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    Vocabulary Words - 16.12.2016

     Vocabulary Words - 16.12.2016
    1. ESOTERIC (ADJECTIVE): Mysterious

    Synonyms: abstruse, arcane 

    Antonyms: known, obvious

    Example Sentence: 

    Jennifer loved her country and found it difficult to agree with the esoteric ideas of the terrorists.


    2. REGALE (VERB): Amuse

    Synonyms: entertain, delight Antonyms: bore, frustrate

    Example Sentence:

    Since I prefer happy endings, reading soothing novels does not regale me. 


    3. NERVE (NOUN): Courage

    Synonyms: daring, boldness Antonyms: cowardice, timidity

    Example Sentence:

    Where did Mark get the nerve to call Robert a jerk,


    4. WANE (VERB): Dim

    Synonyms: diminish, lessen Antonyms: brighten, develop

    Example Sentence:

    Julia’s headache began to wane.


    4. PERVASIVE (ADJECTIVE): Common 

    Synonyms: rife, prevalent Antonyms: rare, uncommon

    Example Sentence:

    James could taste the pervasive flavor of soot at the back of his throat.


    6. BENEDICTION (NOUN): Invocation

    Synonyms: benison, approbation Antonyms: condemnation, criticism

    Example Sentence: 

    The pope made a benediction of blessings for the newly born infant.


    7. ALOOFNESS (NOUN): Detachment

    Synonyms: remoteness, withdrawnness Antonyms: empathy, accord

    Example Sentence: 

    Natasha had a feeling of aloofness from everybody.


    8. TRANQUILLITY (NOUN): Calmness

    Synonyms: serenity, placidity Antonyms: agitation, turbulance

    Example Sentence:

    The one thing Ravish wished for was rest, tranquillity, and freedom.


    9. VIRILE (ADJECTIVE): Potent

    Synonyms: powerful, forceful Antonyms: effeminate, unmanly

    Example Sentence:

    Khali had a very virile body.


    10. FIASCO (NOUN): Blunder

    Synonyms: failure, disaster Antonyms: triumph, accomplishment

    Example Sentence:

    The leader must accept some blame for this economic fiasco.

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