YouTube is a testament to the video’s popularity.

6. GROUNDS (NOUN): argumentation 

Synonyms: assertion, claim Antonyms: denial, reply 

Example Sentence: Lines of grounds was used in the debate when he was about to lose.

7. EMBARGO (NOUN): prohibition

Synonyms: ban, resistant Antonyms: aid, help

Example Sentence: An embargo is imposed on illicit trade. 


Synonyms: steadfast, indomitable Antonyms: cowardly, shrinking

Example Sentence: Indira Gandhi was an undaunted lady.

9. TINKER (VERB): dabble

Synonyms: mess, putter Antonyms: break, destroy

Example Sentence: The little boy was tinkering with the violin.

10. PROPINQUITY (NOUN): proximity

Synonyms: affinity, kinship Antonyms: distance, remoteness

Example Sentence: The propinquity of the danger ahead made us turn around and take a different path.

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