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    Vocabulary Words - 12.12.2016

    Vocabulary Words - 12.12.2016
    1. BEFOREHAND (ADJECTIVE): Early

    Synonyms: sooner, already 

    Antonyms: old, late

    Example Sentence: 

    I prepared the food beforehand.


    2. STRANDED (ADJECTIVE): Aground

    Synonyms: ashore, marooned Antonyms: found, afloat

    Example Sentence:

    A few sailors were left stranded. 


    3. AVENGE (VERB): retaliate

    Synonyms: vindicate, punish Antonyms: cheer, forgive

    Example Sentence: 

    Hamlet delayed avenging the murder of his father.


    4. RESTIVE (ADJECTIVE): Agitated

    Synonyms: impatient, fractious Antonyms: obedient, calm

    Example Sentence:

    The crowd is getting restive and the police is deployed heavily.


    5. ASPERSION (NOUN): verbal exhibition of bad temper

    Synonyms: abuse, detraction Antonyms: adulation, calmness

    Example Sentence: 

    We should not cast aspersions on our friends.


    6. AFFECTATION (NOUN): unnatural behavior

    Synonyms: airs, pretense Antonyms: reality, naturalness

    Example Sentence: 

    I always feel vexed at her affectation.


    7. VENAL (ADJECTIVE): Corrupt

    Synonyms: amoral, unethical Antonyms: ethical, upright

    Example Sentence: 

    Mukund is a venal employee.


    8. TRIBULATION (NOUN): Pain

    Synonyms: adversity, grief Antonyms: delight, pleasure

    Example Sentence:

    The season-ending injury was a huge tribulation for the player. 


    9. SKEPTICISM (NOUN): Doubt

    Synonyms: apprehension, hesitation Antonyms: trust, sureness

    Example Sentence:

    Their claims were treated with scepticism.


    10. ADVERT (VERB): refer

    Synonyms: attend, consider Antonyms: disregard, ignore

    Example Sentence: 

    He adverted to the problem of Indian security in his speech.

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